Monthly Archives: March 2017

There are many good reasons to visit TidalWalk…

There are some good reasons to visit TidalWalk, and it turns out we just thought of one more!

It’s springtime, when love is in the air. The warmer weather means we start thinking about the beach, anticipating all the fun in the months ahead. Now is an especially good time to come visit the TidalWalk community, and find your place in the sun. Arrive between April 5th  through 9th, and you’ll be here just in time for the 70th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival.

When you live at TidalWalk, all of Wilmington awaits, including the Azalea Festival.

“The TidalWalk lifestyle means so many things to so many of our residents,” says Jennifer Summers, Sales Associate. “It’s luxury, the pristine natural environment, quiet moments and intimate friendships. And Wilmington is just moments away, so when an event as big as the Azalea Festival happens, everyone will be there.”

What is the Azalea Festival all about?  It’s “A Scene to be Seen,” as their official motto goes. Yes, the showy springtime blooms are the start of this show, but they are not the only reason to attend. The event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and residents, and features a two-day Street Fair, the Festival Parade, musical concerts featuring big name acts (The Temptations and Duran Duran, to mention a few), home and garden tours, an art show, 5K and 10K runs, fireworks, and this year, the Riverwalk Shag Contest!

And if you don’t know what “shagging” is, we’re not going to tell you. You’ll just have to come see for yourself.

Wouldn’t it be great to live at the beach?

If you’re in town for the Azalea Festival, make the short drive to TidalWalk and it will be easy to imagine how great life can be. “A lot of people live here year-round,” explains Jennifer, “while others make TidalWalk their “go to” getaway throughout the year.”  Owning a home or townhome in this premier master planned gated community gives you access to the boat docks, fishing pier, club house, walk-in saltwater pool, beach, private island and many other amenities.

Once you see TidalWalk, you’ll want to stay. And it’s as easy as contacting Jennifer at TidalWalk.com or [email protected]

Wilmington Parade of Homes. From the River to the Sea.

Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association Parade of Homes

April 22-23
April 29-30

Learn more about Parade of Homes

From the River to the Sea
The historic port city of Wilmington has so much to offer! From the historic downtown, settled in the early 1700’s, to scenic beaches and waterways…Wilmington and the surrounding areas have something for everyone!

Downtown
There isn’t anything quite like the downtown’s waterfront charm. Shoppers will not be disappointed by the many unique local boutiques and shops lining the streets, including the historic Cotton Exchange. Speaking of history, take the chance to explore downtown Wilmington’s National Register Historic District, spanning over 230 blocks of churches, classic architecture, moss-draped live oaks, brick-lined streets and antebellum homes. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the old South by touring historic Bellamy Mansion or the Burgwin-Wright House. Hop aboard a fun water taxi ride to the famous World War II Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, a monument 70 years standing dedicated to the proud American military.

Food
From its riverbanks to its beaches, Wilmington is renowned for some of the South’s best restaurants and eateries. Dine on fresh local seafood and regional specialties at more than 40 locally owned restaurants and pubs in downtown Wilmington’s historic river district alone, Feast on down-home classics such as fried shrimp or pulled pork. Dine outdoors and indulge in excellent seafood creations at a popular riverfront or oceanfront spot. Craft beer aficionados can quench their thirst at local breweries and area top hops spots. There’s a little something for everyone, appetites big and small!

Arts & Culture
Did you know that Wilmington is often referred to as “Wilmywood”? From screen to stage, Wilmington is renowned for its dedication to the arts. Get your tickets to a show at historic Thalian Hall or the new Humanities & Fine Arts Center at Cape Fear Community College. If you’re lucky, you might even bump into a film crew for popular television series such as “Sleepy Hollow” or “Under the Dome.” More of a fine arts aficionado? Wilmington harbors a myriad of stunning galleries. See the unique exhibits on display at the Cameron Art Museum or even take one of their classes!

NC Azalea Festival

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington’s annual community celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the state. Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival has emerged as Wilmington’s premier event.

Each April, a full week of natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, fun family events and Southern hospitality come together to showcase the charms of the Wilmington area. For community pride and springtime pageantry, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has no equal!

Find out more about the Azalea Festival.

 

 

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 such a fun visit.

Since 1896, the Brigade Boys & Girls Club has been in the forefront of youth development in the Wilmington area, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The Club offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. Today the Club servers over 2,300 youth, grades K-12, in New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties.

Find out more about all the events that take place during the Azalea Festival
Calendar of Events