SunFest

May 5, 2023
May 7, 2023

Address: 101 S. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL

SunFest is back! Florida’s waterfront festival that has celebrated art, music, and friendship for almost 40 years returns May 5 through May 7.

SunFest 2023 will be packed with headliners and local performances, and unforgettable moments. What began as a jazz, art, and water festival 39 years ago, has transformed into a vibrant and diverse music festival.  

With over 50 performers, 100 artists that expand three blocks of the Art District, tons of art installations and food vendors, there’s something for everyone! The West Palm Beach Rock Festival takes place along the Intracoastal Waterway in Downtown West Palm Beach. The festival grounds are on Flagler Drive in between Banyan Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue.

Artist at SunFest

 

Fresh Local Artists

This year, SunFest is showcasing Fresh Local Artists (FLA) at the waterfront music festival. In partnership with 1909, a nonprofit in West Palm Beach dedicated to the holistic growth of creators through member access to one-of-a-kind, collaborative community, workspace, accelerator programs and mentorships, the two organizations will offer local bands the opportunity to audition for SunFest 2023. Nearly 20 local artists will have the chance to perform during the four day festival and a few lucky artists could open for headline entertainers.

Sunfest concert crowd at night.  Photo by RalphNotaro
Courtesy of Ralph Notaro

 

2023 Lineup

Lineup info coming soon!

Performer at sunfest

 

A Re-imagined Art District

This year, SunFest has elevated its Art District. Curated by the Armory Art Center, a nonprofit that inspires the creation and experience of art through art classes, exhibitions, lectures, and events, the RE-imagined Art District will feature live artist demonstrations, immersive art installations and innovative new products. Attendees can shop upcycled goods, functional art, apparel, bold prints, and view on-site demonstrations and live events.

 

It’s More Than Art and Music

Even when you take a break from the music and art, SunFest keeps on entertaining you. There’s always a party happening on those famous floating bars, with their specialty cocktails and frozen drinks. Food at SunFest is from all over the world—find Caribbean flavors, barbeque, ethnic favorites, and most likely … something you've never tried before. The art show welcomes original works, be it paintings, photography, or sculptures. And you just never know what you can find as walk about SunFest, from wine tastings to open-air lounges to interactive games. 

Sunfest concert crowd at night
Courtesy of Ralph Notaro

 

Buy Your SunFest Tickets

You can choose between a 1-Day, 2-Day, or 4-Day pass, as well as VIP admissions. SunFest is a rain or shine event. No refunds are given due to inclement weather. More information on the ticket policy can be found on the SunFest website. Fans are asked to purchase tickets from a trusted source such as online at www.sunfest.com or at the SunFest gates during event hours, listed below:

  • Thursday, April 28: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30: Noon – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1: Noon to 9 p.m.
Two girls taking a selfie at Sunfest

 

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 

Items allowed inside the gates:
•             Small bags/ backpacks no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”
•             Non-glass, empty, refillable water bottles, cups or containers
•             Food for infants or those with medical conditions in non-glass containers
•             Service animals for patrons with disabilities
•             Single collapsible lawn chairs
•             Blankets
•             Umbrellas may be brought in, but fans may be asked to put them down in concert areas to allow guests access to stage viewing
•             Non-professional cameras – no removable lens
•             Wheelchairs/medical scooters
•             Strollers
Find the full list of approved items here

Two people at SunFest

 

What To Leave Behind

Items to leave at home:
•             Coolers, outside food or beverage including water, glass bottles or glass containers
•             Pets
•             Frisbees, scooters, skateboards, bicycles or skates
•             Professional still or video cameras
•             Selfie sticks
•             Glow and laser products
•             Sports balls and water guns
•             Weapons, knives, firearms or explosive products are not permitted
•             Drones
SunFest is an enforced drone-free event. All bags and items are subject to inspection. SunFest reserves the right to deny entry or remove from the festival anyone in violation of these policies. Fans are also asked to be vigilant and take care in handling their cellphones. SunFest has a lost & found where fans can file a claim and browse lost items.

Sunfest in West Palm Beach

 

Stay Near SunFest with a Hotel Special Offer

Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown is offering a SunFest deal for two with the choice of one king or two queen beds, discounted parking ($12), and rates starting at only $259 per night. Hyatt Place is centrally located on Lakeview Avenue in downtown West Palm Beach, within a 10-minute walk to the Ford Stage at SunFest.

Crowd at Sunfest during the night

Still debating whether to attend SunFest this weekend? Check out 10 Reasons for Hitting SunFest in West Palm Beach, discover What's New In 2022, and read our list of the Six Most Asked Questions about Florida's most popular music and art festival.

...See you on the waterfront!

 

More Fun Things to Do 

SunFest takes place in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. Before or after SunFest check out restaurants, shops, parks, and more. 
For more information about SunFest volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, how to perform, art vendor applications, please visit the SunFest Website or call 561.659.5980.

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