Nelly performs onstage.

SunFest 2024

MAY 03-05, 2024


The only festival where you can get your favorite artist painted on your back and see them perform on the same day.

SunFest has been running for almost forty years on West Palm Beach’s waterfront, and, seeing as the rising tides have yet to take this beach away, will return in May for three days. It is hard to say what the tone of SunFest is other than a massive Florida beach party. Artists range from 2000s rockers Third Eye Blind to the local West Boca Jazz Band to well-known mom-dater/rapper Yung Gravy.

Food is a big part of SunFest, with over 100 vendors selling over the three days. But, hungry or not, if you’re over the age of 21, you have to try SunFest’s floating cocktail bar, the hottest spot to drink or just dance on the water. It may feel like dancing on a rocking boat, but who doesn’t love a challenge? 

SunFest is not just a music festival, but an arts festival, where you can interact with and shop from local vendors in their Creative Arts Village and see Yung Gravy on the same day, which is a pretty good description of Florida’s general vibe. Items sold in the Creative Arts Village include upcycled goods, “functional art,” clothing, prints and on-demand services like body and face painting. 

The Specs

  • More than 85,000 people attend SunFest each year. 
  • Tickets start at $60 for general admission 1-day passes and can be up to $3400 for a 3-day VIP ticket. The full price breakdown can be found here.
  • Traveling for SunFest? Check out Fifty Grande’s guides to the best things to do in Florida here.


Where does this South Florida festival take place?

SunFest is held on the West Palm Beach waterfront, along the Intracoastal Waterway in Downtown West Palm Beach. The SunFest grounds are on Flagler Drive in between Banyan Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue. (GPS Location: 100 S. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL)

When is the festival?

SunFest 2024 in West Palm Beach, South Florida, runs from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5.

Where is the nearest airport to the Palm Beaches?

West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) Airport is just three miles away from West Palm Beach. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) is farther away but houses more flights if you’re traveling for the festival. 

Are there any age restrictions?

SunFest is open to all ages. Children under 5 don’t need a ticket.

Who are the SunFest headliners?

Nelly, Billy Idol, Cole Swindell, Rebelution are among the artists leading the bill.

Who’s on this year’s lineup?

The Aces, Anees, Ben Krieger, Billy Idol, Boys Like Girls, Brett Staska & The Souvenirs, Brothers Within, Bryce Vine, Buko Boys, Cassadee Pope, Cole Swindell, Dashboard Confessional, Disbarred, Dylan Scott, Elle King, The Elovaters, The Fixx, The Floridians, Fox Maple Band, Hailey Whitters, Hello Sister, I’m Dru!, John I Leonard Jazz Band, Jutt Huffman, Killbillies, Kritikal, Little Stranger, The Lubben Brothers, Matisyahu, Matt Corman, Nelly, New Phi Thang Drumline, NIGHTBREAKERS, Rebelution, The Revivalists, School of Rock North Palm Beach House Band, Seranation, Shaggy, Shaw Davis & the Black Ties, SloFunkPump, Steven James, Third Eye Blind, Valley, Vern Daysel & The Burning Breeze, West Boca Jazz Band and Yung Gravy. See for more info.


SunFest | Downtown West Palm Beach | May 3-5, 2024


BY Emily Frantz