Even though this is for summer, I would do this every time of the year. In autumn/winter wrapped up in a blanket with a hot drink and toasting marshmallows and in summer/spring sitting on the beach watching the night unfold.
I remember autumn bon fires in the back garden (yard) in Brooklyn, NY. For safety, my brother made them in a big steele drum. No need for fire permits or safety and environmental laws in those days; just fun and fresh, autumn evening air.