Explore the shops of 8 unique retailers located directly across from the largest sand dune on the east coast. Jockey's Ridge Crossing is home to Kitty Hawk Kites, The Fudgery, Natural Life, Kitty Hawk Surf Company, Life on a Sandbar, Kitty Hawk Hammocks, Scoops Ice Cream Parlor & Life Is Good.
There’s always something fun happening during the summertime at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. For instance, Summer Sunset Festivals provide entertainment and activities every weeknight from June 6 through September 2. Looking for something to do with the children? Kids Days are every Wednesday and offer kite making, performers from The Lost Colony outdoor drama, pirates, Splash Blast, mechanical shark riding, wax hand making, tie-dying and more, all while a special collection of kites fly overhead. Events like the Outer Banks Pirate Festival, Rogallo Kite Festival, Fly Into Spring & Easter Eggstravaganza and the Outer Banks Watermelon Festival also take place at Jockey's Ridge. For a complete list of events, take a look at Kitty Hawk Kites' calendar.
The best part of Jockey’s Ridge Crossing? It serves as one of the best sunset views on the Outer Banks. Watch from the Rogallo Tower as the sun slowly slides behind the sand dunes and melts the sky from blue to orange to pink.