• Friday, November 1st - Sunday, November 3rd

With fall winds at their peak, the annual Cape Fear Kite Festival is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to be awed by a colorful display of kites of all varieties. Held at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area on the Cape Fear coastline, this impressive event is always a crowd pleaser, with an unforgettable overhead show that will make everyone look to the skies.

The Cape Fear Kite Festival is the final kiting event of the season, and is more than just a chance to get out and go fly a kite. During the event, kites of incredible sizes, shapes, styles, and a rainbow of colors will be flown in the skies over the shoreline, and will make an impressive display that spectators of all ages will adore. Food trucks and other area vendors, (like local artists and craftsmen), will also be at the site providing refreshments and a taste of Cape Fear area wares, and the event is free to spectators who want to relax on the sand and enjoy the show. A fun capper to the fall season in Carolina Beach, the Cape Fear Kite Festival always wows the crowd with stunning overhead displays that can’t be seen anywhere else.