Free South Florida Events in June
Trying to find something to do this weekend? In South Florida, the summer is filled with events for everyone. Check out some of the local (free!) events happening in June!
Saturday, June 4 at Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami
Ah, the good ol’ days when riding a train was one of the most popular ways to travel. Nowadays, they’re used mainly for cargo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t introduce your children to this nostalgic pastime. During the event, there will be many activities for kids and adults to take part in, food and drink vendors for a snack, and a bounce house. Visit http://bit.ly/25BcoLf.
Key West Pride Pride
June 8-12, various locations in Key West
Key West is well known for its open, accepting community and over the years that tolerance has helped them become one of the most active and fun LGBT communities in the U.S. To celebrate that important community, Key West hosts a 5-day pride festival that consists of tons of contests, events, parades, and festivals. While several of the events during Key West Pride take place in bars and clubs that have a cover charge, there are plenty of free events scheduled across the tiny island. Some of the free event highlights include the Key West Pride Rainbow Bike Parade, the Miss Pride Pageant 2016, and the Key West Pride Street Fair.
Dream Car Classic Car Show
Sunday, June 5 , located on the Hollywood Boulevard in downtown Hollywood
On the first Sunday of the month, Cobra Joe Productions hosts a car show for car collectors and enthusiasts to display and see the classic and exotic cars, custom projects, and re-live the good ol’ days of nostalgia avenue. It’s free to attend, and car owners those that would like to display a car, register for $20. Visit http://bit.ly/1Ye1RSl.
Global Meditation for World Peace
Sunday, June 12 at ArtsPark in Hollywood
Do you feel the love? Spiritual brotherhood and world peace are a constant theme in well wishes for the world we share, and this month you can do your part. The Brahma Kumaris Hollywood Meditation Group is hosting an hour of meditation on the second Sunday of June. Other activities include live music and a Tai Chi demonstration. Visit http://bit.ly/1Vwu44h.
Out in the Tropics 2016
June 15-18, various locations on Miami Beach
Now in its seventh year, FUNDarte’s Out in the Tropics features a series of artistic performances by GLBTQ artists to educate and entertain the public. While many of the events require tickets, on Saturday, June 18 there will be a free panel discussion and open-air performance by Bailar en Hombre by Fernando LR Parra at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Visit http://bit.ly/1PknWLj.
Every Friday, starting June 17 at Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale
Come on and join in the excitement of a free music concert at Holiday Park. Every summer, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation hosts music concerts that feature an exciting lineup of bands to brighten up the night. There are food trucks and vendors, and everyone is invited to come with a cooler, lawn chair, and stake their claim for the night. Visit http://bit.ly/1r1XkDg.
Wilton Manors Stonewall Street Festival
Saturday, June 18 on Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors
In honor of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, each June, Wilton Manors holds a festival that dominates the entire length of Wilton Drive, the city’s main drag. The community-wide event draws in a diverse crowd (appx. 20,000-30,000 people) looking to celebrate, eat drink and be merry. The day’s schedule includes live performances, an evening parade and activities for children. Visit http://bit.ly/1Y2SenE.
Colors of the Caribbean
Saturday, June 18th at ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood
Want to experience the Caribbean, but don’t have a passport? Check out Colors of the Caribbean. The day-long festival will include live performances by Caribbean musicians, food vendors, arts and crafts, and more. It’s free if you register online before 5 p.m. for complimentary admission. Visit http://bit.ly/1VwPXAD.
Full Moon Drum Circle
Monday, June 20 at ArtsPark in Hollywood
Some say the full moon brings out some interesting themes buried in the subconscious mind of people, and so this month (and every full moon) guests can get in-tune with their inner being and share the melodies of their own drum – literally. Bring a drum or percussion instrument to ArtsPark to join in the routine drum circle under the full moon. All skill levels are welcome, and visitors can always just to listen to the beat as well. Visit http://bit.ly/1Xh2aLx.
Dillard Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, June 25 at ArtsPark in Hollywood
The Jazz Program at Dillard Center for the Arts has evolved over the years and the group showcases skill, style, and of course, swing. The program has earned its national presence, and this month they are hosting a small jazz performance to showcase their musical talents. Visit http://bit.ly/1PktkxW.
And of course, there’s always an ArtWalk going on! Here are the recurring monthly art walks located within a 30 minute drive from us in Hollywood!
North Miami Beach Art Walk – Last Friday of every month
Second Saturdays in Wynwood – Second Saturday each month
FAT Village Fort Lauderdale Art Walk – Last Saturday each month.
Downtown Hollywood Art Walk – Third Saturday each month.