Free and cheap things to do in Miami - July 18-20
Miami on the Cheap has the scoop on all the free and cheap fun in South Florida this weekend.
You can celebrate South Florida’ s diverse populations with free music and cultural events this weekend in Little Haiti and Overtown.
The Bird Road Art walk is 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and you can hear the third in a series of by-donation classical music concerts at 6 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Cathedral in Miami.
Kids (and their parents) can enjoy free admission to the Miami Children’s Museum from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum all day Sunday.
Film lovers can get 2-for-1 movie tickets from Fandango on Fridays with a Visa Signature card. And, July and August are Miami Spa Month, with spa treatments at special prices at more than 30 Miami-Dade spas.
Miami on the Cheap has a list of 24 free or cheap things to do with kids in South Florida this summer. Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap has a list of free things to do with kids and deals in Broward.
Free Big Night in Little Haiti
Big Night in Little Haiti is a monthly family-friendly celebration of music, art, culture and food. It’s 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Haitian Cultural Center. This month’s headliner is Nu Look, a Haitian konpa band. There will be art activities for children and a photo exhibit by official photographer Luis Olazabal. After the event, you can join the after-party with the Moksha Roots Allstars and special guests at 7th Circuit, just down the street.
Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival
The Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, taking over Northwest Third Avenue between Ninth and 11th streets. The fourth annual event celebrates the history of one of Miami’s historically black communities, where stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday performed and stayed. Performers will include Grammy-nominated artist Raheem Devaughn, Keke Wyatt, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Sebastian Mikael, Deep Fried Funk Band and Larry Dogg. There also will be fitness activities for kids and teens, arts and crafts, a showcase of video art, food for purchase and more.
Free ‘Play Day’ at Deering Estate
The Deering Estate at Cutler celebrates the first of three “Play Days” Sunday, with free admission and hands-on eco-art activities, science discovery programs and historic house tours, plus a chance to visit the Artist Village. Sunday’s event will honor Palmetto Bay residents, but admission is free for all. Other free days will be Aug. 16 and Sept. 20.
$6 classic movies at Sunset Place
Want to share favorite movies from your youth with your kids or revisit those days yourself? AMC Sunset Place is participating in the AMC chain’s Classic Series this summer, bringing back movies of the past at a discount price of $6. At 2 p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, see “The Breakfast Club.” Other films in the series will be shown Sundays and Wednesdays through Aug. 13.
Free concerts in Hallandale Beach and Fort Lauderdale
Enjoy free outdoor concerts this weekend at two Broward locations. At 7 p.m. Friday at Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale, hear Weedline perform classic rock. On Saturday at 8 p.m., hear Spechlis, which is described as an “eclectic, soulful, acoustic duo,” at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach.
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