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Free & cheap things to do this weekend in Miami & South Florida

South Florida always has plenty of options for the weekend. From Miami to Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach – and all other parts that make up our glorious region – we are here to provide you with the best in entertainment and activities to make the most of your Saturdays and Sundays (and sometimes Fridays too because, let’s face it, Fridays mark the unofficial start to the weekend). 

We continuously update this post to bring you new picks for free and cheap things to do, whether you want to be indoors or out, accompanied or flying solo, so be sure to keep checking back!

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

FREE & CHEAP WEEKEND THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI-SOUTH FLORIDA

Miami-South Florida On The Cheap staff writers contributed to this report.  

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Free & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend

Friday, May 20, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Art Deco Walking Tour 

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

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Artisan Farmer's Market

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

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

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Friday Night Sound Waves in Fort Lauderdale

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

Free entertainment at Friday Night Sound Waves in Fort Lauderdale

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

Free event featuring Boynton Beach Gold Coast Band

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

Sounds of Little Haiti

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Little Haiti Cultural Center

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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, May 21, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Plantation Farmers Market

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

Kids To Parks Day in Wellington

9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Greenview Shores Park

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

BSO Shred a Thon paper shredding & prescription disposal for Broward residents

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | BSO Cooper City District Office

Entry is free for Touch A Truck in Pompano

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Pompano Community Park

Touch A Truck in Pompano

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Pompano Community Park

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Vintage Fair @ Festival Marketplace

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Festival Marketplace

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

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Free Power Yoga class from YO BK

11:00 am | FREE | Oasis Wynwood

Deerfield Ocean Brews & Blues Fest

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Deerfield beach parking lot

Twilight Fridays

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

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk.

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

Performance featuring Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00 | Center For Spiritual Living

Live music in Delray

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square Pavilion

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, May 22, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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

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

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

Art Deco Walking Tour 

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

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Panthers in Playoffs: Entry Is Free For Watch Party on Riverwalk

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Esplanade Park

Free acoustic music jam

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Secret Woods Nature Center

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm | The Betsy Hotel

Twilight Fridays

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

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

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

Miami Short Film Fest at Deering Estate

7:00 pm | $20.00 | Deering Estate

Performance featuring Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

 

More Events This Weekend

These events are submitted by readers, venues and event organizers and are not necessarily free or cheap.

 

Melina

About Melina

Melina I. De Rose is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. Melina has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. She also is editor of ArtburstMiami.com, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage. Contact her at editor@miamionthecheap.com.

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