The event celebrates the summer full moon and sees many of the local residents and visitors take to the beach for a relaxed evening of music and other activities under the magical light of the full moon reflected on the sea. Everyone is encouraged to join in and to dress all in white.
Sky lanterns ban
In the past the event has been marked by a mass launch of Chinese Sky Lanterns but last year, due to advice from the local fire and police forces, the town council stopped using these balloons but many were still released. This year, due to the potential fire and environmental risk of these balloons, the Manilva Town Hall have passed a by-law forbidding their release.