Special Events



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 and Run for the Light 5K/10K in August are can't-miss events. Memorial Day through Labor Day, you'll want to check out the Turtle Trot 5K runs hosted by the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

Once every month on the full moon, join the Maritime Market and hundreds of other revelers at the Howl at the Moon party on East Beach. Everyone is welcome!

While summer is the most popular time to visit, savvy insiders know that Bald Head Island is at its best in the fall when the weather is picture-perfect. Holiday Celebrations in October, November and December bring the entire family together.

January
January 28, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

February
February 27, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

March
MARCH 28, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

April
APRIL 2-5, 2021

EASTER WEEKEND

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

APRIL 3, 2021

TURTLE TROT

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

APRIL 26, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

May
MAY 21-24, 2021

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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

MAY 26, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

MAY 30, 2021

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.

June
JUNE 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2021

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 16, 2021

WORLD SEA TURTLE DAY

Join the Conservancy for an all-day celebration and enjoy many hands-on activities.

JUNE 24, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

July
JULY 1-7, 2021

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Summer comes to a star-spangled climax during several days of nonstop islandwide events, including our legendary Golf Cart Parade and the Conservancy’s Annual Picnic.

JULY 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

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 23, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

August
AUGUST 4 & 11, 2021

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 6-8, 2021

NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY WEEKEND

Pay tribute to Old Baldy's 200-plus years of maritime history during a weekend featuring a festival on the lighthouse grounds, a nighttime "Run for the Light" and more.

AUGUST 21, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

September
SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2021

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Special celebrations at the Bald Head Island Club and Shoals Club add a fitting end to summer.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

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 20, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

October
OCTOBER 1-3, 2021

THAD WESTER FISHING SCHOOL

Sign up for the BHI Conservancy's annual Fishing School and learn where and how to fish from expert anglers. Enjoy social events and get the chance to eat what you catch!

OCTOBER 2, 2021

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.

OCTOBER 20, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

OCTOBER 30, 2021

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION

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

November
NOVEMBER 19, 2021

HOWL AT THE MOON PARTY

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share.

NOVEMBER 25-28, 2021

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY EVENTS

Enjoy special dining events at the BHI Club and Shoals Club and bid on a tabletop tree at the Annual Old Baldy "Light Up the Holidays" auction at the BHI Club.

NOVEMBER 27, 2021

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
DECEMBER 24-31, 2021

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, including the Bald Head Island Club and Maritime Market Forest Pavilion.