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December 2016

High School Writing Contest

December 15, 2016

NEW this year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival introduced the High School Writing Contest Presented by Coastal Children’s Services. Students from New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties submitted either a descriptive essay or poem on the following prompt: How does the North Carolina Azalea Festival contribute to or enhance our community of Wilmington, NC?  The winner in each division will receive a $200.00 cash prize and an Azalea Festival T-Shirt. The winning entry will be featured in an Azalea Festival publication…

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April 2019

Tyler Farr with Josh Phillips

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
701 N Front St, 701 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

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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Hank Williams Jr. with Frank Foster

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
701 N Front St, 701 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

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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Ice Cube

April 6, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Art Unveiling

November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
theArtWorks, 200 Willard St
wilmington, NC 28401 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. The unveiling for the 2020 year will take place on November 22, 2019 located at the ArtWorks (200 Willard Street, Wilmington, NC 28401). The event will coincide with the Fourth Friday Gallery Walk from 6-9 pm.  Join us at the ArtWorks from 6-7 pm for a glass of wine and the official unveiling of the…

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