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8 events in Miami for the budget-conscious this weekend - May 5-8

Drink until you're right. Photo: Jared Lazarus/
Drink until you're right. Photo: Jared Lazarus/

Whether you are looking for a deal on Cinco de Mayo fiestas or Mother’s Day events, we’ve got more than six free and cheap things you can do this weekend that should make you smile. 

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Cinco de Mayo and Cycle de Mayo 

Watch out for the ambush, folks. If a TV reporter points a camera at you and asks when Cinco de Mayo is, say “May 5th” and then casually continue to sip that strawberry margarita. You’d be surprised at how many people get it wrong, but, hey, we are here to help.

As such, don’t get “robbed” and pay full price for outings in Miami, especially not for Cinco de Mayo. We’ve got a few deals listed for up to 62 percent off on the Mexican fiestas in Brickell and Wynwood, and a freebie on Miami Beach. 


If cycling is your thing, head to the Perez Art Museum Miami for a happy hour on May 5 that will kick-off National Bike Month and launch free museum admission for cyclists who post on social media. 


Brew at the Zoo

Perhaps you couldn’t get out for Cinco de Mayo. Perhaps your wicked boss threw an assignment at you at the last moment, and made it due ASAP. Don’t fret. The popular Brew at the Zoo on May 7 features all sorts of craft beers from around the country, and delicious food. It will also have some great live music, featuring Arrested Development. Again, do not pay full price. We’ve found a deal for 44 percent off. 


Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mom — or just plain celebrate — on May 8 with a variety of activities: 

  • The free Japanese Spring Festival is a unique event that introduces families to Japanese culture and activities. 
  • Keith Johns, a Miami-raised folk artist who crafts beautiful music that reflects the variety of emotions, will be performing at the Moonlight Concert at the Barnacle. $10. 
  • In addition, we’ve got a list of numerous freebies and deals that includes visiting gardens, tasting chocolates and there’s even a balloon release for kids whose moms have passed. 

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Mother’s Day in Broward County 

Moms get into Butterfly World in Coconut Creek for a discounted rate of $10 this weekend. They also get in to Flamingo Gardens in Davie for free with another person who pays full price. 



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