Where to stay and how to play for Sunfest 2023

Posted 4/10/23

How are you and your band getting to SunFest 2023? There are many options to get you to the waterfront festival on May 5-7....

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Where to stay and how to play for Sunfest 2023


WEST PALM BEACH — How are you and your band getting to SunFest 2023? There are many options to get you to the waterfront festival on May 5-7 quickly and safely – by Brightline, car, trolley, or water taxi – there is something for everyone!

“It amazes me how many fans attend SunFest who aren’t from West Palm Beach – last year, nearly 40% of SunFest guests traveled from outside Palm Beach County, with patrons from 49 states and 21 countries around the world,” said Paul Jamieson, SunFest Executive Director. “We want to make it easy for everyone to travel to SunFest – whether it’s from Miami or New York or simply a local resident who wants a great staycation experience – and we want them to have a good time at the festival by offering ideal places to stay and reliable transportation going to and from the waterfront.”

HotelPlanners is giving patrons an easy way to search for accommodations. Through the click of a button, visitors can search for the hotel that best suits their needs sorted by proximity to SunFest.

“SunFest fans should get every chance to discover the Palm Beaches,” said Jamieson. “Our festival goers are our highest priority. That’s why we are grateful for partners like Brightline who ensure accessibility where locals and visitors can enjoy SunFest in a safe and fun way.”

Transportation To Sunfest


Get to and from SunFest car-free and carefree and start the party early with Brightline. Trains depart hourly from Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton getting you to West Palm Beach in 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale or in under an hour from Miami. Walk to SunFest or book Brightline+, to get you there in just minutes. Updated train schedules will be posted shortly. Check out Brightline for more information and to book your ride!


Pre-paid parking allows you to enjoy the convenience of saving a spot before you leave home. SunFest is offering 1-Day and 3-Day parking options at the Judicial Center Garage, Governmental Center Garage, and the 4th Street Surface Lot. The 1-Day parking pass starts at $12, and the 3-Day parking pass starts at $45. Pre-paid parking does sell out, so reserve early! To purchase parking passes and for more information, please visit www.sunfest.com/parking.

Water Taxi

SunFest is not just for land-bound travelers, boaters are always welcome to anchor in the Intracoastal Waterway in front of the SunFest site and take the water taxi to the festival’s waterfront gate. The Water Taxi is $5 roundtrip and guests will be provided a ticket that is required for the return leg of the trip. For hours of operation, pick-up and drop-off locations, ways to hail the taxi and more, please visit http://www.sunfest.com/trolleys-trains-buses.

Downtown Trolleys

Take the Downtown West Palm Beach Trolley, Rose Trolley or Circuit Shuttle for FREE during SunFest. The Rose Trolley is providing FREE electric cart service to help you get around within a 10-mile radius of SunFest. The Circuit Shuttle is a FREE, on-demand, 100% electric shuttle service. Users can take a ride to and from any location within the coverage area. For more information on the shuttles, please visit http://www.sunfest.com/trolleys-trains-buses.


Palm Tran offers several bus routes throughout Palm Beach County with stops at the Quadrille and Clematis intersection, right down the street from SunFest. Check out the Bus Information section on the SunFest website for more information.

SunFest is produced by SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc., a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc. consists of a 19-member board of directors; 25 committees; nearly 2,400 volunteers; a full-time, year-round staff of 5; and approximately 75 corporate sponsors. SunFest is funded in part by the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council through the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. SunFest is also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Visit The Palm Beaches at https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/things-to-do to check out fun things to do while planning your stay.

To purchase tickets or for more information on ticket pricing, visit https://www.sunfest.com/tickets. To join our email list and stay up to date on all things SunFest, visit https://www.sunfest.com/join-our-email-list. For questions or comments email info@sunfest.com.