Main Stage Concert Tickets On Sale Date Delayed

Ticket ON SALE DATE for All New Customers Due to an overwhelming number of ticket upgrade requests from current Main Stage ticket holders, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has decided to delay the on sale date for its rescheduled shows in August. The new on sale date will be Saturday, March 6th, at 10 am […]

North Carolina Azalea Festival to Celebrate Spring All Year Long

The North Carolina Azalea Festival has announced it will be celebrating Spring during Festival dates of April 7-11, 2021….and continuing throughout the year. The Festival team – made up of over 120 volunteers in leadership positions and Festival staff – have been working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to plan a springtime celebration for the community […]

Aaron Lewis Show Officially Canceled

We regret to inform you the Aaron Lewis North Carolina Azalea Festival Main Stage Concert will not be rescheduled. Tickets for this show will AUTOMATICALLY be refunded if you paid with credit card (You don’t need to do anything). If you paid with cash or check, we will be issuing checks in the mail. All […]

Board of Directors for the 2021 North Carolina Azalea Festival Announced

The North Carolina Azalea Festival announced its 2021 Board of Directors last night at its Annual Meeting. For the 74th North Carolina Azalea Festival, to be held April 7-11, 2021, the Board of Directors will be as follows: President: Deirdre McGlone-Webb President- Elect: John E. Russ, III Vice- President: Denise Szaloky Treasurer: Andrew Nettleman Secretary: […]

New Date for the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party!

We hope this finds our Festival Family healthy and safe. As a 501c3 non-profit, we cannot thank you enough for your support of the North Carolina Azalea Festival- and also for your patience and understanding as we navigate the rescheduling process of some of your favorite Festival events. We are pleased to let you know we […]

Thank You for Your Patience

We wanted to take a moment to give our Festival friends and family a quick update. Our team was in the office both Friday and this morning working diligently on some pretty cool virtual options for April 1-5th – we will continue to share the Festival spirit this year! Please stay tuned as to how […]

COVID-19; 73rd North Carolina Azalea Festival Canceled

Festival Friends, We have come to the day many of us have been dreading; out of an abundance of caution we must cancel our beloved North Carolina Azalea Festival 2020. This statement comes to you with heavy hearts – the Azalea Festival has been a staple in our community for 73 years, showcasing our beautiful […]

COVID-19

Below are updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Festival leadership has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation carefully and collecting information from numerous organizations such as the CDC, WHO, International Festivals and Events Association, and other festivals and events across the country. As recommended by the CDC from this source: […]

COVID-19 Update

Below are updates on how the coronavirus is impacting the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Festival leadership has been monitoring the coronavirus situation carefully and collecting information from numerous organizations such as the CDC, WHO, International Festivals and Events Association, and other festivals and events across the country. As recommended by the CDC from this source: […]

Fun Facts Looking back… 1980-1989

1980 The Clyde Beatty/Cole Bros. circus joins the festival lineup for the first time. Dionne Warwick and Pete Fountain provide the music. 1981 Festival headliner Bob Hope visits the festival while Days of Our Lives stars Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes attend and begin a long association with Wilmington. 1982 Hometown hero Michael Jordan, assist […]