Festivals are popular events in Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Davie and other towns in South Florida.
Some festivals offer free entry and free parking, which are ideal for budget-friendly dates, frugal family activities or inexpensive outings with friends.
With some festivals, extra fees apply for select activities. and perhaps for parking.
- November 10 & 11 Discounts for Camelot Days festival in Hollywood
- November 10 & 11 Free Art in the Park event in Plantation
- November 10 Wilton Manors Hawaii Festival 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes music, hula entertainment, Hawaiian food, vendors. Supply your own portable seats or throws. No outside food permitted. Mickel Park, 2675 NW Seventh Ave., Wilton Manors 33311, 305-771-4852. Free entry
- November 10 Oakland Park Art & Antique Walk & Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 10, Art Park, Northeast 34th Court & Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. Free shuttle rides. Food vendors. Free parking in Roselli Park Plaza, adjacent to Art Park, 3415 N. Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park 33334
- November 10 Fall Harvest Fest free in Coconut Creek
- November 10 Discounts for Swampfest Bluegrass Festival in Davie & free for veterans
- November 11 Veterans Day Deals, including free entry at parks
- November 16 – 18 Discounts for Fort Lauderdale Home Design Show
- November 17 Register online for free entry to Taste of Lauderdale Lakes festival
- November 17 & 18 Discounts for Camelot Days festival in Hollywood
- November 17 & 18 Free craft fair with entertainment in Davie
- November 27 Christmas on Las Olas 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Las Olas Boulevard from SouthEast 6th Avenue to SouthEast 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Entertaiment, family-friendly activities, sled rides on snow. Free.
- December 2 Holiday Car Show Festival Marketplace in Pompano, free for spectators
- December 8 Holiday Concert by Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $25 & $40, online or 954-832-0060
- December 14, 15, 16 Garden of Lights, Flamingo Gardens, entry fees
- December 15 Winterfest Boat Parade
- December 21, 22, 23, Garden of Lights, Flamingo Gardens, entry fees
- December 28, 29, & 30 Garden of Lights, Flamingo Gardens, entry fees
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