Island Activities & Events

From our legendary July Fourth Golf Cart Parade to Pirate Weekend, Bald Head Island offers year-round special events, traditions and activities for the entire family.

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Sunset Celebration

Jul 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17

When: Mondays June 8 - August 17 5:30-9 P.M. Where: River landing near Riverside Adventure Co. & Delphina Cantina, Beach Access 5. Activities:   S'mores on the beach  Arts and Craft Vendors Dancing Limbo contest and other games Entertainment: DJ Fray Drum Circle Puppet Shows Juggler A Perfect Monday Night:  Dinner at Delphina Cantina, sittting outside on the porch enjoying the free entertainment!

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Old Baldy Lighthouse Special Night Climb

Jul 30, Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27, Sep 3

Old Baldy Lighthouse Special Night Climb! Old Baldy Foundation & Smith Island Museum of History Come experience what the lighthouse keepers did nearly 200 years ago—climb Old Baldy at dusk! This special tour is offered every Thursday in June, July, & August. Enjoy the dimly lit tower and the muted sunset views of Southport, Oak Island, and the surrounding waters. Experience the quiet of Bald Head Island as it settles in for the night. Adults age 13 & up $15 Youth age 3 to 12 $5 Participants are limited to the first 20 climbers, first come, first serve. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Old Baldy Lighthouse museum gift shop. Tickets are good for the entire day plus night climb. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. 910-457-7481 www.oldbaldy.org June & July 7:45-8:45 August to Labor Day 7:15-8:15      

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Betsy Nelson is back teaching at All About Art.

Jul 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31, Sep 7

Betsy Nelson is back teaching at All About Art. Beginning Monday, June 15, Betsy will be teaching classes Monday through Friday.  Her classes for kids include painting, pottery and a variety of artistic mediums. Group and private classes for adults and children are available.  Betsy was named Teacher of the Year in Florida and brings creativity and fun to her classes.  Stop by the Gallery and check out her new line of hand-painted furniture,  "Design by Betsy."

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Ghost Walk

Jul 28, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25, Sep 1, Sep 8

We are back! Don't walk alone!  Stroll with our guides down shrouded paths as they revisit 400 years of ghostly Island history. Encounter the haunts of tortured spirits and lost souls; lighthouse keepers and lifesavers, pirates and river pilots, beautiful women and desperate Civil War soldiers. Come face to face with a tapestry of personalities unmatched in the after world.  Make your reservations and gather at Riverside Adventure at 7:30. For more information call - (910) 457-4944

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Ghost Walk

Jul 29, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sep 2, Sep 9

We are back! Don't walk alone!   Stroll with our guides down shrouded paths as they revisit 400 years of ghostly Island history. Encounter the haunts of tortured spirits and lost souls; lighthouse keepers and lifesavers, pirates and river pilots, beautiful women and desperate Civil War soldiers. Come face to face with a tapestry of personalities unmatched in the after world.  Make your reservations and gather at Riverside Adventure at 7:30. For more information call - (910) 457-4944

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Ghost Walk

Jul 30, Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27, Sep 3, Sep 10

We are back! Don't walk alone!  Stroll with our guides down shrouded paths as they revisit 400 years of ghostly Island history. Encounter the haunts of tortured spirits and lost souls; lighthouse keepers and lifesavers, pirates and river pilots, beautiful women and desperate Civil War soldiers. Come face to face with a tapestry of personalities unmatched in the after world.  Make your reservations and gather at Riverside Adventure at 7:30. For more information call - (910) 457-4944

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Art Works with Peggy Cleary

Jul 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21, Aug 28, Sep 4, Sep 11

ART WORKS – Students can chose to be guided in the painting project of the day or to paint a sea themed wooden plaque or create a permanent Sandcastle to remember the island by; their choice.

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Art Works with Peggy Cleary

Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29, Sep 5, Sep 12

ART WORKS – Students can chose to be guided in the painting project of the day or to paint a sea themed wooden plaque or create a permanent Sandcastle to remember the island by; their choice.

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Art Works with Peggy Cleary

Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sep 6, Sep 13

ART WORKS – Students can chose to be guided in the painting project of the day or to paint a sea themed wooden plaque or create a permanent Sandcastle to remember the island by; their choice.

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Steamin' Shoals Monday dining experience

Jul 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31

The Shoals Club is excited to present another Pop Up dining experience this summer season. Join us Mondays for Steamin' Shoals Monday.    Below details the delicious menu in store for the evening. And, those dining at the buffet will receive complimentary tickets to Family Movie Night. Please make your reservations early to secure your seats by calling 910-454-4888. $35 Adults ~ $35   Children 6-12 years ~ $15   Featuring: Steampot filled with Crab Claws, Clams, Andouille Sausage, Corn on the Cob, Shrimp & Potatoes served family style with Warm Honey Jalapeno Cornbread Buffet Offering: Grilled Chicken with Tropical Fruit Salsa Lobster & Yellow Tomato Gazpacho Traditional Tossed Salad Marinated Cucumber, Roma Tomato & Onion Salad Three Potato Salad                                 Broccoli Pasta Salad Children’s Buffet Featuring:  Chicken Tenders, Fried Cod, Red Potatoes & Corn on the Cob Family Movie Night starts at 8:30 p.m. on the Presentation Deck.  Ask your server for your complimentary tickets with purchase of a buffet dinner. Your ticket also includes a complimentary popcorn & soda at the movie.

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Mini Masters

Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29

Mini Masters with Peggy Cleary, 10:00am – 10:45am  6B Merchant Row Bald Head Island, NC 28461 MINI MASTERS – This class is designed for pre-k thru 1st grade students to explore the materials and processes of art making in a fun, creative and enjoyable way.  

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Art Smart Art Classes

Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29, Sep 5

Art Smart with Peggy Cleary, 11:00am – 12:30pm  6B Mechants Row Bald Head Island, NC, 28461 ART SMART –Young artist will gain confidence in the materials, methods and techniques of the art making process and learn about some of the great artists of Modern Art in the process. (Miro, Chagall, O’Keeffe, van Gogh, Matisse)  

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Art Works All About Art

Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29, Sep 5

Art Works with Peggy Cleary, 1:00pm – 2:30pm  6B Merchants Row Bald Head Island, NC, 28461 DescriptionART WORKS – Students can chose to be guided in the painting project of the day or to paint a sea themed wooden plaque or create a permanent Sandcastle to remember the island by; their choice. 

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Open Studio All About Art

Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29, Sep 5

Open Studio with Peggy Cleary, 3:15pm – 4:45pm  6B Merchants Row Bald Head Island, NC 28461 OPEN STUDIO- Students will be able to refine their artistic vision and create paintings they truly can be proud of. Students will be guided in creating a balanced composition and acquiring painting techniques to realize their artistic vision. Reference material will be provided. 

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Wining About Art

Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sep 6

Wining About Art with Peggy ClearyWhenSun, July 19, 5:30pm – 7:30pm  6B Merchants Row Bald Head Island, NC 28461 WINING ABOUT ART – A relaxed atmosphere prevails in the guided exploration of painting materials and techniques. Artistic discovery and chardonnay go hand in hand.  

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Mini Masters

Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sep 6

Mini Masters with Peggy Cleary, 10:00am – 10:45am  6B Merchant Row Bald Head Island, NC 28461 MINI MASTERS – This class is designed for pre-k thru 1st grade students to explore the materials and processes of art making in a fun, creative and enjoyable way.  

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Art Smart Art Classes

Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sep 6

Art Smart with Peggy Cleary, 11:00am – 12:30pm  6B Mechants Row Bald Head Island, NC, 28461 ART SMART –Young artist will gain confidence in the materials, methods and techniques of the art making process and learn about some of the great artists of Modern Art in the process. (Miro, Chagall, O’Keeffe, van Gogh, Matisse)  

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Art Works All About Art

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Art Works with Peggy Cleary, 1:00pm – 2:30pm  6B Merchants Row Bald Head Island, NC, 28461 DescriptionART WORKS – Students can chose to be guided in the painting project of the day or to paint a sea themed wooden plaque or create a permanent Sandcastle to remember the island by; their choice. 

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Open Studio All About Art

Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sep 6

Open Studio with Peggy Cleary, 3:15pm – 4:45pm  6B Merchants Row Bald Head Island, NC 28461 OPEN STUDIO- Students will be able to refine their artistic vision and create paintings they truly can be proud of. Students will be guided in creating a balanced composition and acquiring painting techniques to realize their artistic vision. Reference material will be provided. 

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Pirates Are Coming!

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pirates Are Coming Pirates Invade Bald Head Island, Pirates and Pancakes Breakfast, Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Run & other activities.  Check out the detailed schedule of events .

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Pirates Are Coming Festival

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Sunday, August 2, 2015

This annual fundraiser for Old Baldy takes place over a three day period and includes a Pirate Invasion, Pirate Block Party, Pirate Combat Cruise, Island Wide Treasure Hunt, gun powder, pirate encampments, 5k/10k pirate run, pirate schools, duck races and more. Check out the detailed  schedule of events .

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Jolly Roger Revolt Party

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jolly Roger Revolt Party at the Shoals Club, Benefit for OBF

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National Lighthouse Day

Friday, August 7, 2015

Visit Old Baldy on National Lighthouse Day

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Howl at the Moon

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Howl At The Moon Start: August 29, 2015 - 6:30 PM End: August 29, 2015 - 8:30 PM Sunset: 7:39pm Moonrise: 7:42pm An Island tradition for several years running, the Maritime Market hosts the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The "Howl" party (as it's called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39, and attendees BYOB and bring appetizers to share. The Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers to share as well. When the Moon rises, the entire throng of attendees breaks into a collective "howl!" A bonfire is usually blazing and the event draws hundreds. Free and open to all

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Labor Day Weekend

Friday, September 4, 2015 - Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day on Bald Head Island is full of summer activities, an art show, delicious food and entertainment. Celebrate the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country and join us on the island this Labor Day.   Outdoor enthusiasts can choose from a variety of excursions such as crabbing & cast-netting, birding and turtle walks. Shoppers can enjoy several boutiques on the island and Saturday's Artisan Show & Sale. Competitors may show their strengths in the Adult Tennis Tournament or Turtle Trot Race. Be sure to book your island favorites such as paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing in advance.  On Saturday evening, the  Shoals Club  will host its  Annual Labor Day Members' Party . This event, happening from 7-11 p.m., will feature live entertainment and a variety of food samplings.  Reservations are required by calling the Shoals Club at 910-454-4888. Party reserved for full members and their accompanied guests. 

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Annual Member Party- "A Gatsby Affair"

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Shoals Club Annual Member Party- "A Gatsby Affair" 

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Great Gatsby Labor Day Party at the Shoals Club

Saturday, September 5, 2015

A little party never killed nobody....... A Gatsby Affair Saturday, September 5th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendars go go back in time.  It's 1922 and you're invited to the biggest party in West Egg. Theme dress requested.  Full Members and Guests only. 

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2015 Fall Wellness Retreat

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - Thursday, September 24, 2015

2015 Fall Wellness Retreat: Start Your Healthy Evolution! STARTS:  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015   ENDS:  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 Our Fall 6 Day, Full Immersion Wellness Program hosted on Bald Head Island is scheduled to begin on Saturday, September 19 and will run through Thursday, September 24, 2015.  Space is very limited. If you are ready to make changes to a healthier lifestyle, reserve your spot today by contacting a program consultant at 919-812-3935 or send us an email at info@bhiwellness.com.   To learn more about our programs,  CLICK HERE  or call 919-812-3935. 

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Howl at the Moon

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Howl At The Moon Start: September 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM End: September 27, 2015 - 8:00 PM Sunset: 6:53pm Moonrise: 7:02pm An Island tradition for several years running, the Maritime Market hosts the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The "Howl" party (as it's called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39, and attendees BYOB and bring appetizers to share. The Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers to share as well. When the Moon rises, the entire throng of attendees breaks into a collective "howl!" A bonfire is usually blazing and the event draws hundreds. Free and open to all.

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Roast & Toast on the Coast - A Southern Living Inspired Event

Friday, October 9, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015

Celebrate the opening of the new Southern Living Inspired Home at Cape Fear Station on Bald Head Island with three days of celebrations centered around fine wine, craft beer, craft cocktails, and the best of Southern food. Co-hosted by Southern Living magazine, the weekend kicks off with a four-course Wine Dinner at the Shoals Club or Oyster Roast at the Bald Head Island Club on Friday night. Saturday's events include wine, beer and cocktail tastings at The Common at Cape Fear Station, along with an old-fashioned barbecue. The evening climaxes with a live concert under the stars led by Nashvile singer/songwriter Rob Crosby and friends. On Sunday, enjoy a delicious brunch at the Bald Head Island Club to cap off the weekend. Download a flyer highlighting the weekend's events. Visit  www.RoastToastCoast.com to book your tickets now. They're going fast!

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Bluefish Bonanza

Friday, October 23, 2015 - Saturday, October 24, 2015

Hosted by the Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce, this family-friendly fishing tournament kicks off with a welcome reception Friday night. Enjoy a fun day of fishing and friendly competition on Saturday, followed by a fish dinner and awards ceremony that evening. Big cash prizes for largest fish will be awarded in multiple categories, including Junior Angler (15 and under). Plan to stay the whole weekend and explore the island on Sunday.

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Howl at the Moon

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Howl At The Moon Start: October 27, 2015 - 5:30 PM End: October 27, 2015 - 7:30 PM Sunset: 6:24pm Moonrise: 6:53pm An Island tradition for several years running, the Maritime Market hosts the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The "Howl" party (as it's called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39, and attendees BYOB and bring appetizers to share. The Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers to share as well. When the Moon rises, the entire throng of attendees breaks into a collective "howl!" A bonfire is usually blazing and the event draws hundreds. Free and open to all.

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Shoals Masquerade Ball

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Shoals Club Masquerade Ball 

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Maritime Classic Run

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Maritime Classic Run

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Maritime Classic Road Race

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Calling all runners! The Maritime Classic Road Race is a local favorite, and Bald Head Island is truly a runner's paradise. The 31tstannual Maritime Classic features a one mile Fun Run, 5k and 10k race. Aportion of the proceeds will be donated to the  Old Baldy Foundation to support their Fresnel Lens fundraising campaign. The Fun Run starts at noon on November 8, and the 5K and 10K start at 12:30. Early registration is $50 for race, t-shirt and round-trip ferry passage and $35 for race and t-shirt only. Race day registration is $55 for race, t-shirt and round-trip ferry and $40 for race and t-shirt only. Make a weekend of it and stay on island. Bald Head Island Limited is offering 20% off accommodations on November 6 and 7. Call 800-432-RENT for details.

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Howl at the Moon

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Howl At The Moon Start: November 25, 2015 - 4:00 PM End: November 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM Sunset: 5:04pm Moonrise: 5:17pm An Island tradition for several years running, the Maritime Market hosts the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The "Howl" party (as it's called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39, and attendees BYOB and bring appetizers to share. The Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers to share as well. When the Moon rises, the entire throng of attendees breaks into a collective "howl!" A bonfire is usually blazing and the event draws hundreds. Free and open to all.

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Thanksgiving Buffet at the Shoals Club

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Enjoy Thanksgiving at the Shoals Club.

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Merry Madness Sale at Old Baldy

Friday, November 27, 2015

Merry Madness Sale. Save 20% off all gift shop items

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Light-up The Holidays

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Light-up The Holidays.  Open House and Decorated Tree Auction.

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Shoals Club Member Holiday Party

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Member Holiday Party at the Shoals Club 

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Howl at the Moon

Friday, December 25, 2015

Howl At The Moon Start: December 25, 2015 - 4:00 PM End: December 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM Sunset: 5:09pm Moonrise: 5:46pm An Island tradition for several years running, the Maritime Market hosts the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The "Howl" party (as it's called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39, and attendees BYOB and bring appetizers to share. The Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers to share as well. When the Moon rises, the entire throng of attendees breaks into a collective "howl!" A bonfire is usually blazing and the event draws hundreds. Free and open to all.