Free and cheap things to do in Miami - June 13-15
Miami on the Cheap dishes on the budget-friendly fun in Miami this weekend.
Rain? Sun? A mix? Whatever the weekend weather, you’ll be able to find free and cheap fun.
The Wynwood and Design District art walks are Saturday night, and Wynwood’s event comes with food trucks and special events.
The monthly free concert of new music by Kendall Sound Art is at 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Kendall Regional Library.
Film lovers can get 2-for-1 movie tickets from Fandango on Fridays with a Visa Signature card. And, June is Miami Film Month, with films at participating art cinemas for $8 if you bring a coupon from the Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
Miami on the Cheap has compiled a list of 23 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.
Brazil comes to North Miami
A free concert Friday night on the plaza at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami will have a Brazilian theme, in honor of the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament. Performers will include Fat King Bulla, LaVie, Adam David, Kehv and Batuke Samba Funk and Brazilian dancers. Entertainment starts at 7 p.m., and there will be food for purchase.
Free Father’s Day classical music concert
If Dad likes music, take him to a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at SoBe Institute of the Arts in Miami Beach. Carl St. Jacques, a viola player with the Miami Symphony Orchestra and a teacher at the institute, will present a concert of works for viola. Afterward, there will be a free reception where patrons can meet the artist, who is a graduate of Miami’s New World School of the Arts.
Explore Coconut Grove by bike
Frank Schena, naturalist and owner of Royal Palm Tours of Miami, is leading a free bike tour called “Coconut Grove’s Founding Fathers: A Journey by Bike” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday starting at Miami City Hall. You must preregister here or call 786-346-3356 if you want to go.
Plant a free tree
Miami-Dade County’s first Adopt-A-Tree event is this weekend from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School. Owners of single-family homes or duplexes are eligible to receive two free trees every year. Additional giveaways will be July 26 at Zoo Miami and Sept. 14 at Miami Dade College North Campus.
Free museum family days
It’s the second Saturday of the month, which means free admission for special family days at three museums. At HistoryMiami, the event is 1 to 4 p.m. with a celebration of hip-hop culture and the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” From 1 to 4 p.m. at the Perez Art Museum Miami, kids will get an opportunity to design their own flags. The Coral Gables Museum will focus on soccer and the upcoming World Cup from 2 to 4 p.m.
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