Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends in Wilmington, North Carolina this November 2014.
Kick off the holiday season with these festive events happening Thanksgiving week in Wilmington, North Carolina. Jump start your appetite Thanksgiving morning at the Gallop for the Gravy 5K or the Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot. Enjoy a delicious meal at popular Wilmington restaurants Thanksgiving Day and let the holiday festivities continue at the 31st North Carolina Holiday Flotilla Thanksgiving weekend. We look forward to seeing you at these holiday events in Wilmington, NC.
Visiting from out of town? Our local hotel partners invite you to celebrate Thanksgiving with them in Wilmington, NC!
Thanksgiving 2014 Events:
Gallop for the Gravy 5K
November 27, 2014 at 8AM
Come join us at 8 AM Thanksgiving Day before the turkey and traveling for a fun certified 5K run through the Forest Hills Neighborhood in Wilmington, NC! Proceeds benefit Juvenile Diebetes Research Foundation, Full Belly Project, and scholarships at UNCW and cape Fear Community College. You can register in person at the YMCA on Market St. from 5PM to 7PM on November 26th and from 6AM to 7:30AM on the day of the race. This scenic certified 5k course starts and finishes at the Wilmington Family YMCA. Click here for additional information.
Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot
November 27, 2014 at 8:30AM
Don't miss this year's Turkey Trot! Burn off those pre-Thanksgiving calories with the Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot. You can run or walk the 5K or 1 Mile course along the Wrightsville Beach Loop. It will be fun for the entire family and all proceeds benefit Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. So join us on Thanksgiving morning, November 27th, at 8:30AM. For more information or to register, click here.
31st North Carolina Holiday Flotilla
November 28 - 29, 2014
The 31st Flotilla weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th. From our humble beginnings thirty years ago, the Flotilla has grown to become one of the top 20 events in the Southeast and a must see family weekend, attracting an estimated 50,000 people to Wrightsville Beach annually. Our weekend kicks off with the fabulous Launch Party held at the Blockade Runner on Friday November 28th, followed by the family friendly Festival in the Park on Saturday November 29th and of course, the spectacular lighted boat parade and increasingly impressive fireworks will be that evening. Call 910-256-2120 for more information.
Thanksgiving 2014 Holiday Dinners:
Wilmington NC restaurants invite you to enjoy a delicious holiday spread on Thanksgiving Day. Sweet n Savory, The Bridge Tender, Cracker Barrel, KW Cafeterias and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 27th. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal prepared for you by these Wilmington restaurants.
Thanksgiving 2014 Holiday Accommodations:
The Holiday Inn Wilmington and the Staybridge Suites Wilmington invite you to spend Thanksgiving on the coast! Enjoy comfortable accommodations, excellent customer service, sparkling indoor pools and complimentary hot breakfast buffets during your stay. Conveniently located halfway between Wrightsville Beach and historic downtown, these Wilmington hotels offer easy access to all of Wilmington's popular attractions. Make your reservations today to spend Thanksgiving 2014 in Wilmington, North Carolina!
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