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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.

South Florida Fair in West Palm features rides, robots … and discounts!

The South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach is expected to be a frollicking, activity-packed good time. And we’ve got the scoop on discount opportunities, so read on! Set for Jan. 14-30, 2022, at the fairgrounds at 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, this special event features rides, parades, food vendors, exhibits and robots (including …

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Free Sunrise concert series to serve up food & fun

Nibble on fare from food trucks and savor entertainment as bands perform at free outdoor events in Sunrise. The Tunes ‘N Trucks Concert Series takes place in fall, winter and spring. Feel fee to supply your own portable seats or blankets. Participating food trucks set up at 6 p.m. Music is at 7 p.m. Performers include: …

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Free boat shuttle rides to Deerfield Island: Details here

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

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Florida Renaissance Festival: Hear ye, hear ye, discounts available!

The Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in a fantasy world – with performers, artisans and activities inspired by another place and time. This popular event is scheduled for weekends from Feb. 5-March 20, 2022, at Quiet Waters Park,  401 S. Powerline Road. And we’re happy to report that …

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Butterfly World: Get $5-off coupon & other discounts

Now’s a good time to nab a discount for the enchanting Butterfly World in Coconut Creek.  The popular walk-through attraction, at Tradewinds Park,  3600 W. Sample Road, features free-flight aviaries with tropical foliage and thousands of butterflies and birds from different parts of the world. Regular prices are $32.50 for guests age12 and older, $22.50 …

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Nature walks at Fern Forest: Get insider tips, recommendations for must-sees

Looking to soak in the outdoors in South Florida? Here’s a recommendation: Try a nature walk in the lush oasis that is the Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek.  Admission, parking and some events are free of charge. The park, at 201 Lyons Road S., is a 244-acre wilderness preserve with walking trails for …

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West Palm Beach Home Show: Register online for free entry!

Vendors displaying a wide variety of items for improving, decorating and renovating your abode – indoors and outdoors – are featured at home expo events throughout South Florida. Coming up in February is the West Palm Beach Spring Home Show at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. The event is set for 10 a.m.-7 …

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Las Olas Art Fair: Popular Fort Lauderdale event scheduled TWICE in 2022

This year, you have two chances to enjoy the free Las Olas Art Fair in Fort Lauderdale. The popular event – which features paintings, sculptures, pottery and more – is scheduled for Jan. 8-9 AND March 5-6.   From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both daya, artists will set up displays around 620 E. Las Olas Blvd. …

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Free StoryWalk displays in Boca: Enjoy tales along a nature park

For a free family friendly activity you can all do outdoors, StoryWalk in Boca Raton invites you to enjoy a good story while strolling along a nature path. The StoryWalk program, presented by the City of Boca Raton’s Public Library system, features pages from a storybook displayed at different parks and natural areas.  Through Monday, …

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Free outdoor event: Find music, art & more in Pompano Beach

For a fun wallet-friendly evening out, head to downtown Pompano Beach, where you’ll find entertainment, food trucks and art vendors as part of Old Town Untapped events. This special outdoor series typically takes place from 6-10 p.m on the first Fridays of the month – and, best of all, it’s free!  Old Town Untapped also …

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BOGO deal: Fort Lauderdale Home Design expo offers 2-for-1 discount

The Fort Lauderdale Home Design & Remodeling Show – set for Feb. 4-6, 2022 – is offering an opportunity for discounts, but you must act now. The BOGO promotion: two tickets for the price of one! That means if you purchase tickets online through Jan. 30, you’ll receive entry for two adults for just $12. …

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