Stuart Air Show named Top Festival

Stuart Airshow
Press Release - For Immediate Release
Contact:  Director of Development & Events
                 Susan Cunnane                                                                         
Phone:    772-781-4882 (o)
                 772-812-1765  (c)          

Stuart Air Show named as Top Festival and Event in the Southeast

STUART, FL (September 7, 2016) -- The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) has named the annual Stuart Air Show as one of the Top 20 Festival and Events in the Southeast for the month of November 2016. The best events across the southeast U.S. compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 Events designation. Through a nomination process, Southeast Tourism Society chooses the Top 20 events in the Southeast for each month of the year and publishes the list of winners quarterly. 

The 2016 edition of the Stuart Airshow, presented this year by Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Company, will be the 27th consecutive year for this Treasure Coast signature event. The Stuart Airshow draws 40,000 spectators annually and is the largest air show in southern Florida.

The STS Top 20 Events program has highlighted events and festivals around the Southeast since 1985. Travel industry experts select only 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: and Travel Media Press Room.

"We are very proud to be named as one of the top events in the southeast U.S.," said Michael Roberts, Stuart Air Show board president. "This three-day signature event, made possible by hundreds of volunteers, community business partners and sponsors, is an event for everyone-one that 'Honors the Past, While Inspiring the Future'. We do this by bringing in exciting aerobatic acts, jet demonstrations, WWII displays, a historic battle re-enactment, children's activities, and community displays that entertain, educate and capture the imaginations of young and old alike."

The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing and the Stuart Air Show Board collaborated on the application for the Top 20 Festival and Events designation.

The 2016 Stuart Air Show will take to the air Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Advance tickets for both the Dirty Flight Suit Party (Nov. 4) and general admission are now available at
For sponsorship opportunities or more information, please contact Susan Cunnane, Director of Development and Events, at (772) 781-4882 or

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About the Stuart Air Show

The Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including: Road to Victory Military Museum, Venture Crew #804/Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Martin County, Martin County Community Foundation, Martin County Sheriff's Explorers Post #887, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, ARC of Martin County, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. The air show offers many different types fundraising opportunities for local non-profit organizations and community groups. Nearly a dozen organizations benefit from the show each year.

For more information about the Stuart Air Show, please contact the main office at 772-781-4882 or at .
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