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We’re Internationally Award-Winning!

International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and Haas & Wilkerson InsuranceAnnounce the 2019 Pinnacle Award Winners North Carolina Azalea FestivalBrings Home 4 Gold and 3 Silver Awards! Boise, Idaho- The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the North Carolina Azalea Festival on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held…

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Wilmingtonians Among Those Honored at this Year’s Festivities

WILMINGTON, N.C. March 20th, 2019- The North Carolina Azalea Festival is excited to announce Queen Azalea and Invited Guests of the 2019 Azalea Festival.  These guests will be attending multiple events throughout the week of April 3-7, 2019.   2019 Queen Azalea Briana Venskus The North Carolina Azalea Festival’s 2019 Queen Azalea is Briana Venskus, an…

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The North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces First Responder Appreciation Night at the Main Stage Thursday, April 4th, 2019

WILMINGTON, NC – The 2019 North Carolina Azalea Festival announces a First Responder Appreciation Night at the Main Stage during the Thursday, April 4th performance of Tyler Farr with Opening Act Josh Phillips. All area first responders will receive two complimentary tickets courtesy of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, as a small token of thanks…

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For Immediate Release: North Carolina Azalea Festival 2019 Official Artwork Unveiled

For Immediate Release North Carolina Azalea Festival 2019 Official Artwork Unveiled WILMINGTON, NC –Each year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival President chooses an artist to create an artistic representation of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. This artwork is then used in Festival promotions and publicity, and duplicated into Festival prints for sale to the public.…

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The North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Second Musical Artist for 2019 Main Stage Concert Series – Tyler Farr

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Second Musical Artist for 2019 Main Stage Concert Series – Tyler Farr WILMINGTON, NC – The 2019 North Carolina Azalea Festival announces the second performing artist for the Main Stage Concert Series -Tyler Farr. He will be performing on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The Missouri native’s dry…

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The North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces First Musical Artist for the 2019 Main Stage Concert Series – Hank Williams Jr.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 The North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces First Musical Artist for the 2019 Main Stage Concert Series – Hank Williams Jr. WILMINGTON, NC – The 2019 North Carolina Azalea Festival announces the first performing artist for the Main Stage Concert Series as Hank Williams, Jr. with opening act Frank Foster. They will…

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Meet the Baker/Creator of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake!

North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Public Meet and Greet Opportunity with the “royal wedding cake baker” Claire Ptak leading up to the 2nd annual Chefs’ Showcase The North Carolina Azalea Festival will be hosting a public meet and greet opportunity with Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery from London on Friday, January 18th. Claire is…

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Azalea Festival Wins International Festivals and Events Pinnacle Awards

For Immediate Release North Carolina Azalea Festival Wins Two International Festivals and Events Pinnacle Awards Boise, Idaho- The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina on October 1, 2018 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the 63rd Annual IFEA Convention,…

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Festival Volunteer and 2017 President Jean A. Lawler Awarded the International Festivals and Events Association Volunteer of the Year Award

WILMINGTON, NC: The International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) has named long-time Azalea Festival volunteer Jean A. Lawler as its 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Jean A. Lawler has volunteered with the North Carolina Azalea Festival for over 50 years, and served as its President in 2017. Jean will accept the Volunteer of the Year…

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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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