Enjoy the Memorial Day Celebrations on Bald Head Island

Memorial Day is, for many, the official kick-off to the summer vacation season. So, why not welcome summer in style this year by attending the Memorial Day celebrations on Bald Head Island?

Bald Head Island vacation rentals are still available and the entire weekend is jam-packed with a huge variety of events, parties, and festivals. Here's what you can expect over the upcoming three-day weekend.


Saturday is when the Memorial Day weekend festivities get underway. From morning to night, guests will be able to enjoy a full day's worth of fun and excitement in the sun and surf.

The Memorial Day Fun Run starts bright and early with registration starting at 8:00am sharp. Registration is at the front of the Shoals Club and it cost just $5 to enter.

From 10am to 5pm, the Smith Island Art League will be hosting their annual Smith Island Art League Show & Sale. Here, guests can peruse and purchase works of art from local artists and artisans.>

Then, from 5pm to 7pm, the Hammocks Clubhouse will be hosting the Hammocks Poolside Reception. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks around The Hammocks Clubhouse pool while learning about the special limited time sales incentives on The Hammocks.


On Sunday, guests start the day at 10am when the Smith Island Art League Show & Sale gets under way. Then, the Shoals Club Memorial Weekend Summer Celebration & Pool Party kicks off at noon and runs to 9pm.

The Old Baldy Foundation Volunteer Social is also held on Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. This is a casual Open House for potential volunteers with light refreshments served. Should you decide to volunteer, you will receive a 10% discount good toward any gift shop purchase.

From 4pm to 6pm, the Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales center will be hosting a wine tasting event. Enjoy a sampling of local wines on the porch of the sales center located near the ferry landing.

As the sun starts setting, between 5pm and 8pm, guests can attend the Sunset Celebration near Riverside Adventure and Delphina Cantina. From 5pm to 7pm, guest will be able to enjoy games, music, stories, and other forms of entertainment, then at 7pm, the festivities move to beach access #5 where everyone can enjoy beach games, a scavenger hunt, a bonfire, and more.


On Monday, Bald Head Island is home to one of the most remarkable Memorial Day celebrations. The Old Baldy Memorial Day Service honors fallen military service members and it is an annual tradition on the island.

Reserve Your Bald Head Island Vacation Rentals Now

Memorial Day will be here before you know it and Bald Head Island's vacation rentals are filling up fast. Don't miss out on the most memorable Memorial Day celebrations and reserve your rentals today!

If you would like even more information about Bald Head Island, just fill out this contact form for the Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce. We will send you a welcome packet with everything you need to know about visiting our beautiful island.

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