Our weekend list features free things to do and deals for fun in Broward, including Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach & Hollywood.
We include festivals, live music, free movies and discounts for popular attractions.
Special events, some free
- Free Earth Day Festival in Sunrise April 1, free
- Tamarac art festival is free event April 1 & 2
- Free events with bands & vendors in Margate April 1
- First weekend of the month, South Florida museums free with Bank of America account April 1 & 2
- Buy & sell children’s items at Lolliposh consignment sale March 30 to April 2
- Orchid & Plant Festival in north Broward, $7 April 1 & 2
- Free to browse Car Show & early registration discount April 2
- Free entry for WorldFest in Coral Springs April 2
- Free Jazz Brunch events in Fort Lauderdale April 2
- Free outdoor symphony pops performance April 2
- Free Classic Car Shows in Hollywood April 2
Free most weekends
- Open-air bandshell on Hollywood beach offers free live music
- Bands perform Fridays at Fort Lauderdale beach March to November 10
- Farmers Markets in Broward
- Free kid-friendly movies most Fridays at ArtsPark in Hollywood,
- Free Funtastic Fridays for Kids in Hollywood, most Fridays
Plantation Historical Museum always free entry Saturdays
- Free boat shuttle to Deerfield Island weekends
- Free live music performances at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach most Saturdays and Sundays
- Free entry to BaCA or Bailey Contemporary Arts gallery, 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach 33060, 954-284-0141, including 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, website
- Free guided nature walks at Fern Forest park in north Broward
- Free entry to ArtServe art gallery in Fort Lauderdale, most Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Stream movies, TV & audiobooks free with Broward Library card
- Free access to 3D printer and other high-tech design equipment at Broward Library in Fort Lauderdale most Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Free star-gazing at Markham Park
- Free digital music & more with library card
- Broward Library branches offer free music, magic shows, movies & games
- Online map of garage sales in South Florida
- Free surf, skimboard and paddleboard lessons
- Free home improvement workshops at Home Depot, varied weekends
- Free routes on water & land trolleys
Low-cost events & deals
- Tri-Rail in South Florida offers $5 all-day fares on weekends
- Farm tours with barnyard animals at Tradewinds Park $3 (not including weekend park entry entry fees)
- Discounts for sightseeing & boat tours
- Deals for adopting a pet at animal shelters in Broward, including rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets
- LauderDEALS discounts for fun, attractions & lodging in Broward
- Deals for ice skating, trampoline park, kart fun & other activities in South Florida
- Deals for same-day theater tickets
- Evening discounts on Water Taxi in Broward
- Participating restaurants offer deals with tickets from Broward theaters
- Discounts for entry to Flamingo Gardens in Broward (not open December 25)
- Butterfly World coupon for $3 off
- $21 & $74 deals at Kabooms indoor amusement venue in Davie, $40 and $160 value
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