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Free and cheap things to do with kids in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Have fun with your children without emptying your wallet.

Happy Earth Day! With an emphasis on protecting the planet, South Florida features a variety of fun Earth Day fests and other events focusing on the environment in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Many events are free and include entertainment and fun for the whole family. Some feature free plants and other free earth-friendly …

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For a fun, unique and inexpensive activity in north Broward, hop aboard a little railroad.  The teeny train runs on tracks around a pond at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. Train rides offered third weekends Functioning model locomotives offer rides 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third full weekend of each month, weather permitting. It’s …

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The upcoming Side-by-Side Concert is an opportunity for young instrumentalists, from grades 7 through 12, to perform alongside the New World Symphony Fellows. The public is invited to attend this special presentation for free in the Michael Tilson Thomas Performance Hall, on the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Stage, Miami Beach. When: Saturday, …

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The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach will host several after-hours Sunset Stroll events on select Thursdays in April, May, June and September of 2024. The event is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 for guests, or $5 for children and members. Features: Taiko drum performances and fashion show, plus …

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Become an artist at the free Family Day at The Underline, with artists from Wynwood’s Bakehouse Art Complex at the Brickell Backyard Urban Gym. Family Day at The Underline takes place every third Saturday of the month from 2-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public but registration is required! The next event is …

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All U.S. national parks offer free entry on certain holidays every year – and we’ve got the schedule for 2024. This offer includes entry at Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, off Key West.  Schedule for 2024 These are the fee-free days at U.S. National Parks for this year: Jan. 15: Birthday of Martin …

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We all like to introduce our children to new experiences, and there are lots of things to do with kids in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. We have organized the best free or cheap things to do with kids on our events calendar. If you’re looking for places to take visitors in South Florida, …

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Live entertainment, a rock wall, and inflatables are offered for the Earth Day event in Plantation.  Earth Day in Plantation in 2024 is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, and entry is free. It’s at Volunteer Park, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation 33323. The event includes live entertainment, kids’ activity area and vendors.  …

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The Bass Museum of Art & ArtScape will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Miami Beach. Includes food vendors and activities for kids. Admission is free and so is the live country-rock music by Tim Charron. More details at Tim Charron At Collins Park. Event features food …

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Parks in South Florida offer watercraft rentals for folks who adore an excursion on the water. Watercraft for rent include stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats & others.  Prior to venturing out, phone first. Some parks require pre-payment for watercraft rentals, and occasionally rentals are not available for other reasons. Broward Parks offering boat rentals include Quiet …

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