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April 2019

High School Writing Contest Presented by Wrightsville Beach Magazine

April 3 - April 7

  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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Brigade Boys & Girls Club Community Visit

April 4
Brigade Boys & Girls Club, 2759 Vance St
Wilmington, NC 28412 United States
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Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities, 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 range of…

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Hospital Visit

April 4

Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities, and Official Party visit the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital to help spread the Festival spirit.

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Tyler Farr with Josh Phillips

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
701 N Front St, 701 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
$40

The Azalea Festival is proud to have brought Tyler Farr to the Main Stage this year on Thursday, April 4th! Tyler Farr's a thinker, an observer of the human condition, a man in the middle of a surging testosterone country movement in today's Nashville who insists on digging a little deeper, getting a little more real and owning how hard it can be. On Suffer In Peace, the son a Garden City, Missouri farmer opens his veins and examines the pain that…

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Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

April 5 - April 7
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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Damn Yankees Performed by Thalian Association Community Theatre

April 5 - April 14
Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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$32.00

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is proud to be an Executive Producer of the 2018-2019 Thalian Association Community Theatre Season! Thalian Association Community Theatre, the Official Community Theatre of North Carolina presents Damn Yankees on the Main Stage of Historic Thalian Hall April 5 -14, 2019 Fri - Sat 7:30 pm with Sun matinees at 3:00 pm Tickets $32 with special discounts available Call 910-632-2285 or visit thalian.org (link) About Damn Yankees: Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway send…

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Old School Concert

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, 703 N. 3rd St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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$45

The Old School Concert is an event where we showcase your favorite R&B throwbacks. This year, join us at The Cape Fear Community College Wilson Center. Be sure to bring the whole family out to celebrate spring and enjoy the festivities! 2019 Old School Concert welcomes stand-up comedian, Rickey Smiley. Smiley is known for his prank calls, as well as for being the host of the Atlanta-base, nationally syndicated morning show, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show. He is a columnist on the…

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Hank Williams Jr. with Frank Foster

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
701 N Front St, 701 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
$55

The Azalea Festival Main Stage is proud to introduce Randall Hank Williams, commonly known as Hank Williams Jr.  By the age of 10, Hank never had much in the way of a career choice. The choice wasn’t whether he’d sing, but what, how, and why. “Other kids could play cowboys and Indians and imagine that they’d grow up to be cowboys,” he wrote in his Living Proof autobiography. “I couldn’t do that. I knew that I would never grow up…

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Historic Home Tour

April 6 - April 7

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. The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Governor Dudley Mansion will kick off…

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Ice Cube

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
701 N Front St, 701 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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“Whether you’re making music or you’re making a movie, you do whatever you have to be great, and make it memorable,” says Ice Cube. “Whether it’s cassettes, wax, or digital downloads, VHS tapes, satellite TV or Netflix, people don’t care what format it’s in as long as the content is quality.” Actor, writer, producer, director, rapper, father – reigning renaissance king could be a good term to describe the one and only Ice Cube. Coming of age in 1980s Los Angeles,…

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