Margate Update

By Mayor Anthony N. Caggiano

A quick look back is in order.The attendance at Margate’s Fourth of July Parade and at our evening Concert with a Fireworks display was beyond our expectations.Thank you to everyone who joined us for the celebration of our Nations birthday.Margate’s, nationally recognized, National Night Out (against crime) was also a huge success.Chief Shaw, once again you and your staff did a great job.I am constantly amazed at the amount of people who come to these events from other citiesThe pride that our residents have for Margate is exemplified by their bringing their friends to our events and showing them what Margate has to offer.Before you know it, our amazing Fall and Winter Festivals will be here. 

If I’m even hinting about the Fall it must mean…..

It’s back to school time again. The 2019-2020 school year begins Wednesday, August 14, and that means school zones will once again be flashing their familiar 15-mile an hour warnings.Please respect the speed limit and keep our children safe as they walk and bicycle to school.

To our children, we know some of you are excited about starting a new school year, and some of you don’t want your summer break to be over. Either way, we wish you an incredible school year. If you study hard, listen to your teachers, and stay focused on your goals, you will have a successful year! 

While we’re on the topic of starting a new school year, please know that Broward Health is hosting FREE immunizations for kids this summer. The Mobilize to Immunize program offers parents a free alternative to getting your kids immunized before the new school year begins. Free immunizations and physicals are designated for uninsured children, ages 4 to 18, only. A parent or legal guardian must be present and have the child’s current immunization record. Immunizations will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, July 29th, August 5th and August 12th, at the Margate Health Center, 5109 Coconut Creek Parkway. 

For more information, please call the Margate Health Center at (954) 759-7477 or visit

Hurricane Season lasts until November 30, 2019, and we are entering the busy part of the season. Don’t forget to review your storm plans, stock up on necessary emergency supplies (3-7 day supply minimum) and check your insurance coverage. For more information, go to or visit the Broward County Hurricane preparedness website at

Mark your calendar! Join us for our next Sounds at Sundown on Saturday, September 7th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the corner of Margate Boulevard and State Road 7.s

  • Sounds at Sundown is a free monthly concert series that takes place on the first Saturday of the month. Enjoy live music and food trucks serving up delicious snacks, meals, and desserts. Arts and crafts vendors will also be selling their wares. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to dance the night away underneath the stars. For more information, visit or call (954) 972-6458.