Sunset Festival

Sunset Festival

Join us for the FREE Sunset Festival at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and 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 Jockeys 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. Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has great new items from Salty Crew, Vans, Hurley, and more to some of the best deals for Hobie Kayaks.

The Sunset Festival happens Monday through Friday nights. Each week, you can enjoy:

Mermaid Mondays:

Meet and greet our mermaid, capture the moment with a beautiful backdrop, 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!


Kite Lessons Tuesday:

Learn to fly stunt kites, dual kites, or bring your own kite to our free kite lessons on the sand dunes. Build your own kite with Kitty Hawk Kites in the yard at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing.


Ukulele Wednesday:

Learn to play ukulele on the deck at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing! Complimentary Kala Brand Ukuleles will be provided for the lesson. Space is limited, email to secure your spot! After the lesson, each student will receive a coupon to shop for your very own Kala Brand ukulele, available at Kitty Hawk Surf Co. or Kitty Hawk Kites!


Carnival Thursday:

Enjoy fun carnival theme activities and games in the yard at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing! Receive tickets and trade them in for a variety of awesome prizes! Crafts, games, and activities can vary each week so keep coming back and see how many prizes you can collect this summer!


Family Fun Friday:

Challenge your friends and family in a variety of outdoor games and activities. Our radio DJ will keep the night going every Friday night in the yard! Shop a variety of awesome stores to collect those last-minute souvenirs and gifts before heading home!

Jeremy’s Sand & Sea

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

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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