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Plenty of events in South Florida offer free live performances featuring popular regional  talent. 

Some events are outdoors and include food trucks, artisan vendors and fun activities for youngsters.

They are ideal for wallet-friendly dates, family excursions and solo fun.

Prior to venturing out, please verify the event you’re interested in is on.

Free events with live music

Wellington

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Wellington offers free entertainment, including events with food trucks for your tasting pleasure 5 p.m. -9 p.m. Thursdays, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd.

Delray Beach

Live entertainment outdoor in Delray  includes free events at Old School Square Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Ave.,

 West Palm Beach

Sunday on The Waterfront

Delight in live entertainment 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. third Sundays on the waterfront, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm, 561-822-1515, website

 
Clematis by Night

Live entertainment is featured at free outdoor events, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursdays on the waterfront, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm, 561-822-1515, website

Photo/Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach

  • First Fridays events 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the amphitheater. Events usually include live entertainment & fun for kids. Venue is 120 E. Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach. 
  • Boynton Beach Gold Coast Band is featured at an event 7 p.m. May 20 featuring popular and patriotic favorites. Entry is free. Venue is
    Boynton Beach Amphitheater, 120 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Information is online. Bring blankets or chairs.

Fort Lauderdale

Hollywood Beach

Salty breezes. Waves rolling ashore. Favorite local bands — and fans — rocking out.  Hollywood bandshell offers free live entertainment.  Events are usually 7 p.m. -9 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays, weather permitting.

Information: Free live entertainment is offered oceanside in Hollywood,

Downtown Hollywood

Free Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk with live entertainment, exhibits & vendors. Events featuring live entertainment are third Saturdays.

Hallandale Beach

For free entertainment out in the fresh air, Gulfstream Park Village in Hallandale Beach has just the thing. Its Music in the Park series presents live musical performances from 6:30-9:30 p.m. usually Wednesdays – Sundays

Information: Free live entertainment outdoors at Gulfstream in Hallandale

 Sunrise

Pompano Beach

Lauderhill

Live music is offered 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  May 15 and other dates in lovely botanical gardens, 3801 Inverrary Boulevard, Lauderhill. Entry is free. Bring your own blankets & food. No barbecuing. A playground is on site, and usually a food truck is at events. Information is online.

Dania

Doral

Doral Yard features entertainment & events

South Beach in Miami-Dade

Free live music on Ocean Drive offered between 14th street and 14th place on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach in front of The Betsy Hotel.

Free live music at Bodega Taqueria in South Beach and West Palm Beach

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Other Free Things To Do

Monday, July 4, 2022

July Fourth festivities in Fort Lauderdale

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

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Fourth on Flagler

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Downtown West Palm Beach

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

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

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Food truck gathering at Haulover Park

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Summer Art Classes for Kids (Free!)

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Free art classes for kids

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

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

Free live music on Hollywood beach

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

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Shakespeare Festival "Richard II" in Jupiter

FREE | Seabreeze Amphitheater

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Free entry day for NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Food trucks and music

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

Free live music 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

Community Jam Session

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Friday, July 8, 2022

Shakespeare Festival "Richard II" in Jupiter

FREE | Seabreeze Amphitheater

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

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

Free Friday Night Sound Waves concert in Fort Lauderdale

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

Free live music on Hollywood beach

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

Starlight Musicals live entertainment

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Holiday Park

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Free tribute band concert

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Mizner Park in Boca

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

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

Saturday, July 9, 2022

PAMM free day with family activities

All Day | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Artisan Show

All Day | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Shakespeare Festival "Richard II" in Jupiter

FREE | Seabreeze Amphitheater

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Yappy Saturday

8:30 am to 10:00 am | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

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

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Pembroke Pines Theatre Of The Performing Arts

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami museum

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

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Discount kids' movies

11:00 am to 1:00 pm | Discounted | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free summer concert series

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Downtown at the Gardens

Dania After Dark Street Festival

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

Free live music 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

Night sky viewing with telescopes

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

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Artisan Show

All Day | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Shakespeare Festival "Richard II" in Jupiter

FREE | Seabreeze Amphitheater

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Veterans Park

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

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

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Discount kids' movies

11:00 am | Discounted | Coral Gables Museum

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm | The Betsy Hotel

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live music on Hollywood beach

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

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

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