Katherine is a lover of delicious food, good wine and discovering new gems in her local community. In addition to writing for Palm Beach on the Cheap, she is also the editor of Dine Magazine (dinemag.net) and blogs about her travel experiences at The South Florida Traveler (thesouthfloridatraveler.com)

May 272016

West Palm Beach, Florida nighttime skyline.Are you looking for some things to do this weekend, but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Check out our list of the top free and cheap things to do this weekend in Palm Beach County.

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Here are our top picks for free and cheap weekend fun:

May 242016

Photo from WPBDDA

It’s summertime in West Palm Beach and this weekend, things are going to get hot, as downtown will transform itself itself into Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) — and bring a celebration of art, music, games and family fun.

The kickoff party will take place on Sat., May 28 at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach from 6-10 p.m. During the party, there will be a free concert by national recording artist Parmalee, who you may know from their hit songs “Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine.”

To add to the excitement, guests can choose to imbibe in the unlimited craft beer sampling for $20 (supplies are limited) and / or enjoy the giant sized games for an additional $5.  Games include Life Size Pong, Life Size Jenga, the Eliminator, a Velcro Wall, Human Football, Twister, Life Size Bowling and more.

For more information on Summer in Paradise, visit them online.

May 222016

palmtreeAre you looking for some free and cheap things to do this week? We have compiled a list to help you out of some of our favorite free events, discounts and deals to keep you busy this week in Palm Beach County. Whether you’re a seasoned local or are just down visiting, this list is sure to liven up your week.

Please note that some events may require advance registration, and some deals may end before the events occur, so remember to plan early. We’ll add more to our list, as we hear about them — and you can always check out our complete list on our Calendar page. If you know of a free or cheap event that you think we should know about, email us the details.

You can get free daily email updates of all the free and cheap events, plus deals and discounts on entertainment and dining, by subscribing to our daily newsletter. For even more cheap fun, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Here’s our list of the top free events, discounts and deals to have fun in Palm Beach County this week.


May 222016

Are you looking for a new happy hour location? Well, it’s time to break your routine and step away from the beaten path in downtown Delray Beach. Forget Atlantic Avenue, on your next visit, make a turn on SE 7th Avenue and you’ll come across a charming, new Italian restaurant – located in the space formerly occupied by D’Angelo – called Cena Modern Italian.

Tuna Tartare

Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, Cena promises to fulfill your Italian food cravings, thanks to their Executive Chef who hails to Delray from Naples, Italy. With an authentic menu, a carefully crafted wine list and warm hospitality, Cena will be a welcome escape from the bustle of downtown Delray.

TiramisuWhile you can enjoy a formal dinner in the white tablecloth dining room or casually dine al fresco, right now, we can’t stop thinking about their Happy Hour, which just happened to launch last week. Available Tuesday through Friday, from 5 – 7 p.m., guests can enjoy discounted prices in the bar area at the bar and high tops.

Happy Hour Menu:

2-for-1 on house wines, draft beer and call brands

  • Tuna Tartar … $7
  • Prime Beef Carpaccio … $7
  • Calamari Fritti … $6.50
  • Pan-Seared Diver Scallops … $7.50
  • Caprese Salad with tomatoes & buffalo mozzarella … $6
  • Imported Cheese & Cold Cuts Board … $8  

Cena Modern Italian (cenamodern.com) is located at 9 SE 7th Avenue in Delray Beach; (561) 330-1237

May 192016
D@TG Music

Photo Courtesy of Downtown at the Gardens

Enjoy live music every weekend this summer at Downtown at the Gardens, thanks to Rock ‘N Roll Summer, a family-friendly concert series featuring more than 10 rock tribune bands. This free concerts series brings live music to D@TG every Friday evening from 7-10 p.m. from June 3 to August 19, 2016. Bring out your chairs or blankets and enjoy this exciting line-up. While the restaurants will be open for dining in, they will also be offering take out so guests can enjoy great food, while listening to the sounds. Coolers are also allowed.

2016 Schedule

June 3: Titans of Rock – Journey & Bon Jovi
June 10: Rod Stewart Experience
June 17: Pearl Jamz
June 24: Fleetwood Max
July 1: Caribbean Chillers – Parrot Heads unite! Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
July 8: Sting/Police
July 15: Night Moves & Friends – Bog Seger Tribute Experience
July 22: Petty Hearts & Stone Temple Piush – Ultimate Tom Petty and Stone Temple Pilots Tribute
July 29: British Rock Invasion – Bad Company & Foreigner Tribute
Aug 5: 1984 – Van Halen Tribute
Aug 12: Led-Hed – Rock out with Led Zepplin
Aug 19: Alter Eagles – A Night with the Eagles Tribute

For more information about Downtown at the Gardens and its events, visit www.downtownatthegardens.com or call 561-340-1600. Downtown at the Gardens is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens.



May 172016
Photo Credit: stephcarter @ flickr

Photo Credit: stephcarter @ flickr

Manatee Lagoon will kick off their new series – Mindful Moments at Manatee Lagoon – on Tues., May 17. Taking place on the waterway of the Lake Worth Lagoon, Mindful Moments is their weekly yoga series taught by FPL Wellness Instructor Yvonne Gross during sunset and sunrise. These classes are targeted towards a variety of experience levels ranging from “soft” to more challenging poses.

Hour-long classes will take place at Manatee Lagoon on Tuesdays at 6:45 a.m. and on Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. and cost $5. Participants can register at Manatee Lagoon or online at: http://www.visitmanateelagoon.com/events

Manatee Lagoon is located at 6000 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.

May 172016
pilates class

Photo courtesy of Harbourside

Destress after a long work day and head to Harbourside Place in Jupiter. On Monday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., visitors will enjoy a free pilates class.

Bring just your mat (and maybe a friend!) to come lengthen, lift and tone in this full-body, core fusion workout.

Harbourside Place is located at 200 N US Highway One in Jupiter.



May 102016
Photo Credit: ginnerobot @ flickr

Photo Credit: ginnerobot @ flickr

Gather your friends or family and head to Revolutions in CityPlace every Sunday. That’s because the restaurant/entertainment venue hosts a FriendZone / Family Fun Day. On Sundays, guest can enjoy a lane for up to six people for two hours for just $59.99. (That equals about $10/person.) With this, you’ll enjoy shoes, one large cheese pizza and one pitcher of soda.

For more information call (561) 203- 6188 or visit Revolutions online at: www.westpalmbeach.revolutionsbowl.com.

Revolutions Bowling. Bar. Grille. Is located at 477 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Apr 282016

Tijuana FlatsTijuana Flats will host a 48 hour Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at all locations on Thurs., May 5 and Fri., May 6. That means food and drink special all around to satisfy your Mexican food cravings.

Stop by on Thurs., May 5th and you will enjoy the following deals:

  • Enjoy a Tijuana burrito, chips & a drink for $5.99 ($1 extra for steak or carnitas) — add on a draft beer for $1.
  • All day happy hour
    • Drafts $2.50 – Corona Light, Modelo Especial, & all domestics
    • Domestic Bottles $2.50
    • Import Bottles $3 – Corona/Corona Light & Negra Modelo
    • Wine $2.50
    • Sangria $3

Specials on Friday, May 6:

  • $2 Tacos ($0.50 extra for steak or carnitas, excludes fish tacos)
  • Happy Hour all day

 To find the Tijuana Flats closest to you, visit www.tijuanaflats.com.


 Posted by on April 28, 2016  Food & Drink  Comments Off on 48 Hour Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Tijuana Flats
Apr 262016

sunfest uber

Who’s excited that SunFest is almost here? We certainly are and now, we’re even more excited that Uber is throwing in some ride deals. That’s right, in addition to offering a free ride (up to $20) for first-time riders — they will also be offering $10 off your ride home for existing users, courtesy of Coors Light.

For you first-time Uber riders, enter code SUNFEST16  (or if you want to give us an added perk, enter code katherinel831ue).

If you’re an existing Uber rider, pick up your code at the Info Booth inside Sunfest — and enjoy $10 off your ride home, while supplies last.

Here’s to a fabulous and safe SunFest experience.


 Posted by on April 26, 2016  Transportation  Comments Off on Enjoy a Free or Discounted Ride to Sunfest on Uber
Apr 222016


Florida Prepaid wants to send you to Roger Dean Stadium — and award you with free tickets to a baseball game. That’s why they’ll be offering the Baseball Buddies Program.

Through this program, you can bring your group to the stadium to take the field with the Jupiter Hammerheads or Palm Beach Cardinals during the National Anthem at Roger Dean Stadium. After the National Anthem, your team will come up to the microphone and yell, “Play Ball!” and help get the game started.

While the group will get free tickets to the game, there are a few steps that you must follow:

  1.  Download this Application, and submit to Roger Dean Stadium
  2. Have each parent or guardian Register their participant to be a member of the Florida PrePaid Baseball Buddies Program. (Note: this will add your name to the Florida prepaid college savings plan database)

After completing these 2 steps, each participant will receive one complimentary ticket to the game.


Apr 172016

sundays-waterfrontOn the third Sunday of each month, the Waterfront Commons is home to Sunday on the Waterfront, a free concert series that features a variety of local and national artists. These events are perfect for the entire family, and take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Waterfront Commons. Bring your chairs and blankets.

When: The 3rd Sunday of the month from 4-7 p.m.
Where: The West Palm Beach Waterfront in Downtown West Palm Beach
Cost: Free to Attend

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

April 17: Nicole Henry
May 15: Joshua Davis, The Voice finalist
June 19: Coast-to-Coast, Tribute Band to Kool and the Gang & Earth Wind and Fire

For more information, call 561-822-1515 or visit wpb.org/sunday-on-the-waterfront