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October 17, 2017

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The FREE Chicago Open House 2017 is this Weekend — October 14-15

Makes plans to see some cool buildings at the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago this weekend — this is a free public event that offers behind-the-scenes access to 200 buildings across Chicago.  Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of […]

FREE Spectator Guide & Info for 2017 Chicago Marathon Oct 8th (along with Street Traffic Closures map)

One of Chicago’s best events every year is the free Bank of America 2017 Chicago Marathon, coming up this Sunday on October 8th. Whether you’re running it yourself, or cheering on a friend, it’s a fantastic way to get to […]

Free and Cheap Events This Weekend in Chicago

Looking for something to do this weekend but a little light in the wallet?  Well, check out this list of things to do in Chicago this weekend.  Some are free, some cheap but alway know we are trying to stretch […]

Free Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest This Weekend in Chicago

Celebrate harvest fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo’s third annual Fall Fest in Chicago! This free family celebration features animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin carver and fall-themed enrichment for the animals. Fall Fest also […]

Chicago Weekend: Revolution Oktoberfest in Logan Square

Come out to the Revolution Oktoberfest in Chicago, which will take place September 29th-30th in Logan Square on Milwaukee Ave. between California and Fullerton in Chicago. Chicago’s Revolution Brewing is moving its annual Oktoberfest celebration to a street festival format […]

Free Day of Concerts This Weekend

Come on out this weekend for a FREE CONCERT.  Logan Square’s multi-disciplinary art space Comfort Station is holding an all-day concert on Saturday September 30 from 1:00pm  to 9:30pm, set beneath the nearby Illinois Centennial Monument.  Enjoy free live music in the heart […]

Reminder: FREE Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago – Sept 23-24

A reminder that Chicago’s FREE Hyde Park Jazz Festival, which features world premieres, unexpected collaborations, a spotlight on women bandleaders and an in-depth look at Thelonious Monk at 100 all at the 11th Hyde Park Jazz Festival, is this weekend […]

FREE 312 Block Party This Weekend at Goose Island

The Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party returns this year with another stellar lineup of music at Goose Island’s Fulton Street Brewery, featuring the likes of  The Record Company, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Animal Collective, Joey Purp and others […]

Free Architectural Tours of SC Johnson Corporate Headquarters

One of our favorite tours in the Chicago Architecture Biennial is the free tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Johnson Wax corporate headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, which they are doing AGAIN. Tours will run from September 16th through January 7th, coinciding with the opening […]

FREE World Music Festival in Chicago – Sept 8-24

Come out and enjoy the 19th Annual FREE World Music Festival in Chicago from Sept 8-24th all around the city. The 19th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place September 8-24, 2017 and is presented by the City of Chicago. This city-wide, […]

Chicago Weekend: The Ravenswood Art Walk

Enjoy the fall weather while getting to know local artists at the 16th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk.   Over 16 years, RAW has grown into what it is today; an dynamic celebration of arts and industry that features over 300 artists and […]

FREE Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Festival this Weekend

Check out the inaugural Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Festival this weekend, where the smell of smoked meats is as strong as the beverages. The festival itself is FREE and runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2000 W. Roscoe St. […]

REMINDER: Taste of Greektown This Weekend in Chicago

Opaa! It’s time again for the annual Taste of Greektown Celebration hosted by the Greektown SSA. Saturday August 26th from 12:00pm to 11:00pm and Sunday August 27th from 12:00pm to 11:00pm. Everyone is invited to celebrate all things Greek. Known […]

Fun Fireworks and Free Events in Chicago over Labor Day

Did you know that Chicago is the most popular city to visit over Labor Day?  This year’s the most popular U.S. cities to visit over Labor Day Weekend include: Chicago Orlando Atlanta Las Vegas Washington, D.C. For the second year […]

FREE Dan Ryan Woods 100th Anniversary Party

Come on out and enjoy the Dan Ryan Woods 100th Anniversary in 2017, witha big festive party happening from 2-7 p.m on Aug. 27;, 2017.   There will be live music, and archery and trail hikes are just some of the […]