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11 Free Things to Do in Chicago Right Now!

The Bean in Millennium Park

March in Chicago means that spring is here and summer is right around the corner. As the weather warms up, there are more and more FREE things to do around Chicago. Read on for some top picks to finish out the month.


4 Flower Shows in Chicago Bloom with the Sights & Scents of Spring

Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago

Springtime in Chicago ushers in flowers galore! From daffodils along State Street's parkways to the prairie blossoms at the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park, Chicago lives up to its "City in a Garden" moniker. This season check out a Chicago Cubs inspired flower show, the annual events at Navy Pier and Macy's on State Street, and the bright allure of azaleas at Lincoln Park Conservatory.


Weekend Alert January 6-8: 180 Comedy Performances, Fun Floral Displays, Navy Pier's Mega Festival Finale & FREE Museum Days

Adler Planetarium

It's the first weekend of 2017 and we've already got some amazing Chicago events and activities you won't want to miss, many of which are free! Get ready to laugh at 180 shows at the Sketch Comedy Fest, tour some of Chicago's famous attractions, check out spectacular flower displays and go wild at Navy Pier's indoor fun zone: 170,000 square feet of rides and slides. It's time to make weekend plans... here's your guide.  


Weekend Alert December 2–4: Champagne Tasting, Holiday Fun at Navy Pier's Winter Festival, Unique Art Showcase & Holiday Fair + MORE!

Winter Wonderfest

We're already in the holiday spirit! Are you? Well, Chicago is the perfect place to enjoy the holiday festivities. From wine & cookie tastings to the finest holiday attractions ever, we've got the top happenings this weekend all in one place. It's time to make weekend plans. Don't forget to share your awesome pics with us on Instagram using #mychicagopix.


L is for Lincoln Park Conservatory: Exploring Chicago A to Z

Lincoln Park Conservatory Chicago 

In the Victorian Age, Chicagoans became quite fascinated with assemblages built of iron and glass that gave shelter to a staggering array of plant life for general consumption in any season, no matter how dire the weather. Built between 1890 and 1895, the Lincoln Park Conservatory continues to offer visitors and locals ample reason to make a pilgrimage to the Lincoln Park neighborhood to experience their four wonderful display halls.

Winter Flower and Train Show at the Lincoln Park Conservatory

Ever since he was a little baby, my son has adored trains. He was born in London, and I attribute his love of trains to the fact that throughout my pregnancy and for the first few months of his life, we rode the Central line of the Tube everywhere. As a toddler in Chicago, he was thrilled at riding along on the elevated tracks, through the Loop. He's ten now, and while he no longer plays with his Thomas and Friends wooden train set, he is still fascinated by trains. It also looks like he's


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