36th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival & Revolution Competition

Kitty Hawk Kites Rogallo Kite Festival

Francis Rogallo was a NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have carried over into the development of stunt kites, power kites, and hang gliders that are flown today. We invite you to join us and fly a kite at the 36th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival to celebrate Francis Rogallo and his many accomplishments.

Kitty Hawk Kites and friends will be displaying amazing 30 – 100 ft kites on top of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Join us and fly a kite of your own, take part in FREE stunt kite lessons, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular kites as the fly in the sky.

Kite flyers, take part in the Revolution kite competition!

Rogallo Kite Festival


Jockey’s Ridge Crossing
3933 S Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC (US 158 MP 12.5) Jockey’s Ridge State Park
300 West Carolista Dr., Nags Head, NC


Kites on the Dune and Revolution Simulator- Jockey’s Ridge State Park
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kite Flying Lessons- Jockey’s Ridge State Park
10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON & 2:00PM – 3:00PM


PLEASE REMEMBER: Traditionally, this weekend is supposed to be extremely hot and sunny. While this makes for perfect flying conditions, it also means we all need to respect it and be prepared with plenty of water and sunscreen. If you plan to bring a pet, make sure you have the provisions necessary to keep them comfortable.


For more information on the Rogallo Kite Festival, please contact Kelsey Hammell,  Events Coordinator, at events@kittyhawk.com


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