Dear Community Friends,
As we move into Fall and the Holiday Season, we all look forward to spending time with family and friends and enjoying celebrating our traditions during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Unfortunately due to Covid-19, many of our traditional events will not be happening to insure the health and safety of all of us. The NC Holiday Flotilla, a 38 year tradition in southeastern North Carolina, has been canceled.
Our board feels that families and businesses have suffered tremendous economic impacts which made us hesitant to aggressively solicit sponsor donations to secure funding for the fireworks, the boat parade, the liability insurance, permits from the Town of Wrightsville Beach along with police and fire assistance and advertising. For the past few years we have been fortunate to receive TDA money through the Town of Wrightsville Beach. We were unsure that those funds would be available this year.
Of course the health and well being of our participants and spectators was of utmost importance to us. We were very hesitant to encourage folks to congregate in large crowds for the boat parade and fireworks as well as the Day in the Park and the Friday Night Party.
We hope that you will understand why we have made this difficult decision. We are looking forward to coming back Strong in 2021 for our 39th Flotilla weekend.TRADITIONS MEAN A LOT TO ALL OF US, SO WE HAVE DECIDED TO DO A TWIST ON OUR TRADITIONAL FLOTILLA WEEKEND.The NC Holiday Flotilla is sponsoring a “Door to Dock” Decorating Contest
for all docks located on our traditional Flotilla route from the drawbridge down Motts Channel into Banks Channel and to the Coast Guard Station. We will have 4 categories, lots of prizes and a People’s Choice category so the public can text in their votes for their favorite dock. For those without a boat to enjoy from the water, we will offer a live stream that you can enjoy in your home and you can still text to vote for your favorites.
Please particpate! ENTRY DEADLINE: November 20, 2020
JUDGING DATES: November 27 and November 28, 2020
WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2020
Download your dock registration form here
We wish you all a safe and healthy Holiday Season.
NC Holiday Flotilla Board