REMINDER: Free and Cheap Things to Do This Weekend in Chicago – October 7-9

Are you making plans for the weekend but your wallet is a little light?  Have no fear as we have compiled a list of FREE and cheap things to do in the Chicago area this weekend, October 7th to October 9th.


Check out all FREE MUSEUMS this weekend in Chicago HERE, including the DuSable Museum, THE McCormick Bridgehouse and the National Museum of Mexican Art.     We are your #1 resource for Free Museum Days in Chicago so here is the complete October 2016 schedule of free museums, with free days and free admissions!


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


Rocktober Beerfest’s inaugural event in West Loop will feature Goose Island beer, Publican Quality Meat Brats and live music.


Join us at Howard Beach for a cozy bonfire on Friday October 7! Meet other members of the community around a cozy campfire. Bring a musical instrument, s’more supplies, or camp chair along to sit by the fire and meet other beachgoers. This is a family-friendly event.

Come out and enjoy some fun family time with FREE Family Fishing, Fly Tying & Tenkara Fly Fishing Classes at Northerly Island on October 8th —   Fishing equipment and bait provided at no cost; using Spincast Rod & Reel combos, hooks, weight, floats, jigs and lures. Tenkara fly rods. (A unique form of fly fishing.) Professional Instruction by Chicago’s Fish`N Kids Program Fishing Instructors. Learn how to fish Chicago’s Lagoons and our Lake Front Harbors. Learn how to rig the equipment we provide easily and simply, and begin to quickly catch fish.   Perfect for everyone ages 8 and up, 60 minute classes include in-class instruction and on-the-water fishing (weather permitting). Fish are not really hard to catch. You and your family can learn how we help 10,000 people per summer catch fish.

This weekend, start enjoying 6 Different Fall Fests in Chicago Park District  parks around the city.  The weekend of fall fun at the park is jam packed with fun fall activities, including Pumpkin Patch, Face Painting, Train Ride, Petting Zoo, Harvest Café, and more.


Come cheer on friends and runners at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon —  On Sunday, October 9, 2016, more than 40,000 runners will be racing through the streets of Chicago, as they make their way to the finish line of one of the premier running events in the world. We encourage you to become part of this city wide event and join the spectators from around the world in cheering on the runners.   It’s too late to enter this year’s race, but you can cheer on the athletes at locations all around the city, including popular spots like Chinatown, Lincoln Park and at the finish line in Grant Park.  MAPS AND INFO


The inaugural Ear Taxi Festival this weekend celebrates contemporary classical music through 32 events running through the weekend and into next week at venues across the city, representing the work of 87 living composers, all of whom either live in the city or are strongly connected to it.  While most of the concerts require a ticket, a few are free and open to the public.


Come out and enjoy the best free, BYOB stand-up comedy show taking place in a Chicago comics shop.  The Yeah Buddy Awesome Time moved to the new Impossible Industries, a few blocks down to 1750 W North Avenue.


Kicking off the fourth edition of this ILLUME CHICAGO 2016 exhibit tour in North America, Chicago’s Wrigley Square located in Millennium Park is the ideal place to showcase the finalist of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016, where light boxes will stand side by side with the famous Millennium Monument and be a stone’s throw away from the famous Chicago Bean.

More to come so check back often…….

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