New Pacifica? Take a Ride to These Free August Events in South Florida
Families looking for a fun way to bring the summer to a close, can ride in style in a new Pacifica and have fun on a budget. Since it is such a fuel efficient vehicle, family and friends can ride in style around South Florida and have fun at some of the free (or very affordable) events.
Load up your new Pacifica with the kids and your friends and stay busy during the last few weeks of freedom from school.
National Night Out
August 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Joseph C. Carter Park
For those of you who are interested in neighborhood unity and crime prevention, this event may be for you. Come on out on the 2nd to meet and engage with local police officers, or just enjoy some live music and food truck eats on a nice day out. Plus, there will be back-to-school giveaways, games and prizes, and costumed heroes like Scruff McGruff. In the past, Batman and Spiderman have been known to make an appearance in-between their crime fighting as well.
Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week
August 1-7 in Downtown Delray
Ever wanted to visit an award-winning cafe or restaurant, but not throw your wallet in the fire while you’re at it? During the 1st week of August, Restaurants in Delray will be offering pre-fixed lunches and dinners for great deals, starting at $10 or less. Plus, there will be culinary experiences and events throughout the week. Grab some friends, hop in the all-new Pacifica from Chrysler and make a field trip to Delray while it lasts.
Battle of the Cover Bands
August 2, 9, 16, or 23 at the Fort Lauderdale Beach
Wooo let’s kick off August with some rock ‘n’ roll! Fort Lauderdale Beach is hosting its 3rd five-week long contest, the battle of the bands. For contestants looking to make it big, this is your chance to win $1000 cash, a brand new PRS guitar, a Jack Daniels guitar, gigs at the Elbo Room, and many more prizes. Gather everyone up in the new Pacifica and cheer on some of the local talent on August 2, 9, 16, or 23 at 7 p.m. Finals are on Tuesday, September 6.
20th Annual Lobster Fest
August 11-14 in Key West
Do you love the local Florida Spiny lobster? Check out Lobsterfest in Key West. The Florida Keys celebrate the August opening of Florida Spiny Lobster season by throwing a big, delicious party before summer ends. It’s a 4-day event filled with activities and fresh lobster day and night. It all starts on Thursday with a lobster broil, followed by the Duval Crawl on Friday, a street fair and free concert on Saturday, concluded with a Sunday brunch.
Fee-Free P.L.A.Y. Day
August 20 in Miami
Deering Estate, the 444-acre environmental, archaeological, and historic preserve in South Florida is hosting an entire day to honor its partner organizations and especially the community. The doors are open to the public, admission is free to learn about and experience nature. There will be many tours, educational programs, and special events offered throughout the day.
National Park Serivce’s 100th Birthday Celebration
August 25 at Everglades National Park and the Dry Tortugas National Park
It’s been 100 years since the National Park Service was established, serving the nation’s national parks and helping us learn and discover the world on a different scale. To commemorate years of service, all national parks will offer free admission to their parks on August 25, and lucky for us in South Florida — we have two national parks! The Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park will be hosting a celebration on August 25. Keep in mind, you can’t drive to the Dry Tortugas though, you will need to go by boat or seaplane.
Melody’s Summer Block Party
August 26-28 in Miami
Anyone remember lil’ Melody Ellison? The young historical character who raised her voice and fought for civil rights back in the 60’s? This block party is thrown as a tribute to her. During the block party, girls can be immersed in Melody’s world through music and decor inspired straight from the 60’s. There will also be free t-shirts (while supplies last) and art/craft activities.