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SUN 'n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show

December 3 - 4, 2021

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


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 second annual SUN 'n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show.

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 aircraft, displays and activities! Like to camp? There's no better place than SUN 'n FUN!  Planeside and RV camping are 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
  • Scale Model Gingerbread Competition
  • Hot Air Balloon Launch - Saturday
  • 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 Aerial Demonstrations
  • Friday Evening Balloon Glow
  • Aircraft and Traditional camping is available

Brought to you with generous support from:

Scale Model GINGERBREAD Competition

October 13, 2021

  Attention Florida Residents, The Aerospace Center of Excellence announces the chance to participate in the Scale Model Aerospace and Aviation Themed Gingerbread Competition powered by the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance DUE December 1st! This competition will be a truly delicious sight to be a part of. The theme for this competition is, “The sky is just the …

Scale Model GINGERBREAD Competition Read More »

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Cool Your Jets, the Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show is Descending Upon Us!

October 7, 2021

  The Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show on December 3rd and 4th will be “plane” fun! The two-day fly-in/drive-in event will captivate you with a showplane area, car show, live music, and so much more. Held on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus at the Lakeland Linder International Airport, admission will be $12 per …

Cool Your Jets, the Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show is Descending Upon Us! Read More »

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DECEMBER 3-4: Holiday Flying Festival & Car Show

May 15, 2021

It’s back! Join us for the 2nd annual SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car show. Details soon, but mark the date, December 3-4, 2021!

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Schedule of Events

Friday, December 3, 2021

  • (Gates opens @ 8 AM)
  • 8 AM - 4 PM - Central Florida Classic STOL Qualifying
  • 12 PM - 9 PM - Afternoon Events:
  • 12 PM - Exhibits & Displays
  • 12 PM - Show Aircraft Displays
  • 2 PM - Aerial Demonstrations
  • 5:30 PM - Spirit of Lakeland Introduction
  • 6 PM Balloon Glow & Aerial Demonstrations
  • 7 PM - Campground Movie Night - Movie (TBA)

Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • (Gates Open @ 7 AM)
  • 8 AM - 2 PM - Central Florida Classic STOL Finals
  • 9 AM - Exhibits and Displays Open
  • 10 AM - Car Show Begins
  • 12 PM - Santa Arrives (In a STEARMAN!)
  • 2 PM - Car Show / Showplane Awards
  • 2:30 PM - Aerial Demonstration
  • 5 PM - Show Closes

Air Show / Static Displays


First Responder Displays


Car Show




Hot Air Balloons




Scale Model Gingerbread


Night Airshow


Planned activities include:


* 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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