• Saturday, December 8th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Get into the holiday spirit with a little coastal flair with this annual boat parade that will have participants and spectators alike grinning from ear to ear. The Pine Knoll Shores Flotilla is an annual event that longtime residents and frequent vacationers look forward to, as it presents a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday spirit in the heart of the Crystal Coast.

The event takes place in the calm waters of the Bogue Sound, and spectators will want to head to McNeil Park in the heart of Pine Knoll Shores to find a vantage point for the ensuing display. During the flotilla, vessels of all seizes will be decked out in dazzling lights and décor, and will make a slow and steady procession from the Brock Basin all the way to the edge of McNeil Park. Mariners are welcome to join in the parade, and spectators can warm up by the fire or enjoy a little hot cocoa and snacks, which are traditionally available on the park grounds. A fun celebration for visitors of all ages, the annual Pine Knoll Shores Flotilla is a fantastic way for folks to get into the coastal spirit while enjoying the beautiful open waters of the Crystal Coast.