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Free performance by Ailey Campers at Arsht Center

 

AileyCamp Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center provides an incredible opportunity to underprivileged youth. For six weeks, 1,000 11 to 14-year-old young campers develop their artistic talents during the full-scholarship summer day camp program. You can see what they learned in a free performance Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall. Reserve first access passes here.

The camp is designed to help the middle school students develop their self-esteem, creative expression and imagination. Watch as the students perform routines they learned in West, African, Modern, Jazz and Ballet dance classes.

Offered in partnership with the Alvin Ailey Foundation, the students also gain valuable like skills during the camp. They’re taught about nutrition, conflict resolution, drug prevention and critical thinking through Personal Development and Creative Communication classes.

More free and cheap things to do this week:

Monday, December 6, 2021

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

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

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

Paws Holiday Extravaganza

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | $40.00 | Coral Ridge Country Club

Farmer's market at Arsht Center

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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

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

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

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

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

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

Ship to Shore comedy show

7:00 pm | Miami Improv Comedy Club

Comedy Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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

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

Hiring Fair at Dania Pointe

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

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

Stranahan House Home For The Holidays event

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $50.00 | Stranahan House

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

$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

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

Holiday Street Parade

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Federal Highway

Free SoundScape Cinema Series returns in October!

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

Thursday, December 9, 2021

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

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

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

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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 is dazzling display, $10 per vehicle

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 10, 2021

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 Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Coral Ridge Holiday Spectacular in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 am to 10:00 pm | $5.00-50.00 | Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

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

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

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

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

Free Tinsel Town holiday drive-thru in Tamarac

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Sports complex

Nights of Lights

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00-20.00 | Pinecrest Gardens

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

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

Ignite Your Light

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | $24.95-38.95 | cb smith 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 is dazzling display, $10 per vehicle

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

Holiday Boat Parade

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Harbor Marina

Friday Night Sound Waves free entertainment online

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

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

Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Intracoastal Waterway

Sea Shorts Play Festival

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

Free outdoor movie

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

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 11, 2021

Virtual PAMM free day with family activities

All Day | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

All Day | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

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

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

Yellow Green Farmers market reopening

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

Story time and photos with Santa

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

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

Family Day free admission

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Coral Ridge Holiday Spectacular

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $5.00-50.00 | Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

Spank The Band live at TY Park in Hollywood

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $0-1.50 | TY Park

Topeekeegee-Yugnee Park's 50th birthday concert

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | T-Y Park

Jazz in The Park

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Christmas Near The beach

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Winterfest Boat Parade

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Intracoastal Waterway

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

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 is dazzling display, $10 per vehicle

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

Free live music

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Live music

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

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

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 12, 2021

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 Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

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

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

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

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

Caribbean Food & Rum Festival

3:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $41.00-335.00

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 is dazzling display, $10 per vehicle

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

See our full calendar of free and cheap events

Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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