February Fun Fly Weekend 2023

Ok friends!

Mark your calendar now! February 17-19, 2023 will be our February Flying Smiles Fun Fly Weekend! This year you can expect to feed yourself lunch daily (we'll provide a list of what's open) and we'll feed you dinner. We'll also set up a breakfast spread at the shop each morning, but if you want a hot breakfast we recommend eating at the hotel or your rental house. We can also provide a list of breakfast places open. You can stay on the 20th for a super casual day too, but please know that dinner that night will be "leftovers" and many kiters are going to be traveling home that day! 

Please register here if you're planning on coming so that we can make you a welcome bag and include you in the dinner headcount. Please let us know if you want to bring something to add to the breakfast table at the shop! 


Ready to book your hotel? We've got a group rate set up at the Hampton Inn in Corolla. They're offering us a 15% discount on rooms. You'll want to call and book soon - they are unable to reserve us a block of rooms this year. 

  • Hampton Inn and Suites
  • Address: 333 Audubon Dr, Corolla, NC 27927
  • Phone: (252) 453-6565
  • You must call to book the room with the discounted rate. Tell them that you're calling for the Flying Smiles Kites group rate. 
  • The group rate is good for checking in as early as Thursday 2/16 and checking out Tuesday 2/21

You can also rent a house. Off season rates aren't bad. We recommend reaching out to Corolla Classic Vacations, as they rent houses with less than a full week required. We also know of a few groups putting together houses, so we may be able to help direct you to a house with an extra room. 


Coming closer to the event, Cassie will compile a list of restaurants that should be open. As we learned the hard way last year, some will say they're open and then decide not to be. To help ensure we don't have the same issues with getting kiters fed at night, we will be providing dinners this year instead of lunches. You are welcome to join us for dinner any evening, but please know that we will not be offended if you decide to check out our area restaurants! 


We will be flying at the Whalehead Club or the Beach access near the shop, depending on which way the wind is blowing. We will know each day what to expect and make the call in the morning! 

We will also set up some indoor time at the Pine Island Racquet and Fitness Center!