Rain or Shine, Pines Day 2023 Was a Hit!

Rain didn’t keep spirits down at the Pines Day 63rd Birthday Bonanza! It might have been a little bit wet, but spirits were high on April 22 as thousands came out to celebrate at the Charles F. Dodge City Center. The Pines Day celebration is an annual event that brings the community together for a day of festivities and entertainment. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the city and its residents, showcasing the vibrant spirit and rich culture of Pembroke Pines.

“What a wonderful event. It’s unfortunate that it rained for a bit, but great overall,” said Sophia Tiu on Instagram, “I love my City!”

Highlights of the celebration included a four-hour-long Kids Konnection Business Expo that feature a petting zoo, free rides, food trucks, giveaways, games, and arts & crafts. Musical performances graced the stage followed by the crowning of Pembroke Pines’ Royal Court! Mayor Frank Ortis, then brought the sweet celebration to a climax with endless cupcakes for all on hand. Country music singer Tim Charron ended the night singing country-rock hits while the crowd cheered and danced.

“The concert was great!” said Pembroke Pines resident John Brodie, “we need more artists like Tim in Pembroke Pines.”

Overall, despite being a bit wet, this year’s Pines Day Celebration was a joyous occasion that celebrated the city, its residents, and the sense of community. It offered a range of activities and entertainment, fostering a sense of togetherness and pride among the attendees.