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Free Caribbean heritage events in Broward

Delight in the flavors and rhythms of The Islands in greater Fort Lauderdale.

Caribbean heritage events in Broward offer fun, food and entertainment, with plenty of free events.

Events in 2023 include

Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Oceanside Park is offering free events June 24 and June 25 that include  food, entertainment and art. Vendors and face painting are included in the festivities.

  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. June 24: Oriente Eddy Balzola Trio
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 24 Grammy Winner, Tomasito Cruz Quartet
  • 1 p.m. June 24 Chef Irie cooking demonstration
  • 2 p.m.  June 24 All Star Diva Quintet 
  • 2:45 p.m. June 24  cooking demonstrations with Taste of the Islands Chef Irie
  • 3:15 p.m. June 24 All-Star Divas Quintet
  •  10 a.m. -11 a.m. June 25  Socaton Workout with the South Florida Caribbean Conference
  • 11 a.m. June 25 Junkanoo Dancers 
  • 11:30 a.m. June 25  fun and games with DJ
  • 1:45 p.m. June 25 Junkanoo Dancers 
  • 2 p.m. June 25 cooking demonstrations
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. June 25  Singer Songwriter Julien Believe, DJ & Junkanoo Dancers 

Las Olas Oceanside Park farmers market is at Las Olas Oceanside Park is at 3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Information is online

Fees for parking apply. Parking information is available online.

Parking in the area includes Las Olas Beach Parking Garage, 200 Las Olas Circle, with a PayByPhone payment option using the PayByPhone APP. Parking fees usually are $4 an hour.

Plantation

Free entry for Colors of Caribe Festival

Miramar

Taste of the Islands

Taste of the Islands is 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. June 24 at Vizcaya Park, 14200 SW 55th St., Miramar 33027.

The event is a food fest, book fest, art fest, and features live entertainment. Entry is free.

Entertainment includes

  • Nadia Batson
  • Julien Believe
  • Steel drums
  • Food demonstrations
  • Moko jumbies

Art and Handicrafts sale

Art and handicrafts sale is noon to 5 p.m. June 10, and entry is free. It's at Miramar Branch Library. The library is at 2050 Civic Center Place 33025. 

Free & inexpensive things to do this weekend in South Florida

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Other Fun Events & Activities, including free and inexpensive entertainment

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

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

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Winnie-The-Pooh on stage at Lake Worth Playouse

11:00 am | $8.00 | Lake Worth Playhouse

CMX Classics discount film

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $6.00-7.00 | CMX Cinemas

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

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co., Miami-Dade

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade

Free Screening of "The Boy and the Heron"

9:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Free live music in Pompano Beach

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm | FREE | Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Food Truck Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Highland Oaks Park

Live music: Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach

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

Free Third Thursdays in Surfside

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | 93 St. Collins and Harding Avenues

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

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Friday, April 19, 2024

Fluffy's Food Trucks in Coconut Creek

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Sabal Pines Park

Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

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

Art After Dark: Live performances, tours, workshops, Fridays at The Norton, WPB

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Food truck gathering

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Tropical Park, South Miami

Smorgasburg Miami weekly street fair with music

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach

Sounds of the Town concert in the park

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Davie Pine Island Park

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Sounds of Little Haiti

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

Food In Motion food trucks & vendors in Fort Lauderdale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Esplanade Park

Friday Night Sound Waves free concert

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

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Broward Women's Chorus: Sing Me Love Songs

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Discounted | Victory Black Box Theatre Fort Lauderdale

Friday Nights at Boulevard Heights live music

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Boulevard Heights community center

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

Free foreign film in Deerfield Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Beach Historical Society Museum

Carter Park Jamz in Fort Lauderdale

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

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays)

7:00 pm to 11:30 pm | FREE | Calle Ocho

Live @ Mickel free concert, Wilton Manors

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Mickel Park

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

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

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Plantation Farmers Market

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

Delray GreenMarket

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

Vintage Fair at Festival Marketplace

10:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Festival Marketplace, Pompano Beach

Earth Day event in Weston

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Weston Library Park

Pompano Seafood Festival

11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $20.00 | Pompano Beach Community Park

Smoke on The Water BBQ Feast

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

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free outdoor music series

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

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

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

Mother Ocean Music Festival for Earth Day in Hollywood

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Earth Day Mother Ocean Music Festival in Hollywood

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Wynwood free outdoor music series, Miami

2:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wynwood Art District, Miami

Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

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

Live Music on the Plaza

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

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

Free outdoor concert, Boynton Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Canyon Amphitheater, Boynton Beach

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Live choir at Bailey Hall in Daive

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

Free screening of "Trolls"

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Peace Park

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free Screening of "The Boy and the Heron"

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 21, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Tamarac Farmers Market

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

Pompano Seafood Festival

11:00 am to 7:00 pm | $20.00 | Pompano Beach Community Park

Symphonic Band at Broward College at Bailey Hall

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

Symphonic Band in Davie

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Sunrise

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Sunrise Civic Center

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe with entertainment & games

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

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

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

Market on the Plaza

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | CityPlace Doral

Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

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

CMX Classics discount film

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $6.00-7.00 | CMX Cinemas

Sunday on the Waterfront: Free monthly concert & food vendors, WPB

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

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

Tropical Sundays Live Music

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

Outdoor Bingo in Sunrise

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sunrise city park

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, April 22, 2024

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

Regal Cinemas: Monday Mystery Movie: Rated-R

7:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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

 

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