Full Moon Bonfire Saturday, April 16

Join us to welcome the warmer weather and a beautiful holiday weekend by sharing a bonfire on the beach.

Full Moon Bonfire

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Sunset – 7:50 pm

Moonrise – 7:57 pm

High Tide – 9:01 pm

Full Pink Moon

To keep things simple, each person brings what you want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon.  

People ask if the bonfire will be held if it’s rainy…. the bonfire will be canceled if it is raining or rain is threatening as few would be comfortable attending.

By terms of the permit, the fire needs to be out no later than 10 pm. The later sunset means no longer a conflict with dinner hour but we still have plenty of time to enjoy the evening.

Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar: 

  • Monday, May 16
  • Tuesday, June 14
  • Wednesday, July 13

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests. 

How the Full Moon got its name: 

Per Old Farmers Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names):

April: Full Pink Moon – This full Moon heralded the appearance of the “moss pink,” or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring wildflowers.

Other names are: 

  • Breaking Ice Moon
  • Broken Snowshoe Moon
  • Budding Moon of Plants and Shrubs
  • Frog Moon
  • Moon of the Red Grass Appearing
  • Moon When the Ducks Come Back
  • Moon When the Geese Lay Eggs
  • Moon When the Streams are Again Navigable
  • Sucker Moon
  • Sugar Maker Moon

This website says the Cherokee Indians called it the Flower Moon and the English Medieval name was the Seed Moon. Another website says the Chinese call it Peony Moon.

-Submitted by Judy Morr

(Photo credit: Glen Cox)