Soaring High: The 2024 Outer Banks Kite Festival in Nags Head

Experience the beauty and thrill of kites flying high at the Outer Banks Kite Festival, scheduled for September 13th and 14th at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. This family-friendly festival is a celebration of colors, creativity, and the joy of kite flying.

A Sky Full of Colors

The Outer Banks Kite Festival brings the sky to life with an array of giant kites and stunning aerial displays by expert kite fliers. It’s an event that captivates both young and old, with the picturesque dunes of Jockey’s Ridge providing the perfect backdrop.

The Festival’s Roots

Kite flying is a tradition on the Outer Banks, thanks to its steady winds and open skies. The festival, hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites, has become a beloved annual event, drawing enthusiasts from all over the country to participate and spectate.

Community and Celebration

Beyond the kite flying, the festival includes interactive kite making workshops, kite flying demonstrations, and activities suitable for all ages. It’s a gathering that highlights the community spirit of Nags Head and the universal appeal of kite flying.

When Visiting

Planning to attend the Outer Banks Kite Festival? Be sure to explore some local dining spots that are both family and pet-friendly:

  1. The Dunes Restaurant: A great choice for a hearty meal, offering a variety of dishes in a cozy setting.
  2. Cafe Lachine: A quaint cafe known for its delicious sandwiches and pastries, perfect for a quick and satisfying lunch.
  3. Fish Heads Bar & Grill: Located on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier, offering a relaxed atmosphere and stunning ocean views, ideal for unwinding after a day at the festival.

The Outer Banks Kite Festival is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of artistry, community, and the simple joy of watching kites dance in the sky.

It’s an ideal outing for families, kite enthusiasts, and anyone looking to enjoy a unique and visually stunning experience.