Countdown to Sunfest

Fireworks display from SunFest 2017.


Fireworks display from SunFest 2017.

SunFest is one of the largest music festivals in South Florida and is a huge event most Jupiter High students look forward to all year long.  With 50 bands on three stages in four days, the variety of music genres attracts all age groups, giving everyone something to enjoy.

SunFest will take place May 3-6 along Flagler Dr. in West Palm Beach. Ticket holders will be able to see their favorite musicians perform, view art from nationally-recognized artists and watch an elaborate fireworks display. For students aged 13+, the ticket options are a one-day passes for $37, two-day passes for $59 and four-day passes for $75. After March 9, ticket prices will gradually rise.

The event will feature some of the biggest names in music, from multiple generations and genres. This year, artists include Miami’s own “Mr. 305,” “Mr. Worldwide,” also as Pitbull.  The lineup also includes: the EDM DJ Zedd, pop singer Nick Jonas and rock artist Billy Idol.  JHS students are also looking forward to: Cake, DNCE, Logic, Rae Sremmurd and PartyNextDoor.

“I’m really excited to hang out with my friends and see Logic perform,” Aspen Peters said. “I was always a huge Jonas Brother fan growing up so I really want to see Nick Jonas and DNCE perform.”

Concerts won’t be the only attraction at the event.  On May 4 at 5:30, SunFest hosts a 5K race that begins at Palm Beach Atlantic University and ends at Flagler Dr. On May 6 at 9 p.m., SunFest weekend will close with a fireworks show, one of the largest on the East Coast. The fireworks are set to music and will be simulcast on Palm Beaches Wild 95.5.