Free and cheap things to do this weekend

The Miami River continues to be a working waterway has also become a spot to party and dine. Celebrate it this weekend at the annual Miami River Day festival plus, there’s plenty going on at Bayfront Park, in Coral Gables and as always, on Miami Beach.

Yoga at Bayfront Park (Facebook)

Bayfront Park/Museum Park

When’s the last time you went to a yoga class here? You mean you’ve never been? This weekend you get another chance to do either between Friday and Sunday. Click here to see class times. Friday night April 6, come and enjoy Downtown Movie Night and a screening of the heartwarming animated, Award-winning film “Coco” starting at 7 p.m. If a festival’s more your thing learn about all things Qatar during the two day Qatar Roadshow April 7 and 8. They’ll showcase Qatar cinema, art, architecture and coffee for sampling. You can even meet Miami Heat players Justice Winslow and Kelly Olynyk and Miami Dolphins player Kenny Stills. Click here for all info. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. All free.

The scene at Giralda Under the Stars (Facebook)

Giralda Under the Stars

The pedestrian-friendly street has turned into the place to be and once a month, they host a few musical acts during their Giralda Under the Stars. This month’s theme is Spring Soiree and The Sh-Booms from Orlando and Miami’s own The Kids perform at the event on Friday. Several of the restaurants also set up outdoor bars and of course, the food is definitely the star on “Restaurant Row.” April 6, 7-10 p.m., Giralda Ave., Coral Gables. Free.

Miami River Day Festival

The Miami River is more than just a place for boats to travel and let’s face it, the last few years has become a place to party and dine. It’s also a historical part of our city and every year Dade Heritage Trust hosts the Miami River Day festival to honor that history. During the fest, take a boat ride on the Miami River and learn about its importance, watch historic re-enactments at the Wagner Homestead and Fort Dallas Barracks and bring the kids to enjoy fun activities. Food and drinks will also be sold during the event. April 7, 1-6 p.m., Lummus Park, 404 NW 3 St., Miami. Free.

Longines Global Champions Tour Miami Beach site (Facebook)

Longines Global Champions Tour

Horses…on the sands of South Beach…yes, picture that. Now you know what the Longines Global Champions Tour looks like. Behind Collins Park, grandstands are set up for viewing the riders on their horses jumping through a course. You can also stand along the side of the arena for a close-up look. It’s definitely a unique event and seating is first come first serve. There’s also a shopping village, entertainment and of course, cocktails. April 6 and 7, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free.

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