Every spring, SunFest sets up shop on Florida’s coastline for a weekend of multifarious music and sun. This year, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Flo Rida, The Chainsmokers, All Time Low, and the Killers will arrive at West Palm Beach’s sands for a rap-alternative-electronic-indie lineup that will be one of the more eclectic of the summer. At first glance, the roster looks straight out of an incompatible Spotify Blend playlist, but based on SunFest’s annual attendance of over 80,000 people, clearly it still works.
Music aside, SunFest’s biggest attraction is the beach. In fact, SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront festival, an especially impressive feat for a state with over 800 miles of coast. Bring your sunscreen. Bring your towel. Bring your water bottle — reusable, thanks to SunFest’s many water refill stations. The aptly named “SunFestivities” include a number of food vendors and a sponsored arcade-themed activities. Plus, attendees 21 or up can cool off with a cocktail at one of the floating bars. Just remember to pace yourself, especially if you’re prone to seasickness.
Above everything else, SunFest is actually a registered 501(c)3 dedicated to sustainability, (hence the water refill stations) and community engagement. SunFest provides annual music scholarships, donates festival tickets, assists funding for local nonprofits, and establishes conservation clean-up initiatives.
- Over 85,000 people attend every year.
- 1-day passes are available for $80, and 3-day passes are available for $150.
- All access and VIP options for different stages are also available here.
- Check out Fifty Grande’s Guide to Florida here.
- Parking can be reserved in advance.