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.

Show Events For:

All   November   December   January   February   March   April   May  
Add to Itinerary

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.

Add to Itinerary

Android class at the Bald Head Island Club

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jay Vics will be teaching an Android class at the BHI club from 9 to 11am.  The cost is $25 and payment will be accepted the morning of the workshop.  Please RSVP by November 20th at the following link: http://www.bhiclub.net/workshops.  Assorted coffees, teas and breakfast pastries/muffins will be provided at 9am.   Please Note – This is for Androids, not iPhones.

Add to Itinerary

Member Wine Dinner at the BHI Club

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Member Wine Dinner Saturday, November 22nd : 6:00pm Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres ~ 6:30 pm Dinner  $62.99 per person++ | Limited Reservations Available & Complimentary for Wine Society Members Tax and Gratuity Not Included. Call 910.457.7300  to make your reservation for this year's annual Member Wine Dinner and sample some of Chef's favorite recipes along with carefully paired California boutique wines. 

Add to Itinerary

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet Thursday, November 27th : 11:30 am ~ 3:30 pm    $30.00 per person  | $16.00 for children aged 4-12 | Under 3 Complimentary     Tax and Gratuity Included.    Come together for a celebration of family, tradition and a bountiful meal. This popular event sells out quickly so make your reservation early by calling: 910.457.7300.

Add to Itinerary

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

Add to Itinerary

Posh Pet Parade

Friday, November 28, 2014

Posh Pet Parade    Friday, November 28th: 2:00 pm    Clubhouse Circle    $10.00 per pet to enter and all proceeds benefit a local shelter    Pets of all shapes and sizes are invited to strut their stuff for the annual Posh Pet Parade. Prizes will be awarded in all three categories: Best Trick, Best Costume and Best in Show.    For more information call: 910.477.5015.

Add to Itinerary

Black Friday sale at Bald Head Blues

Friday, November 28, 2014

Bald Head Blues will be hosting their "Black Friday" sale, with soeme deep discounts. BHB will have some new items as well, and it's a perfect time to knock out your holiday gift list!  

Add to Itinerary

Oyster Roast at the Market

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Maritime Market will be hosting a Thanksgiving Oyster Roast on the side porch!  This is a casual family-style (and family-friendly) event that always sells out.  The buffet is bountiful and includes steamed oysters, steamed shrimp, and loads of Chip's special side items, plus a few chef surprises.  We do require reservations for this, and payment is made at the event.  Go to http://maritimemarketbhi.com/oyster-roast.aspx

Add to Itinerary

Karaoke at MoJo's

Friday, November 28, 2014

Mojo's at the Harbor is hosting adult Karaoke night on Friday night during Thanksgiving weekend.  

Add to Itinerary

Turtle Trot

Friday, November 28, 2014

BHI Conservancy Programs, Camps and Special Events 3.1 mile (5K) run/walk 1/2 beach, 1/2 road registration from 8:30-9:15 AM race begins at 9:30 AM prize for top male and female finisher in each age category $35 adult preregistration, $40 day of race $25 child (under 12) preregistration, $30 day of race t-shirt included in registration price All proceeds benefit our Sea Turtle Protection Program by funding monitoring and tagging equipment.  

Add to Itinerary

Bald Head Island Artisans Show and Sale at the BHI Club.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday, November 28 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Bald Head Island Artisans Show and Sale at the BHI Club    Numerous unique handcrafted items created by island artisans will be on display.  Jewelry lovers will be thrilled with the beautiful handcrafted jewelry with semi-precious stones, pearls, shells and fine glass.  A variety of fabric art such as home décor, wall hangings, aprons, scarves, purses, quilts, handbags and tote bags are perfect holiday presents.  Children’s clothing and gifts including outfits for American Girl dolls will be for sale.  Birdhouses replicas of BHI historical buildings and NC churches will be available.  Admission is free.  Open to the public.  For more information, please contact Sally Klippel at sallyklippel@bellsouth.net or 404-692-8652. 

Add to Itinerary

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!

Add to Itinerary

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

Add to Itinerary

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! 

Add to Itinerary

BHI Club Holiday Craft Workshop

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The BHI Club's annual Holiday Craft Workshop happens on Saturday, Nov. 29th from Noon - 3:00pm in the Palms Room.  The cost is only $25.00 per person.  This activity is designed for kids aged 5 and up and adults too! Crafts include: ginger bread house decorating, tag and ornament designs & more DIY keepsakes.  Please register in advance by calling: 910-477-5015. 

Add to Itinerary

Light Up the Holidays Open House and Christmas Tree Auction

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Old Baldy's annual Light Up the Holidays Open House and Christmas Tree Auction takes place on Saturday, Nov. 29th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Old Baldy Lighthouse.  The lighthouse, grounds and keeper's cottage are all decked out in traditional holiday greenery and aglow with twinkle lights.  Also, drop by the Keeper's Cottage and pick up a free, 3'  table top artificial tree.  Then, decorate your tree with a theme of your choice and donate the tree back to Old Baldy for the silent tree auction.  All trees will be on display at island locations and at Old Baldy before the open house.  All proceeds benefit historic preservation. Contact Old Baldy with questions at 910-457-7481 

Add to Itinerary

Holiday Craft Workshop

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Craft Workshop    Saturday, November 29th: 12:00 pm~ 3:00 pm    Palms Room    $25.00 per person    This activity is designed for kids aged 5 and up and adults too! Crafts include: Ginger Bread House Decorating, Tag and Ornament Designs & more DIY keepsakes!    Please register in advance by calling: 910.477.5015.

Add to Itinerary

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.

Add to Itinerary

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.

Add to Itinerary

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 

Add to Itinerary

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

Add to Itinerary

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.

Add to Itinerary

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