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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, Biscayne Times, Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL.

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami

HistoryMiami museum hosts a free Family Fun Day the second Saturday of every month, with free admission for all. The free admission is all day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with activities taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required to participate. You can register online. The theme rotates monthly, usually …

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Free Gables Gallery Night on first Fridays

Gallery Nights at the Museum welcomes guests every first Friday of the month for free from 6-10 pm at the Coral Gables Museum.  Aside from the Museum, galleries to visit during Gables Gallery Night include: ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries, 169 Madeira Ave. Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Consulado de Colombia, 280 Aragon Ave. …

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Free Kite Days Festival at Haulover Park

The skies will be awash in colorful, multi-shaped and fluttering kites during the now biannual free Kite Days Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18-20 at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Expect to see the 100-foot flying squid, 30-foot flying scuba man, 300-square-foot parafoils and more. The folks from Skyward Kites …

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Black History Month celebrations around Miami

February is Black History Month and there are free and cheap festivities honoring the achievements of African-Americans throughout South Florida. Please keep checking this post, as it will be updated frequently. The Gaze Africana: An Exhibit of Black Excellence Black History Month exhibition presented by Afrikin Art featuring the works of international black artists and …

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Coconut Grove Arts Festival back on President’s Day Weekend

President’s Day weekend in Miami means a long weekend of course but also, the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival. The annual festival along Coconut Grove’s waterfront is a Presidents Day weekend staple, set for Feb. 18-20, 2023. The outdoor festival, which began in 1963, In 2023, will feature the work of 285 fine art artists in …

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Gold Coast Railroad Museum free admission day

All aboard! The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission on the first Saturday of every month, so get the family or friends together and head on out! The museum, at 12450 SW 152nd St. (next to Zoo Miami) houses historic trains as well as a number of interactive displays. Hours are 10 a.m. to …

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Free bluegrass festival at Greynolds Park

The South Florida Bluegrass Association offers a free bluegrass festival and acoustic jam on the first Sunday of the month at Greynolds Park, 18501 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach.   After livestreaming in the past, the event is back in person, from 1-5 p.m. Musicians in attendance at the monthly jams are encouraged to bring …

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Free Miami Beach Culture Crawl

Take a free trolley and explore Miami Beach! Every third Thursday of the month, the city hosts its “Culture Crawl.” The event, from 6-9 p.m., aims to get residents and visitors alike exploring and becoming re-acquainted with Miami Beach and its plethora of cultural offerings. Several of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, cultural centers and …

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Cheap winter break camps in Miami

Miami-Dade County Parks are a great deal year-round for enjoying our fantastic “winter” weather, and they’re an even better option for inexpensive Winter Break camps.  During the two-week break, parks in all corners of the county offering camps that include fitness, arts and crafts, sports and several field trips for students age 6-14. Camps run …

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