Sunfest Clarke, Tammy. Sunfest 2012. Photo licensed under Creative Commons.


West Palm Beach’s Sunfest is an annual multi-day music and arts festival, the largest of its kind in the state of Florida. Held every spring since 1982, Sunfest brings tens of thousands of visitors to the city’s downtown waterfront overlooking the Lake Worth Lagoon. 

Each year, Sunfest showcases dozens of performances by major artists from across the rock, jazz, pop, reggae, hip-hop and dance music genres. The festival also includes a juried visual-arts show, a fireworks display and a family-friendly street fair. 

Sunfest is held along Flagler Drive between the Royal Park Bridge at Okeechobee Boulevard/Lakeview Avenue and the Flagler Memorial Bridge at Quadrille Boulevard; the street is closed to vehicle traffic for the duration of the festival. Performances are held on temporary stages near both bridges as well as at the city-owned Meyer Amphitheatre at Sunfest Park. In its 35+ years of showcasing popular music, hundreds of legendary artists, contemporary favorites and local standouts have graced its stages. 

Visit their website for a list of bands and artists who have been featured at Sunfest, a festival news blog, information about upcoming events and more.  

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