Miami always has plenty of options for the weekend.
We continuously update this post to bring you new picks for free and cheap things to do.
Whatever you choose, here’s hoping you get to unwind from the long work week and have fun!
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LITTLE HAITI BOOK FESTIVAL
It’s Haitian Heritage Month – and we’ve got the details on a free cultural experience that is sure to entertain and educate.
This Sunday, May 16, check out the Little Haiti Book Festival, an online event featuring presentations by authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, as well as panel discussions, performances, storytelling for children and more.
The annual festival is presented by Miami Dade College’s Miami Book Fair and Sosyete Koukouy of Miami Inc., a nationally recognized organization dedicated to preserving Haitian culture in the United States through education, arts and cultural presentations.
CIRCUS DAY AT THE PARK
We recently featured a circus experience in Hialeah, now we’ve got another one this weekend in Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami.
Circus Day At The Park, presented by the Miami circus school, Les Ailes du Desir, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15. It will feature performers from Cirque du Soleil and other circuses, including stilt walkers, jugglers, acrobats and more!
The family event is free, but click here to reserve your spot. It’s sponsored by Miami-Dade County, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management, Frost Museum of Science, ID Beauty, Graubard Miller, Mayami Mexicantina Wynwood, Perry Ellis International, Florida East Coast Realty, StomatCare, and Fun 4 Miami Kids. For more information, click here.
LIVE ARTS MIAMI AT PAMM
Here’s another free event just for you: Miami Dade College’s Live Arts Miami LALA (Live Arts Lab Alliance) Performance Series and the EcoCultura initiative are presenting a special double-bill of dance performances: “CIRCA/MIA,” followed by “Such Rooted Things.”
Originally planned for May 13-14, the free show was rescheduled for May 14-15 due to weather concerns. The dance component will take place at Pérez Art Museum Miami’s adjacent Palm Terrace, at Maurice A. Ferré Park, and a short film screening will be inside the museum.
The theme of the two performances: the climate crisis.
The event will require facial coverings (except when eating or drinking) and social distancing. RSVP is required. Click here for more information.
HONORABLE MENTION: MIAMI ATTRACTIONS
If you’re ready to get back out there and start going places, enjoy Miami’s lovely attractions at a discount.
The historic Deering Estate is offering Buy-One-Get-One Free general admission for a limited time. That comes to $15 for two adults and $7 for two children age 4-14.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables has a promo code for $5 off admission. Tickets typically cost $24.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors, $15.95 for students, and $11.95 for children age 6-17.
Meanwhile, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens has had discounted pricing of $18 for adults and $8 for children age 6-12. Plus, all online admission purchases include a free audio tour, which may be streamed from your mobile device.
Click on each link above for details on all these offers!
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