SUN ‘n FUN Guest Services
For all things Guest Service related, please click on any of the links below:
ATMs & Check Cashing
Automatic Teller Machines: There are several ATMs on the site. Please see convention map for specific locations.
Check Cashing is available for Florida Air Museum and EAA members at the Finance Office located at the Main Admissions Plaza. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emergency and Medical Info
If you have an emergency call 911.
When calling, you must state you are calling from Polk County.
The Brokaw Medical Hospitality Center is located across from Main Admission Building and east of Buehler Restoration Skills Center on Doolittle Rd.
IMPORTANT FLIGHTLINE SAFETY INFORMATION!
Safety is Priority Number One!
Enjoying the vast array of display aircraft is one of the leading reasons people come to SUN ‘n FUN. We are pleased to open flightline access to all our guests. However, the safety of guests AND aircraft is paramount. Many pilots bring their personal aircraft to SUN ‘n FUN to share the joy of flight with everyone. Please do your part to protect people and aircraft by following the flightline rules below.
By entering the flightline area, you agree to follow these important safety rules:
- Aircraft in motion have spinning propellers that can cause serious injuries. Please be aware of aware of this AT ALL TIMES to avoid injury to you and your party.
- Aircraft always have the RIGHT-OF-WAY. Please yield.
- You are always responsible for your safety and the safety of those in your group.
- NO SMOKING is allowed on the flightline or around display aircraft.
- NO FOOD is permitted on the flightline (except for airside food vendor locations).
- PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE CONVENTION SITE including AIRSIDE. (campground only-leashed)
- Please be responsible and courteous around the aircraft.
- Do not touch the aircraft without the owner’s permission.
- Supervise your children closely so they don’t inadvertently hurt themselves or damage the aircraft.
- Make sure your lawn chairs are attended or they may blow away and cause damage to people or aircraft.
- Please mind your camera, belt buckles and other clothing or accessories when bending over to look at an airplane. These items can damage paint jobs worth thousands of dollars.
If you have the opportunity, please thank the pilots who bring their aircraft to SUN ‘n FUN!
SUN ‘n FUN is a private, non-governmental entity and controls all access to the Fly-In, all use of its property, and reserves the right to exclude anyone at anytime from the Fly-In.
NO SMOKING on the flightline or around display aircraft.
By attending the SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, you grant permission to SUN ‘n FUN to utilize your image, likeness, actions and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or at, the event, regardless of whether your image, likeness, actions and/or statements were recorded, displayed, transmitted, exhibited, published or reproduced before, during or after the Fly-In, in any medium or context without further authorization or compensation.
Convention and Campground Maps
Food and Dining Options
You may also refer to the Convention Map for food locations
- Amish Bakery
- Corn Roast
- Ice Cream Treats
- Demitris Greek Foods
- Fred’s Southern Kitchen
- Randy’s Superdogs
- Kayla’s Heavenly Bar-b-Q
- S&S Concessions
- Sivori Concessions
- Southern Specialties
- Sunset Grill
- Sugar Shakers
- Wild Bill’s Old Fashion Soda
Frequently Asked Questions
We get many, many questions each day about the fly-in. Some are unique, but many are similar. This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page has the answers to some of the most common questions.
2021 – April 13 – 18
2022 – April 5-10 | 2023 – March 28-April 2
2024 – April 9-14 | 2025 – April 1-6
2026 – April 14-19 | 2027 – April 6-11
2028 – April 4-9 | 2029 – April 10-15
2030 – April 9-14
Located on the West side of the Admissions/Registration building in the Main Gate Plaza. Information is available concerning all accessibility concerns.
Handicapped parking is located as close to the ticket registration building as possible. It helps if you have a handicapped placard so that the parking lot attendees can wave you on to the lot. If you have trouble walking, we have a golf cart that will shuttle people from the handicapped parking lot to the ticketing window or to where you can rent a scooter (3 or 4 wheeled single-seat battery-operated motorized scooter = $65 per day).
You can also bring your own scooter or power wheelchair. SUN ’n FUN insurance does not allow for the use of golf carts during the convention by the public. The types of vehicles for mobility aides allowed during SUN ’n FUN convention are:
Mobility Cart Rentals
Mobility Cart, wheelchairs and wagon rentals are provided by ScootAround Mobility Solutions and are available online now and on-site during SUN ’n FUN. The on-site rental location is on the west walk path leaving the Admissions/Registration building in the Main Gate Plaza. The mobility cart vendor will also provide a customer pick-up location on airside (along the taxiway at the south end of 5/23; and in the convention campground. More information on these locations is available on the rental webpage.
You may bring your own mobility device which should meet the following requirements
manual or battery-powered
single seat, battery-powered, two or three or four wheeled designed for the use of a mobility-impaired person.
The person using such a device does not need special credentials or passes to bring this on to SUN ’n FUN convention grounds. If the guest does not have their own or will not be bringing it, we have scooters and manual wheelchairs available for rent on a daily basis located near main registration. ($20 for wheelchairs; $65 for scooters per day, cash or credit cards). It is advisable to make reservations in advance. Click here to make reservations online or call 888-441-7575.
* People using scooters and wheelchairs are allowed to go wherever the general public is allowed, which includes the flightline with the proper credentials. SUN ’n FUN grounds are very accessible but vast. Therefore, the Blue Route on the transportation trams will take a person using a wheelchair or scooter along with their family and friends.
There are guests who desire to camp at SUN ’n FUN but cannot do so without the use of electricity for specific medical conditions. We have a very limited number of CAMPING spots that will allow an individual with this need to utilize an electrical outlet. These spaces are available on a first-come first-served request, well in advance of the convention and backed up by medical documentation. You can request your space by filling out an online request for a handicap electric permit or contact the Handicap Services Chairman (or, if you do not have the e-mail you may call (386) 690-9986.
AIRCRAFT PARKING & CAMPING (for people with disabilities):
When you arrive, hold up a sign in your plane stating HANDICAP PARKING or HANDICAP CAMPING and they will direct you from there. Admission tickets can be purchased from any of the following locations: Mobile Registration, Vintage Registration, Aircraft Camping Registration or Homebuilt Registration. If you have reserved a mobility scooter or wheelchair to use during the event, please ask a SUN ’n FUN volunteer who is equipped with a radio or a golf cart to assist you in contacting the scooter rental site located by our main admissions area. If this information does not answer your questions, please e-mail us at Handicap Services (or, if you do not have the e-mail you may call (386) 690-9986.
Welcome home to SUN ‘n FUN!
The International Visitors Hospitality tent is located at the treeline in the Southeast Exhibit area. From the front gate walk directly towards the flight line and stop at the trees.
Volunteers are continually working to meet the needs of our guests expected to arrive from more than 80 countries. Brazil, Canada, England and Germany represent a major component of the attendees and there is a challenge board waiting to count you. Each guest is asked to register and stick a pin in a world map depicting “home.” Tram and Golf Cart transportation can assist guests with any walking restrictions. Translators are on the grounds to assist in any communication need you may have from buying tickets to shopping. VIP hospitality can be purchased at the 9/27 club where you will have a seat and refreshments on the flightline. Preferred seating is available for guests and admission can be purchased on arrival.
Visit Central Florida is available a the Visitors Information Center located next to Sunset Grill. They can assist to make your Florida visit the best that it can possibly be. The City of Lakeland and Polk County as a whole are nearby to Legoland, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and of course the Disney and Universal attractions. Don’t miss the outlet malls and fine dining in the area. Buy your attraction tickets online or make reservations at the Visitors Information Center at SUN ‘n FUN. Discount tickets for Legoland and other attractions are available daily for our guests.
Polk County is well known for our lakes and golf courses,and has a myriad of shopping, theme parks and other opportunities to stay a day longer in Florida. You may consider arriving a few days before an enjoying the best beaches in the world with your families.
Watch an afternoon or evening airshow, purchase an airplane or the equipment to fly it! Or, simply enjoy our weather and add to the most important resource in Florida, the tourism market. Stay in local lodging and frequent area attractions – we are here to offer the best experience for you, our guest.
Mailing & Shipping
Shipping services are provided by GES.
The GES office is located in Hangar E. Operational hours are 9 am to 5 pm. during setup and the during the event.
Please use this shipping label in order to ship your item to SUN ‘n FUN. Pick-up of your shipment can be made at Hangar E located on Rocky Road in the west campground.
Don’t leave SUN ‘n FUN without visiting one of our Official SUN ‘n FUN Merchandise tents.
Pick up the latest event t-shirt, hat, pilot supplies, sunglasses and more!
Locations and Hours
Sunset Grill: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM daily | 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM Wed. & Sat.
Homebuilt HQ: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily | 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wed. & Sat.
Paradise City: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily
PilotMall.com Store: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM daily | 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM Wed. & Sat.
Voyager Path: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily
Warbird Ramp: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily | 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Wed. & Sat.
See convention map for locations on the campus.
Bo’s Transportation (Tampa) Tampa to Lakeland $85
Central Florida Transit & Limousine
800-282-1284 / 863-665-8155
Polk Airport Transit (Tampa & Orlando Service)
800-967-6212 / 863-967-6293
Yellow Cab of Lakeland
PET BOARDING (copy of vaccinations required by all)
Christina Kennels –863-646-9619
6155 S. Florida Avenue – Suite 14
Left of Pipkin Rd., right on S. Fla. Ave. – On right before Home Depot
Small Dogs under 35 lbs and cats only!
DogSense Obedience, Inc. –863-647-4557
2910 Drane Field Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33811
Drop off & pick up Monday thru Friday 12 Noon – 4 p.m. – Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 3-4 p.m.
New state of the art boarding facility, minutes from the SUN ‘n FUN site.Climate controlled spacious suites, Large outdoor runs, Individual hand walking twice daily, 24/7 offsite monitoring by DogSense Skilled, experienced & trained staff to take care of your pet’s needs.
My Pets Animal Hospital – 863-646-3669
2225 Drane Field Rd.
left on Pipkin Rd., left on Old Medulla Rd.- right on Drane Field. On left.
Sunny Days Pet Resort – 863-644-8152
5845 Brannen Rd. South
left on W. Pipkin Rd., right on S. Florida Ave. behind Sonny’s BBQ – across from SPCA
Thompson’s Animal Hospital – 863-648-4886
6615 S. Florida Ave.
left on W. Pipkin Rd., right on S. Florida Ave. – behind Christina Car Wash.
Text Message Updates
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The Onsite Transportation Depot is located on the corner of SUN ’n FUN Drive and Doolittle Road. The depot runs routes continuously throughout the day covering the entire convention site. Trams run 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
What Can I Bring?
Q. Can I bring a backpack? A. Yes – but, may be subject to search!
Q. Can I bring my own chair? A. Yes
Q. Can I bring my own cooler? A. Coolers are permitted in the campground only.
Q. Can I bring a pop-up tent? A. Pop-up tents are permitted in the campground only.
Please review the list below before you plan your trip to SUN ‘n FUN. We have listed items below that are not allowed on the convention grounds during the event. The convention grounds includes the airfield side of the fence.
- Any alcoholic beverage (unless in SUN ‘n FUN designated areas)
- Firearms, fireworks and explosives
- Pets, other than service animals.
- Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, “Razor” style boards, hover boards, Segway personal transports or any other self-propelled device (except that the following are allowed: a. One person electric/handicapped convenience vehicles; and b. other personal disability devices, such as Segways, when required because of the individual’s mobility disability and when operated in a safe manner, consistent with 28 C.F.R. 36.311(b)(1)).
- Oversized backpacks
Guests who are camping can keep larger coolers in their camping area, but may be subject to search at any time.
Random security checks can be done on coolers, backpacks, large purses and other bags as required. All items, vehicles and persons are subject to search.
Prohibited items, other than firearms and illegal substances are the responsibility of the individual who brought the item. If it is left behind, it will be taken to Lost & Found. If it is food or beverage item, it will be discarded.
SUN ‘n FUN WiFi SERVICE – WiFi Service is available with limited coverage areas. You will need a wireless capable computer or device to access this service. You will be able to purchase the service via the internet once onsite. Daily ($12.00) and weekly ($36.00) plans are available. Connect to the “SnF Buy Wifi Now” network.
SUN ‘n FUN has invested in providing a better WiFi experience for its guests. A list of locations will be provided prior to the convention and noted on the Inflight Guide Map.