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Best free & cheap things to do this weekend in South Florida

South Florida offers many fun activities to do during the weekend.

From Miami to Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach, and all the cities in between, we have put together this big list of the best free and cheap entertainment and activities to make the most of your Saturdays and Sundays (and Fridays, too, because, let's face it, Friday marks the unofficial start to the weekend). 

Our list of free and cheap things to do this weekend includes free concerts, free movies, things to do with kids, dining deals and discounts on more expensive entertainment. If you know of an event or deal we should include, email us at news@southfloridaonthecheap.com.

Photo/Las Olas Art Fair

We continuously update this post to bring you the latest information on free and cheap things to do in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, whether you want to be indoors or outdoors, seeing free concerts with friends and wandering parks and beaches solo, so be sure to keep checking back.

Before you head out, check Facebook pages or with event organizers to make sure your event is still on. Sometimes events are cancelled at the last minute, especially if the weather is bad.

Whatever you choose, here's hoping you get to unwind from the long work week and have fun. Have a good weekend, South Florida!

Smorgasburg Miami hosts a free street Fridays with food & beverage vendors and live entertainment.

Here are the best free and cheap things to do this weekend in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties:

Friday, March 1, 2024

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

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

Guided nature hike, Jupiter

9:00 am | FREE | Riverbend Park, Jupiter

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray 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

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

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

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Free concert: First Friday @ 5, Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Park, Boynton Beach

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Art After Dark: 1st Friday Jazz at The Norton, WPB

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

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Smorgasburg Miami weekly street fair with music

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

First Friday Art Walk, Delray Beach

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

Koubek Center open house, Coral Gables

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Koubek Center at Miami Dade College

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

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

Rock The Park in Plantation

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pine Island Park in Plantation

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

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

Free Coral Gables gallery night and free museum entry

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

Jazz Jams in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | ArtServe

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

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

Que Bacano!: Salsa lessons, dominoes tournament, WPB

6:30 pm | FREE | Clematis Street on the Waterfront, WPB

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

Groove on the Grass band & food trucks in Tamarac

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | caporella Park

Into the Stacks: Souvenirs

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wolfsonian-FIU

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

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

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

First Friday Art Walk, Delray

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Arts Garage, Delray Beach

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

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

Free live music - Giralda Live

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Giralda Plaza, Coral Gables

Free Live Music

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

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Plantation Farmers Market

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

Sensory-Friendly Science Saturdays for age 5+, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 10:00 am | FREE | Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

DIY workshops for kids at participating Home Depot stores

9:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Home Depot stores

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

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

Furever Friends Pet Expo

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Park

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

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

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free Fun First Saturday, Boca History Museum

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum

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

Las Olas Art Fair

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

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Free Carnaval on the Mile

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Miracle Mile

Regal Cinemas Saturday Morning Kids Flicks for $2

10:00 am | Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

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

Palmetto Bay Village Picnic

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Train rides, petting zoo, hayrides in Davie

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

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Asian Culture Festival

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | $5.00-15.00 | Tropical Park, South Miami

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

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Miami

11:30 am | $5.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Ninth Annual Chili Cook-off

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | $8.00 | Pinecrest Gardens

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

Free tour of historic Doc Thomas House

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Doc Thomas House, Miami

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

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

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

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

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

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

Acoustic music & open mic jam, Coconut Creek

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | North Regional Library

Youth Music Festival, Miami Gardens

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Free tour of historic Doc Thomas House

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Doc Thomas House, Miami

'A Matter of Black Lives' featuring Nicole Yarling in Fort Lauderdale

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | African American Research Library

305 Day Official Celebration

3:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Wynwood Marketplace, Miami

Jazzin in Lauderhill

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | West Lark Park

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Free movie night at Tea & Poets, South Miami

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tea & Poets, South Miami

Free live music in Margate

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Margate sports complex

Live Music on the Plaza

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

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

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

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

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

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

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

Free Screening of "Cars 3"

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Picnic Park West

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free Screening of "Anatomy of a Fall"

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

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

Discount late-night movies

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

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

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

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

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

Dream car classic in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

Las Olas Art Fair

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

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Free Carnaval on the Mile

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Miracle Mile

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

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

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

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

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

Asian Culture Festival

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | $5.00-15.00 | Tropical Park, South Miami

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

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

Weston World Fest

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Gifford Lane Art Stroll

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Gifford Lane

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

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

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

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

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

Free tour of historic Biltmore Hotel

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

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

CMX Classics discount film

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

Florida Grand Opera "Hit Me With Music"

3:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Bandshell

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

McBride Plaza Free Concert Series

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | McBride Plaza

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

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

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

$12 Adult Skate Night in Fort Lauderdale

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

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

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

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Looking for more ways to have fun on the cheap? Check out these resources:

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