Clicky Skip to Content

Environmental art & food trucks at free oceanside event in Hollywood

In Hollywood, an oceanside environmental education facility is presenting an exhibit of environmental art. It's also hosting a family event to feature the display. 

The environmental art event  in 2023 is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. July 15 and entry is free.  Artwork is for sale. Food trucks are on site. Educational stations about protecting the environment are set up for kids. A beach trash pick-up event is offered for those who'd like to participate. 

The venue is Marine Environmental Education, or  MEEC, a facility that is run as a partnership of Broward Parks and Recreation and Nova Southeastern University

MEEC is at 4414 N. Surf Road,  Hollywood 33019. The artwork on display includes paintings and other pieces from students and alumni at Nova Southeastern University.

Sculpture formed with beach debris at MEEC environmental education facility in Hollywood. Photo/Nova Southeastern University.

For regular excursions to MEEC, entry is free, and donations are encouraged.

It's  usually open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays at Hollywood North Beach Park, 4414 N. Surf Road, Hollywood 33019. It's a good idea to phone ahead, 954-357-5125, to ensure the venue is open the day you are venturing out.

Fees for parking meters usually apply.

Beach parking is $3 an hour Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays and $4 an hour Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The venue sometimes includes opportunities to see resident  rescued  sea turtles

Free & inexpensive things to do this weekend in South Florida

Sign up for the South Florida on the Cheap newsletter. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Other Fun Events & Activities, including free and inexpensive entertainment



Patti Roth

About Patti Roth

Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Send your cheap tips to her at

Living on the CheapMiami on the Cheap is a member of Living on the Cheap, a network of websites published by frugalistas, journalists and consumer advocates. Find practical advice on saving money on groceries, travel and shopping, plus tips from our experts on how to live the good life for less at Living on the Cheap.

Living on the Cheap in the Media