Howl at the Moon

An Island tradition since January 2011, the Maritime Market hosts the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The "Howl" party (as it's called by the locals) happens on East Beach (Access 39) and attendees BYOB and bring appetizers to share. The Market brings huge pots of soup and some of Chef Marc's famous appetizers to share as well.

When the Moon rises, the entire throng of attendees breaks into a collective "howl"! A bonfire is usually blazing and the event draws hundreds. The event is free and open to all.
After the Howl, head up to Mojo's for their "moonrise to Midnight" bash - a moonlit post-Howl extravaganza on the porch.

WRAL's Tar Heel Traveler Featured the Howl!

Click here or on the video below to watch the segment!
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Howl at the Moon Dates for 2019

    2019

  • Howl at the Moon

    MLK Weekend AND Total Lunar Eclipse

    go: Here Eclipse begins around 10:30pm. Full eclipse begins around 11:30pm. Howl Party from 4-6, Eclipse Party from 10:15p-12a

    Sponsored by Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:30pm Moonrise: 5:07pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Tail end of Presidents' weekend

    Sponsored by Sponsor this Party

    • 5:00pm till 7:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:59pm Moonrise: 6:13pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Spring Eve

    Sponsored by The Inn at Bald Head Island

    • 6:30pm till 8:30 pm
    • Sunset: 7:23pm Moonrise: 7:09pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Good Friday before Easter Sunday

    Sponsored by First Citizens Bank

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 7:46pm Moonrise: 8:11pm
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    Howl at the Moon!

    Sponsored by: Bald Head Island Limited Property Management

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 8:08pm Moonrise: 8:03pm
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    Kickoff To Summer Howl!

    Sponsored by: Shoals Club

    • 7:30pm till 9:30 pm
    • Sunset: 8:25pm Moonrise: 8:52pm
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    Howl at the Moon!

    Sponsored by: Hammocks

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 8:23pm Moonrise: 8:26pm
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    Howl at the Moon!

    Sponsored by: Ann Liles Photography

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 7:58pm Moonrise: 8:24pm
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    Friday the 13th!

    Sponsored by: Bald Head Island Vacations (Gail Jackson)

    • 6:30pm till 8:30 pm
    • Sunset: 7:21pm Moonrise: 7:30pm
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    Howl at the Moon!

    Sponsored by: Revel Design+Build

    • 5:30pm till 7:30 pm
    • Sunset: 6:40pm Moonrise: 6:59pm
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    Howl!

    Sponsored by: Island Retreat & Spa

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:10pm Moonrise: 5:35pm
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    Winter Howl!

    Sponsored by: Sponsor this Party

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:03pm Moonrise: 5:40pm

 Howl [houl]

verb (used without object)
  1. to utter a loud, prolonged, mournful cry, as that of a dog or wolf.
  2. to utter a similar cry in distress, pain, rage, etc.; wail.
  3. to make a sound like an animal howling: The friends howl when the sun sets and the moon rises.
  4. Informal. to go on a spree; enjoy oneself without restraint.
verb (used with object)
  1. to utter with howls: to howl the rising moon.
  2. to drive or force by howls (often followed by down): to howl down the beach.