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Jockey’s Ridge State Park

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300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States

May 2013

41st Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

May 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am - May 20, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Kitty Hawk Kites presents the 2013 Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. This event is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world. Join professional hang gliders from all over the world for this Outer Banks tradition that features competitions and fun activities each day. Families and fans can enjoy demonstrations, street dances, hang gliding simulators, kite making, rock climbing wall and face painting.

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May 2015

43rd Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show

May 15, 2015 - May 18, 2015
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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                    Hang Gliding Spectacular is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world! Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition.The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show will run from May 16th through May 19th with competitions each day. The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is FREE TO THE PUBLIC FOR VIEWING with fun activities all day long. For more…

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June 2015

2015 Rogallo Kite Festival

June 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 7, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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The festival will be held at Jockey's Ridge State Park and Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. The Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have carried over into the stunt kites, power kites and hang gliders that are flown today. In honor of Francis Rogallo and all of his accomplishments, Kitty…

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August 2017

Solar Eclipse Party

August 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks solar eclipse August 21 2017

The Carolinas Solar Eclipse Party is a joint effort between North and South Carolina funded by NC Space Grant and SC Space Grant to coordinate dozens of eclipse viewing events for the public on Monday, August 21, 2017. On that date, when the Moon passes in front of the Sun, all of the Carolinas will experience a partial solar eclipse for up to a few hours. We on the Outer Banks will have 87.5% coverage. Partial eclipse starts at 1:23…

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September 2018

Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition - Jockey's Ridge

The OBSKC is a regional kite competition bringing some of the nation’s best kite fliers right here to our back yard. Come out to Jockey’s Ridge State Park and enjoy 3 days of kite flying fun for the whole family. Competition categories include: precision, choreography, and dual team. The OBSKC will also feature massive display kites and free stunt and power kite lessons from the pros throughout the weekend. This event is FREE and open to the public. SCHEDULE OF…

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November 2018

Jockey’s Ridge State Park Holiday Lights

November 24, 2018 - December 29, 2018
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks events - Jockey's Ridge State Park Holiday Lights

View light displays sponsored by Outer Banks area organizations, businesses and residents in the parking lot of Jockey's Ridge State Park on Fridays and Saturdays beginning on Saturday, November 24th in coordination with Kites with Lights and the lighting of the tree; running through December 29th. Sunset is approximately 5PM and the park will stay open until 7PM for viewing the lights. A hot cocoa booth will be staffed by Friends of Jockey's Ridge volunteers at the Visitor Center.

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May 2019

47th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular & Air Show

May 16, 2019 - May 20, 2019
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks Hang Gliding - Jockeys Ridge

The Hang Gliding Spectacular & Air Show is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world! Join professional hang gliders, fans and families at Jockeys Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition. The event is FREE to the public for viewing with competitions and fun activities happening each day.

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June 2019

Rogallo Kite Festival

June 14, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Rogallo Kite Festival - Outer Banks Events

The Rogallo Kite Festival features 3 days of kite flying in honor of Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. As a brilliant aeronautical engineer, his inventions launched the sport of hang gliding and his designs have carried over into the development of stunt kites, power kites and hang gliders that are flown today. The 37th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival will be held at Jockey's Ridge State Park and Jockey's Ridge Crossing and is free to the…

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July 2019

Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run

July 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks races - Killer Dunes 2-Mile Fun-Run - Jockeys Ridge

Start off your Independence Day by supporting an OBX treasure - the Outer Banks Running Club invites you to run/walk/overcome 2 miles on the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern US! Attracting runners looking for a "unique" challenge (and drawing a very competitive field), people are also welcome to walk the course (not just a "walk in the park" though)! Quarter-mile Fun Run also available. Benefits Friends of Jockey's Ridge, a local non-profit dedicated to preserving & enhancing…

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September 2019

Outer Banks Kite Festival

September 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks Events - Outer Banks Kite Festival - Kitty Hawk Kites

Enjoy massive show kites flying high above the sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, and participate in stunt and power kite lessons given by pros. Come watch some of the nation’s most talented kite flyers put on world-class displays of artistry and skill with kite flying set to music, synchronized performances, and more. This 2-day event is FREE and open to the public from 10am to 4pm each day.

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January 2020

First Day Dune Hike

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks hiking - Jockey's Ridge Dune - New Year

Celebrate the new year with a Dune Hike! Join a ranger to hike through a section of the park and learn about its history, habitats, and wildlife. Come enjoy the wonders of Jockey's Ridge State Park and the Outer Banks! The hike length is 3/4 miles round trip with moderate to strenuous difficulty. Meet at the Visitor Center back deck.

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