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Miami Beach Botanical Garden offers free entry

Have you visited the Miami Beach Botanical Garden lately? 

This 3-acre tropical oasis sits in the heart of Miami Beach, at 2000 Convention Center Drive, and is brimming with beauty. It's open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, except some holidays, and admission is free! (Previously entry cost $5 per person, plus a $1.94 fee.)

Free Events in February:

Sunday, Feb. 11

In Bloom Family Day at the Garden 2-4 p.m.: Explore nature as an effective therapeutic medium and experience the restorative power of interacting with plant-life through a variety of activations designed to promote social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. In Bloom activities will include creating with visiting artists, repotting plants with the garden's horticulturists and connecting with the Garden’s trees. Free but RSVP required.

Love & Extravaganza: Miami Symphony Orchestra at the Garden from 4-5 p.m.: Bring your blanket and/or chair and listen to members of the Miami Symphony Orchestra as part of the MISO @ the Parks Tour. Free but RSVP required.

Free Events in March:

Spring Artisan Market on March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You’ll find a selection of handcrafted items – from painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics – to jewelry, leather working, home design products and personal accessories. You’ll also get to meet the small batch food artisans who create local and sustainable brands.

 

The sanctuary-like grounds feature a variety of water features, a native and an edible garden, flowering trees, wildlife and, of course, plenty of orchids and palm trees.

Stroll through the Japanese garden, over an idyllic red bridge, then take in the colorful fruit in the edible garden. There you'll see starfruit, papaya, pineapple, lychee and pomegranates growing. 

The main pond features water lilies, plus a cascading fountain and circular fountain surrounded by red mangroves and water-loving plants.

The garden was created as a Miami Beach city park in 1962 and rejuvenated during fall 2011 as part of a $1.2 million landscape project by South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles. 

Check out the Facebook page for more information on arts classes and other events at the garden. 

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IN OTHER GARDENS NEWS

Gardens in Miami: Get visitor info here!

Getting outside and breathing in fresh air is always a good thing, especially during these times.

Miami’s many gardens are an ideal setting for taking a nice, long stroll surrounded by lush, colorful scenery.

Historic spots such as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Deering Estate, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, The Kampong and Pinecrest Gardens are just a few we suggest. For more information, click here

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

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Florida Renaissance Festival

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Regal Best Picture Film Festival

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Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Tamarac Farmers Market

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Dream car classic in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Weston World Fest

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe with entertainment & games

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Market on the Plaza

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | CityPlace Doral

CMX Classics discount film

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Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, March 4, 2024

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Free Improv class every Monday in Palmetto Bay

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Palmetto Bay Library

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

AMC Theatres host Screen Unseen secret movie

7:00 pm | $5.00 | AMC Theatres

Free Screening of "All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt"

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill, Miami-Dade

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Truck Tuesdays at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Haulover Beach Park

$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Free admission for Miami-Dade seniors with Golden Ticket

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Noon Tunes in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Stranahan Park

CMX Classics discount film

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $6.00-7.00 | CMX Cinemas

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free New Music Miami Festival

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Wolfsonian-FIU

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free Screening of "Problemista"

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co., Miami-Dade

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Jazz at Jackson, Miami

12:00 pm | FREE | Alamo Park, Miami-Dade

Pop-up Biergarten, Wellington

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Town Center Promenade, Wellington

Wolfson Market & Movie, Miami

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

Food Truck Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Highland Oaks Park

Night Market, Boca Raton

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Sanborn Square Park, Boca

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free Screening of "Household Saints"

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

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Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

International Women's Day Pop Ups at The Square in West Palm Beach

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | The Square, West Palm Beach

Pop-up Biergarten, Wellington

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Town Center Promenade, Wellington

Fluffy's Food Trucks in Coconut Creek

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Coconut Creek community center

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Tropical Park, South Miami

Art After Dark: Live performances, tours, workshops, Fridays at The Norton, WPB

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Register & play chess for free on 'Queens Night Out,' West Palm

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Smorgasburg Miami weekly street fair with music

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Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Barbie event & movie in Hollywood

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood ArtsPark

Free outdoor movie and food trucks in Tamarac

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Park

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free live entertainment in Pompano

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Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood ArtsPark

Free outdoor film in Weston

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Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Plantation Farmers Market

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Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE

MacBeach Nature Fest, North Palm Beach

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Marathon Seafood Festival

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Marathon Community Park

Regal Cinemas Saturday Morning Kids Flicks for $2

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Jupiter Irish Fest

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Family Day on Aragon, Coral Gables

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South Florida Emerald Society St. Patrick's Day Festival, Miami

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South Florida Food Fest & Craft Fair, Boca Raton

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Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Pop-up Biergarten, Wellington

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Town Center Promenade, Wellington

Dania Wine & Seafood Festival

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Dania City Hall

Live Music on the Plaza

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | CityPlace Doral

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free Drone Light Show at Maurice A. Ferré Park, Miami

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Maurice A. Ferré Park, Miami-Dade

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live band in Weston

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

$10 Student tickets: MTT @ New World Center, Miami Beach

7:30 pm | $10.00 | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

 

Spring Artisan Market
When
March 17, 2024 @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm
What
Spring Artisan Market
Where
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Cost
FREE
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