North Carolina Azalea Festival

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Experience the “Power of Water” with North Carolina Azalea Festival 2017 Official Artist, Sean D. Ruttkay; Children’s Art Contest and NEW High School Writing Contest Now Open

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Sean D. Ruttkay, local artist and founder of EDA Surf, has been selected as the 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival Official Artist. “As the North Carolina Azalea Festival is the most visually spectacular spring celebration in the nation, it is an incredible honor to be assigned to create the official art for…
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International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Announces 2016 Pinnacle Award Winners

BOISE, IDAHO – The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the North Carolina Azalea Festival in Tucson, Arizona on September 27, 2016 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 61st Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. The North…
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Beginner’s Guide: How To Best Experience The North Carolina Azalea Festival

Becoming a Patron Sponsor is the BEST way to experience the North Carolina Azalea Festival because…we compiled our most southern, entertaining events into one ultimate package: The Patron Package. The Patron Package Want to enjoy all the North Carolina Azalea Festival Fun…which includes tickets for two for three days of entertainment? As a Festival Patron, you…
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June Southern Charm In Full Bloom: Chess Pie by Minnie Pearl

This post is related to our e-newsletter, Southern Charm In Full Bloom. To receive our monthly news and updates, sign up here. Chess Pie by Minnie Pearl You may be asking, what exactly is chess pie? We are here to tell you that it is a delicious, southern combination of sugar, butter….and more sugar and more…
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June Southern Charm In Full Bloom: Pumpkin Pecan Pie by Nancy Reagan

This post is related to our e-newsletter, Southern Charm In Full Bloom. To receive our monthly news and updates, sign up here. Pumpkin Pecan Pie by Nancy Reagan While it may sound like a dessert for the fall season, we are strong believers that Nancy Reagan’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie can be enjoyed any time of the…
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10 Places You Can Adventure in Wilmington with the #HelloSummer Pack

Looking for fun activities this summer?! Have an adventure in your own backyard with the Limited Edition #hellosummer Azalea Festival Package: includes a cooler, two freakers, and two cups (choice of color). They’re on SALE at the Azalea Festival Ticket Office (5725 Oleander Drive Unit B7) for only $28. We supply the #hellosummer pack and…
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North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade to Air on UNC-TV

The Azalea Festival Parade continues to be one of Southeastern North Carolina’s largest annual event, with over 100,000 viewers each year. Our traditional parade route flows right through the heart of Historic downtown Wilmington. Viewers enjoy floats, marching units and bands, clowns and horses, all highlighted by visiting celebrities, Queen Azalea and her court, and…
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NC Azalea Festival Queen and Court to Tour NHRMC

The 2016 North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Anna Kooiman and her court are scheduled to bring some sparkle and smiles to our patients as they tour the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Hospital on Thursday, April 7, at 1:45 p.m. The queen, court, celebrities and festival…
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Wilmington’s Passion Shines Through In Annual Azalea Festival

Wilmington, N.C., March 30, 2016: Just in time for the 69th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival (April 6-10), spring arrives in Wilmington and its island beaches with warm weather and azaleas at every turn. During early spring, azaleas dominate Wilmington landscapes with brilliant splashes of pink, red, white and purple. To say that Wilmingtonians are…
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North Carolina Azalea Festival Presented by Belk Parade Information & Street Fair Presented by Wells Fargo Information

WILMINGTON, N.C., March 21, 2016—The 2016 North Carolina Azalea Festival would like to invite visitors to two of our most popular, family-friendly, and free events of the Azalea Festival – the annual Parade and Street Fair Presented by Wells Fargo! PARADE The 69th annual Azalea Festival Parade kicks off at 9:30 am on Saturday, April…
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