We are already starting to hear the sound of planes flying over Lakeland, marking the start of the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo. Beginning Tuesday, April 4, Lakeland will host approximately 200,000 guests, volunteers, sponsors, performers, and exhibitors over the next 6 days at the 2nd largest fly-in event in the world, held right here in Lakeland. Whether you are a pilot, aviation enthusiast, or just looking for a fun family-friendly event, SUN ‘n FUN has something for everyone.
SUN ‘n FUN is also the perfect way to introduce children to the world of aviation. You can view more than 4,500 aircraft from homebuilts to warbirds on the 1,000 acre SUN ‘n FUN campus, attend kids workshops, play in the KidZone, tour the Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum, and catch special events such as the Flight to Honor, afternoon Air Shows, Saturday morning hot air balloon launch, nighttime Air Shows Wednesday and Saturday, and MUCH MORE!
Many of you have likely watched the airshows from the side of the road near the airport, but if you’ve never been inside SUN ‘n FUN you are missing out on the MANY other features of this great annual event. Make this the year you check it out!
Fun Fact: During the week of SUN ‘n FUN the Lakeland Airport becomes the world’s busiest airport with over 14,000 aircraft operations with-in the span of a week.
It can be daunting to take kids to a new event, or any event that covers a large area, is mostly outside in the sun, and requires a commitment of a good part of the day, but with our handy tips below, you’ll be a pro before you even hit the entry gates!
Helpful Tips & Admission Info
SUN ‘n FUN Activities for Kids
SUN ‘n FUN Family-Friendly Special Events
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Are you a SUN ‘n FUN pro? Have experience taking kids? Leave a comment below and we’ll add your suggestions to our list!
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