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 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 in the Outer Banks at Jockey’s Ridge Creamery and some amazing fudge at the Fudgery. Make sure to stop by the Kitty Hawk Surf Co. for some of the best deals for Hobie Kayaks and browse great new items from Salty Crew, Vans, Hurley, and more.

The Sunset Festival happens Monday through Friday nights. Each week, you can enjoy (subject to change):

Mermaid Mondays:

Come meet and greet our mermaid! 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!

Kite Lessons Tuesday:

Join us for our free kite lessons on the sand dunes! You can learn how to fly stunt kites and dual kites or you can bring your own kite. You can also build your own kite with Kitty Hawk Kites in the yard at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing.

Ukulele Wednesday:

Want to learn how to play the ukulele? Lessons will be held in front of Life on a sandbar and Kitty Hawk kites at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing.  We will provide complimentary Kala Brand ukuleles for the lesson. Space is limited so make sure to book ahead of time to secure your spot! After the lesson, each student will receive a coupon to shop for their very own Kala Brand ukuleles that are available at Kitty Hawk Surf Co. and Kitty Hawk Kites!

Book Ukulele Lesson

Fire Spinning Thursday:

Music is an essential part of the human experience. Join us for an evening to experience the real magic of music through fire spinning! Our radio DJ will keep the music going during the entire performance!

Family Game Night Friday:

Challenge your friends and family in a variety of outdoor games and activities! While you’re here, you can shop from a variety of stores to buy some awesome souvenirs and gifts!

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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