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Watch free family-friendly films outdoors in West Palm, Tamarac & others

Outdoor films at parks and plazas in South Florida are often free — perfect for an excursion with the family or perhaps a frugal date.

Often food vendors are on site.  Or supply your own snacks — if rules allow.

Usually, organizers recommend bringing your own blankets or portable seats.

With occasional shifts in schedules and weather, it’s wise to verify an event is on prior to venturing out.

 

Outdoor movies include:

Tamarac

Films are featured occasionally at Tamarac sports complex, 9901 NW 77th St., including

8 p.m. May 13 “Encanto”

Bring your own food & blankets or lawn chairs. Information is online.

Hollywood

Head to ArtsPark on Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway in Hollywood. Bring lawn chair or blanket; movies usually start at 8 p.m. Fridays, with some exceptions. Verify events on Hollywood website.

Parks in Hollywood are plastic- and foam free. Single-use plastic items such as water bottles are prohibited. 

Fort Lauderdale

Free films are offered occasionally at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, including

  • 7:45 p.m. May 12
  • 7:45 p.m. May 19

Delray Beach

Free outdoor films at Old School Square, 51 Swinton Avenue, Delray 33444 include

  • “Tom & Jerry” 8:30  p.m. June 25 with free popcorn & snowcones from Delray Police Department  information is online.

Photo/West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach

Free outdoor films usually start at 7 p.m. on the second Fridays of the month, along the waterfront at 100  N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach

May 13: “Luca” 

Information is available online.

Miami Beach

Free SoundScape movies Wednesdays in May, on the corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue. 

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Other Free & Inexpensive Entertainment

Friday, May 20, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free entertainment at Friday Night Sound Waves in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free event featuring Boynton Beach Gold Coast Band

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Sounds of Little Haiti

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Little Haiti Cultural Center

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Saturday, May 21, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Touch A Truck in Pompano

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Pompano Community Park

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Deerfield Ocean Brews & Blues Fest

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Deerfield beach parking lot

Afro Roots Fest

4:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk.

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Performance featuring Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00 | Center For Spiritual Living

Live music in Delray

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square Pavilion

Live Music Saturdays at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, May 22, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Panthers in Playoffs: Entry Is Free For Watch Party on Riverwalk

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Esplanade Park

Free acoustic music jam

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Secret Woods Nature Center

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm | The Betsy Hotel

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Miami Short Film Fest at Deering Estate

7:00 pm | $20.00 | Deering Estate

Performance featuring Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

Monday, May 23, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Jam Session

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Discount Tuesdays at AMC Theatres

Discounted | AMC Theatres

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Food truck gathering at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free SoundScape Cinema movie

8:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Live Music Wednesdays

9:00 pm | FREE | Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Thursday, May 26, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Live entertainment & food vendors in Wellington

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Friday, May 27, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free entertainment at Friday Night Sound Waves in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Jazz at MOCA outdoor concert series

8:00 pm | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Saturday, May 28, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Great American Beach Party

11:00 am to 6:30 pm | FREE

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

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6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music & Arts South of Sunrise district

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live Music Saturdays at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, May 29, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm | The Betsy Hotel

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free Gospel Jam Session

6:00 pm | FREE | North Beach Bandshell

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Monday, May 30, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Discount Tuesdays at AMC Theatres

Discounted | AMC Theatres

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Food truck gathering at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live Music Wednesdays

9:00 pm | FREE | Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Thursday, June 2, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Live entertainment & food vendors in Wellington

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Friday, June 3, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

First Fridays @ 5 concert series

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Downtown Delray Art Walk

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Free entertainment at Friday Night Sound Waves in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

First Friday Art Walk

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Arts Garage

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

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'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Pride On The Block in West Palm

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Clematis Street

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live Music Saturdays at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

 

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