20th Annual Candy Drop

Dare County Regional Airport Museum, 20th Annual Candy Drop
Event Description: 

The annual Christmas season Candy Drop in Dare County will continue this year to honor the memory “Candy Bomber” Gail Halvorsen, the pilot who dropped treats to German children during the Berlin Airlift and then recreated that event each year in Manteo. There will be a flyover at Dare County Regional Airport on Roanoke Island on December 17th, then Candy Drop will take place at the airport on December 18th. This year, there is a new wrinkle. There will be two candy drops, one for children five and and under and one for older children. 

Read the full Candy Bomber origin story here.

Please consider making a donation to help keep this tradition alive.

This event is happening next on: 
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 12:30 pmShow all dates
Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:00 pm

Where is the event?

Dare County Regional Airport Museum (See address and directions on the rightbelow)