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Free live music at Hollywood Bandshell

The Hollywood Bandshell is a delightful venue for free live entertainment oceanside.  Salty breezes. Waves rolling ashore. Favorite local bands — and fans — rocking out. What could be better? Additionally, the bandshell is on a lovely pedestrian promenade. Entertainment is usually from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays, featuring popular regional performers. Hollywood …

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Things to do with kids this summer (free, low-cost & deals)

When kids are out of school for the summer, parents in South Florida appreciate ideas for fun things to do. Especially, if those activities are free. Inexpensive. Or offered with an enticing discount. Lots of indoor & outdoor fun and entertainment — including free fun and entertainment — is offered in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater …

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TY Park presents evening events at the water playground

Pack fresh towels. The water park at TY Park is offering a Splashtacular family event. Scoot down water slides. Perhaps you’ll participate in a hula hoop event or other game and win a prize. Splashtacular events include 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 12 at TY Park in Hollywood, with entry fees of $7 per …

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Where to see rescued sea turtles (for free)

With a focus on protecting oceans and sea turtles, the Marine Environmental Education Center in Hollywood is open to the public with exhibits and a saltwater pool where you can watch rescued sea turtles swim and eat. The female turtles on site are not releasable due to injuries from boats, according to a representative of …

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Water parks, water playgrounds and pools

Refreshing fun is offered at pools, water parks and water playgrounds in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Entry fees for some public pools & water parks is relatively inexpensive. Some water parks offers deals, such as reduced fees in the afternoons.  Entry is free for plenty of splash pads with spritzing features in public …

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Reef mermaids on display in Hollywood

Sculptures that are designed for an artificial reef project in South Florida are on display on land. 1000 Mermaids is an eco-art installation intended to enhance habitat for sea life offshore. They also serve as an attraction for divers and tourists. Meanwhile, elements of 1000 Mermaids are on display for free in Hollywood.  See them …

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Free entry days for art venue in Hollywood

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood offers free entry from noon to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of most months. In addition to art exhibits on display, Free Arts! Family Day often includes family-friendly activities. Regular prices other days are $7 for adults and $4 for kids, students and seniors. Entry is free for …

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Paddleboard rentals offered in Hollywood

For a delightful excursion on the South Florida surf, rent a paddleboard. Rentals are now offered on Hollywood beach.  Self-serve PADL kiosks are offered at New Hampshire Street in North Beach area and Keating Park, 2500 S. Ocean Drive in South Beach area. Others kiosks are being added.  Other rental venues are in Miami-Dade and …

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Free Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk with entertainment & vendors

Peruse works of art and shop wares from pop-up vendors during the popular Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk. The monthly event typically takes place every third Saturday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., along Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street. Admission is free. The events usually include Walking tour of Downtown Hollywood murals, 6 p.m. at …

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Downtown Hollywood murals: Take a walking tour

For a fun free outdoor activity, embark on a walking tour of Hollywood’s murals, vibrant paintings on the exteriors of structures in a quaint downtown setting. A tour of downtown Hollywood’s murals is an easy walk. The display features about 30 original works of art showcasing artists from South Florida & other parts of the …

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