Fly- In or drive- in, you are not going to want to miss the once in a lifetime chances SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo​ is going to bring to you in 2019.

SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

SUN ‘n FUN 2019 Highlights

This year, the theme is "First in Fun // Fast in Flight" and the lineup of airshow performers, exhibitors, and sponsors reflects the high energy level planned for the week.  

Blue Angels Show

The world-renowned Blue Angels will return to the SUN ‘n FUN stage this year. The team will perform Friday-Sunday. 

Great Lakes Drone Company
Great Lakes Drone Company

Drone Light Show

In addition to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, SUN 'n FUN will feature a number of stellar performances including the Star Dance Spectacular. Great Lakes Drone Company's drone show will feature 60 specialized aerial robots creating one of this year’s most memorable highlights. 

Star Dance Spectacular will take place during the night airshows that begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 and Saturday, April 6. The performance will be the closing act following a dazzling array of breathtaking performances and pyrotechnics by some of the world’s most renowned aerial artists.

SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

Balloon Launch

Balloon events during SUN ‘n FUN include limited daily demonstration flights from the Light Plane field by commercial firms – usually at 7:00 a.m. 

Saturday is the “big” event! Balloons will be launched in a traditional “Hare and Hound” race. As the name suggests, this event involves chasing a single airship after it takes off. This airship acts as the “hare” and floats in the air for a short while before other balloons are allowed to take off. The balloons that follow are the “hounds”, and the winning balloon is the one who lands closest to the “hare”. This is a sight you won’t want to miss, but you’ll have to get up early.

The Balloon launch (weather permitting) takes place between 6:30-8:00 a.m., Check out the BALLOON GLOW during our night air shows!

SUN 'n FUN Admission

Admission includes daily or weekly access to all activities, attractions, exhibitor displays, forums and workshops throughout the day and evening of the show.

Military discounts are available. Visit for details. 

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SUN 'n FUN Schedule

You can find the 2019 daily schedule at Attendees are encouraged to use hashtags #SnF19 on social media while posting about the Fly-In.

Be sure to check out Local Brews & Food and Restaurants in Lakeland to get ideas for breakfast and dinner during your Central Florida vacation.