In 1960, the 425 residents of the Village of Pembroke Pines voted to incorporate and became the City of Pembroke Pines. The city grew slowly at first, but Hurricane Andrew changed everything. A large influx of new residents made Pembroke Pines one of the fastest-growing cities in America throughout the 1990s. It is hard to believe that little village grew into the city we now know and love.
Each year, residents of Pembroke Pines celebrate the birth of the city on Pines Day. All are welcome to help the City of Pembroke Pines celebrate its 63rd birthday on Pines Day, April 22, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Charles F. Dodge City Center, located at 601 City Center Way.
The long-awaited birthday celebration will include musical and dance performances from local artists, free rides, free cotton candy, free popcorn, and a kid’s friendly business expo. A Little Miss Sweetheart and Miss Pembroke Pines 2022 Pageant will also occur in the Commission Chambers with a rehearsal at 4:00 pm and the pageant at 4:30 pm. Eight young ladies will be crowned and become the newest city ambassadors.
One of the best parts of Pembroke Pines is its family-friendly environment. The city has a reputation for being safe and having excellent schools, making it an ideal place for families with children. Pembroke Pines also has numerous parks and recreational areas, providing plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and picnicking.
And, a celebration wouldn’t be complete without the city’s traditionally fun cake cutting ceremony on the plaza for all to enjoy. There will also be a free concert featuring country rock artist Tim Charron.