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Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Earth911.com. Send your cheap tips to her at info@fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com.

Free Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm includes fun for all

Ferris wheel, petting zoo and Halloween fun are featured at Rock-N-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach. Rock-n-Fall fest is 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. on October 8 and 9, 2022 and includes live rock music. Rock-n-Fall is at Commons Park is located at 11600 Poinciana Boulevard, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Entry is free. Register …

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Fun for dogs (and their humans) at water park in Hollywood

Water parks in Deerfield and Hollywood that are typically for kids and families are open specifically for dogs at designated K9 Water Festivals, popular with pooches and their people. Some dogs step into the shallow water and stand. Others fly into the water, swim and retrieve floating toys.  Either way, dogs and their families adore …

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FAU’s ‘Red Riding Hood’ in Boca Raton offers ticket deal and free workshops

Florida Atlantic University Theatre Lab is presenting a family-friendly play entitled “Red Riding Hood” and offering free entry for kids with an adult ticket purchase. The play by Allison Gregory is an adaptation of the fairy tale. Performances are weekends September 17 – October 9, with $25 tickets for adults. With each ticket purchase is …

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Trick-or-treating in greater Palm Beach

If your family likes to dress up for Halloween fun,  plenty of parks, shopping plazas and festivals offer opportunities for kids to Trick or Treat.  Some events with trick-or-treating in greater Palm Beach are free. Fees apply for a few events. Please return to this feature as other events are added. Happy trick-or-treating. Trick or …

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Trick-or-treating in Broward

Parks, shopping plazas and festivals offer opportunities for kids to Trick or Treat for Halloween. Many Halloween events in Broward are free. Please return to this feature as other events are added. Happy trick-or-treating.   Trick or Treating in Broward Fall Festival at LOOP in Fort Lauderdale, free entry Trick-or-treating and activities are featured at …

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Flavors of Tamarac restaurant promotion includes prizes and other perks

The Flavors promotion offered in October is designed to draw patrons to independent restaurants in Tamarac. This is a restaurant promotion that includes a fun twist. It includes Restaurant Bingo, with an opportunity to win prizes. Players who spend at least $10 at participating restaurants dining in, taking out or ordering for delivery receive Restaurant …

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Farmers markets & vendor fairs feature food, vintage wares & handmade goods

Shop for fresh produce, prepared foods, vintage treasures, art, decor and other items from South Florida vendors, farmers and artisans. Farmers markets in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach often include opportunities for extra fun and entertainment like yoga, live music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting or petting zoos. In addition to shopping for flavorful …

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Local libraries provide free virtual and in-person homework help

A new school year equals new challenges. If you’d like homework help your kid(s), local libraries in South Florida offer it online for free. At some libraries, in-person tutoring is available. Also, SAT prep is often is available at these libraries. It simply requires you to use your personal library number to set up an …

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Celebrate Diwali: Festival of Lights events in South Florida

South Florida offers events with vibrant entertainment and activities for Diwali – Festival of Lights. Some are free. Fees apply for others, and deals are also offered. Events are in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the …

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Free Deerfield Boots on the Beach festival

Wear flip-flops… or boots. Boots on the Beach music festival in Deerfield takes place on November 12, 2022 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., with free entry. Live country entertainment includes: Andrew Morris Maggie Baugh Tim Charron Regular entry is free, but there is also reserved seating for $20. The event includes food and artisan …

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Feast of Little Italy festival in Jupiter offers free entry

If you’re a fan of fried ravioli, pizza and other Italian fare, save your appetite for Feast of Little Italy Italian Festival in Jupiter.  Entry is free for the event, which includes food for purchase, entertainment, art, food demonstrations and wine seminars. Feast of Little Italy in 2022 is: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. November …

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