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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 & cheap Valentine’s Day fun

Whether it’s an emphasis on romance, hanging out with friends and family, or treating yourself, Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion to do something special. South Florida offers plenty of things to do, including free and inexpensive activities, and deals. Please return to this feature as other events are added. 2023 Valentine’s Day & Weekend …

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Free St. Patrick’s Day festival and parade in Hollywood

Free festivities in Hollywood for St. Patrick’s Day include a festival and lively parade.  The parade is on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street in downtown Hollywood. It features floats, marching bands, and NYPD Emerald Society Pipe and Drums.  Festivities in 2023 are 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. March 12, with a parade at 1 p.m., …

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Free Butterfly Festival in North Broward offers family fun

Entry is free for Butterfly Festival in north Broward. It’s loaded with fun. Rides. Live music. Fireworks. Butterfly Festival in 2023 is 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 25 in Coconut Creek. The event includes: vendors, including food for purchase high flying acrobatics show live entertainment including Maroon 4 at 6:30 p.m. performing Maroon 5 …

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Free Rock n’ Ride in Tamarac features hot rods and live music

Rock n’ Ride in Tamarac is a free event with hot rods, hot entertainment and food vendors. For kids, inflatable rides are part of the fun. Rock n Ride in 2023 is 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. February 11 featuring live entertainment by Hot Mess. It’s at Tamarac Sports complex, 9901 NW 77th Street. Parking …

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Free Deep Fried Funk concert at Weston Nights

Rock out at free events in Weston. Weston Nights events offer live music at Weston Regional Park. Food vendors are on site if you’d like something to eat. Events in 2023 include 7 p.m. February 11 featuring Deep Fried Funk band. You are welcome to provide your own portable seats. Weston Regional Park is at  …

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Free water shuttles to Deerfield Island park

Deerfield Island is a natural area on the Intracoastal Waterway in north Broward that’s accessible by boat. You can ride free on a water shuttle to Deerfield Island Natural Area, weather permitting, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  The free boat shuttle service usually runs from a dock at Sullivan Park, 1701 Riverview Road, Deerfield Beach, …

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Woofstock in Sunrise features free fun for dogs & their humans

Friendly advice for all dogs: Tell your people about Woofstock in Sunrise. Woofstock in 2023 is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. February 11, and entry is free. It’s at Pawgrass at Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44 Street, Sunrise. Here is the schedule: 10:30 am         Air K9z Frisbee show 11:00 am         Contest: Grooviest Threads 11:30 am         …

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Black History parades, festivals & events in greater Palm Beach

Festivals, live entertainment and educational displays are featured at Black History events in greater Palm Beach. Lots of events are free. Please return to this feature as other events are added. 2023 Events include Gospel Shabbat Entry is free for Gospel Shabbat at Temple Beth El, 7 p.m. February 3, 2815 N. Flagler Drive, West …

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Black History events, exhibits & festivals in Broward

Libraries, galleries & other venues in Broward offer engaging events, entertainment & exhibits focusing on Black History. Lots of events and exhibits are offered in February  for Black History Month. Please return to this page as other events are added. Black History events include Soul Fest in Oakland Park Free entry for Soul Fest in …

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Tamarac offers free outdoor films & fun

Fun films, inflatable rides and food vendors are included at free outdoor events offered in Tamarac. Free Movies in The Park events include Events in 2023 March 10 “Lightyear” April 14 “DC League of Super-Pets” May 12 Fun activities, food trucks and face painting are at 6:30 p.m., with films shown about 8 p.m., with …

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