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Farmers markets & vendor fairs feature food, vintage wares & handmade goods

Shop for fresh produce, prepared foods, vintage treasures, art, decor & other items from South Florida vendors, farmers &  artisans. Farmers markets in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach often include extra features. Some offer yoga, live entertainment or petting zoos. Vendor fairs & farmers markets offer opportunities for delightful — and frugal — outdoor …

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Free & Cheap Things To Do With Kids This Summer

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 fun and entertainment — including free fun and entertainment — is offered in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach. Subscribe …

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Snap Up Deals & Free Entry for Popular Attractions in South Florida

Fun attractions are plentiful in South Florida, & ideal for family excursions, interesting dates and solo adventures. Some attractions are always free, or host free-entry days. Others offer wallet-friendly discounts. Ways to save include package deals free-entry days discount opportunities  Please return to this feature, as other deals & opportunities for free entry are added. …

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Hollywood offers live entertainment, family-friendly films & other free events

Florida’s Hollywood offers lots of fun events. Free live music. Free family-friendly films. Festivals. Unique attractions are also part of the town’s appeal. For example, Hollywood Broadwalk is a lovely oceanside pedestrian promenade.   Live entertainment at Hollywood Beach Bandshell Free live entertainment is usually featured 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays at …

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Ideas for free & inexpensive dates

If you appreciate frugal fun, delighting your sweetie with a lovely inexpensive or free date is doable in South Florida. Plenty of exciting events and interesting activities are free. Others are relatively inexpensive. With extra dollars in your wallet, splurge on sparkling wine, a fancy dessert, or other romantic indulgence. Ideas for Free & Inexpensive …

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Volunteer to help clean up Broward parks and beaches

Opportunities are offered for folks who want to pitch in with protecting and improving waterways, parks and other natural areas  in South Florida. Volunteers are appreciated for events that include picking up plastic litter along shorelines and reefs and enhancing landscaping in public parks.  In addition to protecting the planet,  your effort often racks up …

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Interesting shopping venues in South Florida

Slip into your shopping shoes. South Florida offers a variety of unique, quirky and interesting venues that provide enticing,  shopping excursions. It’s an excellent opportunity to support local vendors.   Interesting Shopping Venues ArtServe gift shop features art and other handcrafted pieces from South Florida artists & artisans, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-8190 …

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Auto shows in South Florida

Auto Shows are popular events in South Florida. Many auto shows & exhibits are free for spectators. If you’re displaying vehicles, you may nab discounts on registration fees if you register early. Prior to venturing out, it’s wise to phone or refer to social pages to verify event is on.   Supercar Saturdays Luxury cars. …

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Free concerts in Broward

In South Florida, free live music and free concerts are plentiful. Often, you’ll enjoy the sounds of local, regional & award-winning national performers in scenic settings, such as parks, along rivers, and at oceanfront venues. Shopping plazas, restaurants and bars also feature live music. For snacks, some events feature food trucks. Others permit DIY picnics. …

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