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Join in the green fun at SunFest 2014

Kid Rock is just one of the many headliners at this year's SunFest  in West Palm Beach
Kid Rock is just one of the many headliners at this year's SunFest in West Palm Beach
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It’s back – the annual event folks near and far have been waiting for. Of course, we’re talking about SunFest, where music meets the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach scheduled for April 30-May 4.

This year’s headliners include Kid Rock, Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, Goo Goo Dolls, J. Cole, Alice in Chains, Daughtry, the Doobie Brothers, Cake, David Nail, the Bangles, Blues Traveler, the Wailers and many more. In addition, the BBT Juried Fine Art & Craft Show will feature the work of more than 140 national artists – including jewelry, painting, pottery and ceramics, photography, sculpture, wood and more – from May 2-4.

But SunFest is about more than just a showcase for musical and artistic talent. It’s also a great example of how you can have fun in the sun and also be environmentally responsible.

As a part of the “SunFest Goes Green Behind the Scenes” environmental program, the festival makes every effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and its carbon footprint through the promotion of alternative transportation such as bike valets, group shuttles and pre-paid parking incentives for carpooling.

The festival also recruits, schedule and corresponds with all volunteers virtually as a means of limiting paper use. In addition, the entertainment application process is done virtually to eliminate the submission of paper applications.

SunFest also rents all of the equipment for the event – including tables, tents, chairs, flooring and garbage receptacles – each year to promote reuse. The festival’s three floating barges and dock area are also reused each year and are constructed and deconstructed just for the event.

Last, but not least, more than 500,000 pounds of materials consisting of corrugated cardboard, plastic and glass are recycled during the five-day event. All of these measures demonstrate SunFest’s serious commitment to the conservation of Palm Beach County’s environment. To learn more about SunFest 2014 – including how to get tickets – click here.