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Best free and cheap things to do in Miami and South Florida

Free day at national parks on MLK Day

All U.S. national parks offer free entry on certain holidays every year – and we’ve got the schedule for 2022. This offer includes entry at Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, off Key West.  Schedule for 2022 These are the fee-free days at U.S. National Parks for this year: Jan. 17: Birthday of Martin …

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Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society Show: Enjoy $3-off coupon for this weekend

They say where flowers bloom, so does hope. Let’s celebrate hope in the new year with the Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society Show from Jan. 21-23, 2022. This popular South Florida event, set for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day, will feature orchid displays, vendors and artwork at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower …

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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 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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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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Vegetarian/vegan festivals in South Florida, including free events

If you’re a fan of scrumptious plant-based fare, or are eager to incorporate the earth-friendly trend into your epicurean routine, vegetarian festivals and vegan fairs throughout South Florida offer an enticing option for the whole family. Some events are free. Below, find a roundup of events throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. We will …

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2022 food festivals & events in South Florida & the Keys

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 …

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Super Bowl 2022: Get ready for deals & freebies in South Florida

Touchdown! Super Bowl Sunday is a day for fun and festivities, but you don’t have to spend a fortune on party food, snacks and drinks for the perfect game-watching party. Super Bowl LVI 2022 is coming up, and many popular restaurants are likely to offer discounts and specials just for the big game. We only …

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