For Immediate Release
February 22, 2019
Lakeland, FL: SUN ‘n FUN, one of Lakeland’s most iconic events, is making it easier for locals to attend its weekend festivities while supporting Downtown Lakeland on March 1st, 2019. Appropriately named “Downtown Lakeland Flight Night hosted by SUN ‘n FUN”, the city’s First Friday event, held monthly on the cross-streets surrounding Lakeland’s Munn Park, the sponsored promotion will give area residents ticket discounts and a chance to spin a prize wheel for upgrades and giveaways. SUN ‘n FUN local partners will also be on-hand with games and giveaways promoting the excitement of aviation and STEM-related opportunities.
“Lakeland is our home, and SUN ‘n FUN belongs to this city and to the residents of Polk County,” said Greg Gibson, Chief Marketing Officer. “First Friday in Downtown Lakeland is the perfect time to come out and learn about all the fantastic businesses and restaurants in this great city. This month, it’s called “Flight Night”, and we’re offering people who visit the SUN ‘n FUN display in Munn Park the chance to buy discounted tickets and win prizes as a way to thank the people who have supported us for 45 years.”
According to Gibson, tickets will be available for purchase at Flight Night for any day of the 6-day event, but the discount deals are on the weekend, when Lakeland kids are out of school and families can attend together. “We’re offering Florida residents a BOGO for the weekend shows,” he said. “Buy an adult ticket for Saturday, and you’ll get Sunday’s admission for free. During Flight Night only, we are offering adult admission for Sunday only at just $20. That’s $10 off our website price to thank people for coming to First Friday.” Gibson offered that other pricing and discount packages can be found on the show’s website at www.flysnf.org.
Gibson also revealed that in addition to the discounts, any purchase at Flight Night’s booth gets a chance at spinning a prize wheel, with prizes including free tickets, seating and VIP upgrades, apparel, and other fun perks. He is hoping for a big turnout and is excited about the partnership with Downtown Lakeland. “It should be a fun night!”
The 45th annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo takes place at the Lakeland Linder International Airport on April 2-7, 2019. There are over 500 exhibitors with hands-on high-tech experiences, a giant STEM exposition and a Career Fair. There is a 7-acre ramp and ½ mile expanse of runway with dozens of military fighters and heavy aircraft, plus four huge areas with hundreds of Warbirds, Golden Age, Homebuilt, and Light Sport aircraft. Visitors can meet fighter pilots and veterans from every era of aviation in multiple theaters and showcases. There are airshows daily, plus night shows on Wednesday and Saturday night. The airshows have over 60 aerial acts scheduled for the week, and the featured performances this year include the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Team, The Blue Angels, and a Lakeland first – a Drone Light Show called “Star Dance Spectacular”, on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
Information about the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo including ticket purchasing, airshow schedules, daily activities, after-hours entertainment, etc. can be found on www.flysnf.org.
About SUN ‘n Fun Fly-In, Inc.:
SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages. Year-round events, including the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo, which is one of the world’s largest aviation events, raise funds for the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In annually raises over $2M for ACE enabling the delivery of STEM-related and aerospace education programs engaging over 35,000 local youth each year. Additionally, ACE manages and allocates over $445K/year in local aerospace scholarships. For more information, www.flysnf.org.
Director of Marketing
SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc.