WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- The parade of boats lit up and decorated for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks attracts folks to Wrightsville Beach every year.
This year, the event kicked off with the Festival in the Park all day before the sun went down. The crowd enjoyed food, fun, and lots of shopping. Shoppers say most of the tents even offered local and unique products.
"My intention was to find something interesting and also just to bring the dog out on a beautiful day," said Donnalee Wilcox. "And I wanted to be close to the beach. It has everything going for it as far as I am concerned."
This weekend marked the 30th Anniversary of the Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach.