If you’re looking for a way to entertain yourself, your family and your friends in Chicago without spending a lot of money, we’ve got some tips for you. We’ve got the scoop on lots of free and cheap ways to have fun in the Chicago area.
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Here’s our list of the top free events, discounts and deals to have fun in Chicago. Have an excellent week!
Free or cheap things to do in Chicago this week:
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More free or cheap things to do in Chicago:
- 2022 free Chicago museum days
- Guide to Chicago water taxis
- Half-price tickets for plays, concerts and other events
Hello. Am thrilled I found your site for Chicago. Although many events are discounted, being a Senior (mid-70s), my money is even tighter than it is for somebody that isn’t living on their savings. QUESTION: Do you have a listing of things for Seniors? (I’m an educated woman with a hearing impairment, and love dance, music and good theater. I rely on public transportation, so for safety’s sake, I would prefer to attend events in the Loop where I wouldn’t be attacked.)–Thanks!
I’m so glad you’re enjoying the site. I don’t have a Senior specific page or post but I was thinking about it when I published this https://chicagoonthecheap.com/reflections-free-day-of-art-for-seniors/. There is a senior center at the Chicago Cultural Center called Renaissance Court. They publish a quarterly brochure https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/fss/supp_info/SeniorServices/RCSummer2016Brochure.pdf I’ll create a post soon. Stay tuned!