Think SunFest is all about music?
Music certainly takes a front row seat, but the popular waterfront festival is officially called SunFest Music & Arts Festival.
So what else does SunFest offer besides music? Plenty.
Here are five things:
1. The BB&T Juried Fine Art & Craft show features the work of more than 140 national artists. Find work in wood, sculpture, jewelry, painting, ceramics at this juried show. Art show hours are: 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Artist demonstrations will be offered at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Artist Demonstration Booth.
2. Family Activities in the Youth Park: Open Friday through Sunday, Youth Park is “a mini-SunFest with kid-size fun, activities and entertainment.” With interactive games and activities. Take advantage of the Tag-a-Kid, a way to get you and your child back together quickly if you become separated. Stop by the information centers where your child can get a specially numbered wrist band that links back to you. Youth tickets are a bargain: $10 at the gate, $8 in advance for age 6-12, and free for age 5 and younger.
3. Run in the SunFest TGI5K: For the third year, SunFest hosts this popular run along the West Palm waterfront, which ends at the heart of SunFest. This chip timed race begins at 5:15 p.m. Friday. Registration includes admission to SunFest on Friday, a shirt for the first 1,000 runners, a post-race drink, even discounts for your fans. Info/register: www.sunfest.com/tgi5k
4. SunFest food. The festival offers dozens of choices when it’s time for a snack, but the most popular items, almost synonymous with SunFest — are the coconut shrimp and the pineapple chicken — zesty jerk chicken and rice served in a pineapple half. Cheese steaks, gyros, shish kabobs satisfy the meat eaters and both vegetarian and vegan selections are offered including margherita flatbread, Caribbean vegetables and rice, Caesar salad, Greek salad, roasted corn on the cob, black beans and rice, walnut tostados, heart of palm cake sandwich.
5. The Verizon Wireless Fireworks Show: Capping off the five days of musical mastery at 9 p.m. Sunday are the ever-popular fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway, one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast. The display is set to music.
When: Wednesday through Sunday
Where: West Palm Beach Waterfront, along the Intracoastal Waterway, and North Flagler Drive.
Tickets: $37 and up for age 13 and older; $20 seniors age 65+; $10 and up age 6-12; free for age 5 and younger.
Info: 561-786-3378; sunfest.com