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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.

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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

Monday, August 15, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

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

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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, August 17, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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, August 18, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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

Free Movie: The Fifth Element

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lummus Park

Friday, August 19, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays)

12:00 pm to 11:30 pm | FREE | Calle Ocho

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Free concert: SPAM Allstars and DJ Kumi

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park

Sounds of Little Haiti

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Little Haiti Cultural Center

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Jam on percussion for free

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

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

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

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

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 @ Festival Marketplace

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

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

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

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

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, August 21, 2022

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

Tamarac Farmers Market

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

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live music in Lake Worth

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Bryant Park in Lake Worth

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

Free concert: Mike Gerber Quartet

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Collins Park

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.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Jam Session

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

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

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

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Now and Then

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

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

Now and Then

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

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, August 25, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Food trucks and music

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

Free concert: Suenalo

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Collins 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

Now and Then

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

Free movie: Dirty Dancing

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lummus Park

Friday, August 26, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

Days fun with free movie

Las Olas Oceanside Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Jam on percussion for free

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

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

Now and Then

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

Jazz at MOCA outdoor concert series

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

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

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

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Fort Lauderdale ArtWalk

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

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

Now and Then

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

Discount late-night movies

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

Sunday, August 28, 2022

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

Tamarac Farmers Market

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

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Free acoustic music jam

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

Free Family Day at Bass Museum of Art

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Bass Museum of Art

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Now and Then

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

Live music in Lake Worth

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Bryant Park in Lake Worth

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.

Monday, August 29, 2022

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

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

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

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

 

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