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Barnacle, books, birds & boats

Celebrate children’s literacy with Barnacle, Books, Birds & Boats on Sunday, September 8 from noon to 3 pm. at the Barnacle Historic State Park.

Bike or walk over to The Barnacle or park in the neighborhood and catch a ride with the Freebee shuttle service. Families can bring a picnic and join Park Rangers under the Micco Pavilion for educational activities, games and prizes, and storybook reading. 

Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. The event is included with regular park admission: $2 ages 6 and up; children under 6 free. Entry fees are waived for anyone who shows their library card or a book checked out from a library or who donates a new or gently used book.

More free and cheap things to do with kids this week:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Florida Panthers & Sunrise Hockey Festival

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Flamingo Park in Sunrise

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Garden tour

10:00 am | FREE | Society of the Four Arts

$9 deal for roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

The Moth - Miami StorySLAM

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, February 3, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Norton Museum of Art

First Fridays @ 5 concert in Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Waxing Gibbous Moon Viewing

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00 | Deering Estate

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Tri-Rail Fun Day in Dania

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Tri-Rail Station in Dania

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Fantasy Theatre Factory Black History Month show

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | $5.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Heroes in My House - sensory inclusive performance

12:00 pm | $5.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Heritage Fest 2023

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Heritage Fest 2022

3:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Free GOGO MOAD Family Art Fun

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Surfside Town Hall

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Free symphony Wallcast at SoundScape

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Kids' Graffiti Drawing Class

10:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Sunday Stories

10:30 am to 11:30 am | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, February 6, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

See all the free and cheap events this week.

Josie Gulliksen

About 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.

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