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Volunteer Park in Plantation offers food trucks & fun

Food truck fare is featured at free events at Volunteer Park in Plantation.  Events are 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesdays, & sometimes feature live entertainment and activities.   Select fare from your favorite vendor – or mix & match. Fees apply for food and beverages served by the vendors.  Volunteer Park is at 12050 …

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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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Plantation Historical Museum offers free entry & railroad exhibit

Plantation Historical Museum is always free, and is featuring a display of running model trains. The museum usually is open 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with occasional exceptions. It’s wise to verify it’s open the day you are interested in. Donations are accepted. Information …

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Summer ready: Planet Fitness is FREE for teens

For teens, Planet Fitness is offering a free program for working out during summer. The offer is valid for teens ages 14 to 19 until August 31 at participating venues, with registration required.  Teens age 17 and younger need to register with a parent, either online or in person.  The Planet Fitness website states: “In …

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Farmers markets & vendor fairs feature food, vintage wares & handmade goods

Shop for fresh produce, prepared foods, vintage treasures, art, decor and other items from South Florida vendors, farmers and artisans. Farmers markets in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties often include extra fun and entertainment like yoga, live music, family activities or petting zoos. That means vendor fairs and farmers markets offer opportunities for delightful, …

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Kids eat free deal Tuesdays at Legends

For summer dining, Legends restaurants in South Florida are offering a Kids Eat Free deal Tuesdays.  The deal is offered until August 16, with purchase of an adult entree.  Legends Tavern and Grille  restaurants include 10 SW 6th St, Pompano Beach 33060, 954-933-3859 1391 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach 33442, 754-212-2655 10079 W. Oakland Park …

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Free events with live entertainment

Plenty of events in South Florida offer free live performances featuring popular regional  talent.  Some events are outdoors and include food trucks, artisan vendors and fun activities for youngsters. They are ideal for wallet-friendly dates, family excursions and solo fun. Prior to venturing out, please verify the event you’re interested in is on. Free events …

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Free entry days and museum deals in Broward

Free entry days & discounts offer a wonderful & frugal opportunity to play tourist in your own town. Many Museums in Broward offer free-entry days or discounts for groups, senior citizens, military and members of other museums. Some venues are always free. Broward museum deals & free-entry days are perfect for a rainy day, a …

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Ideas for free and cheap dates in Broward

If you appreciate frugal fun, delighting your sweetie with a lovely inexpensive or free date is doable in Fort Lauderdale and the rest of Broward County. Plenty of exciting events and interesting activities are free. Others are relatively inexpensive. With extra dollars in your wallet, splurge on sparkling wine, a fancy dessert, or other romantic …

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