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Your 2018 Bald Head Island Bucket List

Your 2018 Bald Head Island Bucket List

Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Another year has begun. There is nothing magical about a new year but having a “clean slate” does make you think about things you are determined to make happen THIS year. Whether you made resolutions or not, a Bald Head Island vacation should be on everyone’s to-do list. Don’t let another year pass you by without experiencing the true magic of this amazing island. We’ve compiled a list of things to add to your itinerary when you do get here. It may...

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How to Celebrate Halloween on Bald Head Island

How to Celebrate Halloween on Bald Head Island

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

If you are looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween, look no further than a weekend or day trip to Bald Head Island.  While we have several great events occurring during the month of October, our Halloween Celebration will be among the most popular activities we host during the season.   Beginning on Friday, October 27th, kids will be able to attend parties with costume contests and trick-or-treat caravans during Halloween weekend....

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Why You Should Consider Bald Head Island for Your Destination Wedding

Why You Should Consider Bald Head Island for Your Destination Wedding

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  If you are planning a destination wedding, look no further than the beautiful venues of Bald Head Island. You don’t need to travel far to have an amazing wedding set in a tropical paradise. Bald Head Island is nestled in Eastern, North Carolina and is about a 25-minute ferry ride from historic Southport, NC.      There are several reasons why Bald Head Island is a perfect choice for your destination wedding.  Let’s explore...

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Labor Day Fun on Bald Head Island

Labor Day Fun on Bald Head Island

Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2017

The end of summer is approaching. It seems to fly by faster and faster each year. Before you start mourning the end of this cherished season, how about one last summer fling during Labor Day weekend! You have three days to enjoy the end of summer. What better way to do it than on the beautiful beaches of Bald Head Island! The forecast is clear to sunny skies with temperatures in the low 80’s during the day and low 70’s at night making it the perfect...

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National Lighthouse Weekend on Bald Head Island

National Lighthouse Weekend on Bald Head Island

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017

The official National Lighthouse Day is on August 7th, 2017. On this day the US Bureau of Lighthouses was created back in 1789. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors and also assists in aerial navigation. With modern electronic navigational systems on the scene the number of operational lighthouses has declined. Join us as we celebrate history during National Lighthouse Day Weekend “Two Centuries of...

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Check Out 2017 Southern Living Idea House

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  The highly anticipated 2017 Southern Living Idea House opened to the public on June 16th on Bald Head Island at Cape Fear Station. This year Whitney Blair Custom Homes, winner of the 2016 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year award, was chosen to collaborate with designer Eric Moser of Moser Design Group and interior designer, Lindsey Coral Harper based in New York City to complete the project.     The announcement of the Southern...

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4th of July Fun on Bald Head Island

4th of July Fun on Bald Head Island

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The 4th of July is an exciting time to visit Bald Head Island . Full of festivities, there is so much fun to fit in throughout this Independence Day celebration. Here’s a list of our favorite four events you won’t want to miss on the 4th of July!  #4 Scavenger Hunt Meet at the Sail Shop on Tuesday, July 4th at 10:30am for an exciting Kayak Scavenger Hunt! Explore the creeks on Bald Head Island. Do you prefer land over sea? Then head to the Shoals...

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Where to Say “I do” in June

Where to Say “I do” in June

Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2017

For over a decade June has been the most popular time of the year to get married in the United States. It’s a month full of sunshine but not extremely hot or humid like July and August. April rain showers are out of the way and vacation time is more prevalent in summer for those exciting destination weddings. With the date picked, where should you say “I do” in June?   If it’s a beach destination you desire than Bald Head Island is our number...

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Memorial Day Weekend Fun on Bald Head Island

Memorial Day Weekend Fun on Bald Head Island

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

It’s time for sunshine and tan lines! Summer is right around the corner. What better way to kick it off than a three day holiday weekend! Bald Head Island welcomes back summer with cool events throughout the weekend. Memorial Day weekend celebrations begin on Saturday, May 27th with three days full of parties, kid’s activities and more! Who didn’t love field day when they were kids? Head to the Shoals Club at 11am for “Beach Day”. This exciting family...

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The Pirate Invasion on Bald Head Island

The Pirate Invasion on Bald Head Island

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“Ahoy, matey! Me ship has set sail to take over the island!” The Pirate Invasion returns to Bald Head Island June 23-25, 2017, for a weekend full of freebooter fun. All hands on deck for this exciting schedule of events.  On Friday, June 23rd, visit the Pirates at Beach Access #5 as they attempt to take over the island in a sea battle. Party with the Pirates at 6:30pm in front of Delphina’s Cantina with live music and dancing. At 8:30pm...

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Cinco de Mayo Celebrations on Bald Head Island

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations on Bald Head Island

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017

Planning a trip to Bald Head Island during Cinco de Mayo? If so, we have some great events planned including authentic Mexican cuisine. Not to mention delicious margaritas! Bald Head Island Club invites you to a Cinco de Mayo pool party from 11am-2pm. Festive food and specialty drinks will be included in this outdoor event! The celebration continues that evening in the Grille or Palms Room with authentic Mexican dinner specials and drinks. For reservations...

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PGA Tour Heads to North Carolina

PGA Tour Heads to North Carolina

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The countdown is on. If you’re a golf fan, you know the PGA Tour comes to Wilmington, NC during May 1st-7th for the Wells Fargo Championship. This is the first time in over 40 years that a PGA Tour sanctioned event will return to the city of Wilmington. “The Wells Fargo Championship has become recognized as a premier tournament and a favorite among the players since it made its debut on the PGA Tour in 2003”, said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem...

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An Easter Celebration on Bald Head Island

An Easter Celebration on Bald Head Island

Posted on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring into the season with Bald Head happenings that will have you hopping all over the island! Easter weekend is full of bunny sightings, colorful egg findings and delicious brunch dining. Bald Head Island offers it all to you for an unforgettable Easter celebration! It’s picture time! The Easter Bunny can be spotted in two locations over the holiday weekend. On Saturday, April 15th on the grounds of Old Baldy you can meet the Easter Bunny as well...

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2017 Events on Bald Head Island

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017

This year is very special to Bald Head Island. We will be celebrating the 200th Birthday of Old Baldy Lighthouse, with numerous events throughout the year to mark the occasion. Make your plans now to be a part of the celebrations. With festivities kicking off in April and running through the holiday season, you’ll want to return to the island again and again to join in on the fun.       It’s estimated that Old Baldy Lighthouse has 28,000...

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The Perfect Summer Vacation

The Perfect Summer Vacation

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning so you can make the most of your vacation. Bald Head Island has everything you could want for an ideal summer break: 1 – Beaches – When people talk about summer, one word usually comes to mind: BEACH! Whether it’s east coast or west coast, our country’s beaches attract thousands each year for that coveted beach vacation. What’s so great about Bald Head Island? You’ll find 14 miles of...

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Go Pink this Weekend at Bald Head Island

Go Pink this Weekend at Bald Head Island

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease. A variety of events are held all over the world to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Bald Head Island dedicates a full weekend of events...

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Labor Day Weekend on Bald Head Island

Labor Day Weekend on Bald Head Island

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Whether you live to work or long to play Labor Day is the one holiday that celebrates you! Bald Head Island commends you for another year of hard work with a long weekend full of fun. Here’s what we’ve got planned this Labor Day weekend !  First Friday Fire Pit event happens on September 2nd. Get cozy around the fire pit enjoying cocktails, appetizers and good company. A stunning sunset will set the tone for a perfect weekend! Saturday is your...

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A Lighthouse Lovers Hop

A Lighthouse Lovers Hop

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

North Carolina is a great place to visit for those who love to explore lighthouses. Used as location markers along the coast lighthouses hold a wealth of history and are intriguing to tour. North Carolina has a total of 9 original lighthouses still standing making this Lighthouse Lovers Hop packed with excitement!  Out of the 9 original lighthouses 5 can be toured and climbed. Our hop starts at Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Red brick towers above...

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Fourth of July on Bald Head Island

Fourth of July on Bald Head Island

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Bald Head Island really knows how to celebrate July 4th! Join the Old Baldy Foundation and Bald Head Island Community in celebrating Independence Day with our signature Golf Cart Parade. The annual parade is a highlight every summer with fun for everyone. Golf carts are the preferred mode of transportation on Bald Head Island and the parade is an opportunity to decorate the island with elaborate golf cart “floats”. Participants will follow tradition...

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Bald Head Island Welcomes Warriors

Bald Head Island Welcomes Warriors

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bald Head Island warmly welcomes five brave veterans and their families for the Wounded Warrior Family Weekend. Beginning Thursday, April 21st, 13 adults and 16 children will spend some much deserved family time on the beautiful beaches of Bald Head Island. Two exceptional guest speakers, along with their families, will be present to enjoy this special weekend as well. This event brings the entire community together to show their thanks and recognition...

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Local Runner Excited for Badwater Cape Fear Race

Local Runner Excited for Badwater Cape Fear Race

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Suzanne Tulsey of Oak Island, North Carolina has been running races for nineteen years. Additionally, she has been vacationing on Bald Head Island for the last thirteen, which is why it’s no surprise to say the Badwater Cape Fear ultra-distance race taking place on Bald Head Island on March 19th has a special place in her heart.   While Tulsey usually runs shorter distance races, the opportunity to participate in the Badwater Cape Fear race...

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Bald Head Island Hosts 3rd Annual BADWATER Cape Fear Race

Bald Head Island Hosts 3rd Annual BADWATER Cape Fear Race

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016

This weekend, approximately 150 runners from all over the United States and Canada will flock to beautiful Bald Head Island, off the coast of North Carolina, to participate in the third annual BADWATER Cape Fear race. The 50­mile race taking place along Bald Head Island’s beautiful sandy beach is one of three races between now and July that challenges runners, as part of the  BADWATER Ultra Cup Series , to ultra-long running distances across...

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Spring Time in Bald Head Island

Spring Time in Bald Head Island

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016

Sunday, March 20th, 2016 marks the first day of spring! With temperatures in the 70’s and a bright blue sky, you’ll want to spend most of your time on Bald Head Island outdoors. The month of March welcomes spring and celebrates Easter with a variety of outdoor activities. Follow us on Pinterest for more holiday ideas!  Spend the day at Bald Head Island on an Island Nature Tour . Follow professional naturalists as they guide you to wildlife hotspots...

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14YearOld Bald Head Island Vacationer Gives Back to the Community

14-Year-Old Bald Head Island Vacationer Gives Back to the Community

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015

At first glance, Alex Phillips is just like any other typical ninth grade girl in Virginia. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing softball, and going surfing - especially on Bald Head Island, where she has been visiting with her family for the past five years.   However, Alex is anything but ordinary. After losing her beloved aunt to breast cancer in the summer of last year, Alex decided to do something to make a difference that would...

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31st Maritime Classic Road Race

31st Maritime Classic Road Race

Posted on Saturday, November 7, 2015

  Maritime Classic Road Race 2015 It is a beautiful day on Bald Head Island and a perfect day for a run. The Maritime Classic was held today, Saturday, November 7. A total of sixty runners participated in the 31st annual event, which is sponsored by the Old Baldy Foundation and judged by the Wilmington Road Runners Club. Competition took place in various ages for a 5K run and a Field and Track Certified 10K run. A one-mile fun run was also included...

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Give Thanks on Bald Head Island

Give Thanks on Bald Head Island

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2015

Instead of your same old Thanksgiving traditions, shake it up by taking your mind off all your obligations to spend time relaxing with family and giving thanks on Bald Head Island. Generally when visiting BHI, you’ll spend your time biking, walking, fishing, and lounging on the beach. Off-season on the island doesn’t stop any of those things, it just slows them to a perfectly blissful crawl.  Here’s just a taste of how you could be enjoying Thanksgiving...

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Bald Head Island Goes Pink Surpassing Expectations

Bald Head Island Goes Pink: Surpassing Expectations

Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2015

The first weekend of October on Bald Head Island was dedicated to ‘going pink’ - a phrase nationally coined to reference the support and awareness raised for breast cancer research. Coinciding with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bald Head Island teamed up with the Susan G Komen Foundation for the second year in a row to put on a variety of events to raise funds and voices for a disease that directly affects so many of us.    In what...

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Bald Head Island Ladies Invitational 2015

Bald Head Island Ladies Invitational 2015

Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2015

During the weekend of September 28th, 117 women golfers took to the greens to participate in an 18-hole tournament dedicated to ovarian cancer research. Despite inclement weather, the tournament was able to successfully raise over $5000 for She ROCKS, Inc. - the local charity of choice this year.     In fun Bald Head Island fashion, the annual charity golf tournament is run on a points based format: 5 points for double eagles, 4 points for...

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Why Its Time to Go Pink on Bald Head Island

Why It's Time to Go Pink on Bald Head Island

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015

  In 2015 in the U.S. alone, there are 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer and 292,130 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed.  A total of 40,290 woman will die this year of the disease.    BHI Pink Weekend celebrates and salutes the incredible strength and courage of the women who have struggled and continue to struggle with this disease.  Although our home is a small island, together we can achieve a big...

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Bald Head Island Goes Pink 2015

Bald Head Island Goes Pink 2015

Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2015

Imagine your perfect weekend. Would you bring your friends and family? Or have a quiet weekend by yourself?  Practice yoga? Or go for a long run?  Go shopping? Eat good food?  Explore art galleries? Or browse designer homes? Enjoy a wine tasting? Eat a lot of cake…?  What about all of the above, all in one weekend – and all in support of a good cause? Bald Head Island and the Susan G. Komen Foundation are excited...

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Bald Head Island Property Owner Awarded Long Leaf Pine

Bald Head Island Property Owner Awarded Long Leaf Pine

Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award is one of the most sought after and cherished awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina.  This high honor is presented to North Carolinians who have a proven track record of service to our state. The award was created in 1963 with honorees receiving a certificate by which the Governor confers upon the recipient the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary privileged to enjoy fully all rights granted to...

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Pirates Invade Bald Head Island

Pirates Invade Bald Head Island

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Each year in August, pirates invade Bald Head Island and take over, declaring their loyalty to the island with good reason. In the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates ruled the waters off the coast of North Carolina and the Village of BHI was a favorite refuge and base for the buccaneers. Many pirates would stop here to replenish their provisions and bury their booty. Infamous pirates Stede Bonnet and Edward Teach (Blackbeard) made it their hideout...

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The Pirates are Coming

The Pirates are Coming!!

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

It’s that time of year again—time for the Bald Head Island Pirate Festival! Be here July 31st weekend as pirates arrive by tall ship and take over the island for several days of unbridled revelry. Events include an island takeover by the pirate ship Meka, a pirate party in the harbor, gun powder demonstrations and sword fighting, grub ship, duck race, pirate pancake breakfast, pirate games, crafts and an island-wide treasure hunt...

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Celebrate Independence Day on Bald Head Island

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Temperatures and entertainment are heating up around the island. Special festivities start on Thursday, July 2nd and there are still select houses available to rent for the holiday weekend. Nature lovers will appreciate such activities as the Sea Turtle Patrol, Turtle Walk and Birding BHI.  Adventure seekers will appreciate the Patriot Paddle Excursion, Kayaking the Creeks or Beach Bootcamp.  There’s also Bald Head After Dark activities...

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