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  • Azalea 5K/10K/Kid’s Run

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

    1 Apr 2017

    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...

    1 Apr 2017

    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...

    5 Apr 2017

    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,...

    6 Apr 2017

    Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities, and Official Party visit a community organization to help spread the Festival spirit. Thank you to the children, staff, and Brigade Club Board …

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  • Celebrity Reception

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    The Celebrity Reception provides sponsors of the Festival...

    6 Apr 2017

    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,...

    6 Apr 2017

    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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  • After Garden Get Down

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

    7 Apr 2017

    The After Garden Get Down at Bluewater Grill is a fun, dockside party, immediately following the 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...

    7 Apr 2017

    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...

    7-9 Apr 2017

    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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  • Juried Art Show

    Over 100 North Carolina artists and national artists...

    7-9 Apr 2017

    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 Presented...

    7-9 Apr 2017

    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair Presented by Wells Fargo is a free, family event with over 330 arts and craft vendors, 40 food vendors, 2 stages, a Children’s …

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  • Boxing

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    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Boxing Tournament showcases...

    8-9 Apr 2017

    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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  • Coin Show

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

    8-9 Apr 2017

    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...

    8 Apr 2017

    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...

    8-9 Apr 2017

    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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    The Azalea Festival Parade continues to be one...

    8 Apr 2017

    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...

    8 Apr 2017

    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...

    8-9 Apr 2017

    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 at the Cotton Exchange.

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  • Street Fair Multicultural Stage

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    We invite the public to join us for...

    8 Apr 2017

    We invite the public to join us for a unique, family-friendly multicultural experience on Saturday and Sunday. The kick-off of the multicultural festivities goes global beginning Saturday at 9:30am with …

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  • Festival Finale

    Bluewater Grill kicks off their Waterfront Music Series...

    9 Apr 2017

    Bluewater Grill kicks off their Waterfront Music Series by hosting the Festival Finale at the last event of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Back of the Boat will provide the entertainment, and we …

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