Saturday, March 5, 2011

Free Events In Florida: Broward - March Frugal Family Fun

There are lots of free events in South Florida, and if you take the time to look around in your community you will find lots of frugal family fun activities. I have listed a few of them here, but the best place to start is at your city website's calendar of events.



Free Events in Broward, Florida March 2011




Saturday February 5th

Event: Professional Puppet Show: Doodles The Clown

When: Saturday, March 5th 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location:  Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Blvd, Weston, FL 
Event Details: The show is appropriate for children from Pre-K to 2nd grade.
Contact Info:  954-389-4321
Event Website: http://www.westonfl.org/Events/EventsCalendar.aspx




Concert on the Green Dania Beach
When: Saturday March 5th, From 2- 5 pm
Where:  On the lawn of the historic Nyberg-Swanson House in Dania Beach across from the city hall. (102 West Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL 33004).
Details: Some seating is available, but bringing your lawn chairs is recommended. There will be arts and crafts vendor, and there will be refreshments for purchase in case you forget your cooler at home. 
Event Website: http://www.greaterdania.org/


Event: Moonlight Movies in the Park: Shrek Forever After
When: Saturday, March 5th 7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: 20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston, FL
Event Details: Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a movie outdoors.
Contact Info:  954-389-4321
Event Website: http://www.westonfl.org/Events/EventsCalendar.aspx


Event: Funshop Creation Station (Hollywood)

When: Saturday, March 5th 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Interactive Children's Art activity

Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp



Event: Music and Dancing Under the Stars (Hollywood Beach)
When: Saturday, March 5th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.

Claude Florent
Country line Dance English & French
Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp


Monday March 7th

Event: Theatre Under the Stars Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Monday, February 7th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.

Swell Tones
Music for Dancing
Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp




Friday March 11

Event: Funtastic Fridays for Kids
When: Friday, March 11th at 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Bounce house, face painting, balloon twisting, fun and games for the kids.
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp


Event: Sunrise At Sunset Concert (Sunrise, FL)
When: Friday, March 11th at 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheatre, 10610 W.Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, Fl.
Event DetailsShane Duncan will bring his new country hits and old country favorites together at the sunset concert.
Contact info: 954-747-4600      
Event Website: http://www.sunrisefl.gov/calendar/calendar.jsp


Event: ArtsPark Movie Nights: Jurassic Park III
When: Friday, March 11th 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Enjoy a movie under the stars
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp


Saturday March 12th


Event: Water Matters (Tree Tops Park - Davie)
When: Saturday, March 12th 9 a.m - 3 p.m.
Cost: Event FREE (Park admission fee of $1.50 per person will be in effect. Children five and under are admitted to the park free.)
Location: Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave., Davie
Event Details: Get tips on how to landscape in a "Florida friendly" manner to help you save water and money at home as well as learn other water conservation strategies at the Ninth Annual Broward Water Matters Day event.

Get free native plants or trees, just for learning how to do the right thing. (Must visit at least 12 of the event's exhibit booths and have their event program stamped).


Contact info: n/a   
Event Website: http://www.westonfl.org/Events/EventsCalendar.aspx
www.broward.org/watermatters


Event: St. Patrick's Day Parade (Fort Lauderdale)
When: Saturday, March 12th 12 - 9 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Huizenga Plaza and East Las Olas Blvd.
Event Details: Parade starts at ELO and SE 8 Ave. and ends at the festival site in Huizenga Plaza. Irish music, dancing, food and beverages, crafts, children's village and much more for the whjole family!

Contact info: 954-828-5362 (smolnar@fortlauderdale.gov)      
Event Website: http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us/calendar/calendar.asp



Event: Funshop Creation Station
When: Saturday, March 12th 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Interactive Children's Art activity
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp

 
Event: Music and Dancing Under the Stars (Hollywood Beach)
When: Saturday, March 12th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.

Tommy Nehls
Popular Standards
Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp


Sunday March13th

Event: St. Patrick's Day Parade (Downtown Hollywood, FL)
When: Sunday, March 13th at 12 - 6 p.m. (Parade scheduled for 1 pm)
Cost: FREE 
Location: Downtown Hollywood
Event Details: Parade featuring Pipe Bands, floats, marching bands and community groups.
Festival featuring great Irish music, vendors, food and drinks.

Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.stpatricksparade.com/


Event: Home Grown Concert: The Magic City Band
When: Sunday, March 13th at 4- 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: 1100 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL, 33066
Event Details: Free concert featuring The Magic City Band performing a variety of musical styles including; Motown, R&B, Funk, Rock, Disco and current hits. Bring blankets, lawn chairs. Coolers welcomed. Refreshments available for purchase.
Contact info: 954-545-6620      
Event Website: http://coconutcreek.net/newsite/press_releases/march_home_grown_concert.pdf



Monday March 14th


Event: Theatre Under the Stars Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Monday, February 14th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.

Woods Tea Company
Traditional and vintage Irish Folk music
Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp



Friday March 18th
 
Event: Funtastic Fridays for Kids
When: Friday, March 18th at 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Bounce house, face painting, balloon twisting, fun and games for the kids.
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp


Event: Free Movie In The Park - Despicable Me -Coconut Creek
When: Friday, March 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Sabal Pines Park, 5005 Northwest 39th Avenue, Coconut Creek
Event Details: Free Movie in the park - Despicable Me: Bring blankets and lawn chairs, coolers are welcome, refreshments can be purchased.
Contact info: 954-545-6620 
Event Website: http://coconutcreek.net/



Event: ArtsPark Movie Nights: FERRIS BUEHLER
When: Friday, March 18th 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Enjoy a movie under the stars
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp


Saturday March 19th

Event: Funshop Creation Station (Hollywood)

When: Saturday, March 19th 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Interactive Children's Art activity
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp



Event: 7th Annual Free Concert in the Park - Rock and Pop Masters All Star Band
When: Saturday, March 19th 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Weston Regional Park- 20200 Saddle Club Road Weston Florida 33327
Event Details: Bring lawn chairs or blankets for another exciting concert evening in the park. Singers :
Chris Barron- The Spin Doctors
Skip Martin – Former Kool & The Gang / Dazz Band
Larry Hoppen -Orleans
Jimmy Hall- Wet Willie
Wally Palmar- The Romantic’s
John Jorgensen – Former Elton John, The Desert Rose Band, The Helecasters
Contact info: 954-389-4321


Event: Music and Dancing Under the Stars (Hollywood Beach)
When: Saturday, March 19th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.

Antholgy
Beatles Tribute

Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp


Monday March 21st


Event: Theatre Under the Stars Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Monday, February 21st, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.

Dr. John Moreland
Big Band dance music
Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp

Friday March 25th
 
Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp

Event: Funtastic Fridays for Kids
When: Friday, March 25th at 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Bounce house, face painting, balloon twisting, fun and games for the kids.
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp


Event: ArtsPark Movie Nights: Beethoven
When: Friday, March 25th 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Enjoy a movie under the stars
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp


Saturday March 26th

Event: Funshop Creation Station (Hollywood)

When: Saturday, March 26th 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details: Interactive Children's Art activity
Contact info: 954-921-3500      
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/special_events.asp


Event: Music and Dancing Under the Stars (Hollywood Beach)
When: Saturday, March 26th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.


Ricky Williams
Rhythm & Blues
Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp


Monday March 28 th


Event: Theatre Under the Stars Concert Series (Hollywood Beach)
When: Monday, February 28th, 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Johnson Street and Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
Event Details: Dance on the Broadwalk or just enjoy the music.

John Ricci
Popular Standards


Contact Info:  954-921-3404
Event Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parks_rec/Concert.asp

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