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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Shoals Club Enjoy German

Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1

Saturdays October 4~11~18~25 Enjoy German–inspired beer, wine, and entrée specials 

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Champagne Shopping at Canopy Outfitters and Maritime Passage

Oct 18, Oct 25

Enjoy Champagne Shopping at Canopy Outfitters and Maritime Passage every Saturday from 2 - 4 p.m.   Welcome to all ages where we will have special promotions and sales.

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Join Us For a Fall Wine Dinner With Chateau Montelena at the Shoals Club

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Join Us For a Fall Wine Dinner With Chateau Montelena   We are pleased to announce our upcoming Wine Dinner with Chateau Montelana on Thursday, October 16 at 6 p.m. The five course menu features Chef's fall favorites paired with Chateau Montelena's exceptional wines.  Chateau Montelena's Christophe Corteaud will be presenting and discussing the wines served during dinner. From Brive La Gaillarde in the heart of the Limousin Region in Southwest France, Christophe is a graduate of the Lycée Hotelier Bordeaux with Culinary and Hospitality management degrees. He has experience managing several country clubs in Florida and North Carolina and has chaired the CMAA Wine Society Carolinas Chapter for several years.  For those who fall in love with Chateau Montelena's wine selection, we will be offering deep discounts on limited quantities of several of the wines served at this dinner.  The event is limited to 50 attendees and we anticipate the event will sell out, so make your reservations now by calling the Shoals Club at 910-454-4888.      Chateau Montelena Wine Dinner Thursday, October 16, 2014   6 p.m.   Amuse Kumamoto Oyster | classic mignonette, fresh lime 2012 Potter Valley Riesling   Salad Crispy Seared Bay Scallop | artisan lettuce, dried cranberry, artisan blue cheese, pignolia, citrus vinaigrette 2013 Sauvignon Blanc   Fish Herb Crusted NC Monkfish | fine herbs, Boursin mashed, saffron aioli 2011 Chardonnay   Main Seared Magret Duck Breast | duck fat roasted fingerlings, haricot verts, balsamic-cherry reduction 2011 Napa Cabernet   Dessert Course Chocolate Blackout | Moist chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, white chocolate drizzle, raspberry, cocoa 2011 Zinfandel   $125 per person plus gratuity and tax (Full member price is $116 plus gratuity and tax)   To make a reservation, please call the club at 910-454-4888. We hope to se

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Inaugural Bluefish Bonanza

Friday, October 17, 2014

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. Click here for details or to book your rental.

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Shoals Club Members' Social

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shoals Club Event. 5-6 p.m. Member's enjoy a social on the Verandahs with complimentary hors d'oeurves. Members are welcome to extend their evening and take advantage of their customary membership discount to enjoy menu items at Latitudes and in the Dining Room.  

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Halloween Fun Run at the Shoals Club

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Shoals Club is having a Halloween 1 mile fun run on October 25th. Registrations starts at 9:00 a.m. and the race will begin at 9:15 a.m. Prizes will be given for best Zombie! Free for Full Members and $5.00 for Non-Members. T Shirts will be sold for $10.00.

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Shoals Club Kids Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 25, 2014

KIDS party Noon-2pm Shoals Club verandahs- lunch, games, costume contest- Full Member children- FREE /  guest of member/temporary member- $10 (Members and their guests and Temporary Members ONLY)    2:30 pm- Trick or Treat caravan to Island homes and businesses- meet in the circle at the entrance to Shoals on Station House Way (open to all Island children)-       More information to follow.

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Howl at the Moon 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Howl at the Moon.  Maritime Market event. Meet at beach access #39. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share.  For information call 910-457-7450.

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Maritime Classic Road Race

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Calling all runners! The Maritime Classic Road Race is a local favorite, and Bald Head Island is truly a runner's paradise. The 30th annual 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 accomomdations on November 7 and 8. Click here for details or to make your reservation. Click here to downtoad the brochure and entry form.

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Plein Aire Workshop with Chappy Valente

Friday, November 21, 2014

Plein Aire Workshop with Chappy Valente If you’d like to explore painting outdoors for yourself, Chappy Valente is teaching a Plein Aire Workshop from November 21-23. The cost is $315, which includes supplies.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet ~ November 27 Bring family and friends to recognize Thanksgiving with our spectacular buffet. Make your reservation early as this is one of our most popular events.

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Shoals Club Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, November 27 Delight in classic Thanksgiving items served family style, Prices and Times TBD

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Peggy Cleary will be teaching at All About Art

Friday, November 28, 2014

Back on Bald Head Island, Peggy Cleary will be teaching classes for kids and adults during Thanksgiving weekend, November 28-29. Call All About Art at 910-336-5336 or email us at allaboutartbhi@gmail.com for more information. Come by the gallery that weekend and check out our new jewelry from Nina Nguyen, Brewster Designs, and more, and kick off your holiday gift shopping!

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The Smith Island Art League of BHI Thanksgiving Art Show and Sale

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Smith Island Art League of Bald Head Island will hold its annual Thanksgiving weekend art show and sale on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, 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 Jane Johnson (910) 457-6229 or jjatbhi@bellsouth.net.  The Art League presently has 20 members with a variety of styles and mediums and will be showing ceramics, 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 www.smithislandartleague.com

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Thanksgiving Fun Run

Saturday, November 29, 2014

On November 29th at 10 a.m. The Shoals Club will have a 1 mile fun run starting at the shoals. Free for members, $5.00 for Non Members. Shirts are $10.00. Plus a Gobble Contest after run! 

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Howl at the Moon 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Howl at the Moon.  Maritime Market event. Meet at beach access #39. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share.  For information call 910-457-7450.

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Member Holiday Party

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Member Holiday Party ~ December 13 Come together to celebrate the season and raise a toast to family and friends while enjoying a festive night of food and live music by Charisma.

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Shoals Club "Before the New-Year" Holiday Party

Saturday, December 27, 2014

“Before the New-Year” Holiday Party, Saturday, December 27  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Live Entertainment/Heavy Hors d’oeuvres/Cash Bar 

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Shoals Club New Year's Eve Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner, Wednesday, December 31  Prices and Times TBD

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New Year's Eve Party

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve Party ~ December 31   Ring in the new year with pizazz at the Bald Head Island Club. The best show on the island this year will be the Craig Woolard Band performance on New Year’s Eve.   Join us for dinner or come later and dance your way into 2015.

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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