Celebrate Jockey’s Ridge 40th Anniversary May 31

Posted By on May 24, 2015

Jockey’s Ridge State Park will celebrate its 40th anniversary since being saved from the threat of encroaching development four decades ago with an event this week.

On May 31, 1975, after two years of relentless efforts by Outer Banks local Carolista Baum and the People to Preserve Jockey’s Ridge, the tallest natural sand dune on the east coast became a State Park.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this historic milestone, you are invited to enjoy live music by Mojo Collins, free hot dogs and free Rita’s Ice, and a children’s sand art class.

A video of the 1975 dedication ceremony will also be shown, and limited edition t-shirts commemorating the event will be for sale.

The 40th anniversary celebration is happening on Sunday, May 31, at Jockey’s Ridge State Park Visitors Center in Nags Head, from noon until 3pm.

Admission is free.

Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head

Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)


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