As many people know, Francis Rogallo is the genius of NASA who created the Rogallo wing. This wing revolutionized the space program because it allowed space vehicles to engage in softer, more controlled landings.
It is this stupendous invention that influenced hang gliding which is exactly what we celebrate at the Annual Rogallo Kite Festival.
In order to replicate Rogallo’s work, multitudes of people come from around the state to fly their favorite hang gliders, power kites and stunt kites for all to see.
As a cherry on the cake, special guests from Kitty Hawk Kites will be coming around to show off their incredible and enormous 30-100 foot kites all the way up on top of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. This is a visual that you absolutely do not want to miss.
Plus, there is so much more than just flying kites. There are many other events to enjoy including free stunt kite lessons for all and kite coloring and exciting kite making classes for the children!
The best part is that you don’t have to be an avid kite flyer to have a great time at the festival. Instead, you can gather the family, bring some blankets and pack a picnic lunch as you lay back to enjoy the other attendees fly their kites. Imagine all of those colorful gliders flying overhead. It is quite a sight!
The only thing missing from such a fantastic event is a memorable place to stay throughout it all. Surf Side Hotel can be that perfect place. We offer cozy rooms, a sparkling pool, oceanfront views and more. Don’t miss out on your spot. Contact us today to make your reservations today.