SUNFEST

By: Haley Roney

SUNFEST 

This year's annual SunFest is April 27th - May 1st in Downtown West Palm Beach. SunFest is a music festival near the waterfront, so you can enjoy art, beach, bands, and CornholeOnWater all at the same time. The event is the state's largest waterfront music and arts festival and it attracts over 275,000 visitors each year. Tickets can be bought as a 1-day, 2-day, or 5-day pass for $40, $60, and $80 respectively. 

Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes

The lineup caters to all types of music tastes. The performers fall under all different types of genres such as rock, blues, rhythm and blues, folk, and pop. You'll be able to see performances by people like Meghan Trainor, Alabama Shakes, Train, Jason Derulo, and more!

Here are some tour dates for Meghan Trainor, Alabama Shakes, and Train

Train's official music video for 'Drops of Jupiter'. 

Alabama Shakes "Future People"

SunFest Fine Arts Show

SunFest Fine Arts Show

 

The Fine Arts portion of the event will feature work from over 150 artists from all over the nation. You can browse and shop at the art show between music sets. 

If you enjoy a little running with your music, then the TGI5K is for you! The 5K is presented by Florida Health Palm Beach County and kicks off April 27th at 5:30 PM. The finish line is at the heart of the SunFest, so you can spend the rest of your night with good music and good art. The price for registration is $49 and also includes admission to the festival, a t-shirt, and beer, among other things. Register for the race here.

TGI5K

TGI5K

If you're wondering if the event is kid friendly, the answer is YES! Kids under 5 get free admittance when accompanied by an adult, courtesy of Wells Fargo. The event even has a KidZone, open Friday through Sunday,  to keep your child entertained with activities and games. The kids will even get to see fireworks, which go off Sunday night at the end of the festival.  

SunFest has something that can keep everyone entertained and happy. Since there are new acts and performances going on each day, you can keep coming back and always see and hear something new.