Events

Guest Services

Events

Guest Services

War Plane on runway

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.

Medical Services
The Brokaw Medical Hospitality Center is located across from Main Admission Building and east of Buehler Restoration Skills Center on Doolittle Rd.

Flightline Safety

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.

Food and Dining Options

You may also refer to the Convention Map for food locations

  • Boardwalk Noodles
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Corn Roasters (also in the Convention Campground - Evenings)
  • Croydon
  • Dairy Queen Ice Cream Treats
  • Demitris Greek Foods
  • Kayla’s Heavenly Smokes Bar-B-Que
  • Little Red Wagon
  • Papa Joe's Concessions
  • Peachey's Bakery Amish Donuts
  • Pence's
  • Randy’s Superdogs
  • S&S Concessions
  • Southern Star Concessions
  • Sivori Concessions
  • Sugar Shakers
  • Sunset Grill
  • Tallulah's Table by the Sea Food Truck
  • Tony's Clam Chowder
  • Twisted Willy's
  • Wild Bill’s Old Fashion Soda Pop Co.

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.

Future Dates

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

Handicap Services

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 and on-site during SUN ’n FUN.  The on-site rental location is east of Main Admissions/Registration building, next to the Lakeland AeroClub in the Main Gate Plaza. 

You may bring your own mobility device which should meet the following requirements

WHEELCHAIRS

A manual or battery-powered wheelchair

SCOOTERS

A 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 one, 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 event admission credentials.  The SUN ’n FUN grounds are very accessible but vast, handicap tram transportation can also be requested at our Tram Depot (corner of James C. Ray Drive and SUN 'n FUN Drive, if you wish to make use of our tram system while using a mobility cart or wheelchair while enjoying the show with with family or friends

SPECIAL-NEEDS CAMPING:

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.

International Visitors

Welcome Home to SUN ‘n FUN!

Due to travel restrictions and the limited number of international guests expected for the 2021 event, the International Visitors Hospitality tent will not be a part of the 2021 Aerospace Expo.  If you are an International guest and do have plans to visit the event.  Please stop by our SUN 'n FUN Welcome Tents located just through the main gate entrance from the vehicle parking lot.  You will be welcomed, sign our book registering and your country and provided an International button.  This button will allow a 50% discount entry purchase into the Preferred Airshow Seating for the day. (Daily rate $25)  We look forward to your visit!

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.

If you are interested in being a volunteer at the International tent please sign up here!

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.

Merchandise Tents

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                                 Hours - All Locations

Sunset Grill                                Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
PilotMall.com Store                  Wednesday & Saturday - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Voyager Path
Warbird Country

See convention map for locations on the campus.

Miscellaneous Services

COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS

Tampa and Orlando International Airports serve the Lakeland area. Rental cars are available at each location. Enterprise Car Rental is the on-site rental car company at SUN ’n FUN.

AIRPORT SHUTTLES

Bo’s Transportation (Tampa) Tampa to Lakeland $85
813-966-5647

Central Florida Transit & Limousine
800-282-1284 / 863-665-8155

Checker Cab
863-665-8151

Polk Airport Transit (Tampa & Orlando Service)
800-967-6212 / 863-967-6293

Yellow Cab of Lakeland
863-665-8155

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

If you would like to receive:

              Expo and Convention updates:  text “snfupdate” to 863-644-0808

              Weather & Emergency alerts:  text “snfalert” to 863-644-0808

If you wish to STOP the text messages at any time, text “stop” to 863-644-0808

NOTE:  Participation in this service is free of charge, but standard carrier text messaging & data charges may apply.

Transportation

The Onsite Transportation Depot is located on the corner of SUN ’n FUN Drive and James C. Ray Drive. 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?

Quick Questions

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.

Restricted Items

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.

  • Coolers
  • 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.

WiFi Services

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.

Guest WiFi

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.

Support The Mission

The mission of the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is to “Engage, Educate, and Accelerate the Next Generation of Aerospace Professionals. The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo and dozens of other events year-round produce the majority of the revenue that goes into supporting this mission. By attending our events, you are helping us deliver top-quality, industry-leading STEM education and scholarship programs to thousands of young men and women each year. The opportunities that ACE provides give young people a competitive edge as they navigate their educational journey that can ultimately lead to a rewarding career in the world’s incredibly diverse and rapidly growing aerospace industry. You can help! Please click the links below to explore how you can share your knowledge and expertise as a volunteer in over 3500 available positions, become a patron of the Florida Air Museum, or donate to assist us financially. Regardless of how you assist, whether by attending our events, visiting the museum or donating financially, we sincerely appreciate your support!

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