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Flotilla Week Thanksgiving week, known as flotilla week in Wrightsville Beach, launches the coastal Carolina holiday season with the 36th annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. Saturday night’s flotilla has a procession of decorated yachts and watercraft, each glittering with thousands of lights. Immediately following the parade, a stunning 20-minute, 4,000-round fireworks display illuminates the sky. The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla weekend also has the Friday’s tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa, and the Flotilla Launch Party featuring the Jack...

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Tasting Event To Celebrate The New Albion Ale Raleigh Brewing Company was tapped as one of five breweries invited to serve their product at the Smithsonian’s salute to American craft beer, part of Smithsonian Food History Weekend, November 8-9 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Raleigh Brewing was showcased at “Last Call: Brewing History After Hours”, a panel event and beer tasting celebrating a new exhibit, “Brewing a Revolution,” the first display at the Smithsonian to chronicle the history of American...

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Wednesday: Cucalorus Festival This annual festival celebrates independent and international film for five days at various venues in historic downtown Wilmington. Through Sunday; 815 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401 Thursday: Thankful Thursdays at Flywheel Bring 10 cans to donate to Central and Eastern North Carolina and take a class on them! Note: Not valid on 6 am and 7 am classes. Thursdays through November; 402 Oberlin Rd Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27605...

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Monday: Cape Fear Seafood Company Opens (CFSC) announced they will open their first location outside the Wilmington area. This will be the fourth location for the company, and the first franchise location. This week they are hosting four reservation-only charity events. The events are open to the public and will benefit The First Tee of the Triangle, Habitat for Humanity, Make a Wish and The Trawick Pediatric Cardiology Fund at Duke Children’s Hospital. 50% of sales will be donated to the...

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Tuesday: Movement @ Market Join the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Poyner YMCA for the Movement @ Market fitness series. This evening cardio + stretch workout takes place at Market Plaza and happens every Tuesday in April. This week is a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Class. Upcoming classes include Kickboxin (April 9), HIIT Class (April 16), Kickboxing (April 23) and HIIT Class (April 30). Be sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Tuesdays, 5:30 pm; Poyner YMCA,...

Weekend

Grand Opening Party at Midtown Yoga It’s their grand opening weekend! Join in free classes all day (all classes are first come, first serve) and even more free activities on Saturday. The first 25 Yogis at each class on Saturday gets the chance to pop a balloon for discounts on packages and retail! Free; Saturday, 8:30 am-Sunday, 5 pm; 200 Park at North Hills Street, Suite 111, Raleigh, NC 27609 Sundays are for the Girls Make you Sunday a Funday Sunday with...

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Wednesday: North Carolina Azalea Festival The North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington’s annual community celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the state. Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival is a full week of natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, fun family events and Southern hospitality come together. Join in art, tours, concerts, a street festival, fireworks, parades and even a boxing match. This year, headliners include Billy Currington, 38 Special, and Ludacris. For community pride and springtime...