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Free and inexpensive things to do this week

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Want to have fun in Broward this week without emptying your wallet? You’ve come to the right place.

We’ve got tips on lots of free and cheap ways to have fun, from Hallandale Beach to Coral Springs, plus in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Tamarac, Parkland, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Sunrise, Plantation, Pompano Beach and every corner of Broward County.

Here are some of the Broward free events scheduled this week. Some events may require advance registration, so plan early. We’ll add more free things to do in Broward as we hear of more free concerts, free movies and other ways to have fun. You can always find a complete list on our Calendar page.

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Here are free and cheap things to do in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County this week:

Monday, November 29, 2021

Discounts for Miami-Dade County Fair

All Day | Discounted | Miami Dade County Fair & Exposition

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Farmer's market at Arsht Center

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Brickell City Centre

Las Olas Oceanside Park hosts Menorah Lighting

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Discounts for Miami-Dade County Fair

All Day | Discounted | Miami Dade County Fair & Exposition

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Discount Tuesdays at AMC Theatres

Discounted | AMC Theatres

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

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

Food truck gathering at Haulover Park

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

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Yuletide Street Fair with 100-foot Tree Lighting in Delray

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Old School Square Pavilion

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Discounts for Miami-Dade County Fair

All Day | Discounted | Miami Dade County Fair & Exposition

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Discounts for Art Basel Miami Art Week events

All Day | Discounted | Mana Wynwood

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Half-price games

Discounted | In The Game Sawgrass

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Holiday festivities in L-B-T-S

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Anglin Square

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

School choir caroling competition

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Free SoundScape Cinema Series returns in October!

8:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Discounts for Miami-Dade County Fair

All Day | Discounted | Miami Dade County Fair & Exposition

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Discounts for Art Basel Miami Art Week events

All Day | Discounted | Mana Wynwood

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Food trucks and free concerts

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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

Sandi's Holiday in Paradise music and light shows

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

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Free live music @ bandshell 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

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, December 3, 2021

Discounts for Miami-Dade County Fair

All Day | Discounted | Miami Dade County Fair & Exposition

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Discounts for Art Basel Miami Art Week events

All Day | Discounted | Mana Wynwood

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Lakewood Market

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

Light Up Sistrunk

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00-18.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Rock The Park live entertainment

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Plantation Central Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Free live music at Gulfstream Park Village

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Old Town Untapped in Pompano with Santa & fireworks

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Friday Night Sound Waves free entertainment online

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

Historic Holidays Evening Strolls at Deering Estate

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

Sea Shorts Play Festival

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Jarvis Hall

First Friday Art Walk

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Arts Garage

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Free outdoor movies in Hollywood

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

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

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

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Discounts for Miami-Dade County Fair

All Day | Discounted | Miami Dade County Fair & Exposition

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Discounts for Art Basel Miami Art Week events

All Day | Discounted | Mana Wynwood

How to visit South Florida museums for free

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Plantation Farmers Market

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

Upper Eastside farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Brickell City Centre

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan 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

Free pet photos with Santa

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | PetsMart, Multiple Locations

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Santa @ Festival marketplace 

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Festival Marketplace

Free holiday concert at church

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | FREE | Old Cutler Presbyterian Church

Outdoor Dance Party

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Weston Town Center

Ice skating & snow @ Coral Springs holiday festivities

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Coral Springs City Hall

Ocean Way

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield main beach Parking Lot

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Intracoastal Waterway

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00-18.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Holiday By the Bay in Palmetto Bay

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Village of Palmetto Bay city hall

Holiday lighting festivities in Davie

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | bamford Sports complex

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Free live music at Gulfstream Park Village

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Candy Cane Parade, Hollywood 

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

Sea Shorts Play Festival

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Jarvis Hall

Free holiday concert at church

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Old Cutler Presbyterian Church

Free concerts

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

Live Music Saturdays at Doral Yard

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

Discount late-night movies

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

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Discounts for Miami-Dade County Fair

All Day | Discounted | Miami Dade County Fair & Exposition

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Discounts for Art Basel Miami Art Week events

All Day | Discounted | Mana Wynwood

How to visit South Florida museums for free

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

FREE kinetic art exhibit outdoors in Boynton Beach

All Day | FREE | Boynton Beach City Hall

Free Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

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

Outdoor Yoga at Flamingo Gardens in Davie

8:30 am to 10:00 am | $15.00 | Flamingo Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

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

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

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

Tamarac Farmers Market

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

Yellow Green Farmers market reopening

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Yellow Green Farmers Market

Lincoln Road Mall market

9:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road

Hanukkah art projects at Festival

10:00 am to 10:30 am | FREE | Festival Marketplace

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Free pet photos with Santa

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | PetsMart, Multiple Locations

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Santa @ Festival marketplace 

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Festival Marketplace

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

Santa's Parade of the Elves

2:00 pm | FREE | South Miami Downtown

School caroling competition goes virtual

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | 550 Biltmore Building

Sea Shorts Play Festival

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Jarvis Hall

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00-18.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

 

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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 Earth911.com. Send your cheap tips to her at info@fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com.

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