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  • PreFestival Party

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    The Pre-Festival Party is an annual event held...

    1-30 Jan 1 2015

    The Pre-Festival Party is an annual event held in January to kick-off the North Carolina Azalea Festival. With around 600 in attendance…it is an excellent opportunity to mingle with friends as …

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  • Children’s Art Contest

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    The Children’s Art Contest is an annual contest...

    16 Jan 16 2015

    The Children’s Art Contest is an annual contest showcasing the amazing artistic talents of the youth in our community. Each year over 200 students register their artwork in the contest. …

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  • Scholarship Pageant

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    Presented By Junior high school students from area...

    14 Mar 14 2015

    Presented By Junior high school students from area high schools compete in this annual Scholarship Pageant based on a private interview with judges, evening gown competition and on-stage presentation. BB&T …

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  • Children’s Tea

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    The Azalea Children’s Tea is an annual event...

    22 Mar 22 2015

    The Azalea Children’s Tea is an annual event hosted by the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. The Azalea Children’s Tea is truly an enchanted experience. With the theme changing each year, it …

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  • Azalea 5K/10K/Fun Walk

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    The North Carolina Azalea Festival 5K/10K & 1...

    4 Apr 4 2015

    The North Carolina Azalea Festival 5K/10K & 1 mile-Fun Walk is an annual event hosted by the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. Kids, dogs, and costumes are welcome! All proceeds from …

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  • Concerts

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    Each year we showcase national headliner concerts during...

    8-12 Apr 8 2015

    Each year we showcase national headliner concerts during our Azalea Festival Concert Series. Throughout the years we have had many wonderful performers, including Frank Sinatra, Brad Paisley, Patti LaBelle, Jessica …

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  • Queen’s Coronation

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    Watch as the 2010 Queen Azalea, Lindsey Shaw...

    8 Apr 8 2015

    Watch as the 2010 Queen Azalea, Lindsey Shaw receives the crown from US Congressman Mike McIntyre

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  • Alan Jackson

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    Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary...

    9 Apr 9 2015

    Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to the North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington on April 9th. Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY …

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  • Brigade Boys & Girls Club Community Visit

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    Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities,...

    9 Apr 9 2015

    Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities, and Official Party visit a community organization to help spread the Festival spirit.  We were proud to visit the Brigade Boys & …

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  • Celebrity Reception

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    The Celebrity Reception provides sponsors of the Festival...

    9 Apr 9 2015

    The Celebrity Reception provides sponsors of the Festival a close and personal opportunity to see and meet Queen Azalea, Celebrity Guests, and other Festival Dignitaries.  A relaxing luncheon on sprawling …

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  • Cole Bros Circus

    Covering more than an acre of ground, the...

    9-12 Apr 9 2015

    Covering more than an acre of ground, the Cole Bros. Circus Big Top is a favorite event of the Festival. Its combination of costumed characters, acrobatics, clowns, and more draws …

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  • School Visit

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    Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities,...

    9 Apr 9 2015

    Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities, and Official Party visit a local school to share the Festival spirit.  The school works year-long to prepare a program and showcase …

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  • Airlie Luncheon Garden Party

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    The premier event in Wilmington, the Airlie Luncheon...

    10 Apr 10 2015

    The premier event in Wilmington, the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party is one you can’t miss! Join us and 2,500 of our closest friends as we kick off Spring with big …

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  • Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

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    The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour...

    10-12 Apr 10 2015

    The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour is sponsored by the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc.  The tour has been featured in SOUTHERN LIVING and is one of the …

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  • Juried Art Show

    Over 100 North Carolina artists and national artists...

    10-12 Apr 10 2015

    Over 100 North Carolina artists and national artists present fine paintings at the Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale.  The Art Show is a long-standing tradition of the North …

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  • Street Fair

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    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair is...

    10-12 Apr 10 2015

    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair is a free, family event with over 330 arts and craft vendors, 40 food vendors, 4 stages, a children’s area and a whole …

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  • Visiting Ships

    Each year different visiting ships from around the...

    10-12 Apr 10 2015

    Each year different visiting ships from around the world join us in celebrating the North Carolina Azalea Festival. As you enjoy the beauty of downtown Wilmington, take time to explore …

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  • Boxing

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    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Boxing Tournament Presented...

    11-12 Apr 11 2015

    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Boxing Tournament Presented by Ringside showcases some of the finest boxers from the National and International level of competition & from the military branches. Queen Azalea …

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  • Coin Show

    A fun filled family event! Children are given...

    11-12 Apr 11 2015

    A fun filled family event! Children are given free foreign coins to learn about currency and foreign countries. More than 30 dealers from several surrounding states are on hand to …

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  • Fireworks

    A favorite Festival event, the fireworks are presented...

    11 Apr 11 2015

    A favorite Festival event, the fireworks are presented over the majestic Cape Fear River. Come early to pick out your best viewing spot!

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  • Historic Home Tour

    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Home Tour is...

    11-12 Apr 11 2015

    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Home Tour is an annual event held by the Historic Wilmington Foundation.  Proceeds from the Home Tour will advance the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to …

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  • Parade

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    Presented By The Azalea Festival Parade continues to...

    11 Apr 11 2015

    Presented By The Azalea Festival Parade continues to be one of Southeastern North Carolina’s largest annual event, with over 100,000 viewers each year.  Our traditional parade route flows right through …

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  • Patrons’ Party Gala

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    The Patrons’ Party Gala is the grand finale...

    11 Apr 11 2015

    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 …

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  • Street Fair Children’s Area

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    The Street Fair Children’s Area is family fun...

    11-12 Apr 11 2015

    The Street Fair Children’s Area is family fun for everyone!  Games, children’s craft projects, and a stage dedicated to children’s performances all await you.

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  • Street Fair Multicultural Stage

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    The Azalea Festival Multicultural Stage is a two-day...

    11-12 Apr 11 2015

    The Azalea Festival Multicultural Stage is a two-day family friendly celebration where you can experience the best in contemporary and traditional music, dance and ethnic pageantry from around the world!  …

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  • Art Unveiling

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    The NC Azalea Festival Art Unveiling is an...

    16 Oct 16 2015

    The NC Azalea Festival Art Unveiling is an annual event held in the Fall where we unveil next year’s Official Artwork.

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