Free Events in Chicago


Looking for free events in Chicago and ways to stay entertained but don’t have a fortune? Don’t worry, Chicago has several great things to do FOR FREE! Here’s our list of top activities that won’t cost you a cent!

Free Events in Chicago

Grant Park Music Festival │ Catch a show June through August at this outdoor venue in Millennium Park.

Chicago Jazz Festival │ The Chicago Jazz Festival kicks off September 1, 2016 in Millennium Park.

World Music Festival │ This city-wide event takes place September 9-25, 2016 and has featured artists from over 80 countries since its inception.

Movies in the Park │ Pack a picnic and cozy up under the stars during the showing of your favorite movie. Movies in the Park are featured in dozens of parks throughout the summer.

Lincoln Park Zoo │With countless exhibits and breathtaking city views, Lincoln Park Zoo is a great option visitors of any age.

Millennium Park │ One of Chicago’s most iconic attractions, Millennium Park offers numerous locations for taking the perfect Chicago photo!

Fireworks at Navy Pier │ Post up anywhere from Navy Pier to North Avenue Beach to watch the spectacular fireworks show which occurs every Wednesday & Saturday in the summer.

Looking for a hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago? Book your stay at Hyatt Regency Chicago to stay close to Navy Pier, Millennium Park and other Chicago attractions. Plus, book with us over the Fourth of July to receive a special discount! Use offer code CHIFAN when making your reservation.