Memorial Day at Bald Head

Celebrating Freedom

One of the key advantages of living in Southport, North Carolina, is having so many exciting coastal destinations right outside your front door. Bald Head Island is one of the premier attractions of the Cape Fear region, known throughout the Southeast for its quiet beaches, luxury golf courses, small shops, and historic lighthouse “Old Baldy.” Naturally, when warmer weather is inbounding, a lot of locals and tourists alike flock to this jewel of an island for a little outdoor fun. Memorial Day is a big deal on Bald Head Island. And it’s an experience that you should consider being a part of this month.

Bald Head Island: The Place to Be

Memorial Day has a deep meaning behind it, being a day where we come together to honor those who have given their lives for our freedom. Whether your ideal Memorial Day is sitting out by the water or cooking the perfect hot dog on the grill, you can bet that Bald Head Island is one of the best places to be.

Fun for All Ages

There will be events activities for the kids, and all sorts of adventures that are perfect for spending Memorial Day. For those that are feeling more adventurous, there are standup paddleboarding excursions, kayaking, surfing, and hiking, as well as many more opportunities to enjoy the weather and explore the island’s pristine environment. Kids will enjoy activities such as crabbing, cast netting for fish, and exploring the natural wonders of the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

An Unforgettable Cookout

If a big get together is more of what you’re looking for, then Bald Head Island has just the thing to cure your beach celebration fever! During this Memorial Day event the Bald Head Island Club holds their annual “Red, White, & Blue Cookout.” You’ll certainly have your fill of hot dogs, burgers, beans, and all the cookout classics. And if that isn’t enough to satisfy you, the evening will be filled with even more entertainment. Riverside Adventure Company will be hosting their Sunset Celebration. This comes complete with a juggling act, a roaring beach bonfire, and plenty of s’mores to enjoy.

Don’t Miss It!

Newcomers and long-time residents alike flock to this wonderful island for Memorial Day Weekend every year, because the picturesque environment gives us a powerful reminder of what our country’s soldiers fought to protect. If you’re in or around the Southport area, be sure not to miss this incredible event. It’s sure to be the talk of the entire town!