FREE! Chicago

This series is called “FREE! Chicago” for a couple of reasons: first, most obviously, because we’re going to highlight free (or cheap!) ways to experience our wonderful city. But secondly, on a more philosophical level, we want to separate the Chicago experience from big spending; to “free it”, if you will, from financial burden and excess so you can truly enjoy it.

Winter Ice Skating Rinks in Chicago

Ah, ice skating. A winter tradition, and one of the only things that will tear Chicagoans from their cozy fireside cocoons before heading back for a cup of hot cocoa or cider. Whether you’re a novice or pro, getting out for at least one skate is a must.

Music in the Park: Millennium Park Music Series 2011

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a summertime hub for music lovers. Chicagoans flock to the Loop every night of the week for a uniquely Chicago experience: great music in an even better setting.

FREE! Chicago: Museum Free Days 2011

FREE! Chicago: Museum Free Days 2011

Thrifty Chicagoans know we don’t have to pay top dollar to enjoy the city’s world-class museums. Check out these free entry days to take advantage of all Chicago has to offer!

FREE! Chicago: Live Music

I must get the word out: living in Chicago means you don’t have to know the band or have a press pass to catch some of the hottest bands across a variety of venues and genres for absolutely no cost.

FREE! Chicago: Beans and Brews

In this introduction to “FREE! Chicago” we’ll tell you all about how to enjoy locally brewed beers and coffee on the cheap. Spend less, drink more!