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Fourth of July 2020

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The City of Sunrise continues to prioritize public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help curb community spread of the coronavirus, we made the difficult decision to cancel our traditional July 4th celebrations this year – including the Fourth of July Parade, Family Fun Day, and Concert and Fireworks at the BB&T Center. City of Sunrise administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day; Sunrise parks will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 3, and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on July 4. 

As a reminder, emergency orders issued by county governments across South Florida mean that beaches will be closed this holiday weekend in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. 

We encourage you to safely observe the Independence Day holiday, and have prepared some online options for your enjoyment. This week, our Stay and Play page features “Red, White and Blue” activities. In addition, Sunrise has collaborated with the BB&T Center and the Florida Panthers to bring you a virtual fireworks display, a July 4th playlist, and more! 

If you’re planning a small, family celebration at home, the Sunrise Police Department and Sunrise Fire-Rescue offer the following safety tips:

  • Grilling? Set up in an outside, open-air environment away from trees or wood structures. Remember to check propane lines and grease traps to avoid fires or injuries, and always supervise a hot grill to keep children away. 
  • Partying? Please keep gatherings to those in your household and do not exceed 10 people as we seek to help our community slow the spread of COVID-19. Honoring Independence Day doesn't change or relax the typical recommendations about wearing face coverings, washing hands, or distancing. 
  • Watching Fireworks? We recommend the BB&T Center’s virtual display. If you plan to use fireworks at your home, please light them safely and responsibly with a fire extinguisher nearby, and be courteous to your neighbors. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs respectfully reminds communities that veterans and active-duty military may experience the sights and sounds of fireworks differently than others. Fireworks should never be disassembled, pointed at others, re-lit, or handled by children.