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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

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Comedy Night at Pub 52

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Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

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Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

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Night hike at Fern Forest

$5.00 | Fern Forest Nature Center

First Fridays @ 5 concert in Boynton Beach

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

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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

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Funky Buddha Brewery

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6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | $0-25.00 | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

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7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

48th Oktoberfest 2022

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

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

Saturday, October 8, 2022

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$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

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11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

GIPA's 31st Oktoberfest

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | German American Social Club of Greater Miami

Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Snyder Park

Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Funky Buddha Brewery

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48th Oktoberfest 2022

3:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $10.00 | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

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4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Dania After Dark Street Festival

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Free Gospel Sunday concert

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Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

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Live Music at Doral Yard

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

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$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

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12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $10.00 | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Snyder Park

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1:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Pastorius Park

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Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free Gospel Jam Session

6:00 pm | FREE | North Beach Bandshell

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

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Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

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

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A Bridge of Light

All Day | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

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All Day | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park

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5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

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A Bridge of Light

All Day | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park

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

Oktoberfest

6:00 pm to 12:00 am | German American Social Club of Greater Miami

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6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

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7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

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7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

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7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

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A Bridge of Light

All Day | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park

The Haunt Halloween Attraction

Discounted | Tree Tops Park

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Vintage Fair at Festival Marketplace

10:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Festival Marketplace

Rivewalk Fall Festival in Fort Lauderale

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Esplanade Park

Oktoberfest

2:00 pm to 12:00 am | German American Social Club of Greater Miami

Vegan Block Party

2:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Discounted | huizenga Plaza

48th Oktoberfest 2022

3:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $10.00 | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

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4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk.

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Discount late-night movies

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

Sunday, October 16, 2022

A Bridge of Light

All Day | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Love-In Music Festival in the Park concert

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Greynolds Park

48th Oktoberfest 2022

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $10.00 | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

Oktoberfest

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm | German American Social Club of Greater Miami

Sunday on the Waterfront free concerts

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, October 17, 2022

A Bridge of Light

All Day | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park

Oktoberfest

6:00 pm to 12:00 am | German American Social Club of Greater Miami

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

A Bridge of Light

All Day | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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

Poetry Night

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

A Bridge of Light

All Day | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

Thursday, October 20, 2022

A Bridge of Light

All Day | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

 

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