Chefs’ Showcase: a Kick-Off Event

The Chefs’ Showcase will be re-presented for 2021…more information on our Chefs’ Series coming soon!

Chefs’ Showcase: a Kick-Off Event

The Chefs’ Showcase is a seated culinary adventure consisting of a 5-course meal with fine wine pairings, light entertainment, high-end silent auction items, and a luxury vacation raffle. Notable chefs from our region (and beyond!) work together to prepare the dishes…they always cook up something exciting! Take a look at 2020’s Chef line-up and menu: […]

North Carolina Azalea Festival to Celebrate Spring All Year Long

The North Carolina Azalea Festival has announced it will be celebrating Spring during Festival dates of April 7-11, 2021….and continuing throughout the year. The Festival team – made up of over 120 volunteers in leadership positions and Festival staff – have been working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to plan a springtime celebration for the community […]

VIP Experiences

VIP Experiences PATRON VIP TICKET PACKAGE SEE ALL OPPORTUNITIESSPONSORSHIP KIT EVERGREEN BUSINESS PACKAGE STANDARD PACKAGES SPONSOR AN EVENT Exclusive Experiences These BEHIND THE SCENE opportunities are ways to experience the Festival in a special, VIP way. Azalea Sweep Teams | $250Are you TEAM EARTH?! Sponsor an Azalea Sweep Team to helpclean up Wilmington the weekend […]

Wonderful Weekend in Wilmington

I had a wonderful weekend in Wilmington during the Martin Luther King Holiday. On Saturday,  I attended the 2019 Azalea Festival Chef’s Showcase. It was a wonderful Saturday afternoon and a very successful event; thank you to all who came! I enjoyed tasting all of the delicious food that the talented chefs prepared. It was […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]