If you saw flames leaping from the foot of Market Street in Wilmington this week, don’t worry. It was all part of filming of “One Tree Hill’s” final season.
The show’s set designers parked a large pirate ship at Riverfront Park so they could shoot across the river from the “river court” at Battleship Park.
The shoot marks the return of the Burning Boat Festival to Tree Hill. Fans first saw the fictional celebration way back in season one. (Episode 3, specifically.) So it’s a nice way to bring the show full circle. And also a cool way to show off the Wilmington riverfront a few final times.
Our photographers captured a shot of the pre-burned ship surrounded by festival decorations.
Click the link to photos and more!! Burning Boat Festival returns to “One Tree Hill” – We Love TV – Wilmington Star News – Wilmington, NC – Archive.