Calendar

Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
1:00 pm
The Chefs’ Showcase was a new event to the Festival in 2018. This afternoon culinary adventure is a seated, 5-course meal with wine pairings, light entertainment, and high-end silent auction items. Notable chefs from our[...]
7:30 pm
  Wilmington Symphony Masterworks Concert Unfinished Business Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:30 pm, Wilson Center Concert features our Young Artists Concerto Competition Winners accompanied by the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Also the Symphony will perform Schubert’s[...]
Wilson Center
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
8:00 am
The Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron will hold its America’s Boating Course® Feb. 23-24, 2019. The course is one day of classroom instruction followed by a private four-hour on-the-water teaching cruise in partnership with[...]
Cape Fear Community College Union Station
7:30 pm
  Wilmington Symphony Masterworks Concert Storied Past Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:30 pm, Wilson Center In February the Wilmington Symphony presents one of Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular orchestral works, Scheherazade, based on the story of The[...]
Wilson Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
8:00 am
The Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron will hold its America’s Boating Course® Feb. 23-24, 2019. The course is one day of classroom instruction followed by a private four-hour on-the-water teaching cruise in partnership with[...]
Cape Fear Community College Union Station
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
On Saturday, March 2, 2019 grab your mask, don your beads and come roll the dice as we Lasissez les bons temps rouler (Let the Good Times Roll) at the Mardi Gras Casino Night at[...]
The Bellamy Mansion Museum
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
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. The winner is the recipient of the Beverly[...]
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The Azalea Sweep is an event that takes place prior to the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Officers, committee members, and volunteers get together and clean various places where the Azalea Queen will visit during her[...]
12:00 am
  The North Carolina Azalea Festival introduced a new contest in 2017, the High School Writing Contest, in an effort to reach out to more youth in the greater Wilmington area. High School students are[...]
NC
12:00 am
The North Carolina Azalea Festival Youth Art Contest Presented by the Community Foundation of NC East is an annual art contest showcasing the amazing artistic talents of the youth in our community. Each year over[...]
NC
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
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 Officials, Board Members, and Cape[...]
12:00 am
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 of Directors for making it[...]
Apr 4 all-day
12:00 am
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 country club grounds, this is[...]
Apr 4 all-day
12:00 am
Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities, and Official Party visit the Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital to help spread the Festival spirit.
NC
Apr 4 all-day
12:00 am
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 their school pride to our[...]
NC
12:00 am
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 hats, seersucker, bow ties, and[...]
12:00 am
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 longest-running and most popular[...]
12:00 am
The North Carolina Azalea Festival is proud to be an Executive Producer of the 2018-2019 Thalian Association Community Theatre Season! Thalian Association Community Theatre, the Official Community Theatre of North Carolina presents Damn Yankees on[...]
12:00 am
The Waterfront Street Fair features plenty of entertainment with our special areas such as the Children’s Area, Multicultural Area, and Music & Beer Garden! The Waterfront Street Fair provides an array food options and shopping[...]
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
The After Garden Get Down at Bluewater is a fun dockside party open to the public immediately following the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party.  Guests are invited to Bluewater’s waterfront bar & patio to enjoy live music, food[...]
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
12:00 am
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. Boxers age 8-16 and 17-34 and Master Boxer 35-up[...]
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
12:00 am
A fun-filled, family event! Children are given free foreign coins to learn about currency and foreign countries, and more than 30 dealers from several surrounding states are on hand to appraise, buy, sell and trade[...]
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
12:00 am
The North Carolina Azalea Festival Home Tour is an annual event held by the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Proceeds from the Home Tour advance the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the irreplaceable historic[...]
NC
Apr 6 – Apr 14 all-day
12:00 am
Over 100 North Carolina and national artists will present fine paintings and 3D art creations at the Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale.  This “Official Art Show” of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, created by the Wilmington Art Association, is a long-standing tradition within[...]
12:00 am
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 national party bands, this is[...]
NC
12:00 am
The Riverwalk Shag Contest is a showcase of local and regional talent with participants and spectators coming from all over the state. Join us for raffles, vendors, shag demonstrations, line dancing, and more – and of[...]
12:00 am
The Multicultural Stage is a FREE multicultural, family-friendly celebration that showcases different cultures flourishing here in the Greater Cape Fear Region. You will marvel at the authentic costumes, dance, and music of some of our[...]
8:00 am
The Wilmington Grill Music Stage & Beer Garden is a great place to catch tunes day and night. Entry is FREE. Beverages available for purchase and outdoor games on site.  Listen to your favorite local[...]
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
8:30 am
Local law firm McAngus Goudelock & Courie partnered with Go Time and the North Carolina Azalea Festival to put on a one-of-a-kind road mile race that took place ahead of the North Carolina Azalea Festival[...]
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
9:30 am
The 72nd North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 – we hope to see you there! Viewing Main viewing areas will be all along 3rd Street, from Market Street to[...]