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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 Gospel Jam at North Beach Bandshell

Share in the richness of Black gospel music at Gospel Jam Sessions with Pastor Marc Cooper and friends, presented by Live Arts Miami and the Rhythm Foundation. Enjoy an afternoon of praise outside of a traditional church setting with Pastor Cooper, who is well-known in South Florida’s gospel community.  The free concert is set for …

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Free and cheap Halloween events in South Florida

Halloween festivities are back in person for 2022! Ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls … read on to find our most current list of kid (and some adult) events. NOTE: We are constantly updating this list, so scroll down and check back often!   HALLOWEEN 2022 IN MIAMI & SOUTH FLORIDA Sept. 15-Oct. 30, 2022 Spooky …

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South Florida pumpkin patches, fall festivities

In sunny South Florida, residents enjoy picking their favorite pumpkins at sites set up as “pumpkin patches” in parking lots, fields and at festivals. Whether you’re whipping up a pie, decorating your orange orb with a funny face, or enhancing your Autumn decor, pumpkins and pumpkin patches are plentiful. To verify supply, it’s wise to …

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Where to find South Florida Oktoberfest festivities

‘Tis the season to start thinking about the annual tradition of combining October + beer celebrations.  We’ve been hard at work scouring the area for 2022 Oktoberfest events in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. And we’ve found some! If you know of any not listed, please email news@miamionthecheap.com. And keep checking back, as we …

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with free and cheap events

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022 – and we’ve got some activities rounded up so you can mark the occasion. The monthlong celebration honors the rich and diverse Hispanic culture.   Whether you’re out and about or are still staying at home, there are several ways you can participate.  We may …

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Redland International Orchid Festival

The Redland International Orchid Festival is a popular event in South Dade. In 2022, it’s 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. October 7-9 at Fruit and Spice Park in The Redland.  The event  showcases various types of orchids, plant and supplies for sale, and includes presentations. Food vendors are on site. Orchids are loved by gardeners …

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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 and cheap Halloween events in Miami

Trick or treating, costumes, candy and plenty of ghosts and goblins must mean we’re talking about Halloween! Oct. 31 might be the actual holiday but there are plenty of events leading up to the big night and we’ve got them rounded up for you right here. NOTE: We are constantly updating this list, so scroll down and …

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Deering Estate’s Annual Vintage Auto Show

Drive up to the tenth annual Vintage Auto Show and check out classic cars on the grounds of Miami’s historic Deering Estate.  Presented in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America – South Florida Region, the latest edition of this popular show will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022.  Spend a …

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Miami Book Fair 2022 happens Nov. 13-20

Miami Book Fair fans, mark your calendars because… The 41st Annual Miami Book Fair International is set for Nov. 13-20, 2022 and will feature all you’ve come to expect including Children’s Alley, author readings throughout the eight days and plenty of entertainment. This year’s event will still feature virtual programming. To keep up with latest …

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Dolphin Mall features live music & local vendors

Celebrate summer fun at Dolphin Mall, Miami-Dade County’s largest outlet mall, with an Artisan Show and their always popular weekend music showcase. The Artisan Show is one weekend each month at Moda & Ramblas areas of the mall. Now through the end of 2022, in partnership with Wynwood’s Style Market 305, Artisan Shows feature local …

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