The success of the North Carolina Azalea Festival is made possible through the hard work and dedication of a large corps of community volunteers. Nearly 100 volunteer committees plan and organize events such as the Parade, the Street Fair, the Spring Soiree, and the community clean-up called Azalea Sweep, as well as critical operations such…

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WILMINGTON, N.C. – The North Carolina Azalea Festival is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 North Carolina Azalea Festival Endowed Scholarship. This year, there are four Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) students who will receive money towards continuing their education: Anthony Rodriquez, shortly after graduating from high school, enlisted in the Coast Guard.…

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In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here are FIVE reasons why we love to celebrate the North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade! 1. We’ve been doing Parades since 1948. That’s 68 Parades we’ve had to practice on, so you know the 2016 Parade is going to be INCREDIBLE. 2. Though rain occasionally causes marching bands and our…

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