Presidents Day Weekend Fly 2022

2/11/22 update - WOW! We are so excited about the response! Plan on the shop having things like bagels, muffins and fruit at breakfast time every day (Cassie will be there by 10 with breakfast food), and then a good lunch around 12 or 1 every day. There's a couple great spots to fly and we'll make daily decisions based on wind direction. 

Come see Cassie at the shop on your first morning in town! She'll have a welcome bag for you with a map to the flying field, info on local restaurants and attractions open, and kite shop swag for you. If you haven't told us that you're coming, DO IT NOW! Cassie's getting the welcome bags together and also needs to plan enough food for everyone! 

We've got tentative plans for indoor flight on Sunday morning, details on that to follow!

(Original info below, including hotel info!)

Hey everyone!

With a good number of requests, we've decided to bring back the Presidents Day Weekend Fly in Corolla!

Key dates:

Flight days: Friday 2/18/22 - Monday 2/21/22
Lodging is accounting for Thursday night (2/17) through Tuesday morning (2/22)
You can come for as many or as few nights as you'd like to, but we've ensured that there's the option to stay in the area for up to 5 nights, for up to 4 full days of kite flying!

A few details to be aware of:

  • Housing! We encourage you to see the options below and find the best option that fits your needs.
  • Meals! We'll plan on having breakfast items like bagels, fruit, and fixings to make sandwiches at lunchtime available at the shop. Leading up to that weekend, we will find out which local restaurants will be open for dinner and provide you with as much information as possible, but please be aware that this is a very "low frills" weekend!
  • We will focus our energies on outdoor flight, with the option to fly at the beach or the Whalehead Club. That said, OBX weather in February is unpredictable at best! Plan for anything from sunny days to cold rain, and we'll likely have a combination. If we are able to secure an indoor flight location, we will advise when it will be available.
  • Please advise us if you're going to join us (and which days) so that we can plan for an adequate amount of breakfast and lunch foods!
Now! Onto housing options! Please note that you are responsible for securing your own bed!
First - We've got a discounted rate set up at the Hampton Inn in Corolla for $129 per night. We've got 10 rooms requested, but the hotel can not guarantee holds. Please go ahead and reserve your room ASAP if you know you're coming!
Tell them you're looking for the Flying Smiles group rate.
This rate is good from the nights of 2/17/22-2/21/22
The Hampton Inn is about 10 minutes south of the shop, in Corolla, and is located oceanfront. (The group rate is for partial view rooms, only)

Second - We've got recommendations for a rental house management company if you decided to rent a house with family or friends. There's a range of smaller (4-6 bedroom) houses available for the same nights listed above with Corolla Classic Vacations for anywhere from $1200-$2500, depending on which features and amenities you're looking for. They are easy to work with on flexible check-in and check-out dates.
If you'd like to contact a human in their office, I've spoken with Logan Mace in the local office and she can be contacted at 252-453-9660 ext 535 or

There seems to be lots of information missing
There will be a lot worked out closer to February! We will have more information available as it comes closer to the event. Please be sure to let us know if you're coming so that we can include you in any updates!

Come for as many or as few days as you can, and we can't wait to see you in February!