Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Old Baldy

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — National Lighthouse Day is celebrated annually by organizations throughout the country on August 7 and this year, you can join in on the fun at Bald Head Island.

The Old Baldy Foundation is holding a National Lighthouse Day Festival to honor Old Baldy’s contributions to the area’s history with a festival that the whole family can enjoy.

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Old Baldy was completed on April 2, 1817, making it the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina and the nation’s 13th oldest lighthouse. The lighthouse designated the harbor of the Cape Fear River and the Port of Wilmington. Old Baldy helped in the economic growth of both the lower Cape Fear River and Wilmington.

The National Lighthouse Day Festival is on Sunday August 5 and includes a 10k and 5k evening race, children’s games, reenactments, beer, BBQ and more. Festivities kick off at 4 p.m., race registration begins at 6 p.m. and the race is at 7 p.m. To register, click here.

For more information, visit the Old Baldy Foundation’s website at oldbaldy.org or follow them on Facebook.