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Animefest14Anime Film & Japanese Culture Fest this Weekend
The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Tate’s Comics are proud to present the City’s second annual Anime Film & Japanese Culture Fest. This two-day event features:

Yoshiko Taiko Dojo Drummers. Friday, June 27, at 7:30 a.m. in the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre. Reserved seating: $16 adult, $14 student with ID, $10 child. This skilled troupe from Sincronia USA performs traditional arrangements and their own amazing compositions using handmade drums that range from six inches to six feet across! Their unique synchronized booming rhythm can be heard and felt! The thrilling cast of fifteen will also present fire poi dancing, music, and martial arts. It’s a must see!

Anime Film & Japanese Culture Fest. Saturday, June 28, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center. FREE admission. Enjoy complimentary screenings of two Hayao Miyazaki films – Kiki’s Delivery Service and Castle in the Sky. (Film seating is limited; passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.) Additional event highlights include a display of vintage Japanese cars and motorcycles; demonstrations of Taiko drumming, martial arts, and bonsai; sumi-e brush painting, origami, and manga demonstrations and activities; and a Cosplay Costume Contest. There will also be a Japanese food court with refreshments for purchase.

The Sunrise Civic Center is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. Our 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 more information.

July 4th CelebrationCelebrate July 4th in Sunrise
This year’s festivities include a Parade & Family Fun Day, followed by live music and fireworks at the BB&T Center.

"Marching Through History" Parade & Family Fun Day
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip
Floats will wind their way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park, where the fun continues with free food, rides and children's entertainment.

Concert and Fireworks at the BB&T Center
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway
This crowd-pleasing outdoor event – presented in partnership with the BB&T Center, title sponsor Rick Case Automotive Group, entertainment sponsor Wheelabrator Technologies, fireworks sponsor Metropica, and radio sponsor Magic 102.7 and The Ticket 104.3, and associate sponsors Carefree Boat ClubChester’s Fort Lauderdale Harley-DavidsonSun-Sentinel and Ed Morse Sawgrass Automall.There will be children's rides and activities, along with an assortment of food and beverage vendors. The Jacob Jeffries Band will kick off the evening's live music lineup, and Grammy Award-nominated alternative rockers the Spin Doctors (Two Princes, Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, Jimmy Olsen's Blues) will headline. After the concert, enjoy a fantastic fireworks display. Parking and admission are free! The following may not be brought into the lot: coolers, glass containers, alcohol, pets, weapons, fireworks, and any other items deemed inappropriate by site management.

For more information call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.


junkHousehold Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Set for July 12

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 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 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

 DO NOT bring explosives, biohazardous waste or business-generated waste.

Additional HHW disposal events are planned for August 23, October 25, and November 22. For more information, visit or call (954) 577-1135.

Last updated: 6/27/2014 12:05:03 PM