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City of Sunrise Florida - July 4th Celebration - presented by Wheelabrator Techologies - featuring musical group Inner CircleCelebrate the Fourth of July in Sunrise!
The City of Sunrise is excited to host a full day of free, family-friendly activities. Join us on Thursday, July 4th, for:

"Not All Superheroes Wear Capes" Parade & Family Fun Day
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip

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. 

Concert and Fireworks
Featuring Inner Circle
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 5:15 p.m. with classic rock covers performed by The Rock Show. At 7:30 p.m., it's time for headliners Inner Circle – the Grammy-Award winning reggae band whose iconic hits include “Bad Boys” (the “Cops” theme song) and “Sweat (A La La La La Long).” At 9:00 p.m., enjoy a spectacular fireworks display. (Rain date for fireworks only: Friday, July 5, at 9:00 p.m. in the BB&T Center lot.)

This crowd-pleasing event is presented by the City of Sunrise and Wheelabrator Technologies, with support from BB&T Center, Florida Panthers, Ed Morse Sawgrass Auto Mall, Memorial Healthcare System, Metropica, Sun-Sentinel, The Beach 102.7 FM, The Ticket 790 AM, New York Life, 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, drones, fireworks, bicycles, and pets. All bags will be searched.

Please note that City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. In addition, Sunrise recreation facilities will have special holiday hours:

  • Parks – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunrise Civic Center Aquatics Center – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Satellite Pools (Welleby, Village Beach Club, and Roarke) – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunrise Civic Center Athletic Club – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunrise Civic Center Theatre Box Office – Closed
  • Sunrise Senior Center – Closed
  • Village Multipurpose Center Gym – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Summer Story Time with illustration of a sun, heart, beetle,plant, and flowerSummer Story Time Series Starts on July 2nd
Looking for a fun and enriching summer activity for your little one? Take part in our free Summer Story Time series for children in grades K-2.

Participants can enjoy a story and a snack at 2:00 p.m. at the Village Civic Center (6800 Sunset Strip) on six consecutive Tuesdays:
  • July 2nd
  • July 9th
  • July 16th
  • July 23rd
  • July 30th
  • August 6th
Free books will also be provided to registered participants. Attend the entire series and you’ll be eligible for a special prize! For more information and to reserve your spot (space is limited), please call Ms. King: (954) 578-3551.


Lyrical Lounge 2018Experience the Arts in Sunrise
Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery:

“Lyrical Lounge” Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, July 19th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
The City’s bi-monthly Lyrical Lounge provides a creative outlet for poets, musicians and other talented teens. Take the stage, or be part of our all-ages audience. Lyrical Lounge is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Admission is free and light refreshments are served.

Symphony of The Americas: Summerfest
Saturday, July 20th, at 2:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
Fort Lauderdale’s Symphony of the Americas presents its annual summer music concert, featuring acclaimed guest musicians and soloists from orchestras around the world. Summerfest is always an audience favorite: Nourish your artistic soul in Sunrise! Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.

Opening Reception: “Girls of Summer”
Thursday, August 1st, at 6:30 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
This exhibit from the National League of Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale showcases the latest works of some of South Florida’s most accomplished artists. Meet the artists and enjoy their photography, watercolors, acrylics, oils, sculptures, and mixed-media pieces. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie”
Saturday, August 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 4th, at 2:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical – based on an Academy Award-winning film – transports you the height of the Jazz Age. That’s when “moderns” like flapper Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited comedy is an homage to New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there. Presented by the youth performers of Inside Out Theatre. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child. 

Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. Call (954) 747-4646 for information, or purchase tickets online



Make a Splash in a Sunrise PoolPool
Grab your bathing suit! The pools at Village Beach Club, Roarke Hall, and Welleby are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. throughout summer break*:

Welleby Pool (9605 West Oakland Park Boulevard)
Resident Admission: $1 per child (17 and under); $2.00 per adult. Proof of residency is required.
Non-resident Admission: $2 per child (17 and under); $3 per adult.

Village Beach Club (6767 NW 24th Street)
Resident Admission: FREE
Non-resident Admission: $2 per child (17 and under); $3 per adult.

Roarke Pool (1720 NW 60 Avenue)
Resident Admission: FREE
Non-resident Admission: $2 per child (17 and under); $3 per adult.

*Each pool will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th.

We’re also hosting a series of FREE pool parties:
  • Roarke Pool – Sunday, July 14th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Village Beach Club – Sunday, July 21st, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Welleby Pool – Sunday, July 28th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Stop by for refreshments, music, swimming, and plenty of family fun!

For additional details, visit or call our Aquatics office: (954) 747-4636.


Back to School Round-Up LogoBack to School Round-Up on August 3rd
The City’s Back to School Round-Up is set for Saturday, August 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). This free end-of-summer celebration is jam-packed with games, music, food and fun – and representatives from Sunrise schools will be on hand to answer questions.

Best of all, the first 1,000 K-12 students to show proof of Sunrise residency will receive a free drawstring backpack filled with school supplies, as well as a grade-appropriate book. (Students must be accompanied by legal guardian. Driver’s license required as proof of residency.)

For more information, contact the Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.


National Night Out 2019Sunrise Police Department Hosts National Night Out
Join the Sunrise Police Department for their annual celebration of National Night Out – set for Tuesday, August 6th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Public Safety Building (10440 West Oakland Park Boulevard). This free event provides Sunrise families with access to crime-prevention information and resources - including gun locks and child fingerprinting. National Night Out will also feature free refreshments, live music, children's activities, public safety equipment displays, a Police K-9 demonstration, and an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog.

National Night Out is observed each year in communities across the U.S. The Sunrise Police Department’s event promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our City a safer, better place to live. For more information, call (954) 746-3562 or email



Along with Captain Sunrise introducing Day Break! Sunrise Comic Con mascots thhought bubble "I have back up now"Have a Marvel-ous Time at Sunrise ComicCon!

Our second-annual Sunrise ComicCon will take place on Saturday, August 10th, from noon to 7:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Fans of super heroes, sci-fi and fantasy are invited to take part in this family-friendly event!

Highlights include:
  • Cosplay Contest
  • Artists & Authors
  • Panels & Demos
  • Food Trucks
  • Vendors
  • 60+ Open-Play Gaming Systems
  • Super Smash Ultimate Tournament
    ($5 player fee)
We're also hosting Special Guests:
  • Cracked publisher Captain Cartoon
  • Artist, Author and Animator Silverback
  • Musical Comedians the Melodica Men
  • Cosmic Times publisher Martin Pierro
  • Cosplayers from Cody’s Cosplay Carnival, 501st Legion – Everglades Division (Star Wars), The Finest (GI Joe Costume Club), and more

Save big by reserving your spot early! Now through August 2nd, advance-purchase tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. Starting on August 3rd, tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 10 and under. Ready to purchase? Call (954) 747-4646 or visit Need more info? Visit


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Last updated: 6/26/2019 9:45:31 AM