April 2-6, 2025



Get to Know the 2024 Festival Princess – Minh Vu 🌺

Hello! I am Minh Vu, your 2024 Azalea Festival Princess! Here’s what I have been up to during my first month: When I was crowned, the moment was surreal. I felt overjoyed and overwhelmed, but overall, so ecstatic. The pageant experience was amazing as it created a comfortable atmosphere for everyone to learn and grow. […]

Riverfest and Mule Days!

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, […]

🍉Fair Bluff Watermelon Festival🍉

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.  […]

The Azalea Princess and the Rhododendron Queen

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 […]

A Dress Fit for a Princess

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 […]

The Princess Has Arrived!

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!          

Art and Azaleas

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 […]

Farewell to our 2022 Azalea Princess

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!

An Azalea Princess New Year

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 […]

An Azalea Princess Christmas

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 […]