The City of Sunrise is hosting a full day of free celebrations on Wednesday, July 4. Looking for a traditional start to your Independence Day? Be in position at 9:00 a.m., when our “Animation Comes to Life” Parade winds its way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park (6700 Sunset Strip, Sunrise 33313). You’ll see colorful floats, costumed characters, marching musicians, and more! From the end of the parade until noon, enjoy a Family Fun Day complete with refreshments and activities for kids. The excitement continues with a Concert and Fireworks outdoors at the BB&T Center (One Panther Parkway, Sunrise 33323). The gates open at 4:30, and parking and admission are free. This year’s live entertainment includes three amazing bands and a fantastic fireworks display: 5:00 p.m. – Skotch Bonnett Band (reggae and R&B) 6:15 p.m. – Mr. Nice Guy (classic rock) 7:45 p.m. – Grand Funk Railroad (classic rock from The American Band) 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks The event also features a children’s fun zone, and a wide selection of food and beverage vendors. For attendees’ 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, pets, and bicycles. (Bring a lock to secure your bike in the lot.) All bags will be searched. The City of Sunrise Concert and Fireworks celebration is presented by Wheelabrator Technologies and sponsored by the BB&T Center, the Florida Panthers, Ed Morse Sawgrass Automall, Metropica, Memorial Healthcare System, the Sun-Sentinel Media Group, The Beach 102.7 FM, The Ticket 790 AM, and Bahama Breeze. For more information, visit www.sunrisefl.gov/july4, or call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.