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

  • Howl at the Moon

    1st Howl of the Year

    Co-sponsored between Wendy Wilmot Properties and Steve Henson Builders.

    • 4:30pm till 6:30 pm
    • Sunset: 5:23pm Moonrise: 5:26pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Valentine's Howl

    Sponsored by Cary Cart Company

    • 4:30pm till 6:30 pm
    • Sunset: 5:51pm Moonrise: 5:45pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    March Howl

    Sponsor this Event!

    • 6:30pm till 8:30 pm
    • Sunset: 7:17pm Moonrise: 7:32pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Easter Howl!

    Sponsored by Steve Henson Builders. Easter Weekend Howl!

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 7:40pm Moonrise: 8:12pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    May Howl, 2017

    Sponsored by: BHI Limited Real Estate Sales

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 8:02pm Moonrise: 7:54pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Friday Night Moonlight Howl

    Sponsored by: The Hammocks

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 8:22pm Moonrise: 8:27pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Sponsored by: Atlantic Realty Professionals

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 8:25pm Moonrise: 8:47pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    Sponsored by: Shoals Club

    • 7:00pm till 9:00 pm
    • Sunset: 8:06pm Moonrise: 8:09pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Sponsored by: Tiffany's Beach Properties

    • 6:30pm till 8:30 pm
    • Sunset: 7:30pm Moonrise: 8:00pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Sponsored by: Bald Head Blues

    • 6:00pm till 8:00 pm
    • Sunset: 6:50pm Moonrise: 7:10pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    Sponsored by: Salty Dog Bakery/Southport

    • 5:30pm till 7:30pm
    • Sunset: 6:17pm Moonrise: 6:21pm
  • Howl at the Moon

    Sunday, December 3, 2017

    Sponsored by: Sponsor this Event!

    • 4:00pm till 6:00pm
    • Sunset: 5:02pm Moonrise: 5:30pm

 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.