• Friday, May 19th - Monday, May 22nd

The 45th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is landing on the Outer Banks, and visitors are welcome to take flight on a new adventure and join in the fun.

Renowned as the longest running hang gliding competition in the world, the Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is a multiple day event that combines a wealth of activities for professional hang gliders and spectators alike. The incredible air show is the cornerstone of the event, and visitors can head to the sky high dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park to check out the action. Throughout the day, an incredible display of colorful gliders will fly overhead, and lots of fun will be had at ground level as well thanks to a host of activities for competitors and everyday sightseers alike.

Be sure and also stop by the Kitty Hawk Kites flagship store just across the street from Jockey’s Ridge as well, as the shop will be packed with kites, games, and other fun things to do that will appeal to “kids” of all ages. A long-standing tradition that will impress everyone who pauses to look up at the skies, the Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is truly a world-class event that will leave participants and spectators breathless.