Free Things To Do in Chicago

Free Things To Do

Here's your source for free things to do in Chicago. You can find free events and search by date. There's also a map and directory of attractions and activities so you can easily find free things to do near you. Some museums are free year-round and others offer free museum days. This resource of free things to do in Chicago is updated daily, with new free events and activities added frequently.

An easy way to find free things to do is to visit our Chicago Events Calendar and select Free from the drop down menu. 

Browse through all of the upcoming free events and attractions in Chicago and have fun without spending a dime!

Free Events in Chicago

E.g., 06/27/2016
05/27/2016 - 10:00am
Forest View Educational Center
2121 Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
How Much: 
free

59th annual stamp show. 50+ dealers, exhibits, club meetings, speakers open to the public. Kids booth. Free parking; free admission.


05/27/2016 - 12:00pm
Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
How Much: 
Free to attend; $12 to ride the wheel

Navy Pier will celebrate the opening of the Centennial Wheel with a day of activities and fireworks


05/27/2016 - 2:00pm
2744 W. 63rd St., Chicago, IL
How Much: 
Free

This family-friendly, community-centered market aims to counteract the reality of food deserts by opening up a space for residents to access high-quality local produce at affordable prices.


05/27/2016 - 5:00pm
Mole de Mayo
1400 W 18th St, Chicago, IL
How Much: 
Free, $5 suggested donation

Being held at Ashland and 18th Street in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, the 7th annual Mole de Mayo festival will feature mole, pitting local chefs and restaurants against one another.


05/28/2016 - 7:00am
Green City Market
Green City Market
1817 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
How Much: 
Free

Green City Market provides a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and connecting farmers and local producers directly to chefs and the greater Chicago community.


Free Things To Do In Chicago

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3100 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
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5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
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630 N Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60654
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1301 W 14th St, Chicago, IL
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688 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
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11132 S Saint Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
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2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60006
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115 S Sangamon St, Chicago, IL 60607
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493 N Oaklawn Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
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