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April 2019

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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Patrons’ Party Gala

April 6

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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Waterfront Street Fair Multicultural Stage Presented by El Cerro Grande restaurants & Zócalo Street Food | Tequila

April 6 - April 7
Corner of Market and 2nd Street, Market St & S 2nd St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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FREE

The Multicultural Stage is a FREE multicultural, family-friendly celebration that showcases different cultures flourishing here in the Greater Cape Fear Region. You will marvel at the authentic costumes, dance, and music of some of our best ethnic performing groups and bands. Our Waterfront Street Fair Multicultural Stage line-up features contemporary and classical music from China, the Middle East, Mexico, Polynesia, Hawaii, Japan, Latin America, Ireland, and many more. We also have a Multicultural element in our Parade on the streets…

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MGC Parade Mile

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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Local law firm McAngus Goudelock & Courie partnered with Go Time and the North Carolina Azalea Festival to put on a one-of-a-kind road mile race that took place ahead of the North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade. The course was an out and back through a portion of the parade route on 3rd street starting and finishing in front of the Parade Reviewing Stand of the North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade. MGC selects a different charity for the race to benefit…

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Parade

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
S 3rd St, S 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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The 72nd North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 – we hope to see you there! The 2019 Parade will be broadcast live on GTV8 (Channel 8 on Time Warner/Spectrum) Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 9:30 am. Direct TV and other TV serives providers do not provide this network channel, however, you can stream the Parade live on your phone, computer, or other internet connected devices through GTV8's website. Click Below to view the parade…

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Waterfront Street Fair Children’s Area

April 6 @ 10:00 am - April 7 @ 6:00 pm
The Cotton Exchange, 321 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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The Waterfront Street Fair Children’s Area is a family-friendly part of the Street Fair made just for kids! Guests enjoy family-friendly vendors, hands-on activities, and performers on the Wilmington Health Stage.           2019 Wilmington Health Children's Stage Schedule Saturday, April 6th: 12:30 - 100 PM: Wilmington Area Queens 1:00 - 1:30 PM: Coastal Dance Academy 1:30 - 2:00 PM: Evolution Dance Complex 2:00 - 2:30 PM: South East Dance Academy 2:30 - 3:00 DanZquest 3:00 - 3:30 PM:…

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Riverwalk Shag Contest…on the Banks of the Cape Fear

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Hotel Ballast, 301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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$1.00

The Riverwalk Shag Contest is a showcase of local and regional talent with participants and spectators coming from all over the state. Join us for vendors, shag demonstrations, line dancing, and more - and of course, don't miss the Riverwalk Shag Contest After Party! This event will last from 11 AM - 7 PM; with the contest lasting from 12:30-6 PM. Open dancing will also be available during this time. Rules & Regulations Letter to the Shaggers Apply Here Sponsor Now!

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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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Fireworks

April 6 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
N Water St, N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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FREE

A favorite Festival event, the Fireworks are presented over the majestic Cape Fear River on Saturday of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Come early to pick out your best viewing spot!  

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Festival Finale

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 United States
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FREE

The Festival Finale is a free, family-friendly event with food, entertainment, and  plenty of giveaways. Bluewater takes Sunday Funday to a new level at the best patio party in town!

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