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Historic Bath Flotilla
Saturday, December 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Beaufort County boating group informally known as The Bath Flotilla will celebrate its annual Christmas event on Saturday Dec. 3, under a new leader in Bath resident John O’Neill.
“The flotilla is purely local. There’s no entry fee, and anyone with a boat is welcome,” O’Neill said of the tradition, which was launched in 2017 by former Turnage Theatre / Arts of the Pamlico director Debra Torrence and Clay Johnson.
Participating boats gather near the Bath 92 Bridge and begin the flotilla at 5 p.m., just as the sky is darkening. They are usually all brightly decorated for the Christmas season, each nautical team working hard to win first prize in an “after party” where a vote is held to determine which vessel was decorated the best.
After Party and Contest Judging at O’Neill’s house after – Hot dogs, chips provided, BYOB and if you can bring a dish/dessert that would be great!
Contact: John O’Neill, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-426-8402.