October events that are FREE


Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to be. There are still plenty of FREE events going on in Chicago that you can enjoy with your friends and family. Saving money is crucial when certain circumstances arise, but you don’t always have to spend money to treat yourself to a fantastic day with your loved ones.

Here are some free events that you can attend in the Chicago-land area:

Explore the Museums

One advantage that we get as Illinois residents is attending some of the best museums and cultural institutes in Chicago for free on certain days. Whether it’s being able to touch stingrays at the Shedd Aquarium, appreciate beautiful art creations at the Art Institute, or even discover what it’s like to be in space at the Adler Planetarium - they’re all family-friendly!

Visit https://chicagoonthecheap.com/free-chicago-museum-days/ to see when you can take your next visit at any of the Chicago museums for free!


Cultural Center

We all love listening to music, but it’s unfortunate that concerts can be so expensive when we would like to experience it live. Fortunately enough, the Chicago Cultural Center hosts free events such as blues, jazz, and classical music concerts, and more! Take a visit at this beautiful, historical landmark that offers more than just free concerts. It also has free public events of dance and theater, films, lectures, and art exhibitions for all your friends and family!

For more information, visit https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenter.html


A Night of Improv Comedy

Do you appreciate the fine arts and are a fan of improv? Every Sunday night at 7:30pm at The Playground Theatre, “The Free for All" is a FREE improv show for all put on by some fantastic, passionate people. A night full of laughter with your friends and family would be a great way to end your weekend.

For more information, visit http://theplaygroundtheater.com/


Movies in the Park

Parks throughout the Chicago-land area host movies, ranging from classics to the latest box office hits that are free for all! Sit back, relax, and have a picnic at the park with your friends and family as you watch one of your favorite movies.

Visit http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/movies/ to see the list of movies that will be screening at the parks!



Take a Hike

With technology taking over, people barely go out to enjoy nature nowadays. Put those phones and tablets away and go out to enjoy a hike to appreciate the beauty of nature. At the North Park Village Nature Center, you can hike through beautiful trails and learn more about the wildlife. On top of that, there are exciting events that go on specifically for your kids!

For more information, visit http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/North-Park-Village-Nature-Center/


Take a breather and enjoy one of these many, or even all, free events that go on in Chicago! Take a break from the real world and explore something extraordinary.