Memorial Day Weekend Fun on Bald Head Island

Summer is right around the corner. What better way to kick it off than a three-day holiday weekend on Bald Head Island!

Memorial Day weekend events include fun-filled activities, celebrations, nature events and more.

No matter what your interest, there is something for everyone. The Bald Head Island Conservancy offers plenty of programs for the children such as dissection classes and tidal explorations, fishing school and nature tours.  Bring the kids to the Shoals Club for a scavenger hunt, craft hour, beach games or a triathlon. The BHI Club will offer family beach games, a tennis round robin, and beach volleyball.

Stop by the Maritime Market for the Nye’s Cream Sandwich Eating Contest on Saturday. Don’t fill up; you’ll want to save room for the Coastal Feast at the Shoals Club that evening.

Several celebrations take place on Sunday including the Memorial Day Cookout at the BHI Club, the Side Porch Oyster Roast at the Maritime Market Forest Pavilion. The first Sunset Celebration of the season takes place that evening. This free, family event has music, games, s’mores and more.

There will be plenty of shopping and open houses for the entire family. For art enthusiasts, the BHI Artisans Show and Sale and an art show at All About Art is Saturday, as well as Champagne Shopping at Island Passage. Make sure to stop by the Southern Living Idea House in Cape Fear Station for a self-guided tour of the newly redecorated home. Also, Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales offers Parade of Homes throughout the weekend. Download the list of homes on tour here.

On Monday, a traditional Memorial Day Service will be held on the Old Baldy Grounds. The ceremony will honor all branches of the military.

To view a complete list of Memorial Day events, click here.