10 free and cheap things to do in Sarasota


Whether it’s attending a sunset drum circle at the beach, catching a movie, or visiting an art museum, Sarasota has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in Sarasota, while on a budget. 1. Siesta Key Beach Community Drum Circle Every Sunday, one hour before sunset, […]

Live music & street performers featured at free GeckoFest in Gulfport


Fun and entertainment are free at a lively event in Gulfport in the Tampa Bay area. GeckoFest is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. September 5 on Beach Boulevard. In addition to a roster of musicians, the event includes acrobats, break dancers, fire performers and other street performers. Food vendors and activities for kids are part of the festivities. […]

10 free and cheap things to do around St. Petersburg


Whether it’s going to a beach, a sunset festival, an art museum, or a sponge factory, St. Petersburg has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in and nearby St. Petersburg, while on a budget. 1. Sunsets at Pier 60 Celebrate the sunset, 365 days a […]

Discount tickets for ‘Varekai’ & other shows in South Florida


By Patti Roth For frugal folks who appreciate saving a few bucks, discount tickets are on sale for the “Varekai” in Sunrise and other shows in South Florida. Information about the money-saving deals is on the links. from $104 for “Varekai” in August in Sunrise, Groupon, $122.25 value from$36 for “Varekai” in August in Sunrise, […]

Early purchase discount for Key West BrewFest

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For a $5 discount on the signature Tasting Festival of Key West BrewFest, buy tickets early. The Tasting Festival is September 5 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Duval Street. General tickets are $40 at the door or $35 purchased early. VIP tickets are $75. Other events September 2 to September 7 are on the […]

Perdido Key Pirate Festival

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Bring your family and friends to enjoy the 3rd Annual Pirate Festival in Perdido Key, on Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature live music, pirate games, storytelling, live reptile show, food vendors, arts and crafts, magic tricks and a treasure hunt for the “Lost Key.” There are lots of prizes to win! Hunt for pirate coins redeemable for thousands of dollars in prizes or find the “Lost […]

Forever Fest every third Sunday of the month in Orlando area

Between now and Dec. 20, Forever Florida hosts a free festival called Forever Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every third Sunday of the month. The festival features free pony rides for kids, music, coach tours, water slides and more. The festival is located at 4775 N Kenansville Road, St. Cloud, FL 34773. For more information, […]

Free live jazz outdoors at Naples Beach Hotel

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Free family-friendly jazz performances are offered outdoors at Naples Beach Hotel. The popular live musical entertainment is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  July 18, August 15 and September 19 at the hotel. Portable seats and blankets are allowed. No outside food is permitted. The hotel is at  851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North,  Naples, 239-261-2222

The 3rd annual Community First Seawalk Music Festival


On Saturday, June 20, the 3rd annual Community First Seawalk Music Festival will take place from noon to 10 p.m. The festival will feature local artists and food vendors. Concert Schedule: Kim Reteguiz & the Black Cat Bones: noon Mama Blue: 1:20 p.m. Down Home Band: 2:45 p.m. Jackson Vegas: 4:10 p.m. Herd of Watts: […]