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!

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Howl at the Moon Dates for 2019

  • Howl at the Moon

    Howl at the Moon!

    Sponsored by: Hammocks

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

    Howl at the Moon!

    Sponsored by: Ann Liles Photography

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 7:58pm Moonrise: 8:24pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    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
  • Howl at the Moon

    Howl!

    Sponsored by: Island Retreat & Spa

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:10pm Moonrise: 5:35pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Winter Howl!

    Sponsored by: Sponsor this Party

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:03pm Moonrise: 5:40pm
  • 2020

  • Howl at the Moon

    Sponsored by: Sponsor this Howl

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:21pm Moonrise: 5:22pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Valentine's Week Howl

    Sponsored by: Sponsor this Party

    • 5:00pm till 7:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:50pm Moonrise: 6:26pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Sponsored by: Sponsor this Party

    • 6:00pm till 8:00pm
    • Sunset: 7:15pm Moonrise: 7:23pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Easter Week - Easter Sunday is 4/12

    Sponsored by Revel Design/Build and Anne Liles Photography

    • 6:30pm till 8:30pm
    • Sunset: 7:37pm Moonrise: 7:20pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Sponsored by: Jennifer Pitts Design and Henson Builders

    • 7:00pm till 9:00pm
    • Sunset: 8:00pm Moonrise: 8:30pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Happy Summer Howl!

    Sponsored by: Ann Liles Photography and Revel Design-Build

    • 7:00pm till 9:00pm
    • Sunset: 8:20pm Moonrise: 8:27pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Independence Weekend!

    Sponsored by: BHI Limited Property Management

    • 7:30pm till 9:30pm
    • Sunset: 8:16pm Moonrise: 8:18pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Sunday Fun Day Howl

    Sponsored by: BHI Limited Real Estate Sales

    • 7:00pm till 9:00pm
    • Sunset: 8:10pm Moonrise: 8:35pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020

    Sponsored by: Sponsor this Party

    • 6:00pm till 8:00 pm
    • Sunset: 7:36pm Moonrise: 7:45pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

    Sponsored by: First Citizens Bank

    • 6:00pm till 8:00 pm
    • Sunset: 6:55pm Moonrise: 7:13pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Blue Moon - Halloween Howl!

    Sponsored by: Wendy Wilmot Properties

    • 5:30pm till 7:30 pm
    • Sunset: 6:19pm Moonrise: 6:39pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Monday After Thanksgiving Howl!

    Sponsored by: Sponsor this Party

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:03pm Moonrise: 5:23pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    New Year's Week!

    Sponsored by: Sponsor this Party

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:12pm Moonrise: 4:51pm

 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.