Patti

Patti Roth, a veteran Broward freelance writer, is the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap. Patti, who has lived in Florida since her teenage years, was previously a staffer at the Sun-Sentinel for about 14 years. As a freelancer, she’s written for many publications, including The Miami Herald, Florida Travel and Life, New Times, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Earth911.com.

Nov 212014
 
holiday festivities

Hollywood is showcasing its holiday enthusiasm with a tree lighting, performance by a prestigious jazz ensemble  and other festivities at ArtsPark.

The free events are 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. November 21

ArtsPark is at US One and Hollywood Boulevard.  The events include a holiday tree lighting and at 8 p.m. a performance by US Air Force Airmen of Note

 For information,  954-921-3500

 

Nov 212014
 
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Savor the weekend without emptying your pockets. These are some of our favorite deals and free things to do during the weekend in South Florida, including events in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Pompano Beach. To keep up with latest news on deals, discounts and free events in South Florida, sign up for the daily Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. Here are our top picks for free and cheap weekend fun on the cheap: Free events

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Nov 192014
 
recycle f

Objects and art pieces fashioned from discards and recycled items are showcased in a free exhibit in Hollywood.

Trash 2 Treasure presents Trash 2 Art featuring entries from adults and kids at ArtsPark in Hollywood.

The exhibit is displayed noon to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays to December 6. ArtsPark is at Hollywood Boulevard and US One in Hollywood, 954-921-3500

Nov 192014
 

produceShoppers who are picky about produce are treated to an assortment of outdoor and indoor set-ups in Broward. Some farmers markets are occasional events embellished with free music and other activities. Others are more like regular stores that are accessible every day. If you’re venturing out to a specific farmers market, it’s a good idea to phone first because dates, hours and locations sometimes are modified. Here are farmers markets in Broward.

 

Saturdays, Sundays or other specific days

Most days

  • Brothers Farmers Market, year-round at 4191 N State Road 7, Hollywood, 954-962-9250 and 6807 Stirling Road, Davie, 954-585-2225, Davie
  • Flamingo Road Nursery and Farmers Market, year-round at  1655 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. . 954-235-9397
  • Marando Farms, 1401 SW First Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, year-round, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, 954-294-2331
  • Stiles Farmers Market, 5920 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, year-round, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays
  • SW Ranches Farmers Market, 5150 S Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches, 754-423-3786, Fridays, Saturdays Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

If you’d like to suggest other farmers markets in Broward, please send the information to info@fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com

 

Nov 192014
 
sky zone trampoline

Hop. Glide. Bounce. For kids, families and others who enjoy active recreation, an assortment of deals are offered at venues in Broward.

Nov 192014
 
homosassa riverside resort

By Patti Roth

Snag a deal for a Florida vacation. The travel deals page features  a wide assortment of discounts at hotels and resorts, including South Florida, Orlando and St. Petersburg.

Some deals feature discounts of 40 percent to 50 percent, or more.

These are a few of the freshest deals, with links for information and purchases.

Browse more travel deals in Florida and around the world are featured in Groupon Getaways and Living Social Escapes and our travel deals page.

Nov 182014
 
winterfest boat

The popular Winterfest Boat Parade  in Fort Lauderdale is a free event, although grandstand seating is offered for a fee.

The free options include watching the parade on TV or streaming online

The parade  is  December 13 at 6:30  p.m. on the New River in Fort Lauderdale travelling east and treks  north along the  Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale about 12 miles to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. Information about the parade and tickets for grandstand seating are available on the Boat Parade website, 954-767-0686

Nov 172014
 
brazilian fest

No tickets required for a free festival in Pompano Beach featuring entertainer Ellen Oleria and other performers. The event, which showcases food, lifestyle and vibe of Brazil, includes dancers, activities for kids and vendor booths.

Brazilian Fest is 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. November 22 at  Pompano Beach Community Park, 820 NE 18th Avenue, Pompano Beach, 305-803-0338

Nov 172014
 

food truck expo

For a great outdoor activity to savor lovely South Florida weather, several food truck events are offered in Broward, including Hollywood, Tamarac and Plantation.

Some of the events include music, or other entertainment.  Most food truck events are free to attend, with food for purchase.

Nov 172014
 

banana republicLots of shops and restaurants at the popular Sawgrass Mills shopping and entertainment attraction in Sunrise offer deals.

The outlet mall’s website has a page of Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall coupons and deals for merchandise and food.

You can find our guide to navigating Sawgrass Mills Mall here.

The Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall is at 12801 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise,  954-846-2300

Nov 142014
 
homosassa riverside resort

By Patti Roth

Snag a deal for a Florida vacation. The travel deals page features  a wide assortment of discounts at hotels and resorts, including South Florida, the Panhandle and Orlando.

Some deals feature discounts of 40 percent to 50 percent, or more.

These are a few of the freshest deals, with links for information and purchases.

Florida Keys, from $134 for Hawks Cay Resort, $179 value

Homosassa, from $79 for Homosassa Riverside Resort, $368 value

Orlando, from $45 for Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, $130 value

Browse more travel deals in Florida and around the world are featured in Groupon Getaways and Living Social Escapes and our travel deals page.

Nov 132014
 
Lego event

LEGOs are the highlight of Brick Fest Live in West Palm Beach, and discount tickets for the event are on sale.

Living Social is a featuring a deal with $22 for tickets to Brick Fest Live and a mini-figure accessory set. The value of the deal is $42.

The event featuring exhibits and vendors is December 5 to December 7. Information about purchasing the deal is on the link, $22 for Brick Fest Live in West Palm Beach.

More deals for activities and events in South Florida are featured on the  Entertainment Page and the Daily Deals headquarters.