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Free & cheap Halloween events in South Florida

Halloween festivities are back in person for 2022! Ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls … read on to find our most current list of kid (and some adult) events. NOTE: We are constantly updating this list, so scroll down and check back often!   HALLOWEEN 2022 IN MIAMI & SOUTH FLORIDA Sept. 15-Oct. 30, 2022 Spooky …

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South Florida pumpkin patches, fall festivities

In sunny South Florida, residents enjoy picking their favorite pumpkins at sites set up as “pumpkin patches” in parking lots, fields & at festivals. Whether you’re whipping up a pie, decorating your orange orb with a funny face, or enhancing your your Autumn decor, pumpkins & pumpkin patches are plentiful. To verify supply, it’s wise …

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Miami Book Fair partner spotlight: Getting kids excited to read

For nearly 40 years, the Miami Book Fair has transformed Downtown Miami into an open-air public library and street fair, with author presentations, music, entertainment, activities and shopping. This year’s literary smorgasbord for 2022 takes place Nov. 13-20, with live and streaming events. South Florida on the Cheap is proud to be a media partner …

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Where to find South Florida Oktoberfest festivities

‘Tis the season to start thinking about the annual tradition of combining October + beer celebrations.  We’ve been hard at work scouring the area for 2022 Oktoberfest events in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. And we’ve found some! If you know of any not listed, please email news@miamionthecheap.com. And keep checking back, as we …

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Miami Book Fair entices tweens, teens and young adult readers

For nearly 40 years, the Miami Book Fair has transformed Downtown Miami into an open-air public library and street fair, with author presentations, music, entertainment, activities and shopping. This year’s literary smorgasbord for 2022 takes place Nov. 13-20, with live and streaming events. South Florida on the Cheap is proud to be a media partner …

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Butterfly World: 2-for-1, $5 off & other discounts

Nab a discount for  enchanting Butterfly World in North Broward.  The popular walk-through attraction, which is at Tradewinds Park,  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 for children age 3-11 and free for age …

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Free food distributions & resources

Organizations in South Florida offer free food distribution for families needing help. Some sites provide drive-through pickups, while others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants. Food distributions are in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach. If your organization is distributing food, please email complete info to editor@miamionthecheap.com or news@miamionthecheap.com.  This list is periodically updated to …

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Free Gospel Sundays kicks off across Miami

Free Gospel Sundays is back for its 16th season! In addition to featuring gospel music’s brightest stars on the Center’s Knight Concert Hall stage, this season will also bring South Florida’s best gospel acts to the streets with free pop-up shows across Miami-Dade County – as well as the first-ever Gospel Fest at the Little …

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Free live music at Hollywood Bandshell

The Hollywood Bandshell is a delightful venue for free live entertainment oceanside.  Salty breezes. Waves rolling ashore. Favorite local bands — and fans — rocking out. What could be better? Additionally, the bandshell is on a lovely pedestrian promenade. Entertainment is usually from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays, featuring popular regional performers. Hollywood …

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Free and cheap Halloween events in Miami

Trick or treating, costumes, candy and plenty of ghosts and goblins must mean we’re talking about Halloween! Oct. 31 might be the actual holiday but there are plenty of events leading up to the big night and we’ve got them rounded up for you right here. NOTE: We are constantly updating this list, so scroll down and …

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Budget-friendly glamping in an RV delivered to you

Sponsored by RVshare.com For those of us who define “roughing it” as packing our own road-trip food until we arrive at our hotel, camping has never held much appeal. “Glamping” in an RV, on the other hand, seems like a great compromise: Enjoy the beauties of nature without giving up hot showers, electricity and indoor …

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