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.
- June 15 – Afro-Caribbean Weekend Fest, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Foster Park Community Center Micro-Library
- June 16 Stonewall pride parade & festival in Wilton Manors is $5
- Juneteenth event at African-American Library, 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. June 16, includes entertainment. 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 33311, 954-357-6282
- Blues & Sweet Potato Pie Festival in Pompano is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16. Event is presented by Northwest Branch Library at Apollo Park, 1580 NW 3rd Ave., Pompano Beach 33060. Festivities in Broward include music, games, food, and fun. Entertainment includes Valerie Tyson Band and Jalissa Faye.Information is online or 954- 357-6599
- South Broward Juneteenth Festival in Hollywood includes a parade at 10 a.m. June 16 with Junkanoo Dancers and stilt walkers. Other features of the event, which is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., include gospel entertainment, artists, motivational speakers & bounce house. Community Center, 2400 Charleston Street, Hollywood 33020
- June 16 Afro-Caribbean Weekend Fest Hallandale Beach Library 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 16. Features storytelling, entertainment, story slam, steel drum and junkanoo bands and food trucks.
- July 12-15 Florida Supercon, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, 954-399-1330, $17-$275, free to $20 for kids
- July 14 Symphony Of The Americas Summerfest at Miramar Cultural Center miramarculturalcenter.org
- July 21 South Florida Book Festival at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 954-357-6282, free
- July 20-22 Broadway Festival of South Florida, Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, 954-602-4500
- $5 for Brazilian Festival of Pompano Beach October 20 & 21
- Free entry Smoke on the Water BBQ event on Riverwalk October 20