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

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

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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Shoals Club Wine Dinner

Thursday, April 23, 2015

6-9 p.m. Enjoy a Wine Social and fantastic four-course dinner with pairings during each course, featuring wine selections from the private cellar of Cederberg, an extraordinary South African vineyard. $85 per person, plus tax and graturity. Full or temporary Shoals Club membership required. Reservations required by calling 910-454-4888.

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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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2015 Spring Wellness Retreat

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Thursday, May 14, 2015

2015 Spring Wellness Retreat: Start Your Healthy Evolution! STARTS:  SATURDAY, MAY 09, 2015   ENDS:  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015 Our Spring 6 Day, Full Immersion Wellness Program hosted on Bald Head Island is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 9 and will run through Thursday, May 14, 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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Wine-ing about Art

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Treat Mom to an unforgettable Mother’s Day at the Shoals Club!  Come join Chappy Valente, a well known local artist who will be teaching "Wine-ing About Art" at the Shoals Club. Chappy's classes are fun, and  everyone leaves with a masterpiece. The class is designed for students of all levels.     Classes available at 1pm and 4pm and are rain or shine. Pre-payment is required and is non-refundable. Space is limited to 8 participants per class, so reserve your space for Mom early!    Class is $100 (+tax) and includes all supplies to create your masterpiece, welcome reception with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, wine and nibbles served during class time and a Shoals Club logo apron as a keepsake.    Please call 910-454-4888 to reserve your space!

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Mother's Day at the Shoals Club

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mom Eats free at Sandbar Grille 

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Mom's Wine and Design

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mom's Wine and Design at the Shoals Club. 

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Veterans Fun Run at the Shoals Club

Saturday, May 23, 2015

8am                     Veterans Fun Run  --- registration starts at 8am                                                          Out front of Shoals – 1 mile. Pavement run                                                           $5.00 a run, Free for Full Members

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Scavenger Hunt at Shoals Club

Saturday, May 23, 2015

10:30 am            Scavenger Hunt                                                          $5.00 For Temp. Members Team, Free for Full Members                                                          Presentation Deck

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Kids Night Out at the Shoals Club

Saturday, May 23, 2015

6-8:30pm           Kids Night Out                                                          $35 for Temp. $25 for Full          

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Annual Memorial Day Weekend Art Show and Sale

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Smith Island Art League of Bald Head Island will hold its annual Memorial Day Weekend art show and sale on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday May 24, 2014 at the BHI Association Center, 111 Lighthouse Wynd (to the right of the Chapel).  The show is open to the public with free admission from 10 am – 5 pm each day.  For more information, contact Prudy Weaver (704) 907-4287 or pweaver2@carolina.rr.com . The Art League presently has 20 members with a variety of styles and mediums and will be showing oil and watercolor paintings, cards, prints, jewelry, fabric art, stained glass, gifts and more at the 2 day show.  Learn about the League and its artists at http://www.smithislandartleague.com .

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Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Monday, May 25, 2015

Bald Head Island is the best place on the globe to officially kick off summer, with parties, kids’ activities and a host of island-wide events. Adventure enthusiasts can get their thrill on with standup paddleboarding (SUP) excursions, kayak trips, surf lessons, hikes and island nature tours. Kids interested in nature will love crabbing and cast netting lessons, touch tank time and reptile exploration with the Bald Head Island Conservancy. Island-wide open houses, Turtle Trot 5k and art exhibit at All About Art round out the offerings. If you're looking for a party, the Memorial Weekend Kickoff Party at the Shoals Club on Saturday night is fun for the whole family. And new this year, Sunday's Sunset Celebration sponsored Riverside Adventure Co. features jugglers, a puppet show, music, and a beach party with a drum circle, bonfire and s'mores.

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Memorial Tie Dye at the Shoals Club

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Tie Dye  --- $8 Full Members $10 Temp Members Presentation Deck.

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Shoals Americana Block Party

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Shoals Americanan Block Party.

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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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Father's Day at the Shoals Club

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dad's Chop House Lunch Event 

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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

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 4th Cart Parade. 

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Fourth of July Celebration

Friday, July 3, 2015 - Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fourth of July is one of the most festive times of the year on Bald Head Island! Opportunities for fun abound, from Ghost Walks to kayak trips through the marsh to Family Beach Olympics at the Shoals Club. Kids will love Surf Camp, crabbing and castnetting lessons and a hula hoop extravaganza. Get patriotic with the Annual Golf Cart Parade on July 4th. Don't miss the Bald Head Island Conservancy Picinic or the Fireworks Cruise either!

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Stars and Stripes Pool Party at the Shoals Club

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Stars and Stripes Pool Party at the Shoals Club

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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. 

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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, sword fights, gun powder, pirate encampments,  pirate parade (golf carts welcome) and pirate costume contest, pirate schools, duck races and more. Check back for a 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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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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Bluefish Bonanza

Friday, October 16, 2015 - Saturday, October 17, 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. Rent with Bald Head Island Limited and get three nights for the price of two with our Bluefish Bonanza Special. Call 800-432-RENT for details.

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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.