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April 2021

Hospital Visit

April 8

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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Airlie Luncheon Garden Party

April 9
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. The Airlie Luncheon Garden Party is a private function for Sponsors and Partners of the Azalea Festival. Not ready to Sponsor the Festival but want to attend the Garden Party?! Purchase…

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Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

April 9 - April 11
Various Gardens United States

The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour © is sponsored by the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. The tour has been featured in SOUTHERN LIVING and is one of the longest-running and most popular garden tours in the South. Profits from the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour© are reinvested in the community as beautification and horticultural grants within New Hanover County, scholarships at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College, and conservation efforts…

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All Shook Up by Thalian Association Community Theatre

April 9 - April 18
Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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The North Carolina Azalea Festival is proud to be an Executive Producer of the 2020-2021 Thalian Association Community Theatre Season! Thalian Association Community Theatre, the Official Community Theatre of North Carolina presents All Shook Up on the Main Stage at Thalian Hall. About All Shook Up: All Shook Up is a heartwarming musical comedy that will inspire you to follow your dreams. This American jukebox musical fuses hit songs by Elvis with characters inspired by Shakespeare. Set in a small…

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After Garden Get Down

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 United States
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FREE

The After Garden Get Down at Bluewater is a fun dockside party open to the public immediately following the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party.  Guests are invited to Bluewater’s waterfront bar & patio to enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and the best view on the Intracoastal.  Attendees also receive a special guest appearance by the Queen Azalea herself!  This event is FREE to attend; drinks and food may be purchased separately. Meet & Greet with Queen Azalea will take place from…

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Sublime with Rome | Michael Franti & Spearhead

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Main Stage, 701 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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$50

Sublime with Rome Sublime With Rome was formed in 2010 by lead-singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez, bassist Eric Wilson, and drummer Carlos Verdugo. The band is currently on tour in support of their hit 2019 album BLESSINGS with singles WICKED HEART and LIGHT ON making a splash at alternative radio. BLESSINGS is the band’s third studio album, and it was helmed by Rob Cavallo, the producer behind Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, and more. In 2020 Sublime With Rome is…

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Boxing Tournament

April 10 - April 11
Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, 28401 United States
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FREE

Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th, 2021 at the Wilmington Convention Center 2-5pm The North Carolina Azalea Festival Boxing Tournament showcases some of the finest boxers from the National and International level of competition & from the military branches. Boxers age 8-16 and 17-34 and Master Boxers 35-up compete in six division from 55lb-201lb+. Participation in the past has come from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and more from around the country.…

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Coin Show

April 10 - April 11
Elks Lodge, 5102 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
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FREE

A fun-filled, family event! Children are given free foreign coins to learn about currency and foreign countries, and more than 30 dealers from several surrounding states are on hand to appraise, buy, sell and trade coins, currency, and other numismatic items. If you have a special coin, medal, gold, silver, or paper money that you want to know more about, or you just want to see some of the beautiful coins on display, come visit the coin show, have fun…

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Historic Home Tour

April 10 - April 11

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Home Tour is an annual event held by the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Proceeds from the Home Tour advance the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Since 1966, the foundation has successfully saved more than 200 historic properties from demolition. For more information on the Historic Wilmington Foundation, please click here.  

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Patrons’ Party Gala

April 10

The Patrons’ Party Gala is the grand finale for sponsors of the Azalea Festival.  A black-tie event filled with wonderful food displays and dancing to the sounds of the hottest national party bands, this is our chance to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support. Ticket Information The Patrons’ Party Gala is a private function for partners of the Azalea Festival. Partner With Us

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