Sunset Festival

Join us for the FREE Sunset Festival at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing! Enjoy some great activities and fun while you shop at some of the best stores on the beach. The Outer Banks has one of the best places to view the evening Sunset on Jockey’s Ridge Sand Dunes.

Stop by the Kitty Hawk Kites store to pick up a kite to fly while watching the sunset. Life on a Sandbar has a little bit of everything, including sand art projects, cool hair wraps/braids, and beautiful jewelry. Try some of the best homemade ice cream on the Outer Banks at Jockey’s Ridge Creamery and some amazing fudge at the Fudgery. Make memories that will last forever at OBX Old Time Photos. Abbi’s Teas and Things/Sudden Light Records has a sip and a song to nestle in the nostalgia. Silver Line Jewelry, Art & Unique Finds has multiple jewelry lines made from up-cycled and recycled materials, that also support local businesses.  Make sure to stop by the Kitty Hawk Surf Co. for Hobie Kayaks and browse great new items from Salty Crew, Rip Curl, Vans, Hurley, and more. 

The Sunset Festival takes place Monday through Friday nights starting at 7pm till sunset, from June 5th – August 11th. Each week, you can enjoy: 

Mermaid Mondays: 

Brought to you by H20BX, come meet and greet our mermaid! Starting at 7pm until sunset, you can capture the moment with a beautiful backdrop and shop awesome mermaid merchandise at Kitty Hawk Kites. Finish the night off watching the beautiful sunset while enjoying a delicious treat from Jockey’s Ridge Creamery or The Fudgery! 

Family Games and Kite Lessons Tuesday: 

What a great idea to start your week but to pick up a family game like Spikeball and Bulzi Bucket and try them out at Kitty Hawk Kites with your friends and family. While you are there, you can shop from a variety of stores and Jockey’s Ridge Crossing to buy some awesome souvenirs and gifts! Join us for our free kite lessons on the sand dunes! You can learn how to fly stunt kites, or you can bring your own. Head into Kitty Hawk Kites for our great deals! Lessons will be located on the dunes, so use the crosswalk from the store to Jockey’s Ridge and look for the Kitty Hawk Kites Feather Flags. Both events take place from 7-sunset. 

Magic Wednesday: 

Chris Kram (The Impossible Chris) will be performing INTERACTIVE magic for all to enjoy from 7-sunset. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Kram brings visual entertainment to life through his alluring tricks and captivating props. His performance is sure to leave you in wonder. Magic will be held in the courtyard in front of Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. Make sure to stop by Abbi’s Teas and things/Sudden Light Records while you are there.  

Light up Thursday: 

Alyssa Crespo will be performing hula hoop dancing in the courtyard in front of Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head on Thursday nights from 7-sunset. Self-taught, Alyssa has been dancing and teaching for 10 years. Grab your hula hoop or get one in the store and join Alyssa as she shows us how the expression through dance has no boundaries. She has a unique flow that brings her such joy and she is so excited to share and teach others this unique form of expression. Venture into Silver Line Jewelry to see more of how our locals express themselves through art. 

Pirate Fortunes Friday: 

Keep calm and say ARGHHH! All ye pirates are invited to this gathering of friends. From 7- Sunset, the night will feature treasure hunts, music, games and toys, arts and crafts and a good time! Feel free to dress up! 


Jeremy’s Sand & Sea

Shop beautiful handmade beach treasures and crafts to take home a special piece of the beach.

Abbi’s Teas & Things/Sudden Light Records

Tea & Records, what a great combo! Abbi & Jordan Siler have created a cozy space perfect for an afternoon of flipping vinyl records & sipping tea. There’s something for the whole family! Mom, dad, the kiddos – they even have treats for the pups.

Silver Line Jewelry, Art, and Unique Finds

Shop locally made unique jewelry and other beautiful collectibles. Help save our oceans by shopping eco-friendly merchandise!

OBX Old Time Photos

Take a step back in time and have fun with the family dressing up in old fashion styles to take a unique family portrait!

Life on a Sandbar & Hair Wraps

Add a statement to your beach style with a hair wrap or cornrows from experienced designers, shop fun beach jewelry for all ages, and more!

Jockey’s Ridge Creamery

Cool down with the BEST ice cream on the beach! Choose from over 20(+) flavors to create your own tasty treat!

The Fudgery

Enjoy watching Papa Fudge create old-fashioned (and DELICIOUS) fudge you won’t be able to put down! It’s not only the best fudge in the Outer Banks, it’s quite entertaining watching the magic of crafting delicious candy and fudge to come life!

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

If you are an adventure enthusiast or love everything outdoors, this will be your new favorite store on the island! Shop a variety of name brand surfboards and accessories, outdoor clothing and accessories, and more!

Kitty Hawk Kites

This is a top Outer Banks favorite for visitors year after year! Shop a HUGE kite selection, unique and interactive toys and games, Outer Banks merchandise and souvenirs, brand name products, beach accessories, and apparel! This is truly a one-stop-shop for all your beach needs!

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