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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.

More free and cheap things to do this week in South Florida

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

All Day | FREE | Bass Pro Shops Miami

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

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

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

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

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

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

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

Christmas on Las Olas

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Boulevard

Delray tree lighting festivities

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

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

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

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

All Day | FREE | Bass Pro Shops Miami

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Mi Campo Artist Lounge

11:00 am to 11:00 pm | Museum of Graffiti

Grand opening of "Olé"

11:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

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 | Pelican Harbor Marina

$8 roller skating in Davie

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

North Bay Village Winter Wonderland & Tree Lighting

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Vogel Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $25.00-35.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

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

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

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

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

School choir caroling competition

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | 550 Biltmore Building

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

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, December 1, 2022

Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

All Day | FREE | Bass Pro Shops Miami

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Women Championing Freedom

$0-12.00 | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

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

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Sunny Days/Starry Nights at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale with free entry

11:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

The Art of Transformation

11:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE

Mi Campo Artist Lounge

11:00 am to 11:00 pm | Museum of Graffiti

Grand opening of "Writers on Wax"

11:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Santa's Circus

12:30 pm to 7:30 pm | $15.99 | Jungle Island

Food trucks and music

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

Tamarac holiday lighting with tree, kinara and menorah

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Tamarac community center

Holiday lighting festivities in Dania

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Dania City Hall

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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

Food Trucks at Tree Tops in Davie

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Treetops Park

Tree lighting festivies in West Palm

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $25.00-35.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

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

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

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

Yuletide Parade in Pompano Beach

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

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

The Moth - Miami StorySLAM

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Friday, December 2, 2022

Free Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

All Day | FREE | Bass Pro Shops Miami

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Women Championing Freedom

$0-12.00 | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

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

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

A Very Merry Garden: Reindeer Round-Up at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $11.95-24.95 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Stack the Deck"

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

The Art of Transformation

11:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE

Santa's Circus

12:30 pm to 7:30 pm | $15.99 | Jungle Island

Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Norton Museum of Art

First Fridays @ 5 concert in Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Light up Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale

holiday market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Dania Pointe holiday night market

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Holiday lighting in Sunrise

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sunrise Civic Center

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00-22.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Downtown Delray Art Walk

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

City of Doral Park and Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Doral Meadow Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $25.00-35.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

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

Christmas Lights in the Acres

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

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

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

Rock The Park in Plantation

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

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Lake Worth bonfires offer free music and fun

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Lake Worth Beach & Casino Complex

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

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

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

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

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

7:00 pm to 7:20 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

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

Everglades to Ocean

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Barnacle Historic State Park

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Coral Gables Holiday Spectacular:

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables City Hall

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free outdoor film in Weston

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

First Friday Art Walk

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

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

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

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

8:30 pm to 8:50 pm | Dania Pointe

Florida Free Fishing Days
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All Day, Daily (April 1, 2023 - April 2, 2023)
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Florida Free Fishing Days
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FREE
When
All Day, Weekly on Sunday and Saturday (June 3, 2023 - June 11, 2023)
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Florida Free Fishing Days
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FREE

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