Kitty Hawk Kites is pleased to announce its 2018 event schedule, featuring more than 15 events on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, as well as a pair of kite festivals on Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Kitty Hawk Kites has long been a leader in hosting events on the Outer Banks, with annual festivals covering the spectrum of celebrations – from kites, hang gliding and paddleboarding to watermelon and pirates!
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Mar 30, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018
Kitty Hawk Kites will be starting off the 2018 season with the annual “Fly into Spring & Easter Eggstravaganza!” Come join the Kitty Hawk Kites crew March 30th- March 31st at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing to celebrate the start of a new season on the Outer Banks.
Mar 31, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018
Join Kitty Hawk Kites for the Annual Fly into Spring Kite Festival in Fort Walton Beach! The event is FREE to the public and features 30 to 100 foot show kites and stunt kite demonstrations and lessons. Come fly your kite with us or learn to fly a kite with our trained staff.
May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Kitty Hawk Kites is proud to announce the 2018 Hang Gliding Spectacular! Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition. This event is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world!
Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018
Kitty Hawk Kites invites you to join us and fly a kite at the 34th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival to celebrate Rogallo and his many accomplishments. Enjoy the sights of 30-100 foot kites as they fly over Jockey’s Ridge State Park while learning to fly a kite!
Jun 23, 2018
Kitty Hawk Surf Co. invites you to put your SUP skills to the test on this beautiful 3 or 6 mile course in downtown Manteo waterfront. The triangular course takes you around Roanoke Island Festival Park and out into the Shallowbag Bay, giving you both a challenging open water paddle and a more protected canal paddle.
Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
Take flight where flight first began with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Enjoy a walk through the museum, and on the hollowed grounds where Wilbur and Orville took their historic first flight in 1903, then come join us for some fun flight of your own.
Jul 25, 2018
Join Kitty Hawk Kites in Waves Village for our annual Light Up the Night. This unique event features a movie under the stars, demos with lit stand up paddle boards, glow toys and much more!
Aug 1, 2018
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.
Aug 15, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018
Ahoy Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival. Pirates of Blackbeard’s Crew 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 Scallywag school for the little ones to see if they have what it take to be a part of Blackbeards’ Crew!
Sep 15, 2018
This is a kayak and SUP fishing tournament. All fish caught must be caught from your watercraft, no wading. Registration is online or at mandatory captains meeting September 14th at 6pm.
This is a photo catch and release style tournament. There is a list of rules and regs that we will publish soon. Competitors are allowed to launch at first light Saturday morning. All photos must be received by 5pm on Saturday in order to be eligible for judging. All pictures must show the fish length from upper lip to end of unpinched tail.
Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
What do a 100- foot octopus, 80- foot panda, and a 50- foot gator have in common? They’ll all be flying high over the harbor at Destin’s Norriego Point. Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Emerald Coast Kite Fliers Club for two days of FREE kite flying fun.
Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018
Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa, cocoa and cookies, and a light show with kites on Jockey’s Ridge are just a few of the fun and festive things going on… not to mention all the amazing holiday sales!