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For Immediate Release: North Carolina Azalea Festival 2019 Official Artwork Unveiled

For Immediate Release North Carolina Azalea Festival 2019 Official Artwork Unveiled WILMINGTON, NC –Each year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival President chooses an artist to create an artistic representation of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. This artwork is then used in Festival promotions and publicity, and duplicated into Festival prints for sale to the public.…
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The North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Second Musical Artist for 2019 Main Stage Concert Series – Tyler Farr

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Second Musical Artist for 2019 Main Stage Concert Series – Tyler Farr WILMINGTON, NC – The 2019 North Carolina Azalea Festival announces the second performing artist for the Main Stage Concert Series -Tyler Farr. He will be performing on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The Missouri native’s dry…
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The North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces First Musical Artist for the 2019 Main Stage Concert Series – Hank Williams Jr.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 The North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces First Musical Artist for the 2019 Main Stage Concert Series – Hank Williams Jr. WILMINGTON, NC – The 2019 North Carolina Azalea Festival announces the first performing artist for the Main Stage Concert Series as Hank Williams, Jr. with opening act Frank Foster. They will…
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Meet the Baker/Creator of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake!

North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Public Meet and Greet Opportunity with the “royal wedding cake baker” Claire Ptak leading up to the 2nd annual Chefs’ Showcase The North Carolina Azalea Festival will be hosting a public meet and greet opportunity with Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery from London on Friday, January 18th. Claire is…
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Azalea Festival Wins International Festivals and Events Pinnacle Awards

For Immediate Release North Carolina Azalea Festival Wins Two International Festivals and Events Pinnacle Awards Boise, Idaho- The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina on October 1, 2018 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the 63rd Annual IFEA Convention,…
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Festival Volunteer and 2017 President Jean A. Lawler Awarded the International Festivals and Events Association Volunteer of the Year Award

WILMINGTON, NC: The International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) has named long-time Azalea Festival volunteer Jean A. Lawler as its 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Jean A. Lawler has volunteered with the North Carolina Azalea Festival for over 50 years, and served as its President in 2017. Jean will accept the Volunteer of the Year…
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Why Volunteer With The Azalea Festival?

Many people don’t know that the North Carolina Azalea Festival is a year-round organization…it takes 365 days to coordinate and execute a five-day event each April. There is a small staff, but truly the Festival is organized by a corp of dedicated volunteers who LOVE where they live. We’d love for you to join us!…
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Vote “North Carolina Azalea Festival” as the South’s Best!

Our community has an exciting opportunity to vote for the North Carolina Azalea Festival as the BEST Festival in the south! Southern Living is asking you to cast your vote, and we’d love to see Wilmington, North Carolina featured in this nationwide publication. But we need your help! Please note, the North Carolina Azalea Festival is not…
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Harrelson Center Holds Dedication For Mural Donated By Wine & Design

Wilmington, NC – On Thursday, June 1, The Harrelson Center celebrated the dedication of a 12 X 8 wall mural created by Wine and Design artist Michelle Burke and comprised of 162 individual 8×10 paintings done by the community at the 2017 Azalea Festival Street Fair. The mural of Wilmington landmarks is displayed permanently in…
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North Carolina Azalea Festival Recognized By The Office of the North Carolina Governor For Volunteerism & Community Service

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The North Carolina Azalea Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary three weeks ago with beautiful weather and yes, even blooming azaleas. As the largest Festival of its kind in the state, the Azalea Festival is dependent on a base of dedicated, professional, and passionate volunteers. These volunteers have most recently been honored by…
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