Harborfront rooms at Blockade Runner Beach Resort are front row seats for this event. This amazing display, amplified by viewing from guest rooms high above the harbor, incorporates lighted parade boats, hundreds of spectator vessels and a fireworks display capping off the evening.
A full Thanksgiving weekend of events takes place at the resort:
Thanksgiving Feast prepared by our award winning culinary team
Lobster Night in EAST Oceanfront Restaurant
Captains Meeting (6:30pm)
Atlantic Marine Launch Party in the Lee Ballroom (7pm until) including auction, dancing, food and fun. Beach music by The Embers featuring Craig Woolard.
Harbor Cruises available throughout the day to view parade boat preparations.
Boat Parade (6pm), with Fireworks immediately following.
A mile-long parade of lighted vessels coming through the harbor. Judges are located on the Blockade Runner pier, which brings the parade right to our doors.
Over 30,000 spectators typically attend the event; but from a Blockade Runner Harborfront room, you’ll have the best seat on the island!
Around the beach, other Flotilla events include: a tree lighting ceremony, a visit with Santa and the “Festival in the Park” at nearby Wrightsville Beach Park.
Blues Brunch buffet in EAST from 10:30a-2p.