SunFest brings a ton of amazing musicians every year to a great venue, Downtown Waterfront in West Palm Beach. There’s a simple equation to enjoy SunFest: Just come every day! You will be able to check out bands you’ve heard and never heard of, make some new friends, and enjoy yourself.
If you couldn’t buy tickets in advance, you still can purchase general admission tickets at the gate. Main entrance is located on Clematis Street. Remember, hours for SunFest are: Thursday, May 3 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, May 4 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, May 5 from Noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from Noon to 9 p.m. Will Call booth opens one hour prior to gate opening hours.
The festival goes rain or shine. If you happen to check your weather app, don’t let it stop you from coming to enjoy SunFest.
Coming to the event is easy. Though it might sell out, SunFest organizers advise to go online and reserve your parking spot for the days you are planning to come. You may buy One-day tickets or Three-day passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More information and offers for parking during SunFest will can be found at their website here.
Weather doesn’t seem to be an issue to enjoy SunFest and with temperatures averaging 86 during the 5 days event, summer attire is a must. Super-sheer tops and teensy denim cut-offs are highly encouraged. Wear comfy flats (perfect for walking from one stage to the next). Men can find so many styles but the basics are usually comfort and keeping cool to radiate some stylish swagger. It’s best to wear cut-off jean shorts, shorts, and short shorts. Wear a basic t-shirt in a solid color or funky pattern. We’ll be taking photos and maybe we will spot your nice SunFest outfit and reward you with a nice Twitter or Instagram mention.
Remember you can bring small bags or backpacks, single collapsible lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas, non-professional cameras, service animals for patrons with disabilities, wheelchairs or medical scooters and strollers. If you don’t see what you want to bring to SunFest, other that what was listed here, you might want to leave it at home.
There will be plenty to do inside the festival’s area and in downtown West Palm Beach so you can enjoy SunFest at its best. Most restaurants and bars along Clematis Street will offer special food and happy hour deals. There convenient restaurants to grab delicious food and refreshing drinks close to SunFest before, during and after each day’s event. Grease, Lynora’s, Rocco’s Tacos, E.R. Bradley Salon, Avocado and Pizza Girls are among some suggestions. You can find here all restaurants in Downtown West Palm Beach and what they offer during the festival.
Now it is too early to break down the entire lineup for SunFest this year. In 2016, with the exception of Latin Music, revelers had a variety of good performers each day. Daily headliners were among the best in their genres in the nation’s charts: Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, G-Eazy and Alabama Shakes. Other top performers include Duran Duran, The Roots, Death Cab For Cutie, Bastille, Train, Evanescence, Andy Grammer and Lukas Graham. Lukas has been on top of Billboard Hot 100 list with his hit 7 Years. You can’t ask for a better lineup.
Let’s travel back in time with some of SunFest 2016 gigs…
Get ready to enjoy SunFest. Remember is our premier music festival and that you’ll have plenty to do during most of your afternoons and evenings. Your food experience will also hit another level this year with more vendors. The main offer will be at the “The Eatery” food court featuring over 20 kiosks serving food that earned rave reviews last year. The Tropical Pineapple Chicken is one of yummiest food among attendees.
SunFest is the largest music festival we ever see each year in West Palm Beach. It is never streamed online, so why miss it? Come and enjoy SunFest, the music, food, drinks, and the good weather by the waterfront. Party until the last day, so when the fireworks show finishes you can say: “I can’t wait for SunFest to come back again”.
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