Free and Cheap Things to Do This Weekend in Chicago – October 14-16

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 14th to October 16th.


Make 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 Chicago’s neighborhoods—all for free.    October 15-16, 2016 .    Browse the list of sites or see them on a map.   During this year’s Open House Chicago, you can step inside the 2,521-seat Orchestra Hall, home of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra!


Halloween Fun: Free GHOST Tours in Chicago — Grab some friends this Halloween season in Chicago and explore Chicago’s dark past on this FREE and guided walking tour.  While the Windy City is known for her food and architecture, it is also known for … [More…]


Come Out and Enjoy All Things Irish at iBam this Weekend in Chicago — Come out with friends and family to the eighth annual Irish Books, Arts and Music celebration Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16 — iBAM! returns to the Irish American Heritage Center this weekend, … [More…]


First Annual Lincoln Square Ravenswood Restaurant Week – Oct 16-21 in Chicago —  Taste the world at the first annual Lincoln Square Ravenswood Restaurant Week when more than 20 participating restaurants offer special promotions, limited-time prix fixe menus, drink specials and free … [More…]


The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents free theatrical readings (HENRY V this weeekend) of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries at our six Chicago-area venues.  In what is regarded by many as Shakespeare’s greatest history play, in Henry V we witness the final chapter in Prince Hal’s journey to manhood, as he assumes the English crown to lead its army against the French during the Hundred Years War.  Shakespeare draws his prototypical leader in King Henry in imbuing him with courage, insight, compassion and charm.  J.R. Sullivan makes his Shakespeare Project directing debut.


Cheap Flights: Chicago to Dublin, Ireland for $502 RT on United — Check out these cheap flights from Chicago to Dublin, Ireland this month and next — as low as $502 Rt on United Airlines. Ireland has long been on the “Must See” list and we were not disappointed. Ireland … [More…]


Check out all FREE MUSEUMS this weekend Oct 15-16 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!


Birdwatchers: Come Enjoy FREE Lake County Hawkfest 2016 – Oct 15 — Call all birdwatchers:  Make your way to the  Lake County Hawkfest 2016 this Saturday, October 15 as mid-October is the best time to spot the largest diversity of species, including sharp-shinned hawk and … [More…]


Celebrate harvest fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo’s second annual Fall Fest in Chicago which continues this weekend of Oct 15-16! This free family celebration features animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin carver and fall-themed enrichment for the animals


Logan Square Food Truck Social This Weekend in Chicago — Come out and enjoy the  Logan Square Food Truck Social on Saturday & Sunday, October 15th & 16th,  from 11am-10pm  on Humboldt Blvd. between Armitage and Bloomingdale in Logan Square. $5




This weekend the fun continues at  Fall Fests and Halloween Fun 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 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.


Chicago Open House 2016 is This Weekend — October 15-16 — 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 … [More…]


Free Tickets to Chicago Ideas Week

Chicago Ideas Week brings today’s brightest innovators from across the globe to our fair city, and we’re excited to learn something new from each of them. But with the Chicago International Film Festival, … [More…]



Cheap Flights Next Spring: Chicago to Dublin for Just $449 RT on United Airlines

Looking for a cheap vacation to Ireland, the Emerald Isle?  Ireland is an addictive place to explore. Within a few miles you can travel from plunging cliffs to flat pastureland to towering mountains to … [More…]


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