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November 2019

Art Unveiling

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NC United States

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Art Unveiling is an annual event held in the Fall where we unveil the Official Artwork for that Festival year. 2019 Artist Bergen DeLeeuw Joining the ranks as official Festival artist is Bergen Deleeuw. Artist Bio Bergen DeLeeuw Life is cause for rejoicing. My work reflects a celebration of God’s majesty in all the beauty he has created. Through my art I bring nature’s small intricacies to the forefront. By layering soft, organic strokes, I…

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February 2020

Chefs’ Showcase: a Kick-Off Event

February 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hotel Ballast, 301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
$75

The Chefs' Showcase was a new event to the Festival in 2018. This afternoon culinary adventure is a seated, 5-course meal with 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! 2020 Chef's Showcase The next Chefs' Showcase will take place on February 1, 2020!  We will have more information this fall on the 2020 Chefs, menu, silent…

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March 2020

Scholarship Pageant Presented by BB&T

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kenan Auditorium, 601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
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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.       2019 Princess The 2019 Azalea Princess, Claire-Emma Britt. Claire-Emma will be accompanied by her 2019 Princess Court; Ella Rogers, Jessi Hoadley, Elissa Hall,  and Shoshana Stowe…

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Paws on Parade

March 14, 2020
Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre, 1941 Amphitheatre Dr
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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$10

PAWS ON PARADE NEW in 2019, the North Carolina Azalea Festival is partnering with paws4people® to create our first 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.…

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Juried Art Show and Sale

March 28, 2020 - April 5, 2020
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 will present fine paintings and 3D art creations at the 38th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale.  This “Official Art Show” of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, created by the Wilmington Art Association, is a long-standing tradition within this NC Festival. Please contact springshow@wilmingtonart.org with any questions about this very special event.

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Azalea Sweep

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CFCC Parking Lot, 701 N Front St
Wilmington, 28401 United States
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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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April 2020

Queen’s Coronation

April 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre, 1941 Amphitheatre Dr
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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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 Celebrity Guests as well as: City 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 chance to meet the Queen and the Celebrity Guests!

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Celebrity Reception

April 2, 2020
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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Airlie Luncheon Garden Party

April 3, 2020
Airlie Gardens, 300 W Airlie Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
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The premier event in Wilmington, the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party is one you can’t miss! Join us and 2,500 of our closest friends as we kick off Spring with big hats, seersucker, bow ties, and the networking event of the year all on the beautiful grounds of Airlie Gardens. Come early so you don’t miss the Citadel Summerall Guards performance! The Airlie Luncheon Garden Party is a private function for partners of the Azalea Festival. Partner With Us

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Waterfront Street Fair

April 3, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Water Street & Front Street, Market St & Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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The 73rd Waterfront Street Fair will be April 3-5, 2020. The Waterfront Street Fair provides an array of shopping and food opportunities with over 250 Vendors along the streets of historic downtown.  The Waterfront Street Fair will also feature plenty of entertainment with special areas such as the Children’s Area, Multicultural Area, and the Wilmington Grill Music & Beer Garden! 2019 Map of the Street Fair 2019 Street Fair Map Street Fair Areas Waterfront Street Fair Multicultural Stage The Multicultural…

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