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Free movies for the whole family during Miami Children’s Film Festival

If watching movies with your kids during the Miami Children’s Film Festival has become a family tradition, you’ll be happy to know this special event is returning this year! 

Presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema, this virtual event has been scheduled for Dec. 28-30.

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The free festival will feature acclaimed international cinema for families, plus free workshops.

This year’s program includes the following films:

  • “Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs” is the story of two cousins hoping to save a park from becoming the spot for a skyscraper. Helping them in their quest, a pair of talking dogs!
  • “2040” is both a feature and documentary that takes a look at the future but is a vital watch right now in 2020.
  • “Man Up!” is about a young man in high school gets help on navigating his new school thanks to his older brother’s advice.
  • “Raggie” tells the story of a brother and sister, their special doll and their special bond.
  • “Veins of the World” is the story of a young boy’s quest to continue his late father’s legacy fighting global mining companies digging for gold in Mongolia.

Please note: All activities this year will be virtual. Click here for schedule, showtimes, virtual tickets and more information. All screenings are free for everyone.

More free and cheap things to do with kids this week:

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Bubbies free ice cream

11:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, July 4, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Zoo Miami offers $17.76 entry fee

Discounted | Zoo Miami

July Fourth festivities in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Fourth on Flagler

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Downtown West Palm Beach

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Summer Art Classes for Kids (Free!)

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Free art classes for kids

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

$1.50 Summer Movie Clubhouse for kids at Cinemark

10:30 am to 12:00 pm | Discounted | Cinemark

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, July 8, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Florida Supercon

All Day | $10.00-350.00 | Miami Beach Convention Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Enjoy a free movie in West Palm Beach during Screen on the Green

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Waterfront Commons

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | $-5.00-30.00

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, July 9, 2022

PAMM free day with family activities

All Day | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Sensory Friendly Saturday

All Day | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Florida Supercon

All Day | $10.00-350.00 | Miami Beach Convention Center

Artisan Show

All Day | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Pembroke Pines Theatre Of The Performing Arts

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami museum

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Discount kids' movies

11:00 am to 1:00 pm | Discounted | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Herp Tour

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Deering Estate

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | $-5.00-30.00

See all the free and cheap events this week.

 

Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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