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The City of Sunrise hosts events throughout the year that attract and delight residents and visitors of all ages. Upcoming favorites include:


September 11th    September 11th Remembrance Ceremony
Monday, September 11, at 8:30 a.m.
Sunrise Public Safety Building, 10440 West Oakland Park Boulevard
 Lyrical Lounge   Lyrical Lounge Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, September 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
 Taste of Sunrise   Taste of Sunrise
Postponed. New date will be announced. 
    Kids' Fishing Derby
Sunday, September 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m.
Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th Street
    Mayors' Chess Challenge
In Sunrise: Saturday, October 14, from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Sunrise Civic Center - Grand Ballroom, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard 
Countywide: Hosted by cities throughout the 2017-2018 school year
    Fall Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunrise Athletic Complex, 11501 NW 44th Street
    Tunes 'N Trucks Concert 
Friday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m.
    Trick or Trot 5K and Kids' Dash
Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 a.m. (packet pickup opens at 5:45 a.m.)
Markham Park, 16001 West State Road 84
    Fire Station Trick-or-Treating
Tuesday, October 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All five City of Sunrise fire stations
    Cultural Festival
Saturday, November 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip
    Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF)
Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12 (movie times vary)
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
    Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
    Tunes 'N Trucks Concert
Friday, November 17, at 6:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard 
    Sunrise Arts & Crafts Festival / Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunrise Athletic Complex, 11501 NW 44th Street
    Word Up! Teen Poetry Slam
Wednesday, December 20, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
    Drive-In Movie at Markham Park
    Outdoor Movie Series
    Royal Egg Hunt
    Earth Day Festival
    July 4th Celebrations 
    Back to School Round-Up





Cultural Festival
The Cultural Festival is held each November in City Park. It is a family-friendly event designed to celebrate, highlight, and unify the diverse cultures in our City. The event focuses on the commonalities we all share: the importance of family, friends, a cohesive community, and preserving the legacy of our collective pasts.  To this end, the festival showcases multi-ethnic foods, music, art, and dance.  It features activities for children, live entertainment, and food and retail vendors.  Admission is free.

Earth Day Festival
Each April, Sunrise celebrates green living with a free, family-friendly Earth Day Festival at Sawgrass Sanctuary. This day of outdoor fun is sponsored by the City of Sunrise Utilities Department and All Service Refuse.

The Earth Day Festival features live music; children's rides and activities; a farmer's market; unique, handcrafted goods, ethnic and traditional foods, and eco-conscious organizations. Giveaways include BPA-free water bottles that can be filled throughout the day at the City's complimentary water station.   


Fall Harvest Festival
Each year, during the month of October, the City of Sunrise hosts its annual Fall Harvest Festival at Welleby Park.  Residents and non-residents are invited to bring the whole family for an afternoon of games, music, arts and crafts, and face fainting.  Seasonal touches include costume contests, horse-drawn hay rides and an old fashioned pumpkin patch (pumpkin prices vary according to size).  This is a registered event and it is offered at a nominal fee.  


Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks
Each year, Sunrise pulls out all the stops to celebrate our nation's birthday. The celebration begins with a patriotic parade along Sunset Strip, complete with floats and costumed characters.  The parade ends with a family-friendly party featuring free food, rides and live entertainment.  Then, through the City's public/private partnership with the BB&T Center, the festivities continue with a large-scale July 4th evening celebration featuring fireworks, live music, children's activities and more.  Parking and admission are free.  A variety of food and beverage vendors are on hand during the evening activities.  Be sure to bring your umbrella and lawn chair.  No coolers please.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Every May, the City of Sunrise holds a special ceremony in honor of those who gave their lives in the service of our nation. The ceremony features a 21-gun salute, speakers, and the presentation of colors. Refreshments are provided at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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September 11 - Remembrance Ceremony
Each year on September 11, the City hosts a remembrance ceremony to honor of the victims, heroes and survivors of the 2001 terrorist attacks on America.  The ceremony is attended by City officials and representatives from the Police and Fire-Rescue departments.  Featured are remarks from distinguished speakers, the presentation of colors, vocal and instrumental selections.  Light refreshments are offered at the conclusion of the ceremony.  The ceremony is held at the Sunrise Public Safety Complex.


Tunes N Trucks logo 2014Tunes 'N Trucks Concert Series
The City of Sunrise showcases some of South Florida's top musical acts at the Tunes 'N Trucks Concert Series.  This free outdoor concert series is held one Friday night each October, November and January through May.  The great music is complimented by the delicious menu items available for purchase from a varying selection of food truck vendors.  All concerts are held at the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater. 


Veterans Day Celebration
Each November, the City of Sunrise joins together with its residents to pay special tribute to all veterans. The ceremony typically features selections by the Piper High School Band, a presentation by the Piper High School Army JROTC, a bagpipe selection, a 21-gun salute by the Sunrise Police Department, and guest speakers. Light refreshments are served after the ceremony.

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Woofstock is the newest addition to the City's list of annual festivals. Held in February at Sawgrass Sanctuary, it's a day of fun for our dog friends and their owners. The event features live entertainment, demonstrations, food and retail vendors. Contests include "Grooviest Threads" and "Gnarliest Pet Tricks." Guests include rescue groups searching for new homes for their charges. Please note that all dogs must have a current dog tag for admittance, and retractable leashes are not permitted. 

Last updated: 10/15/2017 10:04:57 AM