It’s officially hurricane season, but that doesn’t mean you to have to spend the entire weekend shopping for supplies. However, if you need a few things, the sales tax holiday for specific hurricane supplies runs through Sunday.
June is Miami Film Month, which means you can see films at participating art cinemas for $8, with coupons from the Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
School is out, and that means you have to entertain the kids. 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.
Go under water without a snorkel
Miami’s third annual Underwater Festival is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Knight Plaza at Museum Park. The free event includes Aquajet demos, a string trio performance by members of the Greater Miami Youth symphony, a chance to help build a coral reef from recycled materials and free drinks and snacks.
Visit museums free
It’s Museums on Us weekend. That means anyone with a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card can get one free entry Saturday or Sunday to participating museums. In Miami-Dade, those are the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Science Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Bass Museum of Art. In Broward, the program includes the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. The Wolfsonian is having a free Family Day design workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is offering a planetarium show Friday night at 7 during its regular Fabulous First Friday free evening event. And, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission the first Saturday of every month. Friday nights are always free at The Wolfsonian, and Saturdays are always free at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Admission is free every day at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU.
You may not have heard, but this is National Fishing and Boating Week. That means free fishing without a license on public bodies of water on specific days. Florida says why celebrate one weekend when you can celebrate two? So, this Saturday and Sunday are fee-free days for saltwater fishing and next weekend, June 14-15, is for freshwater fishing.
Walk, talk, wine, whine and look at art
Art, anyone? On Friday night, join the Coral Gables Gallery Night walk or the First Fridays in Downtown Miami art and fashion event at McCormick Place. On Saturday night, you can choose from the Art Center South Florida Studio Crawl on Lincoln Road or Fashion Arts Music Night in downtown Coconut Grove. This is the last F.A.M. night of the season, and it will include more music than ever as Fete de la Musique joins the event.
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