May 16, 2014
The 32nd Annual Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying on June 7th and 8th, in honor of NASA scientist Francis Rogallo. As inventor of the flexible wing, what better way to honor him than two days of kite flying? This will all take place at the Jockey Ridge State Park in Nags Head and also at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. This event is free to the public and welcomes everyone. In honor of Rogallo, Kitty Hawk Kites would like to display his accomplishments through flight for two days. There will be larger than large kites on display to show off the details to Rogallo’s invention. Photo: OuterBanksThisWeek.
Kids will learn to fly various kites, how to make a kite, and many more fun activities for the whole family to participate in. There will also be a special appearance by Kitebus Festivals who will perform using quad line kites to show off their skills. Enjoy your Saturday or Sunday on the Outer Banks learning to fly kites as a family or build a kite together to keep forever. Read more about the life and accomplishments of Francis Rogollo on our Rogollo Kite Festival page.