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Florida Free Fishing Days

Are you fishing for some family fun? Florida offers several free fishing days, when anglers of all ages are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a license.

Florida has several free fishing days every year, with separate days for freshwater and saltwater fishing. You can learn more about Florida fishing rules here. All other rules (e.g., seasons, bag and size limits) apply. Here is the schedule of Florida free fishing days:

License-free freshwater days

  • First Saturday and Sunday in April
  • Second Saturday and Sunday in June

License-free saltwater days

  • First Saturday and Sunday in June
  • First Saturday in September
  • Saturday following Thanksgiving

The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat. A snook or spiny lobster permit are not required on these days.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Plantation Farmers Market

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

Earth Day beach sweep, vendors & entertainment in Fort Lauderdale

8:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

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

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square, Delray

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

BSO Shred-A-Thon & Prescription Buyback

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Oakland Park city hall

Free shredding & prescription disposal for Broward residents in Oakland Park

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Oakland Park city hall

Earth Day Celebration, Boynton Beach

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Park, Boynton Beach

Earth Day with beach cleanup in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Marine Environmental Education center

BAM Festival

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Free Family Fun Day

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Free Museum of Art admission for WPB residents & military Saturdays

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Delray Affair art festival

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

10:30 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Train rides, petting zoo, hayrides in Davie

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Marando Farms

Celebrate Black Stories with Kid Flicks, Coral Gables

11:00 am | FREE | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Science Stories for age 5+, Boca Raton

11:30 am | FREE | Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Riverwalk International Food Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Family Day on Aragon, Coral Gables

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

MENAfest cultural celebration in Opa-Locka

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Sherbondy Park, Opa-Locka

Pride Festival, Miami Beach

12:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park, Miami Beach

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Downtown Miami

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade Main Library

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free outdoor music series

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Downtown at the Gardens

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum, Miami-Dade

Afternoon: Free live music series at The Square, WPB

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | The Square, West Palm Beach

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Alligator feedings at nature center, WPB

1:00 pm | FREE | Okeeheelee Nature Center, West Palm Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Free magic show for kids in Weston

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Salsa Fest in Hollywood

2:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood ArtsPark

Free magic show for kids in Weston

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Chopin for All concert, Fort Lauderdale

3:00 pm | FREE | Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Pop-up Biergarten, Wellington

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Town Center Promenade, Wellington

Free Liberty Plaza jazz series, Miami Beach

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Liberty Plaza, Miami Beach

Free Jazz in the Park, Biscayne Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ed Burke Recreation Center, North Miami

Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Plantation Walk

Dania After Dark Street Festival: Blues and BBQ

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania City Hall

Live Music on the Plaza

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | CityPlace Doral

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Doors Tribute concert in Jupiter

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Seabreeze Amphitheater, Jupiter

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Laser Evenings at Frost Science

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $8.00-10.00 | Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Broward College Dance Ensemble at Bailey Hall

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

Free outdoor film in Weston

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Night sky viewing with telescopes in west Broward

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Free Screening of "Saltburn"

8:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Discount late-night movies

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Tamarac Farmers Market

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

Bowling deal at SparZ lanes in Davie

9:00 am to 11:00 am | Discounted

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

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

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Car Show in Pompano Beach

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Festival Marketplace, Pompano Beach

Delray Affair art festival

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Deering Seafood Festival: discount

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

10:30 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Train rides, petting zoo, hayrides in Davie

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Marando Farms

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Celebrate Black Stories with Kid Flicks, Coral Gables

11:00 am | FREE | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

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Pride Festival, Miami Beach

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Miami Beach Pride Parade, Miami Beach

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Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

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Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Biltmore Hotel

Live Indian music at Bailey Hall in Davie

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Family Sundays at Dania Pointe with entertainment & games

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

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2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Market on the Plaza

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Downtowner Chamber Music Concert Series by Orchestra Miami

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Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Plantation Walk

CMX Classics discount film

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Chopin for All concert, Coral Gables

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Dancing by the Sea

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5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

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Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

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Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Salsa dance class

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Free Noche de Arte

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Free Improv class every Monday in Palmetto Bay

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Palmetto Bay Library

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

AMC Theatres host Screen Unseen secret movie

7:00 pm | $5.00 | AMC Theatres

Regal Cinemas: Monday Mystery Movie: Rated PG-13

7:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Tarpon River Brewing

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill, Miami-Dade

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Discounts at Cinemark on Tuesdays

All Day | Discounted | Cinemark

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

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Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Kids play free mini-golf deal in Pembroke Pines

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Discounted | AllGolf

Tasty Tuesday food trucks, Boca Raton

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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

$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

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