Spotlighting 51 Locally Owned Businesses In West Broward

The Project

We know people prefer to buy local. In fact, national companies are now branding themselves to look and feel like local businesses. Our mission is to help small locally owned businesses in the West Broward community expand their reach and grow their online presence.

One of the biggest challenges for locally owned businesses is establishing a strong community network, so that potential customers can find and choose local. This challenge is intensified by the ability of nationally owned businesses to invest large sums of money into branding, advertising and online networking.

We believe in supporting and investing in our local community. That’s why we started the Fifty One In project. Over the next year, our goal is to spotlight 51 locally owned businesses in our West Broward community. This will bring targeted information about them to the web, where the majority of people turn today to find what they are looking for. We also will promote local events and “live local” ideas, so you can easily follow what’s happening in your neighborhood to get out & get to know your neighbors.

These spotlights are just the beginning. We aim to build a quality comprehensive network for our community, so our neighbors can choose to support each other. If you are a local business owner, please contact us for more information about receiving a free spotlight.

4th of July 2012 Events in West Broward

Pearl Harbor American Flag

Here’s the run-down on the 4th of July 2012 events happening in our West Broward neighborhoods! Have  a  safe  &  fun  holiday!



“Great American Heroes” Parade and Family Fun Day
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
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 kids’ entertainment.

Concert and Fireworks at the BankAtlantic Center
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
BankAtlantic Center, One Panther Parkway
This crowd-pleasing outdoor event –  presented in partnership with title sponsor Rick Case Automotive Group, Fireworks Finale sponsor Sawgrass Mills, radio sponsor Majic 102.7, VIP Tent sponsor Republic Services, and the BankAtlantic Center – features children’s rides and activities, along with an assortment of food and retail vendors. The Jacob Jeffries Band will kick off the evening’s live music lineup, and alternative rockers Sister Hazel will headline. After the concert, enjoy a fantastic fireworks display. Parking and admission are free!



Independence Day Celebration Parade
9:00 am
Broward Boulevard & NW 46 Ave to City Hall
Beginning at the intersection of Broward Boulevard and NW 46th Avenue, heads west to 69th Avenue and turns right on 4th Street traveling to City Hall


Independence Day Activities, Concert and Fireworks at Central Park

5:30pm to 10:00pm

Central Park Ball Fields, 9151 NW 2nd Street

Enjoy Children’s Rides and Family activities In the Central Park Ball Fields from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be a FREE Concert featuring the Fabulons, a South Florida Top 40s & Variety Show Band, at the North End of Central Park starting at 7:30pm. Bring along a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blankets. The Fireworks Show by Zambelli Internationale starts at 9:00pm.  Parking is limited, so come out early. Plan ahead to carpool with friends. If you live in the area, walk or ride your bike as this event historically attracts thousands of people.



Craft & Fireworks Show

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Pine Island Park, 3801 S Pine Island Road, Ballfield #2

Starting at 6:00pm, there wil be Arts & Craft Displays, Live Country Music at the Main Stage, FREE Bounce Houses, Climbing Wall, Petting Farm and Hayrides! Food Concessions open for business & FREE cake for residents *while it lasts* Fireworks Show by Firepower Displays Unlimited, Inc. starts at 9:00pm.


Vista View Fireworks Viewing

7:30pm to 10:00pm

Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave

From the hilltop, viewers will get a panoramic view of firework displays from across Broward County. For all ages, entry fee is $1.50/person before 7:30pm, $2/person after 7:30pm. Viewers are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets, food and beverages.



Lunch and Patriotic Fun

**TUES July 3rd** at 11:00am

Community Center, 9000 SW 50 Place

Come out meet your neighbors.  Bring a covered dish & add to the feast & fun.  $3 plus-side dish or dessert.  Wear your red, white and blue!



5K Run/Walk


The morning festivities kick off with a 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the City of Weston and Broward Health Weston, starting Weston Town Center. Register at


City of Weston 4th of July Hometown Parade


Starts at corner of Town Center Blvd and Three Village Road, conintuing east on Three Village Road to Bonaventure Blvd heading south briefly to Bell Tower Lane, and winding through Town Center to the heart of Main Street.



FREE Concert and Fireworks Show

7:00pm to 9:00pm

7400 Pines Boulevard

Gates open at 6pm.  Events include Rides, Food Truck Round Ups, a Concert by Brass Evolution and a Fireworks Show.



4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway

FREE, fun-filled family event includes live entertainment from the Miami based, Platinum Album recording group No Mercy (with hits “Where Do You Go” & “Please Don’t Go”).  There will be FREE inflatable rides for the children and food & beverages will be available for purchase.  The evening will conclude with a fireworks display at 9:00pm.  Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!



4th of July All-American Celebration

6:00pm to 9:30pm

Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th Street

FREE event featuring a Fun Zone of rides, arts & crafts, games & face painting, Live Music by Free Radicals, and a Fireworks display at 9pm. Grab your lawn chairs and your camera and get a snapshot with Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross as they make an appearance during the event. Roundtrip shuttle transportation available from Tamarac City Hall and Tamarac Community Center.



Made in America 4th of July Parade

9:00am to 11:00am

Floats and entertainment run along Margate Blvd (East from 76th Ave to 58th Ave)



Fourth of July Celebration

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Mullins Park, 10150 NW 29th Street

Fun for families, this event features games, bounce houses, food and entertainment.  Fireworks display starts at 9pm.  Event is free, but there are fees for food, bounce houses and games.  Parking available for $3 at Coral Springs Gymnasium for early arrivers, and also at the main Mullins Park/Center for the Arts parking lot.



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