Events 2018-03-22T11:53:40+00:00

Celebrating the Wright Brothers’ Legacy

Wilbur Wright’s 151st Birthday, April 16 & 17, 2018 – Celebrated on Monday and Tuesday April 16-17. Wilbur & Orville will visit with 4th grade students in Dare County schools to tell the story of their First Flight adventures and answer their many questions. Wonder if any of the students guess Wilbur’s “true” age?! (This event is not open to the public.)

National Aviation Day & Orville Wright’s 147th Birthday – August 19, 2018 at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.  This event is always fun and the weather is so nice!  Hundreds of Park visitors enjoy taking pictures of and with vintage airplanes and helicopters, watching the Flyovers and OBX SkyDivers, and so many other activities for all ages. If all goes well, we will also celebrate the Grand Opening of the new WBNM Visitors Center!

115th Anniversary of Powered Flight – Our biggest celebration December 16 & 17, 2018. Wright Brothers National Memorial Park admission is free on December 17 and the Anniversary program begins at 9:00 a.m.  THIS IS A MONDAY, so plan early so you don’t miss it!