The 2003 North Carolina Holiday Flotilla


There will be a special electricity in the air at Wrightsville Beach on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, November 29, 2003!

It's the traditional Flotilla weekend and Wrightsville Beach will once again open its doors to thousands of visitors for this unique holiday celebration.

The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach captures the nautical essence of the holiday spirit of coastal Carolina. It is a wonderful event for the locals, boat lovers, and many tourists who come back year after year. Corporate Sponsors, Advertisers and Friends of the Flotilla provide the funding that make this special holiday event possible. All proceeds are used for Wrightsville Beach beautification projects.

Join in the fun and start your holiday at Wrightsville Beach—coastal Carolina style.

Flotilla Awards for 2002




Boat Name

Best of Show

Whitebeard's Christmas

Mark Alan Wilson

The Bottomline

Best Power Boat
under 26 ft

The Snowman


Barfinder III

Best Power
over 26 ft Boat

Cascading Christmas

Bob Bleeker


Best Sailboat
over 26 ft

Happy Holidays

Las Brisas

Best Overall
Lighting Display

Peace on Earth


Diablo III

Best Decorated
Commercial Boat


The Coast Guard Boat


Best Costumes
& Crew

A Gift for Everyone

Eric Eberhardt

Gary Nell

Judges Choice

Dunk the Halls

Ken White

Suture Self IV

People's Choice

Jesus is the Reason
for the Season

Scott Mash

Sea Flight

Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Festival in the Park
10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Park

The 2003 North Carolina Holiday Flotilla festivities open with a full day of fun for the entire family.

Arts & Craft Booths
Vendors from near and far will turn the park's soccer field into a gala, open air bazaar. A huge variety of unique gift ideas will be on display, many feature original, handmade items with holiday and nautical themes.

Children's Amusements & Art Show
The kids will have a ball with specially planned amusements throughout the Park, including games, singing and dancing, and more.

Music for Everyone

Flotilla Souvenirs
Take home a Flotilla souvenir.
Long-sleeve T's will be on sale for $20.00 each.

The Magnificent Boat Procession
6:00 P.M.

7:45 P.M.

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