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April 2019

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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Boxing Tournament

April 6 - April 7
Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, 28401 United States
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FREE

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 Boxer 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. This is a USA Boxing Sanction 19-13-21825 Tournament at the Wilmington Convention Center. Queen Azalea…

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Coin Show

April 6 - April 7
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 and…

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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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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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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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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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