Outer Banks Watermelon Festival


Celebrate summer with Kitty Hawk Kites and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the 12th Annual OBX Watermelon Festival on Wednesday, August 1 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head.

Enjoy games, food, face painting, tie-dye shirt making, arts and crafts activities, an inflatable waterslide, TONS of watermelon fun and more! OBX Watermelon Festival is free for guests to attend; however the purchase of tickets is required to play and eat! Compete in classic competitions like seed spitting and watermelon eating to win from a selection of awesome prizes, including various Kitty Hawk Kites adventures, and other great prizes from local businesses! Food will be available for purchase by Mulligan’s Raw Bar and Grille and frozen treats from Scoops Homemade Ice Cream.

Stop by and share in this summertime tradition with watermelon goodness. Bring the family by for a day of summertime fun and help support an extremely important community organization.


Jockey’s Ridge Crossing
3933 S Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC (US 158 MP 12.5)

Thursday, August 1, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

OBX Watermelon Festival


The festival is FREE to attend but tickets MUST be purchased to participate in the games and activities. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Outer Banks Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Coalition.

12:00 PM- Watermelon Tower Building
1:30 PM –  Ice Cream Eating Contest
2:30 PM – Watermelon Eating Contest
3:30 PM – Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest


  • Inflatable bounce house and slide
  • 30-foot outdoor rock wall
  • Splash Blast
  • Stanley the Mechanical Surfing Shark
  • Corn Hole
  • Kan Jam
  • Face Painting
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Tie Dye Shirt Making
  • Toy Demos
  • and more!

For more information on Kitty Hawk Kites Watermelon Festival, please contact Kelsey Hafele at events@kittyhawk.com

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