SunFest 2018: dates announced, big news for waterfront music festival

Talk about big news. One of South Florida's largest music festivals, and arguably our favorite because it happens in our backyard, will become a four-day festival in 2018.

SunFest announced today its 2018 dates of Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6. And it's true: One day is missing. 

But this big news isn't bad at all. In fact, it's pretty good. Here's the deal: Going from a 5-day to a 4-day festival will allow SunFest to increase its budget for acts. 

South Florida has become a destination for festivals, especially music festivals. Think about it. There's Okeechobee Music Festival, Tortuga in Fort Lauderdale, Rolling Loud in Miami and can't forget about Ultra.

SunFest said in a press release today that "with the increasing number of festivals both nationally and in the South Florida area, our cost for entertainment has increased 132% since 2010 and yet our admission price has only increased 32%." 

Cool. So what's this all mean for you? Well, it's simple. Prices will stay affordable, and you can save the most money when you buy in advance. Tickets are available now through March 9.

  • $37 for a 1-day pass
  • $59 for a 2-day pass

These prices are only $2 more than what you paid in 2017. And of course the best deal is the 4-day pass, which costs $75.

You can expect deets on the lineup to be released in late February, as usual. 

>>RELATED: Okeechobee Music Festival 2018 Line-up Revealed!!!

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Local

Ibuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should you be worried?

In recent decades, prompted by concerns that men’s sperm quality is declining, researchers have looked at things they suspect of potentially disrupting the body’s endocrine system - from chemicals in water bottles to WiFi laptops to wearing tight underwear instead of boxers. You can add ibuprofen to the list. In a study published in the...
Lifestyle changes for better blood pressure
Lifestyle changes for better blood pressure

If you’re worried about high blood pressure, there are some things you can do beyond taking appropriate medication. The American Heart Association (AHA) points to some not-so-difficult lifestyle changes to delay or lower high pressure and reduce the risk of illnesses associated with it, such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Here&rsquo...
So what’s high blood pressure?
So what’s high blood pressure?

When headlines about new blood pressure guidelines pinged across my phone recently, I remembered a man my inpatient team had admitted to the hospital not long ago. He had gotten up in the middle of the night to use the toilet and passed out, hitting his head on the floor. The first people to find him described him twitching, so he initially got a battery...
5 reasons not to diet in 2018, and what to do instead
5 reasons not to diet in 2018, and what to do instead

January, a.k.a. National Dieting Month, is once again upon us. Before you sign up for another a restrictive eating plan that has been designed by someone who doesn’t even know you, here are five reasons to opt out of diet culture this year. 1. Diets don’t work. Anyone who says they have found the proven way to lose weight and keep it off...
JUST IN: Third person hit by Brightline train since debut last week
JUST IN: Third person hit by Brightline train since debut last week

For the third time in the week since the Brightline train started its service from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, a person has been hit by the passenger train, according to Fort Lauderdale police. Detective Tracy Figone, public information officer for the police department said, a pedestrian attempted to cross the train tracks at Northeast 3rd...
More Stories