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March 2020

Youth Art Contest

March 27 - April 30

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Youth Art Contest is an annual art contest showcasing the amazing artistic talents of the youth in our community. Each year over 300 area public, private, and home-schooled elementary, middle school, and high school students submit their artwork to the contest, illustrating the traditions of the North Carolina Azalea Festival that mean the most to them. The winning artists (and second and third place) in all divisions receive various notable prizes, and some schools are…

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Juried Art Show and Sale

March 28 - April 5
NC United States
FREE

As of March 12th 2020, the Juried Art Show and Sale has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates Over 100 North Carolina and national artists present fine paintings and 3D art creations at the Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale.  This Official Art Show of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, hosted by the Wilmington Art Association, is a long-standing tradition with the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Please contact springshow@wilmingtonart.org with any questions about this very special event.

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April 2020

High School Writing Contest Presented by Wrightsville Beach Magazine

April 1 - April 5

  The North Carolina Azalea Festival introduced a new contest in 2017, the High School Writing Contest, in an effort to reach out to more youth in the greater Wilmington area. High School students are invited to submit either a descriptive essay or poem using the prompt:  “Which traditions of the North Carolina Azalea Festival mean the most to you or the Wilmington, North Carolina community?”  Many thoughtful, interesting, and creative entries are received and judged by a local team…

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Queen’s Coronation

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NC United States

As of March 12th 2020, the Queen's Coronation has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates The Queen’s Coronation is an annual event where the Queen is officially crowned the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea. In attendance are the Festival Invited Guests as well as City and County Officials, Board Members, and Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles.  After the Coronation, we have an exclusive free Meet and Greet with all of our celebrities and the Queen…this is your…

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Azalea Festival Comedy Show

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N 4th St.
Wilmington, nc 28401
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Join the North Carolina Azalea Festival, Cabineer's Promotions, and the Brooklyn Arts Center for the Azalea Festival Comedy Show! Two shows for your enjoyment - 7:00 PM for a family-friendly show, and 9:30 PM for a Mature Audience. Sonya White combines Southern charm with city-wise street smarts to create a show that won her multiple appearances on Star Search (CBS), promo spots on Last Comic Standing (NBC), featured role and national tour in Southern Fried Chicks (CMT), appearance on Girls…

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Brigade Boys & Girls Club Community Visit

April 2
Brigade Boys & Girls Club, 2759 Vance St
Wilmington, NC 28412 United States
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Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Invited Guests, and Official Party visit a community organization to help spread the Festival spirit. Thank you to the children, staff, and Brigade Club Board of Directors for making it such a fun visit. Since 1896, the Brigade Boys & Girls Club has been in the forefront of youth development in the Wilmington area, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The Club offers daily access to a broad…

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Celebrity Reception

April 2
Cape Fear Country Club, 1518 Country Club Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
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As of March 12th 2020, the Azalea Sweep has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates The Celebrity Reception provides sponsors of the Festival a close and personal opportunity to see and meet Queen Azalea, Celebrity Guests, and other Festival Dignitaries.  A relaxing luncheon on sprawling country club grounds, this is a great way to start the festivities! The Celebrity Reception is a private function for partners of the Azalea Festival.

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Hospital Visit

April 2

Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Invited Guests, and Official Party visit the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital to help spread the Festival spirit. To respect the privacy of the patients, this is a private event.

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Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA Performed by Thalian Association Community Theatre

April 2 - April 5
Kenan Auditorium, 601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
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$32

As of March 12th 2020, Elton John & Tim  Rice's AIDA has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates   The North Carolina Azalea Festival is proud to be an Executive Producer of the 2019-2020 Thalian Association Community Theatre Season! Thalian Association Community Theatre, the Official Community Theatre of North Carolina presents ADIA on the Main Stage of Kenan Auditorium UNCW About ADIA: Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love,…

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Aaron Lewis

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$40

Throughout his more than two-decade career, whether topping the charts as frontman of hard Rock heroes Staind, or his second act as a No. 1 artist on the Country charts as a solo artist, Aaron Lewis has always been painfully honest in his music. "That's all I've ever done. My songs have always been me wearing my heart on my sleeve, and my emotions on my sleeve, and my misfortunes on my sleeve, my sins on my sleeve," Lewis says.…

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