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April 26, 2017

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FREE Frank Lloyd Wright House Tours in Chicago – June 8

Are you a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright?  Well mark your calendar for June 8 when you can tour his buildings for FREE!  On the 150th anniversary of his birth, there will be FREE tours of some of the most famous […]



Headliners Announced for the FREE Chicago Jazz Festival

Mark your calendars for the FREE Chicago jazz Festival, which will take place on August 31 through September 2 over Labor Day weekend.  This year, the 39th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival will celebrate the 100th birthdays of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, […]



Free Rides on Chicago METRA for the Kids

Are you bringing your child to work on Thursday for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day? If so, you be pleased to know that all your kids will be able to ride for free on suburban Chicago’s commuter […]



Free Thursdays for Chicago’s Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is celebrating its 18th Anniversary this year and Thursdays are free admission days,  filled with exciting daily programs for the whole family. So gather up the family and get there for free museum days.   […]



Free Jazz Concerts All Day on April 25th

Did you know that the Jazz Institute of Chicago, a nonprofit organization that has been championing the music here since 1969, created the FREE Jazz Education Day last year? During the course of nearly eight hours last April, audiences at […]



How to Get a Free Bounce House at Your Block Party in Chicago This Summer

Starting Wednesday, Chicago residents can reserve a bounce house from the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for free, according to the city’s website.   Each year, the Jumping Jack delights children across Chicago. This inflatable playground, provided by […]



Free Movies All 2017 Summer in Millennium Park in Downtown Chicago

The 2017 Chicago Millenium Park Film Series includes free movie offerings this summer of 2017 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, so get your blankets, snacks, and bottles of wine ready, because Chicago’s popular outdoor summer movie series […]



Reminder: Tax Day Freebies in the Chicago Area Through April 18

April 15, the traditional tax return deadline, falls on a Saturday this year. Then, the Monday after that, April 17, is Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C., so government offices are closed. So that leaves Tuesday, April 18 as Tax Day […]



Tax Day Freebies in the Chicago Area Through April 18

April 15, the traditional tax return deadline, falls on a Saturday this year. Then, the Monday after that, April 17, is Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C., so government offices are closed. So that leaves Tuesday, April 18 as Tax Day […]



FREE Red Robin Burger with Purchase on Easter

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews is celebrating the holiday with a FREE Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Fries on Sunday, April 16 with purchase at participating locations. This FREE Easter meal deal announced by Red Robin on Twitter might be just […]



Freebies and Things to Do This Easter Weekend in Chicago + Where to Eat

Easter in Chicago means different things to different people, which produces a breadth of events, no matter how you choose to celebrate. For most, the holiday symbolizes the incredible resurrection of Jesus Christ from a tomb and a chance for […]



Free ‘Second Fridays’ Chicago Art Gallery Night on April 14

The Chicago Arts District hosts its free “2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night” every second Friday of the month (April 14th this month) featuring free monthly opening receptions at the galleries and artists’ studios centered around South Halsted and 18th Streets in […]



Kids Eat Free at Chicago Area IHOPs

IHOP has announced that kids can eat free with each purchase of an adult entree. No coupon is necessary. IHOP has a new kids eat free deal good every day starting today, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  From 4 pm to 10 […]



The Chicago Adler Planetarium: FREE Admission and Programs on Earth Day – April 22

Earth Day is rapidly approaching and Chicago’s Adler Planetarium is celebrating Earth Day with special programs and FREE  admission for Illinois residents.  The planetarium has announced that it is going to be holding its second-annual Earthfest on April 22. That’s the […]



Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art Will be FREE for Teens

Following in the footsteps of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has recently announced that it will off free admission to teenagers beginning in June.  The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is a contemporary art museum […]