Looking for Free Things to Do in Chicago?
“Hot town summer in the city, back of my neck getting burnt and gritty…”
August is hot and sticky in the city, but there are still a ton of free things to do in Chicago. Summer is not over yet, so get out there and experience the windy city in a way you never have before.
August 18 & 19; 10am – 3pm
North Avenue Beach
Free introductory one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors followed by music and dancing!
August 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 30 & 31, 2012
- Performances by Bollywood, Bhangra, Reggae and Funk band Funkadesi (August 9)
- Polka music by Joe Walega and the Happy Hearts Orchestra(August 24)
- Mojo & The Bayou Gypsies performing Cajun and Zydeco music (August 31)
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Every Monday morning
T’ai Chi with Lincoln Park Village – learn how to use breathing and gentle movement to increase your energy, flexibility and muscle strength. Call #773-248-8700 to reserve your spot.
Sunday August 12; 2pm
Join Jimmy Stafford of Grammy Award-Winning band TRAIN for a Wine Signing Event
Tuesday August 14
Bike in Movie: Blues Brothers
Reception begins at 7:30 at 1550 Bar (New Belgium Beer); Movie on rooftop at 8:30
Sunday August 19; 2:00 pm
Free Photography Lesson
Whole Foods; Lincoln Park, Chicago
August 14; 11am – 2pm
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Free Chicago Museums
The Art Institute – August 1 and August 8
Chicago Children’s Museum – FREE for all visitors every Thursday (5-8pm); Free on August 5 for kids 15 and under
Chicago History Museum – August 15, 15, 22, 23, 29, 30
DuSable Museum of African American Art – August 5, 12, 19, 26
Field Museum – August 27, 29, 30
Loyola University Museum of Art – August 7, 14, 21, 28
Museum of Contemporary Art - August 7, 14, 21, 28
The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays
Swedish American Museum – August 14
If you have any ideas of free things to do in Chicago (August 2012 only) please share by leaving a comment below.
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