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Free Riverside Circus at the Wharf Miami

The popular Wharf Miami, set along the Miami River offers a close up view of one of the city’s most traversed waterways and for the next few days, a three-ring circus. Until Jan. 5, the Wharf is transformed into a Riverside Circus. The fun runs from noon to 3 a.m. on Friday Jan. 3 and Saturday Jan. 4 and noon to midnight on Sunday Jan. 5.

The non-stop entertainment includes:

  • Clowns
  • Stilt-walkers
  • Jugglers
  • Acrobats
  • Magicians
  • Face painters
  • Dancers
  • Mimes

Aside from all the circus fun, enjoy a variety of drink specials with the most affordable ones happening during Friday Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. when they’ll have $1 Wharf Lagers and $3 wines by the glass. There’s also plenty of food for purchase from food trucks including CRACKED by Chef Adrienne, La Santa Taqueria, Spris Artisan Pizza, OG Ceviche Seafood & Grill and MOJO Donuts.

Other museum deals, free days and special events:

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free admission for Palm Beach County residents

All Day | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

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

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Free museum entry with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Monday, July 4, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Zoo Miami offers $17.76 entry fee

Discounted | Zoo Miami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Display of model railroads in Plantation

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

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

Free entry day for NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Friday, July 8, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

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

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Water Taxi Sunset cruise with live entertainment

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $20.00 | Intracoastal Waterway

See all the free and cheap events this week.

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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