This wonderful family event happens every year to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks to the holiday, this can easily turn into a long weekend at the beach! If you do not have local accommodations, Wrightsville Beach has three full service resorts, numerous hotel options and a great selection of rental options. You can learn more about our hotel options at We will regularly update this page with special packages offered by our sponsors and partners.

Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Our host sponsor, the Blockade Runner Beach Resort is located directly on the parade route, is also home to our Atlantic Marine Launch Party, and also hosts the Parade Judges and Sponsor Tent. We have worked with them to develop the following exclusive Flotilla Weekend vacation packages. 

Flotilla Weekend Package

Spend this Thanksgiving celebrating in style.  When you book the Thanksgiving Flotilla package, your long holiday weekend will start with the Blockade Runner’s incredible Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday and a welcome gift in your room.  Friday morning, wake up and enjoy our full hot breakfast and then spend the rest of the day relaxing by the beach or head to one of the local shopping centers.  Friday night be our guest at the Atlantic Marine Launch Party, held at the resort.  The Launch party will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres. live music and a cash bar.  Saturday, head over to Wrightsville Beach park after breakfast to explore the vendor tents and activities at the Festival in the Park.  Saturday night, you won’t want to be anywhere but the Blockade Runner to watch the famous Holiday Flotilla parade.  Book a harbor front room to watch the parade and fireworks right from the warmth and comfort of your own room.  If you prefer the oceanside, then bundle up and walk over to our sound side lawn to watch the parade from the shore.  This will be a memorable way to kick off the holiday season!

Flotilla Image from the top of the Blockade Runner: Courtesy of Joshua McClure