One of the special events that occurs each year in Birch Bay is the Ring of Fire and Hope that is held each New Years Eve at 7:00 PM. This event was started by Mike Kent of Windermere Reality with the intent of having the 6 miles of Birch Bay Beach to be ringed with fire which gives participants an opportunity to reflect on the end of one year and signifying hope for the coming year.
Everyone is invited to attend and participate. The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce distributes flares provided by Mike Kent for free at the Birch Bay Visitor’s Center, 7900 Birch Bay Drive beginning at 5:00 PM on New Years Eve. Everyone participating is encouraged to bring their own flares as we have a limited number available.