The North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington has become the largest and most entertaining event of its kind in North Carolina. Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival has emerged as Wilmington’s premier event. Each year the Festival Board strives to make this event bigger and better. One of the ways we are able to meet that goal is through the generous support of the Festival’s sponsors.
Through a recent Economic Impact Study, conducted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, it has been estimated that the Festival activities contribute to $50 million of new money to the economy of Wilmington and the coastal Carolina area. Drawing 200,000 participants from throughout the state and region, the Festival is widely covered by local, regional and national media.
This unique celebration offers excellent sponsorship opportunities. It is a way for involved companies and individuals to support the community while taking advantage of an excellent promotional vehicle that provides a positive image and direct exposure to the people of coastal Carolina and beyond.