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January 2021

Chefs’ Showcase: a Kick-Off Event

January 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hotel Ballast, 301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
$75

Stay tuned and be sure to join us for the 2021 Chefs' Showcase on January 23, 2021! The Chefs' Showcase is a seated culinary adventure consisting of a 5-course meal with fine wine pairings, light entertainment, high-end silent auction items, and a luxury vacation raffle. Notable chefs from our region (and beyond!) work together to prepare the dishes...they always cook up something exciting!   Take a look at 2020's Chef line-up and menu: Chef Don Drake of Magnolias and Blossom…

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Art Unveiling

January 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Art Unveiling is an annual event where we unveil the Official Artwork for that Festival year.   A special thank you to GriffinEstep Benefit Group, Inc. for supporting the official artwork of 2020. 2020 Artist Todd Carignan BIO: Todd Carignan was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in Sequential Art and a minor in art history. Carignan works primarily as a…

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March 2021

Scholarship Pageant Presented by BB&T, Now Truist

March 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kenan Auditorium, 601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
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$20

Junior high school students from area high schools compete in this annual Scholarship Pageant based on a private interview with judges, evening gown competition, and on-stage presentation. The winner is the recipient of the Beverly Anne Jurgensen Scholarship Award, named after the beloved Past President of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. BB&T, now Truist has been a proud supporter of this event for over 10 years. Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant and…

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Paws on Parade

March 13, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre, 1941 Amphitheatre Dr
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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 PAWS ON PARADE The Azalea Festival partners with paws4people® to host Paws on Parade, the Official Dog Party of the Azalea Festival! This is a doggy-fun day in the park, complete with a 5k, 1 Mile Fun Walk, a Canine Court Pageant, a puppy kissing booth, professional dog portraits, and more! Held at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, bring your family (including your four-legged, friendly, leashed family members) for a day filled with fun. Food and concessions will be available. This is…

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April 2021

Juried Art Show and Sale

April 3, 2021 - April 10, 2021
Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 120 S 2nd St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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FREE

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. The 2021 Art Show will take place at Hannah Block Building USO/ Community Arts Center from April 3, 2021 to April 11, 2021.  See below for location. Please contact springshow@wilmingtonart.org with any questions…

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Azalea Sweep

April 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Azalea Sweep is an event that takes place prior to the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Officers, committee members, and volunteers get together and clean various places where the Azalea Queen will visit during her reign. Afterwards, there is a volunteer after-party with food and refreshments to celebrate the hard work of our volunteers!

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Queen’s Coronation

April 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NC United States

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.  After the Coronation, we have an exclusive free Meet and Greet with all of our celebrities and the Queen…this is your chance to meet the Queen and the Invited Guests!

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Brigade Boys & Girls Club Community Visit

April 8, 2021
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 8, 2021
Cape Fear Country Club, 1518 Country Club Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
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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. Partner With Us

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Hospital Visit

April 8, 2021

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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