Beaming around the corner is Florida’s largest and most exciting waterfront music and art festival. That’s right, I’m talking about Sunfest! Still a few months ahead, but it really is already taking place in our minds as we are getting ready for SunFest 2015, planning, buying early bird tickets, scheduling vacations days for the occasion and so on.
2015 will ushers us into five full days jam-packed with incredible musicians, talented artists, family fun, bright lights and other thrilling events. Coming back to its traditional location off the stunning Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach, Sunfest will take place from April 29 to May 3.
Music, Music & More Music
It’s heart pounding, feet moving, screaming at the top of your lungs type music. If you’re a true music fanatic or just like catching up on the latest and greatest artists, our own music festival [SunFest] will definitely impress you. Along the music stages about 50 artists or bands will deliver their best music acts this year as past performers have done so magnificently, just as we remember: “Pretty Lights, Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls, Mac Miller, Slightly Stupid, Pit Bull, Counting Crows, Kid Rock, Ellie Goulding” and hundreds more. The 2015 lineup of performers is one of the best in all SunFest history. Check it out here…
When you first think of Sunfest, kid-friendly isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Between the loud music, crowds of people and alcohol everywhere, it doesn’t seem conducive to the little ones, but that’s far from the truth.
A family-friendly event for all ages, Sunfest is also a good festival to bring the youngsters. Bursting with kids-size fun, entertainment and activities, the Youth Park offers a haven for Sunfest’s youngest patrons and those young at heart to spend their afternoons.
This year too, children 5 and under are admitted free to SunFest when accompanied by an adult, courtesy of Wells Fargo. The Youth Park area will offer many activities for children including lots of interactive games and activities. Actually, it is a hot spot for families, a mini-SunFest with kid-size fun and entertainment.
Technically, the area is called Captain Morgan’s Floating Oasis. But, most Sunfest-goers know the sanctuary as the “party barges.” In the midst of the Intracoastal Waterway, three floating barges are the escape to the high-volume music, blazing sun and masses of people known to Sunfest.
The floating retreats feature Captain Morgan cocktails, entertaining games, dance music by the house DJs.
North Oasis – ESPN Radio 106.3 FM will offer a sports- themed atmosphere with Josh Cohen and the team with fun games, TV’s with the NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs, Kentucky Derby and more.
Middle Oasis – The unofficial “party barge” features dance music by house DJ’s and WiLD 95.5 with Elvis Duran and the WiLD morning show.
South Oasis – Check out the new hottest tropical oasis with the tiki lounge afloat at SunFest. This is the spot to experience Captain Morgan’s 3 NEW Tropical Flavors with Captain Morgan White Rum and enjoy a mix of music and good times with 97.9 WRMF and the KVJ Show.
SunFest barges are a themed atmosphere and a fun place to interact with friends. These are spaces to basically kick back, relax, mingle, dance a little and drink the night away. It’s the key to unlocking some of the most enjoyable and exciting mix of entertainment at this lively event.
Sorry kids, you must be 21 years or older to get on these barges.
Fine Art & Craft Show
Are you a connoisseur of fine arts? Art lovers, Sunfest has an event for you. Featuring more than 140 artists from around the country, Sunfest hosts a juried fine art and craft show every year. From Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3, works including jewelry, paintings, pottery, ceramics, wood, photography, sculptures, arts, crafts and more will be displayed for fest-goers to admire and potentially take back home with them.
Kick off the Sunfest weekend on Friday, May 1 with a boom!
Be the superstar athlete in you, competitive junkie or one who just likes giving running a shot. Register for Sunfest’s TGi5K. Experience the breath-taking scenic course along West Palm Beach waterfront. The course starts at the Palm Beach Atlantic University, heads South and then turns into Flagler Drive. The finish line marks the heart of Sunfest, where all Friday night festivities will take place.
This is Palm Beach County’s only 5K that includes access to the biggest after-race party. The group which obtains the most registrants for the race will receive their very own “Happy Hour Team Party” on the South Captain Morgan Floating Oasis. Race registration is $48 in advance and includes: chip timing, “Dri-Fit” tech shirt admission to Sunfest, beer at the finish line, prizes and discounted tickets for your biggest fans.
Firework Show to close 2015 SunFest Festival
Remember that fireworks are not only to celebrate the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve. Sunfest certainly makes a stands for it. A spectacular firework show will end five days of a well-acclaimed Sunfest event that knows how to keep an audience captive in downtown West Palm Beach. This will happen on Sunday, May 3 at 9 p.m.
Get ready to break out your “ooohs” and “ahhhs.” Lighting up the night sky in beautiful bursts of red, green, blue, orange, purple, pink, yellow and white, the Sunfest’s firework show is one you won’t want to miss. The show features some of our favorite type of firework effects including: the peony, a spherical break of colored stars, the palm, imagery similar to a palm tree when it bursts, and the willow, a trail of silver or gold stars that produces a weeping willow effect.
Did you know that SunFest made it to the Fest300 World’s Best Festivals? Thanks to the votes by fans of the festival, SunFest will be included in Fest300’s Top 300 list.
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