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SUN 'n FUN Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show

Safe OUTDOOR Event with Airshows, Car Show, STOL Competition, Camping, Music, and MORE!

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Online LIVESTREAM ADDED TO HOLIDAY STOL COMPETITION AT SUN ‘n FUN

November 25, 2020

Can’t make it to the STOL Competition? Watch the Live Stream! Friday, Dec 4th, 10AM – 4PM – Qualifying Rounds Full production coverage by Live Airshow TV of the qualifying rounds of National STOL’s Aviat Aircraft Central Florida Classic! The qualifying rounds are free to watch via our Facebook and YouTube Channels, just visit:   …

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GEICO Skytypers will make a Guest Appearance at the SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show

November 24, 2020

GEICO Skytypers will make a Guest Appearance at the SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show The World Famous GEICO Skytypers will make a cameo appearance during SUN ‘n FUN’s upcoming Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show. GEICO is a sponsor of the event, and the team makes the SUN ‘n FUN Expo …

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Aero Center Lakeland Joins Holiday Flying Festival Sponsor Lineup

November 24, 2020

SUN ‘n FUN Welcomes new FBO, Aero Center Lakeland, as a Sponsor of the Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show SUN ‘n FUN is very pleased to announce that Aero Center Lakeland has joined the prestigious lineup of sponsors for the upcoming SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show. Aero Centers are a …

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Gulf Coast Avionics in Cooperation with Garmin Join Holiday Flying Festival as Presenting Sponsors

November 16, 2020

Gulf Coast Avionics in Cooperation with Garmin Join Holiday Flying Festival as Presenting Sponsors Gulf Coast Avionics (GCA)  is a preferred Garmin dealer located on the Lakeland Linder International Airport. In a joint sponsorship effort, the two companies have partnered to support SUN ‘n FUN’s upcoming Holiday Flying Festival and Car show on December 4-5, …

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Santa Will Fly In to SUN ‘n FUN in a Stearman!

November 5, 2020

Santa Will Fly In to SUN ‘n FUN in a Stearman Kids and grownups alike will be thrilled to know that SUN ‘n FUN has made special arrangements with Santa to make a special appearance at the Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus! Santa knows a pilot elf …

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US Army Black Daggers to Perform at Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show

November 5, 2020

US Army Black Daggers to Perform at Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show The Black Daggers are the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team. Their mission is to perform live aerial demonstrations in support of Army Special Operations community relations and recruiting, and they are coming to the SUN ‘n FUN Holiday …

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Honda Generators Added as a Presenting Sponsor

October 26, 2020

Honda Generators Added as a Presenting Sponsor SUN ‘n FUN is very pleased to announce that Honda Generators, a long-time sponsor and supporter of the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, has joined the Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show as a Presenting Sponsor. “Honda Generators are absolutely essential for our events here at SUN ‘n …

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Just added – F35 Lightning II & F-16 Viper Demos for Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show!

October 20, 2020

F35 Lightning II & F-16 Viper Demos for Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show! BREAKING NEWS! We are very pleased to announce that USAF Air Combat Command is sending two of it’s most exciting assets to perform for you at SUN ‘n FUN’s Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show on December 4th and 5th, 2020! …

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Join us for National STOL’s AVIAT AIRCRAFT Central Florida Classic Short Takeoff and Landing Competition!

October 10, 2020

Join us for National STOL’s AVIAT AIRCRAFT Central Florida Classic Short Takeoff and Landing Competition! SUN ‘n FUN is pleased to welcome National STOL’s AVIAT AIRCRAFT Central Florida Classic Competition to headline our first annual Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show, taking place December 4-5, 2020. Come join the fun as the best pilots in the …

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Leenhouts, Baker, Pelton to speak at GA Town Hall Coming to SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show

September 20, 2020

GA Town Hall Coming to SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show GA Town Hall Coming to SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Flying Festival and Car ShowBreaking News – join us on Saturday, December 5th at 10AM for a GA Town Hall with our own President and CEO John “Lites” Leenhouts, AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker, and …

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It's a Holiday Fly-in!

A brand new experience at the SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus! Join us for family fun on the Lakeland Linder International Airport for the inaugural SUN 'n FUN Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show. Tired of being cooped up? Us, too! Come on out and enjoy the beautiful Central Florida fall weather with us in a place where you can spread out a picnic blanket, have all the space you want and enjoy some great displays and activities! Like to camp? There's no better place than SUN 'n FUN! Planeside and RV camping is available. How about a 5k to start your Saturday? Got that, too - come on out and enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL)Competition
  • 5K Airport Run
  • Hot Air Balloon Launch - Saturday
  • GA Town Hall
  • Santa will arrive in a STEARMAN and collect his mail from the kids!
  • Over 50 exhibitors
  • Great food!
  • Airplane Displays
  • Car Show
  • Friday Evening and Saturday Airshows featuring the USAF F35 and F16 Demo teams!
  • Friday Evening Balloon Glow
  • Aircraft and Traditional camping is available

Schedule of Events

Friday December 4th, 2020

  • (Gates opens @ 8:00 AM)
  • 8AM - 4PM - Central Florida Classic STOL Qualifying
  • 4PM - 9PM - Afternoon Events:
  • 4PM - Show Car Parade & Displays
  • 4PM - Show Aircraft Displays
  • 4:30PM Evening Airshow - F35, F16, P51, Black Daggers, Paradigm
  • 5:30 PM Balloon Glow
  • 7PM - Campground Movie Night - "Christmas Vacation"

Saturday December 5th, 2020

  • (Gates Open @ 7:00 AM)
  • 7AM - SUN 'n RUN 5K
  • 8AM - Balloon Launch
  • 8AM - 2PM - Central Florida Classic STOL Finals
  • 9AM - Exhibitors and Displays Open
  • 10AM - Car Show Begins
  • 10AM - GA Town Hall
  • 12:00 - Santa Arrives (In a STEARMAN!)
  • 2PM - Car Show / Showplane Awards
  • 2:30 PM - Air Show - F35, F16, P51, Black Daggers
  • 5:00 PM - Show Closes

Air Show / Static Displays

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First Responder Displays

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Car Show

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Camping

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Hot Air Balloons

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Vendors

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Runway 5k

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Night Airshow

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* Advance registration required

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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