WWAY NewsChannel 3 is proud to be a community partner of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. With festivities kicking off Wednesday, April 6 and continuing through Sunday, April 10, WWAY NewsChannel 3 will bring you local coverage of this exciting Wilmington tradition.

The WWAY News Team will be out and about in the Wilmington community to celebrate the 2016 North Carolina Azalea Festival and we invite you to join us!

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Local and national artists presented fine paintings at the Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale this weekend. (Photo: Helen Holt)
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Art show held at Hannah Block Community Arts Center through Sunday

Over 100 artists presented fine paintings at the Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale this weekend.
The Azalea Festival street fair continues through Sunday. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY)
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Azalea Festival street fair continues through Sunday

The Azalea Festival wouldn't be complete without the street fair in downtown Wilmington.
A breezy, but sunny day for the 69th Annual Azalea Festival parade in Downtown Wilmington. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY)
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Downtown streets pack for Azalea Festival parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Wilmington Saturday for the Azalea Festival Parade.
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AZALEA GARDEN TOUR: 4901 Trailing Vine Lane

Linda MacRae says she had no prior gardening experience before she started working on her own.
Two young ladies talk about what it means to be an azalea belle. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY)
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Triplets say being an Azalea Belle is a big deal

As another day of Azalea Festival festivities comes to an end, there is still a weekend full of events happening that include the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles.
Azalea Queen Anna Kooiman cut the ribbon at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Friday to begin the Azalea Garden Tour. (Photo: Helen Holt)
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63rd Annual Azalea Garden Tour begins

Azalea Queen Anna Kooiman cut the ribbon at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Friday to begin the Azalea Garden Tour.
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Road closures planned as crowds head for Azalea Festival Street Fair, Parade this weekend

Each year among the most popular events during the Azalea Festival are the parade on Saturday morning and the street fair throughout the weekend. To make it possible, it means several road closures in and around downtown Wilmington.
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AZALEA GARDEN TOUR: 1301 Johns Creek Road

Sherrel Bunn's garden at 1301 Johns Creek Road is almost as bright and colorful as Sherrel herself.