Pembroke Pines is turning 52, which is pretty young for a city. Obviously the Pines is feeling quite spry, because instead of the usual one-day anniversary celebration with a cookout and parade, this city is celebrating for 11 days.
On the agenda is a golf tournament, 5K race, kiddie beauty pageant, concerts, an Indian-American festival, a cake-cutting ceremony, a fair, and Taste of the Pines (click here for a complete schedule of events).
Here's a rundown of all the food-related events during Pembroke Pines' celebration:
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on March 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature food, wine, and beer
tastings from 30 local restaurants and beverage distributors
like falcon Pub, Village Tavern, Whole Foods Market, Jason's Deli, and
El Mariachi. Entertainment provided by Elements of Jazz. Wine and food
tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Not a drinker? Food-only
tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Kids 12 and under are $5. Tickets are available at all Pembroke Pines Charter Schools during
school days and at Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center, 10500 Taft St., Pembroke Pines.
The Pembroke Pines Fair opens its doors on March 23 at 6 p.m. at
Pembroke Pines City Center featuring more than 30 rides and lots of fair
food. Expect to see the usual funnel cakes, hot dogs, pork parfaits, and
roasted corn, along with some delicacies like deep-fried Oreos and
butter. The fair runs daily through April 1, and hours vary. Single-day
admission is $20, but you can purchase a four-day wristband for $75.
Tickets are available at Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center and Pill Box
Pharmacies of Taft Street, 1700 NW 122 Terrace, Pembroke Pines.
It's not a birthday without cake, so the City of Pembroke Pines is
sharing a giant birthday cake, and you're invited to the party. On March
24 at 5 p.m., sing "Happy Birthday" and get some cake in return. The party
will be held on the main community stage of the fair.
The inaugural Indian-American Festival will be held March 31 to April 1
inside the Pembroke Pines fair from noon to midnight both days. Bollywood dance numbers, Indian singing competitions, and lots of
traditional food like tandoori chicken, tikka masala, naan, and saag
paneer will be available for sale. Admission is $20 per person.