Brand An Event

Over 300,000 guests visit Wilmington, NC for the North Carolina Azalea Festival every April. Take advantage of this springtime celebration and partner with us to brand an event with your business!

Attend as a VIP

Get tickets to our exclusive, VIP events - including our signature event, the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party.

Advertise Your Business

See your logo on our website, Facebook page, Main Stage Concert Venue...we have opportunities for businesses of all sizes!

See What We’re About

The mission of the North Carolina Azalea Festival is to be nationally recognized as a showcase for our community’s rich array of artwork, gardens, history, and culture through recreational, educational and family-oriented events. The Festival encourages volunteerism and civic participation as it contributes to the region’s economy and promotes the unique qualities of Wilmington’s river-to-the-sea community. The North Carolina Azalea Festival has many opportunities to get your business or organization involved in the festivities. Whether you are looking for Festival-wide corporate recognition, event-specific corporate recognition, or simply a ticket package to all of the great events, we have you covered!
Volunteers to stage over 50 events
Festival attendees
Local and Visitor Spending ($USD)

Partner with a Successful Organization

The North Carolina Azalea Festival has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 1948. The community of Wilmington, NC has been supporting this community event for over 70 years, and we want to highlight key program successes from the past few years:

Award-Winning Volunteers

In May 2017, our volunteers were honored by the State of North Carolina with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. In July 2018, our very own Azalea Festival Volunteer and Past President 2017 Jean Lawler won the International Festivals and Events Association's 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award.

New Opportunities

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is continually looking to develop and grow its programming, along with adding new events.  We look to community partnerships to achieve these goals.


Each year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has awards over $12,000 in scholarship money through the North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant. These scholarships enable young women to continue their education at top universities nationwide.

Youth Development

In 2016, we expanded our youth  development program, the Azalea Festival Youth Committee (AFYC) to focus on supporting the Festival’s mission and to promote volunteerism. AFYC members earned over 60 volunteer hours and raised $18,670  through ad sales and fundraising opportunities.

Community-Driven Events

With the support of sponsors and community partners, were able to make key program enhancements to our largest free public events, the Parade and Waterfront Street Fair. Parade Balloons were introduced to the Parade in 2015. We added several new components to the Waterfront Street Fair in 2017, such as the Wine & Design Community Art Project,  Street Fair Lounge with charging stations, and increased opportunities for local performers and organizations to showcase their talent at the Waterfront Street Fair.

See All Opportunities

Click Below to View our Sponsorship Kit.

Sponsors & Partners

Thank you for your support of the North Carolina Azalea Festival!

Encore Sponsors

Major Sponsor

Community Partners

Legal Representation By: Ward and Smith, P.A.

Transportation Sponsor: Azalea Limousine Service

RV Transportation: Rex and Sons Rvs

Official Hair and Make-Up Team: Harbour Club Day Spa & Hair Salon

Official Stylist For Our Royalty: Camille’s of Wilmington

Diamond Patrons

Diamond Patrons

American Harbor Insurance
Andrew Consulting Engineers, P.C
Aquesta Bank
Atlantic Packaging
Fern Bugg
Coastline Mortgage/John & Jolie Russ
Cape Fear Engineering
Collins & Collins Law Offices, PLLC
Diesel Parts of Carolina, LLC
Peter and Stewart DiFiore
Ferguson Enterprises
First National Bank
Rod Flinchum
Frank Carter Enterprises, Inc.
Joanne Harcke
Jonathan and Jennifer Hedge
Industrial Machine & Welding, Inc.
Garland and Linda Kalnen-Sykes
King Law Firm, P.A.
Sandra and Joseph Kittinger
Liz Carroll Interiors
M & W Property (2)
Will and Emily Mullinix
Nationwide Sheally Insurance Group
Barbara & Bubba Rawl
Rogers Family
John Scholz
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Southern Bank & Trust Company.
Jim and Fran Summerlin
SunTrust Bank
Denise Szaloky - Advantage Farms
The Overholt Law Firm, PC
TowneBank Mortgage
Berry & Beth Trice
Deirdre McGlone-Webb
Wilmington Gastroenterology
Wilmington GI


Lifetime Patrons
Gierie Orthodontics
Dr. Michael Kuzma and Rhonda Kuzma
Ross Marino, CFP
Mr. and Mrs. David Swain
Linda Wilson

To Date March 16, 2020

2020 Patrons
A&B Disposal Services
Acupuncture Associates
Adam's Products A CRH Company
Alan Toll & Associates PLLC
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Ashley Homestore
Cameron Atkins
Lisa and Patrick Ballantine
Tom and Sue Barth and Family
Baugh Consulting
Bayside Electricity Supply 
Bob King Buick - GMC Inc.
The Braddock Group
Brooks Pierce Law Firm
Bubbly Events
Burney & Jones, PLLC
Byrnes Holding Corporation
Carolina Capital Advisors
Catalyst Clinical Research
McNeil Chestnut, Attorney at Law
Civil Works Contracting
Clancey & Theys Construction Co.
Coastal KIA
Computer Warriors IT Support
Copley Investment Management
Copycat Print Shop
Brian and Teresa Cox
Sandy Cyphers/Ray Spitz
Richard & Barbara Dickinson
Don Bullard Insurance
Donnie C. Overby Construction - Custom Home Building
Eagle Island Fruit and Seafood
East Coast Autos and Trailers
ECS Southeast, LLP
Susie and Jim Esinhart
Dr. and Mrs. David A. Esposito
Hank and Lisa Estep
Scott and Sharon Evans
First Bank (2)
The Gasser Family
Clayton and Carter Jewell Hamerski
Hanover Coatings, Inc. (2)
Harris Services
Mary-Kaye & Daryl Hester
Wayne and Phyllis Hicks
Paula K. Humphrey
Andrew and Erica Jackson
Patti and Michael Jacaruso
James A. Lucas and Company, LLP Certified Public Accountants
Lindsey Jones 
David and Nancy Kauffman
Chuck and Carol Kays
Cheryl & Pat Koballa
Erick Kolle
Frances Lamb
Lanier Property Group
Eddie and Jean Lawler
Layne McNeil Smith, Attorney at Law
Jeff Lesley- Century 21
Lisle Architecture & Design, Inc. 
Longley Supply Company
Mark 3 Insurance
Marsh and McLennan Agency
Lindsey S. McDermott
Mckee Homes
Cyndi and Ronnie McNeill
Andy Mills
Andrew and Summer Nettleman
Susan C. and Thomas E. Nettleman
North State Bank (2)
Robert E. Nyberg DDS
The Oleander Company, Inc.
Party Suppliers & Rentals
Pleasants Cole Wealth Management - UBS
John & Alison Pollard
RBC Wealth Management
Relax! Massage Therapy & Skin Care
Renovate Wilmington
Jeremy and Carrie Roberts
S & D Technologies
Elizabeth Schrader
Serenity Coast LLC - Carrie Fales and Thomas Rose
Loulie and Matt Scharf
Michael Franklin & Lauren Scott
Elizabeth and Beck Smith
Will and Jane Stabler
Mark and Diane Steelman
Stevens Financial/Tucker and Nancy Stevens
Stevens Fire Homes
Talbert & Bright, Inc.
TAWoods Co.
Turf Masters
UBS Financial 
Virginia Yang Real Estate
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Tommy West
Wade and Ashley Wilson
Wilmington KOA Campground

See Our Favorites

Below are three favorite ways to partner with the North Carolina Azalea Festival.

Patron Sponsor

$1, 500
  • 2 Tickets to the Celebrity Reception
  • 2 Tickets to Headliner Concert A with Hospitality Suite & VIP Preferred Parking
  • 2 Tickets to the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party (opportunity to purchase more!)
  • 2 Tickets to Headliner Concert B with Hospitality Suite & VIP Preferred Parking
  • 2 Tickets for the Parade Bleachers OR 1 Azalea Festival Decal
  • 2 Tickets to the Patrons’ Party Gala
  • 1 Unframed Limited Edition Commemorative Print
  • BONUS! Two Additional Tickets to a Main Stage Concert of Your Choice!

Donor Sponsor

  • 4 Tickets to the Celebrity Reception
  • 4 Tickets to Headliner Concert A with Hospitality Suite & VIP Preferred Parking
  • 6 Tickets to the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party (opportunity to purchase more!)
  • 4 Tickets to Headliner Concert B with Hospitality Suite & VIP Preferred Parking
  • 4 Tickets for the Parade Bleachers
  • 4 Tickets for the Patrons’ Party Gala
  • Framed Limited Edition Print
  • 2 Tickets to the Chefs' Showcase
  • Marketing & Sponsor Recognition (Click Below For Details)

Advertise With Us

  • Logo on Visitor's Page: $500
  • 3 Social Media Mentions: $500
  • E-Newsletter Mention: $250
  • Digital Billboards (costs vary)

Request More Information

Let us know how you'd like to partner for the 73rd North Carolina Azalea Festival, April 1-5, 2020! Fill out the contact form below or send an email to We'd be happy to answer any questions you have about getting involved with the Azalea Festival.
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