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  • Art Unveiling 2014

    The NC Azalea Festival Art Unveiling is an...

    15 Nov 15 2013

    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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  • PreFestival Party

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

    17 Jan 17 2014

    The Pre-Festival Party is an annual event held in January to kick-off the North Carolina Azalea Festival. With around 800 in attendance…it was an excellent opportunity to mingle with friends as …

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  • Children’s Art Contest 2014

      2014 NC Azalea Festival Children’s Art Contest Winners...

    14-14 Feb 14 2014

      2014 NC Azalea Festival Children’s Art Contest Winners Elementary School 1st Place – Ruthie Wainwright – WAAS – 5th Grade – Art Teacher Sandy Errante 2nd Place – Ariana Wood …

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  • Scholarship Pageant

    Presented By Junior high school students from area...

    8 Mar 8 2014

    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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  • Azalea Children’s Tea

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    *******THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT FOR 2014******* The...

    23 Mar 23 2014

    *******THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT FOR 2014******* 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. …

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  • Azalea 5K/10K/Fun Walk

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

    5 Apr 5 2014

    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! Day of registration …

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  • Concerts

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    Each year the North Carolina Azalea Festival showcases...

    9-13 Apr 9 2014

    Each year the North Carolina Azalea Festival showcases national headliner concerts. Throughout the years we have had many wonderful performers, including Frank Sinatra, Brad Paisley, Patti LaBelle, Jessica Simpson, the …

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  • Queen’s Coronation

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

    9 Apr 9 2014

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

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  • Visiting Ships

    Each year  different visiting ships from around the...

    9-13 Apr 9 2014

    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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  • Brigade Boys & Girls Club Community Visit

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

    10 Apr 10 2014

    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...

    10 Apr 10 2014

    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 2014

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

    10-13 Apr 10 2014

    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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  • Off The Beaten Path Tour

    Break out the cowboy boots, because a trio...

    10 Apr 10 2014

    Break out the cowboy boots, because a trio of country music stars are rolling into town this spring to play the 2014 North Carolina Azalea Festival. Justin Moore will headline …

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  • School Visit

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

    10 Apr 10 2014

    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...

    11 Apr 11 2014

    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...

    11-13 Apr 11 2014

    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...

    11-13 Apr 11 2014

    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...

    11-13 Apr 11 2014

    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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  • Widespread Panic

    Twenty-seven years ago, a singer called J.B., a...

    11-12 Apr 11 2014

    Twenty-seven years ago, a singer called J.B., a bass-playing future journalism school dropout and a guitarist nicknamed Panic for his bouts with anxiety went looking for a drummer for their …

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  • Boxing

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    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Boxing Tournament Presented...

    12-13 Apr 12 2014

    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 …

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  • Coin Show

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

    12-13 Apr 12 2014

    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

    The 2014 Fireworks will be displayed over the...

    12 Apr 12 2014

    The 2014 Fireworks will be displayed over the Cape Fear River in Downtown Wilmington!

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  • Historic Home Tour 2014

    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Home Tour is...

    12-13 Apr 12 2014

    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

    Presented By The North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade...

    12 Apr 12 2014

    Presented By The North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade is an annual event that is viewed by over 100,000 people. Floats, marching units and bands, clowns and horses, all highlighted by …

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  • Patrons’ Party Gala

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

    12 Apr 12 2014

    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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    See below for a complete schedule of the...

    12-13 Apr 12 2014

    See below for a complete schedule of the 2014 Children’s area! SATURDAY APRIL 12TH 12:00-1:00 SCIENCE FAIR 1:00-1:30 CAROLINA GYMNASTICS 1:30-2;00 TECHNIQUES IN MOTION 2:00-2:30 DANCE ARTS CONSERVATORY 2:30-3:00 INSPIRATIONS …

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  • Street Fair Multicultural Stage

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      2014 NC  Azalea Festival Multicultural Stage (Corner...

    12-13 Apr 12 2014

      2014 NC  Azalea Festival Multicultural Stage (Corner of Walnut & North  Front Streets) April 12th and 13th, 2014 Join us at the 2014 NC Azalea Festival  Multicultural Stage for …

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