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October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival, SunFest, takes place in downtown West Palm Beach from April 29 through May 3. Music plays all day long and there’s so much for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Boaters have fun and avoid the traffic hassles connected with the event, which attracts over 175,000 attendees every year. SunFest’s waterfront location makes it accessible for boaters who anchor in the Intracoastal Waterway or reserve a slip at Palm Harbor Marina (561-655-4757).

sunfest 2Concerts from more than 50 performers will be held on three stages, so music can be heard all day. Scheduled performers include Fall Out Boy, Lenny Kravitz, Eddie Money, Boston, Hozier, Jumbo Shrimp, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, and the Rico Monaco Band.

Along with the enjoyable sounds, vendors will be selling delicious foods, beverages, and artwork. Kids will have fun at the designated KidZone at Trinity Park, featuring interactive games and arts and crafts. If you don’t want to create your own art, the Juried Fine Art & Craft event takes place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It features jewelry, painting, pottery, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and works in word by more than 150 national artists.

There is so much that goes on that you may not be able to see everything in 24 hours. But if you are going for only one day, I suggest heading there on Sunday. After the festival ends at 9:00 pm there’s a terrific fireworks show that is perfect for viewing from your own boat.

There’s a lot happening on the water throughout SunFest — Captain Morgan sets up party docks for dancing and there’s a floating bar offering a menu of outstanding drinks (don’t forget to choose a designated captain before imbibing).

Daily and multiple-day passes are available for adults and youth (kids under the age of five are free).

For more information visit www.sunfest.com.

By Melissa McMahon

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Enjoy performances from past SunFests


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