Fly Into Spring & Easter Eggstravaganza

Kick-off the 2016 season right with Kitty Hawk Kites at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing! Whether you’re visiting for the holiday or an Outer Banks local, watch 30 – 100 foot kites flying high over the tallest natural sand dune system on the East Coast.

Take your picture with the Easter Bunny and let your kids join in the egg hunt.

Outer Banks Pirate Festival

Ahoy Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival.

Pirates of the Outer Banks and their friends will be camped out at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the OBX, and participate in Scalawag school for the little ones to see if they have what it take to be a part of Blackbeards’ Crew!



Pirate Kids’ Day
10AM – 2PM
Our weekly Kids’ Day, invaded by pirates!

Scalawag School
3:00 PM and 4:30 PM

Pirate Invasion @ Pamlico Jack’s
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join the OBX Pirates and friends for dinner and games at Pamlico Jack’s (US 158, milepost 16)


Scalawag School
2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5:00 PM

Pirate Invasion @ The Jolly Roger
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Join the pirates for dinner at The Jolly Roger (1836 N Virginia Dare Trail)


Scalawag School
11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5:00 PM

Pirate Invasion at Children @ Play’s outdoor movie night-
Manteo NC

Join the pirates and Children @ Play for movie night under the stars. Come early to hang out with the pirates, conquer Kitty Hawk Kites’ 30 foot rock wall, and stock up on tasty treats.
For more information on the OBX Pirate Festival, please contact Janet Chesson, Asst. Marketing Director and Events Coordinator, at

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

Games, music, food, and LOTS of watermelon. What more could you ask for in a summer celebration?

Join Kitty Hawk Kites for a summer bash you won’t want to miss.

Splash tank, corn hole, toy demos, face painting, and tons of watermelon competitions including seed spitting, watermelon eating, and a watermelon ice cream eating competition just to name a few.

For more information on Kitty Hawk Kites Watermelon Festival, please contact Janet Chesson at

Kites with Lights

As soon as the sun starts to set, come up to Jockeys Ridge and see huge 19′ delta kites soar above the dunes. When it starts to get dark, the lights really begin to show up!

If you get cold, it’s no problem! We’ll have hot cider and tons of cookies inside our store, free of charge for all spectators. If you want to be out on the dunes under the kites. Bring flashlights, glow sticks, and other light up toys.

Hangin With Santa

Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites! Our Annual “Hanging with Santa” event will take place November 28th-29th at the Kitty Hawk Kites Nags Head Store! Have your picture taken with Santa and a demonstration hang glider. As always, this event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Outer Banks Pirate Festival

Outer Banks Pirate Festival – The Outer Banks Pirate Festival will kick-off on Wednesday, August 10th and continue with festivities on the Outer Banks until its conclusion on Thursday, August 11th. Enjoy pirate history, storytelling, reenactments, cannon demonstrations, and scallywag school.


For more information please check out the event website:

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

The Watermelon Festival is so much more than fun. It is one of the most unique festivals on the Outer Banks! We’ll have tons of fun activities for kids and parents like: the dunk tank, moon bounce, inflatable obstacle course, watermelon seed spitting distance contests, pie eating contests, t-shirt tye dying, face painting, kite making, and of course, tons of watermelon! Kitty Hawk Kites staff will be on site teaching kids how to use juggling sticks, balance boards, and letting them try out all of our top selling toys.

We’ll also have live music, food vendors on site, and one of the best raffles on the beach! Donations are accepted for participation in all activities. We’ll also need several volunteers! Volunteers typically work half the day, and hang out and relax for the rest of the day. Shifts are only three hours.

Proceeds from the Watermelon Festival go directly to the Wright Flight Foundation–a local non-profit that rewards 5th graders, who achieve their academic goals, with flight! The foundation has helped improve performance in local school districts and has given children the opportunities to do things like hang gliding, tandem hang gliding, and plane rides, that they may have not been able to do before. Students are also educated about the history and basic principles of flight.

For more information on the Watermelon Festival, please contact the Events Coordinator at

Rogallo Kite Festival

This kite festival celebrates the life and work of Francis Rogallo, inventor of the flexible wing. Without his invention, it may have taken decades more to discover hang gliding, kiteboarding, kites, stunt kites, power kites, parafoils, paragliders, and so much more. Kitty Hawk Kites will be offering FREE stunt and power kite lessons on the dunes as well as kite making at our Nags Head Store.

Kids Day Kick Off

Come visit Kitty Hawk Kites for a day filled with fun activities for the kids. Make and fly your own kite, get your face painted, demo all the new toys for 2014 and have lots of fun! This Wednesday family extravaganza kicks off our summer long Kid’s Day, held every Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The last Kids Day will be August 27, 2014. For more information call 1-877-FLY-THIS or 252-441-4124 or email