The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla celebration begins Saturday, November 24th with the Festival in the Park from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in Wrightsville Beach Park. Come shop over 80 vendors, stroll through the car show, enjoy music, food, fun activities for the kids and more! That evening the Boat Parade begins promptly at 6:00 pm followed by an exciting fireworks display. Arrive early as the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will be raised at 6:00 pm to allow the boats to travel down the Intracoastal Waterway to the Banks Channel parade route. And, when you park, please make certain that your vehicle is off the roadway and not blocking emergency vehicle access, which could hinder response to emergency calls.