Things To Do

Free and cheap things to do in Miami this weekend - Oct. 31-Nov. 1

Ghouls, goblins and zombies come out this weekend for Halloween and we’ve compiled a hefty list of free events in every corner of Miami. On Friday night, Bayskate Miami, a throwback to those ’70s roller skating rink days, is finally set to happen at Bayfront Park, after being postponed because of weather last month.

Since we’re feeling nostalgic, why not catch a free late-night screening of the campy classic Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween night? If you prefer a little culture to kick off your weekend, the always fun Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) is happening in Little Havana along Calle Ocho.

Freebie scares and treats on All Hallows Eve

There are way too many free Halloween events to mention here but we’re hitting the highlights for Saturday night. Wynwood gets downright creepy at the Mana Production Lot from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., including costume contests with cash prizes, more than 20 food trucks and DJs mixing videos instead of tunes. Or take a stroll along Lincoln Road and join costumed revelers, including their pooches if they choose, and catch various musical performances from sundown to the wee hours. Check out list for events for the kids. Admission is free to both.

Let’s do the time warp again      

What better night to feature the campy classic Rocky Horror Picture Show than at 11:30 p.m. on Halloween night? Actors’ Playhouse is showing it  for free, but you must get advance tickets, with a four-ticket limit per order. Watch a young Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as they stumble into a castle occupied by vamped-up Tim Curry and his cast of freaky characters. Practice your lines and bring your props to amp up the fun.

Rollin’ good times at Bay Skate Miami  

Bayfront Park becomes an outdoor roller skating rink on Friday night from 5 p.m. to midnight for Bay Skate Miami. Coming off the success of the previous Bay Skate a few months ago, the event starts with a family skate from 5-7 p.m. followed by an adult skate from 7 p.m. to midnight. You’ll skate to the funky music reminiscent of the 1970s when skating rinks were all the rage. Everyone can enjoy grub from food trucks, and there will be adult libations for sale during the second round of skating. Everyone should bring skates and protective gear as there will only be limited rentals during the event. 


Art, culture and music in Little Havana

Halloween gets all the attention this weekend but why not kick off Friday with some culture in Little Havana? It’s the last Friday of the month and that means Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) takes over a portion of famed Calle Ocho. The murals keep evolving so check those out, then drop by Domino Park to either watch the pros or partake in a game or two. Tour historic areas with Miami’s master historian Dr. Paul George and peruse the coffee-inspired art at the Futurama Building. It’s all free from 7-11 p.m. 

Free Halloween Festival on Hallandale Beach      &n


The City of Hallandale Beach Parks Department is hosting a Halloween Festival on Halloween night from 6-9 p.m. at Peter Bluesten Park. Come dressed in costume for the contest at 7 p.m. There also will be plenty of games, bounce houses, entertainment, music, refreshments and lots of candy. Admission is free. Check the list for other Halloween events in Broward.

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