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July 4th 2015July 4th Festivities:
Parade, Family Fun Day, Concert & Fireworks

On Saturday, July 4, Sunrise will host a traditional “Spirit of America” Parade sponsored by Chester’s Fort Lauderdale Harley Davidson. Starting at 10:00 a.m., floats will wind their way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park, where the celebration continues with a free Family Fun Day featuring food, rides and children’s entertainment.

At 5:00 p.m., the BB&T Center gates will open for our annual Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks. This crowd-pleasing outdoor event is presented in partnership with Wheelabrator Technologies, with additional support from sponsors Chester’s Fort Lauderdale Harley Davidson, Ed Morse Automotive Mall, Magic 102.7, 104.3 The TicketMetropica, Sun-Sentinel, and Broward Health. There's something for everyone, including children's rides and inflatables, and an assortment of food and beverage vendors.

Chester’s Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson has made a generous donation of a signed guitar and other valuable memorabilia, which will be auctioned on the main stage beginning at 5:30 p.m. While they’re keeping the items under wraps for now, prospective bidders can be assured they are in for a treat. Best of all, the auction will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the needs of injured U.S. military service members – and enlisting the public's aid to meet those needs.

The evening's live music lineup starts at 6:00 p.m. and features two of the most popular bands of the 1980s: A Flock of Seagulls (I Ran) and headliner the Fixx (Red Skies, One Thing Leads to Another, Stand or Fall, Saved by Zero). At 9:00 p.m., take in a fantastic fireworks display.

Parking and admission are free! The following may not be brought into the lot: backpacks, coolers, glass containers, alcohol, pets, weapons, fireworks, and any other items deemed inappropriate by site management. Bicycles must be parked at the entrance gate. For additional event information call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.

Florida TreasuresCulture for Kids!
The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre is pleased to present two productions presented with students and camp groups in mind:

“War of the Worlds”
Two Shows: Friday, July 10, at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
General Admission: $7 per person
Experience one of the most controversial stories in broadcast history! When “War of the Worlds” hit the airwaves in 1938, it caused a major panic. Why? Because radio listeners thought aliens had really landed on Earth. Hear the story come alive again, and help create the sound effects. Recommended for middle school students.

“Florida Treasures”
Six Shows: Tuesday, July 14; Wednesday, July 15; and Thursday, July 16, at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. each day
General Admission: $7 per person
When Rose and Howard discover a treasure chest and try on the items it contains, they are magically transported back in time. Watch their fun-filled comedic journey through 500 years of Florida history. Audience participation and original music make "Florida Treasures" fun for everyone. Recommended for elementary school students.

The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. Call (954) 747-4646 for ticket information, or purchase tickets online at (Look for “Theatre Shows” at the bottom left corner of the page.)

junkHousehold Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Set for July 25
The City of Sunrise and the City of Plantation have partnered to provide residents with opportunities to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW). The next HHW drop-off event is set for Saturday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Sunrise City Hall (10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). This event is free for residents of Sunrise and Plantation with proof of residency. The following items will be accepted:


Aerosol Products
Automobile Batteries and Fluids
Boat Batteries and Fluids
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
Drain Cleaners
Fire Extinguishers
Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes
Household Cleaners
Insect Killers
  Lawn Chemicals
Lighter Fluids
Mercury Thermometers
Motor Oil
Nail Polish Remover
Photography Chemicals
Pool Chemicals
Propane Tanks
Rechargeable Batteries
Rust Remover
Spot Remover
Tires (limit four)
Weed Killer
Wood Stains and Stripper  
You may also bring up to two file boxes of personal documents per household for on-site shredding. DO NOT bring explosives, biohazardous waste or business-generated waste.

The next HHW disposal event is planned for August 22 in Plantation. In addition, residents may bring HHW items to the Wheelabrator facility in Davie on select Saturdays. For details, visit or call (954) 577-1135.

F.L.O.W."Florida Licensing On Wheels" at the Sunrise Senior Center Each Month
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has deployed mobile units to make their services more accessible. Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) is available at the Sunrise Senior Center on the second Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by appointment only. Take advantage of this convenient, close-to-home opportunity to:
  • Renew or replace a driver license
  • Change a name or address on a driver license
  • Obtain an identification card
  • Renew a vehicle registration
  • Obtain a handicap placard
Contact the Sunrise Senior Center (954-746-3670; 10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard) to schedule your appointment, and visit to find out what documents you’ll need to bring. Please note that no written or driving tests are available through FLOW mobile units.
Last updated: 7/1/2015 12:05:50 PM