SunFest

Downtown West Palm Beach, FL

Special Alert: SunFest has been canceled for 2020.

What’s better to do in South Florida than feel the sun on your skin and the ocean breeze in your hair as you listen to the country’s top music acts perform live? That’s what you get at SunFest, a four-day music festival held each May on the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront.

Floating Bars and Plenty to Do
Hear more than 40 bands perform on three stages, and the music is just the beginning. The great tunes are complemented by two floating bars, VIP experiences, eye-catching art, delectable eats and a fireworks show to close the weekend. There will also be a TGi5K on Friday, for those wanting to start their SunFest weekend on an active note.
 

Sunfest concert crowd at night.  Photo by RalphNotaro

SunFest is set up along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Drive. Shows start at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 1:45 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to the three stages, other "SunFestivities" include the Art District, where you can shop local artists’ work and watch live demonstrations. But the main draw is definitely the live music, featuring a mix of genres including rock ‘n’ roll, funk, indie rock, hip-hop, country and reggae.
 
The first SunFest was held in 1983, and this annual event has been entertaining festivalgoers ever since. Past acts have included Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar, Duran Duran, John Legend, The Beach Boys, The Roots, Journey, Smashing Pumpkins and Snoop Dogg.
 
2020 Lineup
SunFest 2020 brings more big names in music to the West Palm Beach waterfront. Check out performers like Darius Rucker, Adam Lambert, Illenium, Slightly Stoopid and Cage the Elephant, all of whom will leave festivalgoers dancing on the lawn … or on one of the party barges lining the waterfront. While we're name-dropping, don’t miss A Boogie wit Da Hoodie, Ne-Yo, +Live+, Melissa Etheridge and Nelly. View the full lineup.
 

Sunfest concert crowd at night.  Photo by RalphNotaro

Parking Information
Parking in West Palm Beach is available but limited, so plan accordingly. SunFest recommends purchasing parking in advance; both one-day and four-day parking passes are available. Spots must be paid for the day before you park, and the lot and garages do sell out. Find more SunFest parking info here.

What to Bring
Find the full list of approved items here. When deciding what to bring, remember: bags, backpacks and anything else you bring to SunFest is subject to inspection.
 
What to Leave Behind
Items not allowed inside the festival grounds include coolers, glass bottles, outside food, pets, professional still or video cameras, audio recorders, selfie sticks, sports balls, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or in-line skates, scooters, glow products or laser products. Outside water isn’t permitted, but SunFest does offer onsite, water-refilling stations.
 
Still not convinced? Check out our list of the Six Most Asked Questions about SunFest, mark your calendar for late April.  We’ll see you on the waterfront!

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