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  • Art Unveiling

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    The NC Azalea Festival Art Unveiling is an...

    6 Nov 6 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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  • Children’s Art Contest

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    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Children’s Art Contest,...

    15 Jan 15 2016

    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Children’s Art Contest, now in its seventh year, is an annual art contest showcasing the amazing artistic talents of the youth in our community.  Each …

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  • Scholarship Pageant

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    Presented By Junior high school students from area...

    12 Mar 12 2016

    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...

    13 Mar 13 2016

    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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  • Spring Soiree

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    The Spring Soiree, formerly known as our Pre-Festival...

    18 Mar 18 2016

    The Spring Soiree, formerly known as our Pre-Festival Party, is an annual event to kick-off the North Carolina Azalea Festival. With around 600 in attendance…it is an excellent opportunity to mingle …

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  • Azalea 5K/10K/Kid’s Run

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

    2 Apr 2 2016

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

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  • Azalea Sweep

    The Azalea Sweep is an event that takes...

    2 Apr 2 2016

    The Azalea Sweep is an event that takes place a week or two prior to the Azalea Festival. Officers, committee members, and volunteers get together and clean various places where …

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  • Queen’s Coronation

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    The Queen’s Coronation is an annual event where...

    6 Apr 6 2016

    The Queen’s Coronation is an annual event where the Queen is officially crowned the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea. In attendance are the Festival Celebrity Guests as well as: City …

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  • Brigade Boys & Girls Club Community Visit

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

    7 Apr 7 2016

    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...

    7 Apr 7 2016

    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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  • School Visit

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

    7 Apr 7 2016

    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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  • The Avett Brothers

    When you’re receptive to the forces around you,...

    7 Apr 7 2016

    When you’re receptive to the forces around you, you’ll notice there’s something powerful in the air. It’s that feeling of inspiration to which The Avett Brothers consistently remain open.” It’s a spirit …

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  • After Garden Get Down

    The After Garden Get Down at Bluewater Grill is...

    8 Apr 8 2016

    The After Garden Get Down at Bluewater Grill is a fun, dockside party immediately following the Festival’s Airlie Luncheon Garden Party.  Guests enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and the best view on …

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  • Airlie Luncheon Garden Party

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

    8 Apr 8 2016

    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...

    8-10 Apr 8 2016

    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 …

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  • City RockFest Tour

    Join us for the City RockFest Tour 2016 with...

    8 Apr 8 2016

    Join us for the City RockFest Tour 2016 with Seventh Day Slumber, Decyfer Down, Childen 18:3, Spoken, & Disciple, presented by: McDonalds, McAnderson’s Inc. and the North Carolina Azalea Festival.

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  • Juried Art Show

    Over 100 North Carolina artists and national artists...

    8-10 Apr 8 2016

    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...

    8-10 Apr 8 2016

    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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  • Boxing

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    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Boxing Tournament showcases...

    9-10 Apr 9 2016

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

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  • Chase Rice with Kane Brown

          Chase Rice When he takes...

    9 Apr 9 2016

          Chase Rice When he takes the stage to perform, Chase Rice pulls no punches. “You’re gonna be mine and I’m gonna be yours for an hour and …

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  • Coin Show

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

    9-10 Apr 9 2016

    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...

    9 Apr 9 2016

    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...

    9-10 Apr 9 2016

    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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  • MGC Parade Mile

    Welcome to the MGC Parade mile. Local law firm...

    9 Apr 9 2016

    Welcome to the MGC Parade mile. Local law firm McAngus Goudelock & Courie is teaming with Go Time and the North Carolina Azalea Festival to put on a one of a …

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  • Parade

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    The Azalea Festival Parade continues to be one...

    9 Apr 9 2016

    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 the heart …

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  • Patrons’ Party Gala

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

    9 Apr 9 2016

    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...

    9-10 Apr 9 2016

    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...

    9 Apr 9 2016

    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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  • Festival Finale

    Bluewater Grill is kicking off their Waterfront Music...

    10 Apr 10 2016

    Bluewater Grill is kicking off their Waterfront Music Series by hosting the Festival Finale, the last event of the North Carolina Azalea Festival.The Festival Committee VIP guests will dine and …

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