Free Movies for the Kids now that school is out — For nine weeks this summer, you can bring the kids to the movies for free at participating Regal Theatres. The kid movies start at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, and seats are available on a first-come, first served basis.
Chicago:Free The annual German festival features in Lincoln Square live music and maypole dancing. Bring cash for plates of German food and steins of beer. Don’t miss a traditional keg tapping and the crowning of this year’s Mayfest queen during the official opening ceremony (8 p.m. Friday).
Are you a stargazer? The Dearborn Observatory at Northwestern University is open for free stargazing every Friday night from 9:00pm to 11:00pm (8 to 10pm during the winter months) using the historic 18.5″ refracting telescope. What a great event for the whole family!
The Kane County Cougars are offering a great free ticket promotion on Tuesdays throughout the whole summer as part of the national Kraft Cheese Singles promotion. Here are the details: If you bring a Kraft Singles wrapper to the Kane County Cougars ballpark, you can buy one ticket and get one free during the Tuesday Night Tickets promotion, which runs through September 1, 2009.
Come to the free Chicago Fed Money Museum and view millions of dollars in various denominations and learn to detect counterfeits. Spend some time here and see how the Federal Reserve System impacts your life. Located at 230 South LaSalle Street, the Bank’s Money Museum is free and open to the public year-round from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Bank holidays.
The annual Chicago Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 23rd in downtown Chicago. The free parade honors veterans, active duty military personnel, and those who have […]
Come and see the free concert premiere of “Living the Divine” –New York composer Daniel Brewbaker’s powerful story of hope, love, faith, and the beauty of nature that is brought to life at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on May 31. This world premiere features Anima’s Touring Chorus, Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano; Cynthia Yeh, principal percussionist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and William Buhr, acclaimed pianist.
In this day of billion-dollar stadiums, multimillion-dollar athletes and $100 tickets, minor league baseball can be a good deal – for the entire family. While not free, visiting the Kane County Cougars, Windy City ThunderBolts and the Joliet JackHammers to watch some good baseball can be had at a bargain price for the whole family.
On Friday, May 15, the Mars candy company will give away 500,000 certificates for free Mars chocolate products. The certificates will become available on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m EST, and they’re available until they’re gone, so you’ll need to act fast. Mars is promoting their Real Chocolate Relief Act campaign and website.
Help save the Honey Bees! In supporting their efforts to save the honey bees, Haagen-Dazs is giving away a free scoop of any bee-built ice cream flavor on May 12 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Chicago locations are Navy Pier, O’Hare and the Lincolnwood Town Center. It’s all part of Haagen-Dazs’ efforts to raise awareness and raise money to save the US honey bee population (& the delicious foods the bees help create, from honey, to almonds, to cherries and strawberries). The free ice cream is available at participating locations only. Click here to find a Haagen-Dazs near you.
Wendella Boats, the original boat tour company in Chicago, invites families to celebrate Mother’s Day with this special free ride for moms on any of the Wendella Boat sightseeing tours.
Want to keep your children reading after school ends? Take this reading challenge with your kids and this summer, if your child reads 8 books, Barnes & Noble will give your son or daughter a free book.
This Mother’s Day, as a tribute to well-deserving moms everywhere, TCBY, the country’s best real dairy frozen yogurt, is saying “Happy Mother’s Day” by giving away cups or cones of free yogurt to moms nationwide!
Every second Saturday the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago invites families to learn about the art of our time through hands-on art activities, scavenger hunts, Look ‘n’ Learn stations, and more. Admission is FREE For families with children 12 and under.
Activities are appropriate for all ages.
Take a fun roadtrip and stop by Living Sea Aquarium in Park Ridge for the free shark and stingray feedings every Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (there are also free stingray feedings every Monday – Friday at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.). Living Sea Aquarium is a local fish store that is more like a mini museum, aquarium and pet store rolled into one. It’s a wonder to walk through and especially fun to watch/help feed the stingrays and sharks.