40th Annual Wright Kite Festival

40th Annual Wright Kite Festival

Wright Brothers National Memorial
1000 North Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC

Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Take flight where flight first began with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Enjoy a walk on the hallowed grounds where Wilbur and Orville took their historic first flight in 1903, then come join us for some fun flight of your own.

Large 30 – 100 foot kites will be flying high on display. We invite you to come fly kites of your own, take FREE stunt and power kite flying lessons, and bring the kiddos on over to our kite making station.

Admission to the park is $10, but participation in the kite festival is totally FREE!

The Wright Brothers National Memorial grounds are open daily from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Planning to join us this weekend for the 40th Annual Wright Kite Festival at Wright Brothers National Memorial and need a kite to fly? Stop by any ‪Outer Banks Kitty Hawk Kites location from July 9 through the 15th for our aviation-themed kite special … Buy one Battle Torn Red Baron Kite or Barnstormer Bi-Plane Kite for just $29.99 each!


Large Display Kites
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kite Flying Lessons and Demos
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kite Making
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

ECRI Awards Reception (Saturday ONLY)
6:30PM @ Mulligan’s Raw Bar and Grill | MP 12.5


For morning information the Wright Kite Festival, please contact Kelsey Hafele, Events Coordinator, at events@kittyhawk.com.

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