Kite festival, Easter Son Rise, coming to Jockey’s Ridge

The Kitty Hawk Kites' spring kites festival returns. [Photo courtesy Friends of Jockey's Ridge]

Look for kites flying high on the ridge April 19 and 20 as Kitty Hawk Kites puts on their “Fly Into Spring” Kite Festival. It will take place on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

On April 21, a special annual Easter program is on Jockey’s Ridge again; the Easter Son Rise Drama Celebration. This is produced by Sail Ministries.

The sound kayak program starts in May and is every Wednesday at 10 a.m. This is a free program, thanks to the Friends of Jockey’s Ridge purchasing the kayaks. If you wish to make a donation to the group, you may do so online or there is a donation box in the Visitor Center.

Friend of Jockey’s Ridge will be participating in the Tourism Day Celebration at the I-95 N. Welcome Center on May 10, showing appreciation for travelers to our state.

In coordination with the Outer Banks Running Club, the Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run event will be held on July 4th. Look for registration to be opening soon.

The park’s summer schedule is online so check it out and plan now for your vacation.

— Friends of Jockey’s Ridge