April 3-7, 2024



Athlete to Princess, Welcome Miss Claire-Emma Britt!

Wow, what an experience this has been so far leading up to the moment of being crowned the 71st NC Azalea Festival Princess. March 2nd, 2019 is one night I will never forget. Last year, I attended the 2018 princess pageant to support one of my amazing friends and teammates, Julie Wilkerson and I was […]

Wonderful Weekend in Wilmington

I had a wonderful weekend in Wilmington during the Martin Luther King Holiday. On Saturday,  I attended the 2019 Azalea Festival Chef’s Showcase. It was a wonderful Saturday afternoon and a very successful event; thank you to all who came! I enjoyed tasting all of the delicious food that the talented chefs prepared. It was […]

Trip to Renaissance Dental Studio

Most people dread their mandatory trips to the dentist, but at Renaissance Dental Studio going to the dentist is so much fun. After experiencing the magic of dental service that goes on at Renaissance, I could not imagine going anywhere else for my dental hygiene. When I met Dr. Sarah Pless and her staff I […]

Watermelon, Sunshine and Small- town Charm

The 2018 North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Fair Bluff, N.C. was filled with watermelon, sunshine, and small-town charm. It was an honor to take part in a wonderful celebration of hometown pride with a community that has overcome so much hardship in the last few years. The day started off at the Fair Bluff Depot […]

Red, White and Blue

My day in the beautiful city of Southport, N.C. at the July the 4th Festival was filled with patriotism and celebration of our nation’s birthday. The parade was so much fun. I got to see and catch up with Miss Wilmington, Carli Batson, and Miss Wilmington’s Outstanding Teen, Andie Creech, as well as Miss North Carolina’s […]

Grace, Kindness and Poise

On June 23rd, 2018 I attended the final night of the Miss North Carolina Pageant and it was a night filled with entertainment and inspiration. The hard work of countless volunteers, judges, families, and contestants made the final night of the 2018 Miss North Carolina Pageant a night to remember for all. I was honored […]

The Journey Begins: A look into Festival Week with Grace Tippett

Everyone always says time flies when your having fun, and the week of the 2018 Azalea Festival was a perfect representation of that. My favorite time of the year in Wilmington was over in the blink of an eye, but it was a whirlwind I will cherish forever! The week started off Tuesday afternoon with […]

Cookies and Cupcakes!!

 I had an absolutely amazing Sunday afternoon at the Children’s Tea on March 18th. The afternoon was filled with cookies, sea creatures, and smiles with special guest Princess Ariel and Princess Moana. I loved hanging out with all of the little girls and getting to make arts and crafts. I even got a glitter temporary […]

We’ve got an exciting year ahead of us!

Ever since I was a little girl I have held an affinity for princesses. The gorgeous crown is enough to entrance any little girl and The Azalea Festival has been and always will be my favorite time of the year in Wilmington. I love the warm weather, the beautiful flowers, and the exciting events. It’s […]

Weekend in Wilmington

  I had such a great weekend in Wilmington! On Sunday afternoon, I attended the 2018 Miss Wilmington pageant, and it was definitely a special moment. Both Katie Gregory and Carli Batson— my  Azalea Princess court members— were competing for the title. It was so awesome to see them up on the stage in their […]