FREE Pool Party/Open House on May 27
Sunrise residents: Join us this Saturday, May 27, from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Roarke Hall
(1720 NW 60th Avenue) for a free Pool Party/Open House.
Bring your swimsuit and your appetite! You'll enjoy music, sno cones, and cotton candy – and find out about City programs.
The neighborhood pools at Roarke Hall and Village Beach Club (6767 NW 24th Street) are now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Beginning on Monday, June 12, the pools will also be open on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free for Sunrise residents! Pool capacity is limited
. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent in the pool area
. Call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department for details: (954) 747-4600.
Memorial Day Ceremony and Film
The City of Sunrise will host a Memorial Day Ceremony
on Monday, May 29, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard).
Join us in honoring our fallen U.S. military service personnel. The ceremony will include a wreath placement, distinguished speakers, music, light refreshments, and the presentation of colors. Call (954) 746-3670 for more information.
After the Ceremony, stay for a free screening of The Unknowns
at 11:00 a.m. in the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre. This fascinating documentary was co-written and directed by U.S. Army veteran Neal Schrodetzki, who was stationed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Watch as members of the Army's most elite ceremonial unit undergo the demanding training required of Arlington’s Tomb Guards. Call (954) 747-4646 for details.
In observance of Memorial Day, the City’s administrative offices and the Sunrise Senior Center will be closed on May 29. Parks and Leisure Services facilities will follow their regular operating schedule.
"Champions of Chess" Tournament on June 3
The City is hosting a free scholastic chess tournament on Saturday, June 3, at 9:00 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Students from elementary, middle, and high schools in Sunrise are invited to participate. All players will earn a Sunrise Chess Rating, and trophies and other awards will be presented to top finishers.
All participants must pre-register by Thursday, June 1, at www.sunrisechesscenter.org
– home of the Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess.
Anime Film and Japanese Culture Festival on June 10
The City's relaunched Anime Film and Japanese Culture Festival is set for Saturday, June 10, from noon to 7:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Attend our free Festival and enjoy:
- Two family-friendly animated movies, the Studio Ghibli classics “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Ponyo;”
- demonstrations of origami, calligraphy art, bonsai, and more;
- a cosplay contest organized by Nintendo fandom legends the 3000 Brigade; and
- the Art Gallery opening of “Anime-Japan,” featuring the vivid and playful artwork of Carlos Aleman, a Sunrise-based writer, painter, illustrator, and digital designer.
Consider staying for our event’s grand finale – a Yoshiko Taiko Dojo
taiko drumming performance at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Theatre. Reserved seating tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children.
The Anime Film and Japanese Culture Festival is presented in collaboration with Tate's Comics of Lauderhill
. Call (954) 747-4646 for event information, to purchase tickets to the taiko show, or to request a retail vendor application.
The Baha Men and The Romantics
Set to Rock July 4th
Mark your calendar for a full day of free Independence Day events!
"Salute to Sports" Parade & Family Fun Day
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip
Sports-themed floats will wind their way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park, where the celebration continues with free refreshments and a children's fun zone. Local businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the parade: Download our parade application
or call (954) 747-4600 for details.
Concert and Fireworks
Baha Men and The Romantics
5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Outdoors at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway
There's something for everyone at our nighttime celebration, including children's rides and inflatables, and an assortment of food and beverage vendors.
The music begins at 6:00 p.m. with Caribbean rhythms from the Baha Men
, best known for the worldwide hit, Who Let the Dogs Out
. At 7:30 p.m., it's time for headliners The Romantics
, whose ‘80s chart toppers included Talking in Your Sleep
and What I Like About You
. At 9:00 p.m., enjoy a spectacular fireworks display.
This crowd-pleasing event is presented in collaboration with Wheelabrator Technologies
, BB&T Center
, Florida Panthers
, The Beach 102.7 FM
, and Bahama Breeze
. Parking and admission are free! For more information, call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
, the following items cannot be brought into the event area at the BB&T Center: Backpacks, bags larger than 12” x 12”, coolers, glass bottles, alcohol, weapons, fireworks, pets, and bicycles. (Bring a lock to park your bike in the lot.) All bags will be searched