There will be a big celebration on the Outer Banks this weekend. Jockey’s Ridge State Park is turning 40.
In 1975, locals worked for two years to convince the state to turn the massive dune in to a park for everyone to enjoy. Since then, millions of people have climbed to the top to enjoy the view, fly a kite or hang glide.
There will be a big event Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. There will be live music by Mojo Collins, free hot dogs and Rita’s Ice, a children’s sand art class, a video of the actual 1975 Designation ceremony and sales of a limited edition T-shirt to commemorate the event.