Free things to do in Miami

Miami Outboard Club Holiday Boat Parade

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Boat and yacht owners deck their vessels for the holidays during the 15th Annual Miami Outboard Club Holiday Boat Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Watch nearly 100 yachts and boats cruise by decked out in holiday colors with Christmas lights, Santas, nutcrackers, toy soldiers, Nativity scenes, […]

Free Art Basel events

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You don’t have to break the bank attending Art Basel and the tons of satellite fairs that all have admission fees and therefore end up busting your budget. Here’s a list of some free events during Art Basel week to keep the art and culture machine running. Dance performance by Nora Chipaumire, Zimbabwean artist who pushes […]

Free Bayfront Park tree lighting

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Skip the crazed malls and all the Black Friday shopping madness and head to Bayfront Park at 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. on Friday, Nov. 28, for the free Bayfront Park tree lighting and food truck invasion from 5 to 9 p.m. You can skip the Thanksgiving leftovers and head to one of almost 20 food trucks […]

Free movie screening ‘Empire’

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Here’s a chance to be the first to see the pilot episode of the new Fox TV series “Empire,” and it’s free. EMPIRE is a sexy and powerful drama about the head of a music empire (Terrence Howard) whose three sons and ex-wife (Taraji P. Henson) all battle for his throne. It was created by Academy […]

North Miami WinterNational Parade

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The City of North Miami’s annual WinterNational Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27. The route runs east along Northeast 125th Street from Sixth Avenue to 12th Avenue. This year’s grand marshals are Roxy Romeo from 103.5 The Beat and Grammy-award winning musician Marlow Rosado. There will be middle and high school marching […]

Free jazz concert downtown

F. Britos Trio

Spend your lunch hour in downtown enjoying live music at the Southeast Financial Center during a  free holiday concert in the plaza on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from noon to 2 p.m. Performers will be the Federico Britos Trio featuring Federico Britos on violin, Jorge Garcias on guitar and Renyel Rivero on bass, playing Brazilian-style jazz. Southeast Financial […]

Free movies at SoundScape: ‘The Lego Movie’

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The SoundScape Cinema Series screens free films on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall at the New World Center’s ExoStage, corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. Movies usually are at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays but there are also some films on Thursday. Film schedule for 2014-2015: Wednesday, Oct. 1: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER […]

Free Junior Orange Bowl Parade

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One of the markers that the holiday season is upon us in Coral Gables is the Junior Orange Bowl’s annual parade. The parade takes over downtown Coral Gables on Sunday, Nov. 30. at 6 p.m. with marching bands, floats and other participants. The 66th annual parade has chosen “Route 66” as its theme, celebrating the […]