Well it would appear that winter is leaving southeastern North Carolina early, which means is it quickly becoming an excellent time to travel to travel to our end of the coast! A very exciting event is coming up soon- the North Carolina Azalea Festival! It runs April 6th through April 10th, and is a large fair down on the riverfront in Wilmington. There is a parade with an Azalea Queen, andnare many small shows on stages set up downtown, a beer tent (necessity!) and the usual fair-fare of polish sausages, funnel cakes, elephant ears, etc. Lots of arts and crafts booths line the riverside, many downtown deals at our local establishments, and as always there is two high profile concerts, which this year are former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman and current country artist Darius Rucker, and the Avett Brothers!

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