City of Sunny Isles Beach – 25th Anniversary

This year the City of Sunny Isles Beach is celebrating its 25th anniversary. What first started out as a small parcel of land located in unincorporated Miami-Dade, quickly blossomed into a family-friendly community known for its beautiful beaches, distinct architecture, and vibrant social life. Since the City’s incorporation on June 16, 1997, we have added many quality services to be the most responsive municipal government and increase the quality of life for all who live, visit, or do business in the city. We are a young city, yet we still take pride in the fullness of our rich history.

While we are the same captivating attraction for travelers as we once were in the 1930s, our city has certainly grown over the years. With beautiful weather year-round, crystal-clear waters, pristine oceanfront properties, and a variety of local eateries and entertainment, it’s no wonder why over 23,000 people are proud to call Sunny Isles Beach their home. Our vibrant community has grown, not only in size but also in art, culture, architecture, and technology. Our small city boasts 11 parks, providing an array of fields, playgrounds, and amenities for residents and visitors to explore the outdoors and stay active. The Sunny Isles Beach K-8 School offers an outstanding education program; and state-of-the-art City facilities, like Pelican Community Park and our newest facility — Gateway Center, offer an assortment of recreational programs, camps, and events geared toward all ages and interests. The City is also proud of the many cutting-edge technologies and conveniences we offer. In recent years, we’ve added free Wi-Fi in public areas, solar-powered car charging stations and phone charging soofa benches, and SIBshuttle mobile app. All these accomplishments and more are a small portion of the reason why the City of Sunny Isles Beach is proud to celebrate our 25th birthday.

We hope you join us in celebrating the City’s 25th anniversary all year long. Special edition, 2022 calendars are available for free at the Government Center, Pelican Community Park, and Gateway Center during normal business hours. Other special giveaways will be available throughout the year as we host a variety of fun events for the entire community. Make sure you have your valid  Sunny Isles Beach Resident ID Card so you can take part in all the events and special giveaways we have planned. You can apply for your Resident ID Card or renew an expired card online at

Anniversary Events

Walk N’ Roll – Saturday, May 21, 2022

On Saturday, May 21 we kicked off our 25th Anniversary Celebration with a 2.5k community walk and carnival. Thank you to everyone who joined us at Walk N’ Roll! Be sure to reserve your tickets for our next two events, The Isles After Dark and Celebration of the Isles below.

Photos from Walk N’ Roll:

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The Isles After Dark – Saturday, June 4, 2022

A Charity Gala

We held our first gala event at Gateway Center in celebration of our 25 Anniversary. Attendees enjoyed cocktails & hors d’oeuvres while mingling and exploring our state-of-the-art center.
Thank you to Style Catering and our event sponsors, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Acqualina Spa, Il Mulino New York, and Perfection Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.

Celebration of the Isles | POP 2000 TOUR

Live Music, Food Trucks, Fireworks – Sunday, June 12, 2022

We had an unforgettable night at our finale event, featuring the Pop 2000 Tour! Thank you to Ryan Cabrera, O-Town, LFO, Chris Kirkpatrick and everyone who helped celebrate our 25th anniversary with us!
Special thanks to our sponsor Elite Medical Center.

History Hall

History Hall is located on the first floor of the Government Center building. In 2009, City Historian, Richard C. Schulman, gathered pictures, old postcards of popular motels, and artificats for display and to tell the story of the history of Sunny Isles Beach. You may visit History Hall during normal hours of operation.