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Things to do with kids this summer (free, low-cost & deals)

When kids are out of school for the summer, parents in South Florida appreciate ideas for fun things to do. Especially, if those activities are free. Inexpensive. Or offered with an enticing discount. Lots of indoor & outdoor fun and entertainment — including free fun and entertainment — is offered in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater …

Food festivals: Feast on fun & fabulous flavors

South Florida is definitely flavorful. For relishing the rich variety of epicurean delights, food festivals and events offer appetizing opportunities to nibble on scrumptious fare, including dishes from local restaurants and vendors. Often, food festivals also feature live entertainment, demonstrations and art exhibits. For some events, tickets are required, and the fee includes food and …

Miami Spa Months: Enjoy savings

It’s time for Miami Spa Months, so go get your sun-kissed summer skin hydrated! Enjoy treatments and services starting at $109. That’s an almost 50 percent savings! The special event known as Miami Spa Months started July 1 and runs through Aug. 31. At some spas, if you book a single treatment, you can spend …

Coral Gables Merrick House tours reopening in August

The Coral Gables Historic Merrick House Museum tours will be reopening the first weekend in August and will continue the regular schedule of guided tours on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. The home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will take you back to the …

Reef mermaids on display in Hollywood

Sculptures that are designed for an artificial reef project in South Florida are on display on land. 1000 Mermaids is an eco-art installation intended to enhance habitat for sea life offshore. They also serve as an attraction for divers and tourists. Meanwhile, elements of 1000 Mermaids are on display for free in Hollywood.  See them …

Dolphin Mall offers ‘Bubble Fest’ and Artisan Show

If there’s one thing that reminds us of a great childhood summer, it’s blowing bubbles! Celebrate some summer fun at Dolphin Mall, Miami-Dade County’s largest outlet mall, with an immersive Bubble Fest experience beginning on July 1, 2022!  For twelve minutes each hour, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., shoppers can delight in a one-of-a-kind …

Free concert by the New World Symphony students and mentors

Join the 2022 Virtual Inclusion Artist (VIA) Academy students and mentors for a special recital celebrating their summer work together. The free recital is taking place Thursday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. VIA Academy offers students from remote and underrepresented communities in classical music access to instrumental skill training. This recital is free (no ticket …

Miami Beach Botanical Garden offers free art classes for kids

Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Sunflower Society offer free summer art classes for kids. Youngsters work with objects from nature for mixed-media masterpieces. Information classes are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesdays for kids ages 5–12 younger kids must be accompanied by parent/guardian class is free, please register prior online instructors and staff have been …

Libraries loan vouchers for free entry to Florida State Parks

Florida State Parks and public libraries in South Florida offer an opportunity for free entry to almost all state parks in the Florida. Usual entry for Florida state parks varies, but typically is about $5-$10 per vehicle. Real Florida Reader Program offers library patrons free vouchers during summer on loan. The voucher offers entry for …

Zoo Miami offers July Fourth discount

Zoo Miami is offering a Fourth of July holiday discount, a reduced entry fee on July 4, 2022, of $17.76, including tax.  The reduced-rate tickets are limited, sold online and with no refunds. “Unused tickets can be used towards the purchase of future admission tickets (while offer is valid),” the website states. Regular prices are …

‘Brévo for Broadway’ offers exclusive discount for show

Brévo Theatre is offering South Florida on the Cheap readers an exclusive promo code for a $10-off discount for a production featuring its youth program. The discount is valid for the first 10 tickets. Use promocode: BroadwayMIA. “Brévo for Broadway” features musical numbers from popular Broadway productions. It’s performed by Young, Gifted & Brave – …

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