Holiday celebrations on Bald Head Island are legendary, with the July Fourth Golf Cart Parade leading the list.

North Carolina Treasures Weekend, hosted in June by the Old Baldy Foundation, and National Lighthouse Day Weekend in August, are can’t-miss events. Memorial Day through Labor Day, you’ll want to check out the Sunset Celebration held every Monday night in the harbor area. Live music, roasted marshmallows, and plenty of surprises are always part of the fun.

While summer is the most popular time to visit, savvy insiders know that Bald Head Island is at its best in the spring and fall when the weather is picture-perfect. Roast & Toast on the Coast, a Southern Living Inspired Event, brings together the best in fine wine, craft beer, Southern food and live music in early November.

January 20

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

February 19

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

MARCH 16

Badwater Cape Fear Ultra Marathon

Hardcore athletes won’t want to miss this fourth annual 51-mile or 50K-run along the island’s forested wynds and beaches.

MARCH 20

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

APRIL 19-21

Easter Weekend

This special time includes dining events at the BHI Club and Shoals Club, an egg hunt and an oyster roast.

APRIL 19

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

MAY 16-18

Bald Head Island Fishing Rodeo

Sign up for this offshore fishing tournament or just enjoy being a spectator as the boats come in with their catch. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit Old Baldy.

MAY 18

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

MAY 24-27

Memorial Day Weekend

Join us on the island as we kick off summer with style. Gather at the Chapel as we honor fallen military service members with music and a color guard.

MAY 26

Turtle Trot

Run as fast or as slow as you’d like in this Memorial Day Weekend 5K where proceeds go to support the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Protection Program.

MAY 26

Sunset Celebration

Join us for this Memorial Day Weekend street and beach party hosted by Riverside Adventure Co.

JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26

Turtle Trots

Run as fast or as slow as you’d like in this 5K where proceeds go to support the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Protection Program.

JUNE 8-9

North Carolina Treasures Weekend

Savor a weekend celebrating North Carolina food, art, spirits and history. A portion of event proceeds benefit the Old Baldy Foundation.

JUNE 10, 17, 24

Sunset Celebrations

Join us for this street and beach party hosted by Riverside Adventure Co.

JUNE 17

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

JUNE 29-JULY 7 Fourth of July Celebration

Summer comes to a star-spangled climax during several days of nonstop islandwide events, including our legendary Golf Cart Parade.

JUNE 29-JULY 7

Fourth of July Celebration

Summer comes to a star-spangled climax during several days of nonstop islandwide events, including our legendary Golf Cart Parade.

JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Turtle Trots

Run as fast or as slow as you’d like in this 5K where proceeds go to support the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Protection Program.

JULY 8, 15, 22, 29

Sunset Celebrations

Join us for this street and beach party hosted by Riverside Adventure Co.

JULY 16

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

AUGUST 2-4

National Lighthouse Day Weekend

Pay tribute to Old Baldy’s 200+ years of maritime history during a weekend featuring a festival on the lighthouse grounds, a nighttime “Run for the Light” and more.

AUGUST 5, 12, 19, 26

Sunset Celebrations

Join us for this street and beach party hosted by Riverside Adventure Co.

AUGUST 7, 14, 21

Turtle Trots

Run as fast or as slow as you’d like in this 5K where proceeds go to support the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Protection Program.

AUGUST 15

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 2

Labor Day Weekend

Walk through time with Old Baldy Foundation’s islandwide Then and Now Home Tour. Special parties at the BHI Club and Shoals Club add a fitting end to summer.

AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 2

Labor Day Weekend

Walk through time with Old Baldy Foundation’s islandwide Then and Now Home Tour. Special parties at the BHI Club and Shoals Club add a fitting end to summer.

SEPTEMBER 1

Turtle Trot

Run as fast or as slow as you’d like in this Labor Day Weekend 5K where proceeds go to support the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Protection Program.

SEPTEMBER 1

Sunset Celebration

Join us for this Labor Day Weekend street and beach party hosted by Riverside Adventure Co.

SEPTEMBER 13

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

SEPTEMBER 18

Islandwide Employee Appreciation Day

Join us on the lighthouse grounds during this day to honor the many employees whose hard work makes the island run.

OCTOBER 13

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

OCTOBER 26-27

Halloween Celebration

Kids can participate in a Trick-or-Treat Caravan, parties, costume contests and more.

NOVEMBER 8-10

Roast and Toast on the Coast

Don’t miss this Southern Living Inspired Event weekend featuring a celebration of local and regional food and drink, a concert on The Common, an oyster roast and more, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Old Baldy Foundation.

NOVEMBER 12

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 1

Thanksgiving Holiday Events

Enjoy special dining events at the BHI Club and Shoals Club and decorate a tree for the Annual Old Baldy “Light Up the Holidays” event at the BHI Club.

NOVEMBER 30

Turtle Trot

Run as fast or as slow as you’d like in this Thanksgiving Weekend 5K where proceeds go to support the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Protection Program.

DECEMBER 12

Howl at the Moon Party

The Maritime Market invites everyone to meet at Beach Access 39 to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up.

DECEMBER 24-31

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Holiday Events

There’s no place like Bald Head Island for the holidays, with parties and special dining events taking place at several venues.