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

Free Gospel Sundays at the Arsht Center

Free Gospel Sundays is back for its 16th season at the Arsht Center. 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 …

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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. Delightful. 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 Bandshell entertainment includes …

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Free arts tickets for Miami-Dade seniors

Miami-Dade County’s Golden Ticket program gives those 62 and older free entry to cultural events. The Golden Ticket Arts Guide lists eligible events and venues. When you find something that interests you, contact the sponsoring organization to make a reservation; Golden Ticket admission is available on a first-come, first served basis. You can download the …

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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. This list is periodically revised to reflect new distribution sites. Drive-through & other free food distributions include:   Farm Share …

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Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield offers discounts

The Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in a fantasy world  with performers, artisans and activities inspired by another place and time. This popular event in 2023 is weekends February 4-March 26 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Plenty of attendees dress up in attire representative …

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Flamingo Gardens in Davie offers exclusive discount

Flamingo Gardens in Davie  is a popular attraction with wildlife habitats, botanical gardens and occasional extra events and activities including festival and live entertainment. Flamingo Gardens is offering an exclusive discount promocode for fans of this website. Use OTC for $4 off adult prices and $2 off price for kids.     Flamingo Gardens prices …

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Student discounts to the arts in Miami (including parents)

One of the best deals around in Miami is through an organization called Culture Shock Miami. Through Culture Shock, students 13 to 22 (and their guardians) can get discount tickets to numerous cultural performances in Miami for only $5 each. See all the discounts offered by Culture Shock Miami here. Here is a shortlist: $5 …

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Secret Woods in Dania Beach offers breathtaking nature walks

If you enjoy nature walks, Secret Woods in Dania Beach is a delightful natural area that’s easily accessible for South Florida residents.  Entry and parking are free. Embark on nature walks on your own. Or join guided nature walks. They usually are offered on the first full weekends of the month. Please phone to verify. …

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Doggie dining: South Florida restaurants with special pet menus

Did you know there are restaurants in South Florida that are now offering doggie menus for your furry friend to enjoy some delicious canine cuisine? If not, then you heard it here first!  We’ve rounded up some of the best Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach spots where both you and your date — aka your …

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Miami Beach Botanical Garden is now free

Have you visited the Miami Beach Botanical Garden lately?  This 3-acre tropical oasis sits in the heart of Miami Beach, at 2000 Convention Center Drive, and is brimming with beauty. It’s open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, except some holidays, and admission is free! (Previously entry cost $5 …

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Knaus Berry Farm is open for the season in Homestead

Oh, those sweet, sweet cinnamon rolls! After much anticipation, Knaus Berry Farm has reopened for the season — and we are thrilled to share the news. The Redland farm has been selling delicious strawberries since 1956, when it was a roadside stand. Through the years, the farm has added all sorts of yummy delicacies including …

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