North Carolina Azalea Festival

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Why Volunteer With The Azalea Festival?

Many people don’t know that the North Carolina Azalea Festival is a year-round organization…it takes 365 days to coordinate and execute a five-day event each April. There is a small staff, but truly the Festival is organized by a corp of dedicated volunteers who LOVE where they live. We’d love for you to join us!…
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Vote “North Carolina Azalea Festival” as the South’s Best!

Our community has an exciting opportunity to vote for the North Carolina Azalea Festival as the BEST Festival in the south! Southern Living is asking you to cast your vote, and we’d love to see Wilmington, North Carolina featured in this nationwide publication. But we need your help! Please note, the North Carolina Azalea Festival is not…
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Harrelson Center Holds Dedication For Mural Donated By Wine & Design

Wilmington, NC – On Thursday, June 1, The Harrelson Center celebrated the dedication of a 12 X 8 wall mural created by Wine and Design artist Michelle Burke and comprised of 162 individual 8×10 paintings done by the community at the 2017 Azalea Festival Street Fair. The mural of Wilmington landmarks is displayed permanently in…
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North Carolina Azalea Festival Recognized By The Office of the North Carolina Governor For Volunteerism & Community Service

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The North Carolina Azalea Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary three weeks ago with beautiful weather and yes, even blooming azaleas. As the largest Festival of its kind in the state, the Azalea Festival is dependent on a base of dedicated, professional, and passionate volunteers. These volunteers have most recently been honored by…
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Uber is the Preferred Ridesharing App of the 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival

WILMINGTON, NC – The North Carolina Azalea Festival is excited to announce that Uber is the preferred ridesharing app of the 2017 Azalea Festival. Uber and the North Carolina Azalea Festival are partnering to help festival goers spend more time enjoying the weekend’s events and less time worrying about their ride. Riders heading to and…
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North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Emeritus Program Honoring its Volunteers

North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Emeritus Program Honoring its Volunteers WILMINGTON, NC – The North Carolina Azalea Festival is honored to unveil its newest programming, which pays tribute to the countless years of service many Festival volunteers have given to the Azalea Festival.  The new North Carolina Azalea Festival Emeritus Program honors Azalea Festival volunteers…
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70th North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea & Invited Guest Line-Up

WILMINGTON, N.C. -The 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival welcomes a wide array of Invited Guests to its 70th anniversary celebration.  Headlining as the official hostest as Queen Azalea, is 2015 Miss America Kira Kazantsev. Kira Kazantsev – Queen Azalea Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @kirakazantsev Kira Kazantsev is a tireless advocate on women’s issues, keynote speaker, host, and podcaster.…
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Cole Swindell, Duran Duran, and Jason Derulo to Headline Miller Lite Main Stage Concert Series at the North Carolina Azalea Festival

WILMINGTON, NC – The North Carolina Azalea Festival is excited to announce its full Miller Lite Main Stage Concert Series lineup for 2017. Country artist Cole Swindell with opening acts Michael Ray and CJ Solar will take the stage on Thursday, April 6th; legendary band Duran Duran will perform on Friday, April 7th; and Jason…
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Executive Director To Serve On International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Foundation Board of Directors

WILMINGTON, NC – What started out as a small-town celebration in 1948 has become in 2017 a nationally-recognized event. The salute to the North Carolina Azalea Festival has come in part through the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and the Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards that the North Carolina Azalea Festival has entered since…
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North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Exciting Updates To 2017 Events: Pre-Festival Party, The Tempations featuring Dennis Edwards, and Riverwalk Shag Contest ON SALE NOW

Join Us For The Pre-Festival Party While it can be difficult to conjure the sweet fragrance of spring during the winer months, the North Carolina Azalea Festival is providing a taste of springtime celebration at the annual Pre-Festival Party. The event is a much-anticipated kick-off of the 70th North Carolina Azalea Festival, complete with an…
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