VIP Experiences

Exclusive Experiences

These BEHIND THE SCENE opportunities are ways to experience the Festival in a special, VIP way.

Azalea Sweep Teams | $250
Are you TEAM EARTH?! Sponsor an Azalea Sweep Team to help
clean up Wilmington the weekend prior to the Azalea Festival.
Receive one Main Stage concert ticket of choice for up to 10 team
members who volunteer at Azalea Sweep. Team sponsor receives
recognition at Check-In as well as at the volunteer luncheon after
the Sweep. Sponsor logo is also listed on the Sweep T-shirt and
promoted through social media and Festival e-Newsletters.

Celebrity Reception Table | $1,000
Secure a reserved table at the Celebrity Reception. Table sponsorship
comes with eight tickets to the event as well as an introduction to
Queen Azalea and Invited Guests. The table host will receive two
Garden Party tickets as well as recognition in the program speech.

Chefs’ Showcase Table | $1,000
Enjoy a table at the Chefs’ Showcase. Table sponsorship comes
with eight tickets to the event, as well as two Garden Party tickets
for the table host. Table sponsors (all eight guests), also get to
enjoy a private meet and greet with the chefs preceding the Chefs’
Showcase Event with other Table Sponsors and Festival Sponsors.  Table hosts are recognized in the introduction speech.


Parade Reviewing Stand Experience | $25
Watch the Parade from the best seat in town — on the Parade
Reviewing Stand! Enjoy children’s activities, continental
breakfast, and lunch all from your incredible seat along the Parade
route. Includes access to the indoor restrooms.

For Our Existing Sponsors Only:

Patrons’ Gala VIP Table Upgrade | $300
Secure your own private table for four at the Patrons’ Gala.
Includes a server. Note: tickets to the Patrons’ Gala not included.
All table guests must already have Patrons’ Party Gala tickets to
enjoy this upgrade.

Celebrity Reception VIP Table Upgrade | $300
Secure your own private table for four at the Celebrity Reception.
Includes a server. Note: tickets to the Celebrity Reception are not
included. All table guests must already have Celebrity Reception
tickets to enjoy this upgrade.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at

919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

Festival Sponsors

Our Glen Dale, Benefactor, Gable, Donor Sponsors, Evergreen Sponsors and Community Partners

Thank you to our 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

2023 Patrons

To Date January 2023

Alan Efting

Amy Dean

Andrew Jackson Law, PC

Andrew Moore Farms, LLC

Andrew T and Summer Nettleman

Andy Mills

Ballantine Company, Inc. 

Barbara Pugh Real Estate

Barron Young

Baugh Consulting

Beck Smith

Bill Gierie

Bob King Buick GMC, Inc. 


Braxton & Co., LLC

Byrnes Holding Corporation

Carolyn B Greenwood

Cape Fear Engineering


Cavik Insurance, LLC

Coastline Therapy Group

Copley Investment Management

Cyndi & Ronnie McNeill

David & Kristin Czufin

David Swain

Deborah Gasser

First Bank

Greg Pleasants / UBS Financial Services

Griffin Estep

Harris Services

Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo

The Huneycutt Group, Inc.

Jean & Eddie Lawler

John & Pam Blakely

Kathleen R Esposito

Kim Whitfield

Lexi Gray Property Management, LLC

Liberty Land Development, Inc. 

Lindsey & Joshua Bushee

Linda & David Brown

Linda Wilson

Longley Supply Company

Mark III Employee Benefits

Michael Kuzma

Michael & Alana Seaman

Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington

North State Bank

Patti & Michael Jacaruso

Paula Humphrey

Professional Healthcare Consultants

Mr & Mrs Robert Leimkuhler

Ross Marino

Sammy & Sharon Flowers

Sandy Cyphers

Sawyer Products

Scott & Sharon Evans

SeaHorse Management


Southern Bank Mortgage

Sunday Allen

Susan & Thomas Nettleman

Suzanne Lindsay

Tony Britt-Kirkegaard and Dr Gary Kirkegaard

TSM Enterprises Group Inc. 

Wade Wilson

William Kaufman