Apr 182014

Dining deals, free entertainment and discounts on shows and activities are part of the weekend in South Florida.

Here are some of our favorite deals and free things to do, including music and movies, in Fort Lauderdale, Weston,  Hollywood and other parts of Broward.

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Apr 182014

flamingoFlamingo Gardens  in west Broward is offering discounts for the Orchid and Bromeliad Show.

The event is 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 19 and April 20.

A coupon on the Flamingo Gardens website offers $4.50 off the adult entry price and $2.50 off the fee for youngsters.

Kids’ events include meeting the Bunny and Easter crafts.

Information about the event is on the website, or 954-473-2955

Apr 182014

everglades eThe entry fees to United States national parks, including several in Florida, are waived on various occasions.

The  money-saving offers include April 19 and 20 as the opening weekend of National Park Week.

Several national parks are in Florida.

Apr 172014


Easter-theme activities with egg hunts for kids are offered at parks in Plantation and Fort Lauderdale.

The events are April 19.

Plantation,  free Royal Easter Egg hunt 10 a.m. April 19 for youngsters ages 3 to 10 in the field at  6250 SW 16th St., Plantation. Information is online or  954-452-2510

Fort Lauderdale, SouthCoast Church and the city of Fort Lauderdale present an egg hunt 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Park, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; event includes games, face painting, and a balloon artist

Apr 172014

bonnethouseKids accompanying adults to the Earth Day events at Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale enter for free.

The events 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26  include music performances, sing-alongs and stories and food trucks.

Featured performers include Gold Coast Youth Orchestra.  The fee for teens and adults is $10, and information about the event is on the Bonnet House website.

Apr 172014

jazz guyTickets for jazz artists, including guitarist Stanley Jordan, performing at JAZZIZ Nightlife in Boca Raton are offered at discount prices.

Information about the deals from Goldstar are on the links,

$7 to $28 for Stanley Jordan in June. The regular prices are $25 to $45

$22.50 to $45 for saxophonist Mindi Abair April 28 and 29. The regular prices are $35 to $75

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

Apr 162014

rain-guageInformation about landscape designs that save water, protect water quality and attract birds is featured at a free workshop in Broward.

The program is presented by NatureScape Broward, which encourages Florida-friendly landscape practices.

The workshop is free and pre-registration is requested, 954-519-0317 or email

The event is 9:30 a.m. to noon April 24 at Fern Forest, 201 S. Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, 954-357-5198

Apr 162014

bookfestLibrary branches in north Broward and Hollywood are offering free BookFest events for kids and their families.

  • Preliminary festivities are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 are at the Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. The event includes story-telling performances with dancing and activities.
  • The main events, with music by the Florida Grand Opera, various other performers and science projects, are at the North Regional Library 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 26. Free books are offered to the first 1,000 youngsters. The North Regional Library is at  1100 Coconut Creek Blvd.,  Coconut Creek

Information about free Children’s BookFest events is online.

Apr 162014

springsteenScoreBig offers opportunities to bid for discount tickets to sports events and shows in South Florida, including Bruce Springsteen in Sunrise.

To bid for discount tickets, you need to sign up on the ScoreBig website,  which is free.

Here are ScoreBig links for some shows in South Florida

Bruce Springsteen, 7:30 p.m. April 29, Sunrise

KISS and Def Leppard, July 22 in West Palm Beach

Apr 162014

dinosaurs.jgpHere are some discounts for “Dinosauria Experience,” an attraction featuring animatronic dinosaurs and fire-breathing dragons in Fort Lauderdale.

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The tickets are for the attraction, which is April 18, April 19 and April 20,  and includes animatronic dinosaurs, fire-breathing dragons and activities.

The attraction is at the Broward Convention Center.

Apr 162014

siesta keyOpportunities for discount rates at lots of hotels and resorts in Florida are featured on Groupon Getaways, Living Social Escapes and our travel deals page.

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

Here’s a selection of the deals.

Florida Panhandle, from $109 for Emerald Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, $169 value

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

Apr 152014

group flickHere’s an idea for a frugal date night.
A discount package for two people at a movie theater in Fort Lauderdale.
Groupon is offering a discount price on a package for two to see a film and purchase snacks at the Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale. The discount price for two movie tickets, two popcorn orders and two drinks is $22.  The value of the deal is up to $41.50. The Gateway Theatre is on Sunrise Boulevard. Information about the deal is featured on the link, discount movie package.

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