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Annual Wrightsville Beach Holiday Flotilla Boat Parade & Fireworks

11/26/2022 - 5:30pm to 11/28/2022 - 9:00pm
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The Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla in Wrightsville Beach attracts more than 50,000 people to the area, and offers a whole weekend of fun! Friends and family can enjoy tree lightings, visits with Santa, a festival in the park, a classic car show, a lighted boat parade, and to top it all off - a magnificent fireworks display!

Flotilla boat parade on the water

Anyone with a boat can enter the lighted boat parade with an application, and winners receive cash prizes for the following categories: Best in Show, Best Powerboat Over 31', Best Powerboat 23' to 31', Best Powerboat 22' and Under, Best Sailboat, Best Costumes, and Crew Spirit. Parade watchers can enter their votes by text message during the event!

2022 North Carolina Holiday Flotilla Events

  • November 25, 2022:  Captain’s meeting at 5pm at King Neptune.
  • November 26, 2022:  Day in the Park – 10AM to 4PM Town Complex
    Food Vendors
    Arts and Crafts Vendors
    Car ShowRegistration 10:00-11:30AM, Judging begins at 12:00 noon
    Awards presentation scheduled for 2:00PM
    5PM – Sponsor tent opens – location to be determined
    6PM – Boat parade begins
    FIREWORKS – Following boat parade

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