The annual Birch Bay Ring of Fire & Hope takes place each December 31st at 7pm. Everyone heads down to the shore and lights a biodegradable road flare and places it near the water. With people all around the bay participating, the effect is beautiful and the entire bay looks like a string of red Christmas lights from end to end.

Ring of Fire & Hope Details

2019 Ring of Fire & Hope Date, Time, Location

Date: December 31, 2019

Time: 7pm 

Flares will be handed out at the Visitor Center Located at 7900 Birch Bay Drive starting at 5pm. One will be given to each family while supplies last. Supplies are limited.

Location: Along the shore in Birch Bay

Road Flares & Instructions

The Birch Bay Visitor & Information Center, located at 7900 Birch Bay Drive, will have a limited supply of flares available to the public.

We will start passing out flares at 5pm on 12/31/2019. One flare will be available per family while supplies last.

Flares should only be handled by adults.

At 7pm light your flare and place it on the shore near the water. It will burn for approx 15-30 mins. 

Do not leave any trash on the shore (plastic cap from flare).