What’s new this year at Sunfest?


Ready to sing at the top of your lungs and sip some Bacardi on a work night? SunFest, the music, arts and food festival that takes weeks to recover from, is back! From May 3-7 you'll be dancing, breaking your diet and baking in the sun. And it's totally worth it. 

This must-attend event has been jiving on since 1982, is supported by more than 2,000 volunteers and gets better every year. It’s so good that people traveled from all 50 states and from 23 countries last year just to attend.

We spoke to Josh Weiner, event coordinator at SunFest, to get the deets on what’s new for 2017. 

PHOTOS: Still debating on whether to attend? Here’s some of what you missed last year.


WHAT’S NEW IN FOOD

The Fueling Station

The Diner

  • This ‘50s-themed spot features American cuisine that you can grab and go. Find it at the south end of the festival. 

Want to know what’s on the menu at Sunfest? Stay tuned for a live taste test with Palm Beach Post Food Editor, Liz Balmaseda, on our social accounts. Not following us on Facebook or Instagram? You better!


WHAT’S NEW IN ART

An entire art district thanks to the Florida Lottery

  • SunFest teamed up with the Armory Art Center to bring a travelling pottery wheel to the middle of the turn up. If you’ve ever daydreamed about replacing Patrick Swayze or Demi Moore in the pottery scene of “Ghost,” this is your chance. 

Live. Freaking. Demos. 

  • Local artists Jay Bellichi and Sarah LaPierre are just two of the visual magicians who will create art in front of you. Sculptures, murals, wood carvings and more. 

Art Vendors

  • Remember passing through all of the art vendors at SunFest before heading to the Ford stage and wanting to buy EVERYTHING? Well, that’ll happen to you again. The music festival will house more than 60 art vendors this year. 

Mobile Murals

  • Remember the paint-by-numbers coloring books you had as a kid? At the SunFest mobile murals, you’ll paint a portion of a large mural that will live on the city walls.

The largest guitar ever

  • The Arc of Palm Beach designed it not to be miss it. The MOSAIC electric guitar sculpture stands 8 feet tall. 

WHAT’S NEW IN INTERACTIVES

A decked out photo booth 

  • You may have stopped by The Palm Beach Post photo booth last year — that was fun! This time around, get in full character in front of the green screen Dreyfoos School of the Arts students set up. But don’t be surprised if they hit you with a slick photobomb. 

Hammocks 

  • Yes, you read that right. The dopest chill-out spot, ever. From an aerial view, the “ChillZone” is a lotus flower. The petals are full-sized hammocks. It'll be located between the Tire Kingdom and Jetblue stage at Trinity Park. 

WHAT’S NEW IN THE APP

You really need to download this: iPhone and Android.

  • You can customize your own schedules, keep track of start times and stages. You can even set up notifications for when a band you like is about to go on. And this year, instead of a paper map, the app’s got it. Use the map in the app to find the nearest anything: bathroom, ATM, beverage, booth. There will also be giveaways and upgrades from sponsors.


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