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 Chip'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 2017 - 2018

  • Howl at the Moon

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Sponsored by: Mary Munroe Realty

    • 6:00pm till 8:00 pm
    • Sunset: 7:05pm Moonrise: 7:14pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Sponsored by: Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales

    • 5:30pm till 7:30 pm
    • Sunset: 6:27pm Moonrise: 6:52pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Friday After Thanksgiving Howl!

    Sponsored by: Island Hardware/Atlantic Realty Professionals

    • 4:30pm till 6:30pm
    • Sunset: 5:04pm Moonrise: 5:49pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Weekend before Christmas Howl!

    Sponsored by: Inn at Bald Head Island/Bald Head Island Vacations

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:07pm Moonrise: 5:22pm

 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.