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100 plus free or cheap things to do in Chicago this weekend

What can you do for fun this weekend without spending a lot of money? Here are our top picks for free or cheap things to do in Chicago this weekend. You can find a complete list of events by day on our Calendar page. To keep up with the latest news on deals, discounts and free events in Chicago, sign up for the daily Chicago on the Cheap … [Read More...]

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Last fireworks Saturday night at Navy Pier

***The last fireworks of the summer (until New Years Eve) are this Saturday at 10:15PM*** Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular FREE Chicago fireworks synchronized to blasting music on Lake Michigan. The twice weekly fireworks shows are all summer long from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Be sure to check the schedule for additional … [Read More...]

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New and improved Northerly Island reopening

The southern 40-acres of Northerly Island have been closed for the last couple years due to a U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers improvement project.  Now they're reopening. When:  Friday, September 4, 2015,  10am - 1pm Where:  Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Activities are subject to change. Visit their Facebook page or call (312) 745-2910.  … [Read More...]


Jamba Juice BOGO smoothie offer

Jamba Juice is offering a buy any size juice or smoothie and get one FREE! This offer requires this printable coupon and is good through Monday, September 7. Limit one coupon per person, per visit. There are several locations throughout Chicago. Drink up! State & Randolph, 166 N. State Street, 312.641.1925 Navy Pier Chicago, 800 East Grand Ave … [Read More...]


Get Free Six Flags Theme Park Admissions for 2015

If you are a theme park aficionado then this may be the deal for you. Six Flags is having it's second annual Flash Sale. Here's the deal:  Buy a 2016 Season Pass and get a free upgrade to a Gold Pass and free parking when you pick up your Pass card by November 1 for savings of over 60%. Buy a 2016 Season Pass now and get FREE visits for the rest of … [Read More...]


Take a free class at Learnapalooza

Learnapalooza is a FREE festival where you choose your own adventure. Their tagline is Take a class. Teach a class. Have fun. Learn something. How awesome is that? When and where:  Edgewater (September 12th). Classes are taught by volunteers and are an hour long and are held at various locations around Wicker Park.  A sample of classes offered in J … [Read More...]

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National Yoga Month equals free yoga

If you've been thinking about trying yoga, now is the perfect time. September is National Yoga Month, and the Yoga Health Foundation is offering new students a Yoga Month Card that is good for one week of FREE yoga at one of more than 1,600 studios nationwide. The card is good during September and October. You can sign up in three easy steps: Choose … [Read More...]