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Azalea Festival

Former Miss America to serve as Azalea Queen; first queen, Olympic gold medalist among guests

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videoA woman crowned Miss America two years ago will get another crown next month in Wilmington, and she'll get it from the very first woman to hold the title. Full story...
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Azalea bloom late due to cold winter

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videoThe Azalea Festival in Wilmington relies on the beautiful flowers to set the scene for the celebration. Full story...
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Big Daddy Kane to headline 'Old School Concert' during Azalea Festival

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Another Grammy Award winner is performing at the Azalea Festival next month. Full story...
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Spring Soiree kicks off Azalea Festival lead-up

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videoThe Azalea Festival Spring Soiree kicked off the lead-up to Wilmington's biggest event Friday night at the Hilton downtown. Full story...
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Azalea Festival Parade route to switch direction

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videoThe annual Azalea Festival Parade is changing course. Literally. Full story...
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Rapper Nelly to headline Azalea Festival concert

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videoIt may still be winter, but there was a big Azalea Festival announcement tonight. Grammy Award-winner Nelly will play the Friday night concert during this spring's festival. Full story...
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Azalea Festival organizers enlist help to find volunteers

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videoTens of thousands of people enjoy the Azalea Festival's concerts, fairs and special events each year and organizers need your help to make it happen this year. The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is partnering with Azalea Festival organizers in an effort to find the hundreds of the volunteers they need. Full story...
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Venue switch in store for the boxing event at Azalea Festival

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videoBoxing has been part of the Azalea Festival for 35 years. Williston Middle School in Wilmington has served as the location for the Azalea Festival boxing tournament for most of those years, but that will not be the case this April when the Azalea Festival rolls around again. The new venue will be in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Riverfront Park work to start after Azalea Festival

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video Work planned at and around Riverfront Park in Wilmington will not start until after next spring's Azalea Festival, the city says. Full story...
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Alan Jackson to play Azalea Festival

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videoWe're barely into fall, but it's already to start making plans for spring's biggest event in Wilmington. The North Carolina Azalea Festival announced country star Alan Jackson will headline one of the concerts set for the annual event, which runs April 8-12, 2015. Full story...
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