• Home
  • 200th BIRTHDAY
  • NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND

National Lighthouse Weekend 2017

Join Old Baldy in celebrating National Lighthouse Weekend August 4th-6th! This year the celebration is in honor of both National Lighthouse Weekend and Old Baldy's 200th Birthday! See the list below for information about the weekend festivities!  

Friday, August 4th- 

Old Baldy Buzz at 4 pm outside of the Bald Head Limited Sales Office. All summer we have been collecting donations in the name of the following island residents and workers: Bill Mack, Claude Pope, Willie Pope, Chris Shank, Woody Walls, Kirby Ward and Josh Watkins. Whoever has the largest sum of donations made in their name will have their hair BUZZED! Stop by for light refreshments and to see which lucky Islander will have their hair buzzed. This event is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, August 5th- 

Old Baldy Duck Race at 2 pm behind the harbor tent pavilion! Come watch the Duck Race if you have purchased a duck throughout the summer! You can still purchase a duck to be entered in the race by calling the gift shop at 910-457-7481. Each duck is $10 or you can purchase 11 ducks for $100. The individual who purchased the winning duck will win the grand prize of $500! You do not need to be present to win. 

1817 Dinner- Enjoy a colonially inspired evening! Start the night at 5:30 at Old Baldy for Cocktails and Hors D'eouvres. We will travel to the Bald Head Island Club for dinner, drinks, and dancing! The evening will feature craft cocktails from historical North Carolina Liquors, Old Baldy Beer, colonial hosts and live Blue Grass music! 

More information and to purchase tickets for the 1817 dinner here!

Sunday, August 6th-

National Lighthouse Day Festival at 4 pm on the Lighthouse Grounds. Come join Old Baldy for a family friendly festival on the grounds of Old Baldy. We will be featuring Colonial Actors around the grounds who will share exciting tales of our region's past, games, craft stations, lighthouse climbs, a beer garden and more! This event is open to the public.

Run for the Light 5k, 10k and 1 mile run at 6:30 pm- Enjoy a scenic race on Bald Head Island at sunset! Finish the race by running towards the light of the lighthouse! Each runner will receive a glow in the dark tee shirt and headlamp! 

Register for the race here!