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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Yoga classes at The Bald Head Association

Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 16, Jun 23, Jun 30, Jul 7, Jul 14

Betsy Kimmel is back, and offering her weekly yoga classes at The Bald Head Association starting next Tuesday, January 6 at 9:00 am.  Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:00am, and are $16 per person.  If you purchase a 10 pack you'll receive your 11th class free.   You can reach Betsy at baldheadislandyoga@gmail.com or 404-426-7515.  You can view her schedule at  www.baldheadislandyoga.com.

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Yoga classes at The Bald Head Association

Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 9, Apr 16, Apr 23, Apr 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, Jun 4, Jun 11, Jun 18, Jun 25, Jul 2

Betsy Kimmel is back, and offering her weekly yoga classes at The Bald Head Association starting next Tuesday, January 6 at 9:00 am.  Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:00am, and are $16 per person.  If you purchase a 10 pack you'll receive your 11th class free.   You can reach Betsy at baldheadislandyoga@gmail.com or 404-426-7515.  You can view her schedule at  www.baldheadislandyoga.com.

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Howl at the Moon

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Howl At The Moon Start: February 03, 2015 - 4:30 PM End: February 03, 2015 - 6:30 PM Sunset: 5:44pm 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.

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Presidents’ Day Sale at Old Baldy

Friday, February 13, 2015

February 13-14-15           Presidents’ Day Sale – (Old Baldy will be open for a three day sale) 

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Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum & Gift Shop Reopens

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum & Gift Shop Reopens                                                 Off- Season Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 11am to 4pm 

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Howl at the Moon

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Howl At The Moon Start: March 05, 2015 - 5:00 PM End: March 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM Sunset: 6:11pm Moonrise: 6:21pm 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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Badwater Cape Fear Ultra Marathon

Friday, March 20, 2015

AdventureCORPS presents BADWATER CAPE FEAR on Bald Head Island Organized by AdventureCORPS, Inc., BADWATER CAPE FEAR is a 51.4-mile  ultra running race featuring a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free,  one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island, followed by 38 miles of running  on the east beach of the island and the wild and secluded sandy beach  between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. The race is held along the Atlantic  Seaboard with spectacular views of the Frying Pan Shoals to the east and  the undeveloped marshlands and Cape Fear River to the west. It is a  dramatic, invigorating, inspiring setting to experience Cape Fear at  ground level in all its grandeur! Bald Head Island Limited will be offering 20% off accommodations that weekend.  Call 1-800-432-RENT or visit our specials page to book or for more information.   Please visit BADWATER for more information on the race.      

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BADWATER Cape Fear Ultramarathon

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The BADWATER® ultra running experience comes to the East Coast for the first time when the inaugural BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island. Organized by AdventureCORPS, Inc., BADWATER CAPE FEAR is a 51.4-mile ultra running race featuring a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island, followed by 38 miles of running on the east beach of the island and the wild and secluded sandy beach between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. The race is held along the Atlantic Seaboard with spectacular views of the Frying Pan Shoals to the east and the undeveloped marshlands and Cape Fear River to the west. It is a dramatic, invigorating, inspiring setting to experience Cape Fear at ground level in all its grandeur! Learn more .

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BADWATER Cape Fear returns to Bald Head Island

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to the East Coast when the second BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on March 21, 2015. Registration is now open and an image of the 51-mile race finisher's buckle is attached, along with other images from the race's inaugural edition on March 22, 2014. See an aerial video of the 2014 race here:http://vimeo.com/95564034  With 50km and 51-mile options, the race features a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island, followed by either 19 or 39 miles of running on the wild and secluded sandy beach between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. The race is held along the Atlantic Seaboard with spectacular views of the Frying Pan Shoals to the east and wild and undeveloped marshlands to the west. It is and dramatic, invigorating, and inspiring manner in which to experience Cape Fear in all its grandeur! This exquisite natural setting is the perfect antidote to the "real world" and a wonderful counterpart to the desert sands of the Mojave Desert and Anza-Borrego Desert featured in the two West Coast BADWATER® races.   Bald Head Island and nearby Southport, NC (featured in the film "Safe Haven") are ideal vacation get-away spots for the entire family, located less than one hour from Wilmington, NC and its major airport with Delta and US Airways service (flying into Myrtle Beach, SC is another convenient option.)  Once the remarkable beauty and quaint southern charm of this area are experienced once, we anticipate that most Badwater Cape Fear participants will make this race an annual pilgrimage. In 2014, eighty runners from 17 states plus Canada, ranging in age from 20 to 72, competed in the inaugural edition. See the entire 2014 webcast here: http://www.badwater.com/capefear/2014.html  This year the race will accept a field of up to 150 runners.   The Official Charity of BADWA

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Howl at the Moon

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Howl At The MoonStart: April 04, 2015 - 6:30 PM End: April 04, 2015 - 8:30 PM Sunset: 7:34pm Moonrise: 7:56pm 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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Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunrise Service at Old Baldy

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Howl at the Moon

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Howl At The MoonStart: May 03, 2015 - 6:30 PM End: May 03, 2015 - 8:30 PM Sunset: 7:39pm Moonrise: 7:56pm 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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Memorial Day Remembrance Event at Old Baldy

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Remembrance Event Season Hours Begin: Tuesday – Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm

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Howl at the Moon

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Howl At The Moon Start: June 02, 2015 - 7:00 PM End: June 02, 2015 - 9:00 PM 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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Howl at the Moon

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Howl At The MoonStart: July 02, 2015 - 7:00 PM End: July 02, 2015 - 9:00 PM   Sunset: 8:26pm Moonrise: 8:53pm 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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Fourth of July Cart Parade

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4th Cart Parade. 

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Pirates Are Coming!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pirates Are Coming Pirates Invade Bald Head Island, Pirates and Pancakes Breakfast, Pirate Duck Race, Pirate Run & other activities. 

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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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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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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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Maritime Classic Run

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Maritime Classic Run

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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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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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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.