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Free school supplies are offered at lots of events in Broward for students returning to school. Events sometimes include free groceries, food vouchers, and free haircuts.  Back To School events occasionally include fun and entertainment, with fashion shows and activities. Some provide free backpacks loaded with school supplies for eligible students, while supplies last. Eligibility …

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When kids are out of school for the summer, parents in South Florida appreciate ideas for fun and interesting things to do. Maybe educational. Especially, if those activities are free, cheap or come with a discount. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties offer lots of fun and entertainment for families. both indoors and outdoors.   We …

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For a free family activity, ArtsPark in Hollywood features events with inflatables, games and entertainment. The Summer Fun events in 2024 are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays in July and part of August, and offered prior to free outdoor family films at the park. Feel free to bring portable seats and blankets. ArtsPark is …

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Hollywood ArtsPark is a delightful venue for free live entertainment. ArtsPark is on Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway. Events include Reggae band 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Saturday, July 13 Featuring the bands TWYN and Jah Steve & the Counteract Crew Rhythm Foundation The Rhythm Foundation offers some great free concerts in Hollywood as part …

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  The Hollywood Bandshell is a delightful venue for free live entertainment oceanside. Salty breezes. Waves rolling ashore. Favorite local bands, and fans, rocking out. Delightful. The bandshell is on a lovely pedestrian promenade. The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk (not Boardwalk) runs more than two miles along the beach, and it lined with restaurants, shops and …

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 Flippers theater in Hollywood features $5 ticket deals.  Flippers movie theater and arcade offers $5 movies Wednesdays. The deal does not apply to new releases, special showings or  3D movies.   Flippers theater and arcade is at 7001 Taft St., Hollywood 33024. Sign up for the South Florida on the Cheap newsletter. Follow on Facebook and …

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Eligible apparel, household items and other goods are typically half-price on Wednesdays at participating Salvation Army Family Stores in Broward. The deal is valid for lots of items at the thrift stores including shoes, purses and other goods, except furniture. Participating stores offer other discounts, such as a discount 0f 50% on yellow  items, except …

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Parks in South Florida offer watercraft rentals for folks who adore an excursion on the water. Watercraft for rent include stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats & others.  Prior to venturing out, phone first. Some parks require pre-payment for watercraft rentals, and occasionally rentals are not available for other reasons. Broward Parks offering boat rentals include Quiet …

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Pools, water parks and water playgrounds in Broward offer refreshing fun. Some venues, especially municipal pools, offer entry without spending a wad of money.    You can find splash pads with free entry, pools and water parks that don’t cost much, and even some water parks that offer discounts in the afternoons. If you’re looking …

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Fans of Food Trucks, point your vehicles to ArtsPark in Hollywood. ArtsPark Food Truck events are usually offered 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the park on Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway, Hollywood 33020.   Entry is free. Food and beverages are offered for purchase. Other amenities and interesting features …

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Water Taxi on The Intracoastal Waterway runs scenic routes in Fort Lauderdale and an express route from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood. Discount opportunities are offered, including 20 percent off for Florida residents. Information about Water Taxi and purchasing tickets is at 954-467-6677 or online.  Water Taxi routes Some use the yellow vessels to travel from …

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