The Wilmington Riverfest has crowned their first titleholders! Congratulations to Teen Miss Wilmington Riverfest Montgomery Lanier and Miss Wilmington Riverfest Leah Jones! I also hopped over to Benson this weekend to watch the Mules Day Festival crown Teen Miss Benson Haley Massengill and Miss Benson Raegan Vanek. Thank you all so much for having me, […]
Absolutely nothing beats a nice cold slice of watermelon on a blistering summer day, which is what makes the Fair Bluff watermelon festival so special. I had a blast doing the famous river walk, strolling through the street fair, competing in the watermelon eating contest (even though I didn’t win), and riding in the parade. […]
Rhododendron Festival I had the most amazing time visiting Bakersville this past weekend for the North Carolina Rhododendron festival! We had a blast at the street dance on Friday night. I had no idea how to square dance, but the people in Bakersville were so welcoming and eager to teach me! The creek walk […]
With finals season beginning at school I’ve been reminiscing on the fun of the festival and feeling so thankful to Camille’s of Wilmington for generously dressing me during the week! I had so much fun dressing up and Camille’s truly made me feel like a princess. Make sure to check @camillesofwilmington out for all your […]
Festival Day One Recap! We had a blast at the Queens Coronation! We watched the talented kids at the brigade boys and girls club perform and saw the amazing @carli_batson be crowned Azalea Queen! Thank you to Lilly Pulitzer for this gorgeous blue dress!
ast week, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Youth Art and Writing exhibition as well as the Juried Art Show! Thank you to Mrs. Stephanie, Mrs. Bernice, and @bradleycarterart for having me. Make sure to come down to the Hannah Block Historic USO building to check out or purchase the beautiful art on […]
Thank you Wilmington, you have all loved me and helped me do my very best this year as your representative! Congratulations Avery! I hope you take every open opportunity you can because the Azalea Festival is the best family out there! Forever and always the 74th NC Azalea Festival princess McKinley Grace Lanier!
This month I had a lot of “lasts” as the Azalea Princess. The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade downtown was so great! I was able to meet all 17 of this years contestants and we have been hard at work preparing for the pageant! I attended the Chefs Showcase had some of the most delicious […]
What a wonderful way to wrap up a busy year than with Christmas events everyweekend!! December has been such a fun month with Christmas parades,Christmas dances, and the first ever Jingle on the Beach event! Christmas isone of my favorite times of the year and to be able to spend it with mycommunity was so […]
A message from the Azalea Princess McKinley Lanier… “October was great! We started off the month with the first event for the 76th annual Azalea Festival. We had our first look at the 2023 Official Artwork by Ana Brown. The artwork is absolutely beautiful, get your Limited Edition Commemorative Print before they sell out. The […]