Friday, September 28, 2012

Zoo Miami Free Admission September 29th, 2012

If you are looking for a Zoo Miami discount, you can sign up for Recyclebank, and get a - BOGO Zoo Miami  here.

This Saturday September 29th, you can get free admission to Zoo Miami. You have to go to the Smithsonian Museum Day website to download your tickets. You can get 2 tickets per email address.Once you get to the ticket form, simply look under FL, and then scroll to the last FL museum...Zoo Miami.

On a personal note, I can highly recommend getting to the Zoo as early as possible, as it can get hot in the Zoo here in South Florida. Renting a family big will also be a splurge well worth it, because Zoo Miami is enormous, and from personal experience I can say that walking the entire zoo is tough for both young and old.

Besides free admission to Zoo Miami, there are lots of other museums which you can attend free this Saturday. For a complete list of free admission museums in Florida go here.

Zoo Miami Opening Hours:

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
(Ticket booths close @ 4:00 PM) 

Zoo Miami Address:
1 Zoo Boulevard
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177 

Zoo Miami Phone Number: 786-619-3418

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Admission to Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art On Smithsonian Museum Day September 29th, 2012

This Saturday September 29th, you can get free admission to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. You have to go to the Smithsonian Museum Day website to download your tickets. You can get 2 tickets per email address.

The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art has a great shark exhibit, which my boys have been eager to see.

Current exhibits at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art:

SHARK on view through January 6, 2013

The CoBrA Movement and the Arts of Africa and New Guinea
on view through Feb 2013

All in the Family: Drawings from the Glackens Family
on view through October 7, 2012

Academy Student exhibtion
on view through September 30, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art Address & Information:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Ticket Giveaway


Are you excited about this years Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch? My kids sure are! Now, all Florida Free and Frugal readers have an opportunity to win a family pack of tickets to the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch festival, which is a $30 value. See below for details.

The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30
Times: 10am-6pm each day
Location: Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, 2820 McFarlane Road, Miami, FL 33133
Price: $10 for Adults; $5 Kids 12 and Under – tickets are available at the event

                      Win The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Tickets:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Free National Parks Entrance June 9th

If you are looking for a great frugal way to start off the summer vacation, consider visiting one of your local national park this week. On Saturday June 9th it is Get Outdoors Day, which means free national park entrance.

So take advantage of this free national park entrance fee days, and make sure to visit one of the national parks near you. If you are near St. Augustine, I can highly recommend a visit to Castillo De San Marcos, and if you are here in South Florida why not stop by the Everglades for a frugal afternoon.

Florida National Parks
Big Cypress
Castillo De San Marcos
De Soto
Dry Tortugas
Fort Caroline
Fort Matanzas
Gulf Islands

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Summer Savings Card

Are you looking for some fun and frugal activities to do with the kids this summer right here in South Florida? If so, I can highly recommend signing up for the Fort Lauderdale Summer Savings Card, which will give you great discounts on activities in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Fill out this Fort Lauderdale Summer Savings Card form, and you can request up to 2 savings cards per household. If you need to use the Fort Lauderdale discount coupons today, you also have the option of printing it from your computer.

With the Fort Lauderdale Summer Savings Card you can find discounts at the following attractions:

Friday, April 20, 2012

Free National Park Entrance: Explore Florida For Free (April 21 - 29)

This week is National Park Week, which means that you will get free park entrance to all of the 393 US national parks is free from April 21st to April 29th. This is a great time to bring your family out and have a fun, frugal family day, and make sure to bring along a picnic basket.

In South Florida there are many beautiful national parks to experience:

Friday, March 30, 2012

Free Easter Events In South Florida - Find Your Local Egg Hunt

Are you taking your kids to an egg hunt this year? If so, there are many great South Florida egg hunts and Easter events that you can bring your kids to. I have put together a list of my favorite Free Easter events in South Florida

Saturday March 31st
Event: Boulevard Heights Egg Hunt - Hollywood, FL
When: Saturday, March 31rd 9 a.m.- noon.
Cost: FREE 
Location: Boulevard Heights
Community Center
6770 Garfield Street, Hollywood, FL
Event Details: 10 a.m. Egg Hunt & Games
(ages 3-5) 10:30 a.m. - Marshmallow Drop (ages 6-12)
Entertainment, face painting, refreshments, and meet the “Bunny”. All children must be
accompanied by an adult.
Contact Info:  954.967.4407
Event Website: Boulevard Heights Egg Hunt

Event: City of Pompano Beach Spring Fling, Pompano Beach, FL
When: Saturday, March 31rd 9 a.m.- noon.
Cost: $2 per person; free if you bring two canned goods.
Location: Athletics Multi-Purpose Field, 1701 NE Eighth St., Pompano, FL
Event Details: Meet the Easter Bunny and Bella the Clown. Event highlights will include a bounce house, fun activities and music spun by My Favorite DJ.
Contact Info:   954-786-4573 954.786.4111
Event Website: Pompano Beach Calendar of Event

Event: Egghunt Egg’stravaganza City of Greenacres, FL
When: Saturday, March 31rd 10 a.m.-  1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per ticket
Location: Greenacres Community Park2905 Jog Road Greenacres, FL 33463
Event Details: Hunt for special prize eggs, go on a hay ride and enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Contact Info:  
Event Website: Greenacres Egg Hunt

Sunday April 1, 2012
Event: Miami Egghunt, Miami, FL (Online registration is Required at:
When: Sunday, April 1st 10:00am-2pm
Cost: FREE 
Location: ARVIDA PARK (Behind Arvida Middle School)

10900 SW 127th Ave
Miami, FL 33186

Event Details: Continuous Easter Egg Hun (eggs will be empty and exchanged for a bag of candy), inflatables, bounce houses, rides and more.
***Online registration is Required at:

Contact Info:  305-989-7976
Event Website: 


Event: Hop Into Spring, Secret Woods Nature Center, Dania Beach, FL
When: Sunday, April 1st, 2012, 2 - 4 PM
Cost: FREE 
Location: Secret Woods Nature Center
2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312
Event Details: Springtime fun at the nature center, where you can let a very large rabbit guide you through a maze, play some hopping games, and make a craft to take home with you.
Contact Info:  954-357-8884
Event Website: Secret Woods Nature Center Hop Into Spring Event

Friday, February 17, 2012

Celebrate Mardi Gras In South Florida With A Free Concert In Hollywood, Florida

Celebrate Mardi Gras in South Florida with a free Mardi Gras concert in Hollywood, Florida at the new ArtsPark Amphitheater by New Orleans rising star Glen David Andrews.

Friday December 18th, 2011

Event: Free Mardi Gras Concert, Hollywood, FL
When: Saturday, December 18th at 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cost: FREE 
Location: ArtsPark Amphitheater by New Orleans at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood, Fl.
Event Details Free Mardi Gras concert in Hollywood, Florida at the new ArtsPark Amphitheater by New Orleans rising star Glen David Andrews
Contact info: 954-924-2980    

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Free Admission To Miami Children's Museum (Every Third Friday)

Every third Friday of the month, Target sponsors free admission to the Miami Children's Museum starting at  3 p.m.

Event: Miami Children's Museum (Free Target Days)
Friday, February 17th, 2012; 3 - 9 pm.
Cost: FREE

Location: Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, Florida 33132

Event Details:
Free Family Night sponsored by Target. Entrance to the museum is free every third Friday for EVERYONE from 3-9 pm.
Contact Info: 305.373.KIDS (5437)

Event Website:

Friday, January 27, 2012

Free Seminole Tribal Fair At Seminole Okalee Indian Village Hollywood, Florida (February 10 - 12)

Seminole Tribal Fair 2012
The 41st annual Seminole Tribal Fair will take place on February 10-12, 2012 at the Seminole Okalee Indian Village inside the Hard Rock Village in Hollywood, Florida. 

At the Seminole Tribal Fair, you can find live music, Indian dance troupes, Indian clothing contest, deep water alligator shows and more. 
Entrance to the Seminole Tribal Fair is free, and this is a great time to explore the Seminole Okalee Indian Village, which usually have rather high entrance fees. 

Read more about my family's last visit to the Seminole Tribal Fair at Seminole Okalee Indian Village here. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Free Camping Under The Stars In Doral - January 27 - 28

The annual Camping Under the Stars in Doral event is this upcoming weekend, and it offers a great opportunity to have some frugal family fun with the kids. The Camping Under The Stars Event takes place at JC Bermudez Park in Doral, and you can arrive at 3 pm Friday. It is a free event, where you bring your own tents and camping materials to stay overnight at the campgrounds. Food and refreshments are available for purchase from 6 - 9 PM. Breakfast tickets can be bought at $6 a piece, and the proceeds goes to Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts and Cub scouts.

Event: Camping Under the Stars, Doral, FL

When: Friday January 27th -Saturday January 28 - Registration starts at 3 PM

Cost:  Free 

Where: JC Bermudez Park, 3000 NW 87th Ave., Doral.

What: Activities include Petting Zoo and Reptile Encounter, Facepainting, Coconut Tree Rock Climb and the Movie Yogi Bear (Rated PG). Food and beverage will be available for purchase, and breakfast tickets are $6.00. All overnight camping groups must register, and camps site are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Contact: (305) 773-4043

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Free Martin Luther King Day South Florida Events

There are several free South Florida events going on tomorrow January 16th on Martin Luther King Day, so choose the right event for your family and head out for a frugal day of celebration.

Event: Martin Luther King Day Parade, Miami, FL
When: Monday January 16th 11 -6:00pm
Cost:  Free
Where: Parade route: Parade at along N.W. 54th Street & 12th Avenue then westbound to N.W. 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 
What: The parade runs from 11 a.m. Festivities wrap up at 6 p.m. and include children’s cultural area, food booths and a vendor marketplace. 
Contact: (305) 773-4043

Event: Martin Luther King Parade and Celebration, Dania Beach, FL
When: Monday January 16th 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost:  Free
Where: Parade begins at Charlie Will Thomas Park, 800 NW Eighth Ave., Dania Beach and heads south to Northwest First Street, then east to Federal Highway, south to Stirling Road, west to Phippin-Waiters Road, east to Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 6 SW Sixth Ave., Dania Beach, FL
What: Parade and celebrations. 
Contact: 954-924-3881.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Battle of Florida Free Events: Clemantis By Night & FCA Luncheon

The Battle of Florida collegiate all-star football game will show off some of Florida's best football talent, and the game will be held on Saturday January 21, 2012 in Boca Raton, Fla. As a part of the Battle of Florida warm-up celebrations, there are a couple of Battle of Florida free events going on.

Clematis By Night, West Palm Beach, FL
When: Thursday January 19th 6 PM - 9 PM
Cost: Free - no ticket required.
Where: Centennial Square Clemantis St. and Narccissus Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 
What: Check out the live music, games, and get your chance to win tickets and Ultra Access passes to The Battle of Florida collegiate all-star football game. There will also be tryouts for The Battle of Florida Lady Field Goal Kicker Competition, where top performers will have a kickoff at halftime during The Battle of Florida game.
Contact: You can find more information about Clemantis by Night here.

The Battle of Florida FCA Luncheon, Boca Raton, FL
When: Saturday January 21st 11:30am-2:00pm
Cost: Free for high school players who wear their jerseys.
High School coaches & spouses - $5 (will pay cash at entrance)
General Public -$15
Where: FAU Stadium Delray Acura Premier Club, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL
What: Lunch Format Chick-Fil-A lunch (casual mingle meet & greet style) with top college players and other guests (including Coach Bobby Bowden and Coach Howard Schnellenberger!) at tables for autographs and pictures.
Contact: You can find more information about the Battle of Florida FCA Luncheon here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Free Seaworld & Busch Gardens Preschool Pass

Florida residents can now can get a free SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Preschool Pass for all children ages 5 and under. So if you are considering a visit to Orlando or Tampa, make sure to print your free SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Preschool Pass now. 

This FREE SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Preschool Pass is valid through December 31, 2012 for unlimited admission to both parks.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Free National Park Entrance January 14 - 16th

Alligator from Everglades National ParkIf you are looking for something fun and frugal to do during the Martin Luther King weekend, why not consider visiting a national park. Next weekend is Free National Park Entrance weekend, so bring the family outdoors from January 14 - January 16th.

In Florida the following national parks offer free entrance day from


For a complete list of National Parks that offers free park entrance this weekend go to the National Park Website.


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