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Azalea Festival

2012 Azalea Festival art unveiled

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The Azalea Festival committee unveiled the 2012 festival art piece Monday night and it was very well received. Artist Terry Sellers Harrison said she wanted to capture a sense of play and a more contemporary idea for now and the future. Full story...
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Weather says fall, azaleas say spring

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It definitely feels like fall, but this morning a sign of spring arrived in Wilmington. Encore Azalea dropped off hundreds of azalea plants at Airlie Gardens this morning for next spring's Azalea Garden Tour. Full story...
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History blooms in florist's attic discovery

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When the owner of Julia's Florist, formerly known as Rehder's Florist, took over, she knew that a box of Rehder's things was still in the attic, but she never had time to go through it. When she finally brought it out, Dana Cook found hand written letters, old pictures, yellowed newspaper clippings and magazines. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man reunited with childhood rival John McEnroe

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video There are not many people who can say they've beaten John McEnroe on the tennis court, but one Wilmington man can say he's done it multiple times. Full story...
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McEnroe, Martin serve up support for Althea Gibson Tennis Center

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The real winner was the Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park, which gets the proceeds from the event, including a donation from tennis great John McEnroe. Full story...
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Social shaggers and seasoned pros dance off in Shag Contest

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Hear the beat and move your feet to the sounds of shagging. Full story...
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Coins and bills showcase history

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Calling all coin collectors. If you love to buy, sell, trade or just look at history in the form of money, the Azalea Festival Coin Show is for you. Full story...
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Home Tour gives people a chance to peek inside history

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Wilmington is rich with history, and much of it in the form of homes downtown. Full story...
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Tradition rolls on with the Azalea Festival Parade

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The parade has come and gone, but the Azalea Festival tradition rolls on as some folks are already looking forward to next year's spectacle. Full story...
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Meet Chris, Cacky, Jerry & George this weekend at the Azalea Festival Street Fair!

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Come meet the new WWAY NewsChannel 3 anchor team this weekend during the Azalea Festival Street Fair. Our booth will be on Water Street near the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence parking lot. Full story...
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"And the Winner Is..." BEST AZALEA FESTIVAL EVENT

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It's that time of year again. The sun's up longer, yellow pollen is everywhere and azaleas are in bloom. That can only mean one thing: AZALEA FESTIVAL! This week we want to know what's your favorite event of the week? Is it the Parade on Saturday? The Garden Party on Friday? Or maybe it's the concerts, or the Historic Home Tour or maybe even the Azalea Garden Tour or Street Fair? Whatever you choose, let us know what you think is the BEST AZALEA FESTIVAL EVENT! Full story...
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Azalea Garden Tour: Oakdale Cemetery

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video It may not be the traditional venue you'd think of for a garden tour, but the Oakdale Cemetery is certainly not a stop you'll want to miss on the 58th Annual Azalea Garden Tour. Full story...
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Home Tour: Fanning House

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video The Fanning House is more than 150 old, but it has a new look and is home to a young family. The scene of this year's Historic Home Tour Ribbon Cutting is a work in progress and a course study for anyone who thinks they might want to take on a project of historic proportions. Full story...
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Art Show paints a beautiful picture for Azalea Festival

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If you haven't canvassed all of the Azalea Festival events yet, make sure to stop by the Art Show this weekend. Full story...
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Azalea Garden Tour: Airlie Gardens

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video The 58th Annual Azalea Garden Tour is underway, and you don't want to miss a regular part of the tour. Known by some as the crown jewel of the Cape Fear, Airlie Gardens attracts thousands to Wilmington each spring to view the beautiful color. Full story...
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