In Florida’s Hollywood, plenty of events, entertainment and unique attractions are free.
Downtown Hollywood offers a quaint, walkable district with art studios, restaurants & shops. The downtown district also features ArtsPark, which offers free outdoor films and festivals. Hollywood Beach includes a pedestrian promenade and live entertainment oceanfront at Hollywood Beach bandshell.
In downtown & beach districts, fees for parking usually apply.
Featured free events
Reggae in ArtsPark
Live outdoor event 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. July 31 features roots-reggae artist Julian Marley
Dubwise is opening performer
Entry is free at ArtsPark on Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood 33020, Hollywood events website
Hollywood Beach Bandshell
Free live entertainment usually 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays
For who’s performing when, read Free live music Hollywood Beach bandshell
Free outdoor movies
Free family-friendly films outdoors in ArtsPark on Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway in Hollywood. Bring lawn chair or blanket, movies are usually 8 p.m. Fridays, including
- July 30 “Toy Story 3” PG
July 31 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register online to volunteer for sand dune restoration project. Hayes Street, Hollywood. Register via email, if you register early, until July 27, with license plate information, you’ll receive free parking. Adults need to accompany youngsters.
Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk
Watch a talented artist paint with his foot to the rhythm of live drumming. It’s a popular feature @ Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk events, usually 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. third Saturdays, ArtWalk events often includes live entertainment & artisan vendors, read feature
Free entry days at Art & Culture Center
Entry is free third Sundays. Venue features art exhibits and occasionally interactive family activities. Read Free entry day at Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood. Regular fees are $7 for adults, $4 for kids, students, and senors. Free entry for teachers and United States active military with ID.
Dream Car Classic
Dream Car Classic, downtown Hollywood, usually 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. first Sundays, 1900 block of Hollywood Boulevard, 33020, free entry unless registering a vehicle, which is $20, 954-825-1027, website
Fun & Interesting Venues in Hollywood
Lovely park on Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway in Downtown Hollywood with art studios, a fountain, playground, splash pad, walking path, and distinctive trees from Africa — baobabs. Entry is free.
TY Park in Hollywood, includes tennis, picnic tables & a 2-mile paved path primarily around a lake for walking, running, biking & skateboarding, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood 33021, 954-357-8811, TY Park in Hollywood is lovely venue for outdoor exercise & relaxation. Free entry & free parking week days. Weekend & holiday fees are $1.50 per person for ages 6 & older
Pool & water playground @ T.Y./Topeekeegee Yugnee Park, 3300 N. Park Road., Hollywood 33021, 954-357-8811
Fees for pool and water play area
- $6 per 3-hour block, free for age 1 & younger
- blocks are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Downtown Hollywood murals
About 30 original works of art are painted on buildings in an easily walkable route. The display includes artists from South Florida & other parts of the world. Murals are on Harrison Street, Hollywood Boulevard, 19th Avenue & 20th Avenue & other side streets. Read feature
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is a 2.5-mile pedestrian promenade between waves rolling ashore and shops, hotels & restaurants. Parking fees apply.
Yellow Green market
Popular venue with independent food vendors, artisan vendors, & outdoor seating, 3080 Sheridan Street,
Hollywood 33021, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, free & paid parking, website
Quaint walkable low-rise downtown with independent shops, restaurants and galleries. Includes Hollywood Boulevard, Harrison Street and side streets from 22nd Avenue to about 14th Avenue.