4th of July Golf Cart Parade

Join Old Baldy Lighthouse for one of Bald Head Island’s most beloved events- the 4th of July Golf Cart Parade!

Dress your cart up in one of the following categories: Patriotic, Tacky Tourist, and Anything BHI! The only limitation is your imagination!

Click here to register for the parade!

You can also bring in a filled out copy of the registration form to our gift shop and pay in person. HERE is the registration form.

The line-up for the parade will begin at 9 am and the parade will start at 10 am. Preregistration will end on July 3rd at 2:30 pm. Onsite registration will be available the morning of the parade as well.

We look forward to seeing you and your golf carts!


The parade will begin at the Marina Harbor Park and travel over the wooden bridge to Old Baldy. The carts will go in front of the judging table at Old Baldy and then continue down Lighthouse Wynd to North Bald Head Wynd. The carts will travel along North Bald Head Wynd and turn right onto Stede Bonnet Wynd. They will continue on Stede Bonnet to meet and turn right on South Bald Head Wynd and head back towards Old Baldy. All carts can meet after the parade at Old Baldy to announce the winners!

The parade will begin at 10 am! The entire route should take around one hour. Please plan any travels on these roads accordingly as there will be delays, especially if you are coordinating a ferry trip.