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12 Free Things to Do in Chicago Today & All Through April

The Whistler

Spring is here in Chicago and things are warming up in the Windy City. Warmer temperatures means that there's even more to do in the city, as markets open their doors and song and dance fill the air (no, really!). Most of the options in our list are free things to do in Chicago this month, with a few that will run you less than $10.

Here are 12 free things to do in April that shouldn't be missed.


A Day in Lincoln Square on a Budget

Lincoln Square gate

Lincoln Square is one Chicago’s North Side neighborhoods with a little bit of something for everyone. A tons of great restaurants, outdoor spots and places to stroll, venues for seeing movies and music, family friendly activities, and plenty of nightlife to enjoy, too. Keep reading for the best spots for a budget-friendly day in Lincoln Square.


Chicago Brauhaus: Where Every Day is Oktoberfest

Chicago Brauhaus

You can assume a place that prides itself on celebrating Oktoberfest every day of the year pulls out all the stops when October rolls around. At Chicago Brauhaus restaurant, you're in for boisterously good time. This beloved German restaurant is best known for its cold steins of beer, oversized pretzels and peppy, in-house oompah band, the Brauhaus Trio. Heaps of good cheer and hearty Bavarian food — think sauerkraut, schnitzels, schinkenbrot (ham on rye), goulash suppe (meat and


Ravenswood Evolves Into Chicago's Brewery Corridor

Band of Bohemia Chicago

In Chicago, Randolph Street might be Restaurant Row and Michigan Avenue may be the Magnificent Mile shopping mecca, but in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, Ravenswood is steadily transforming into quite the brewery corridor. In the past couple years alone, Ravenswood has filled in with a myriad of places to sate a variety of beer cravings, from German lagers to "culinary"-inspired beers infused with apple and thyme.


Take the Brown Line to Brunch: Lincoln Square Edition

Over Easy Cafe

If you're looking for a place to get your brunch on, you might hop on the Brown Line to the Damen stop. You've got a fine troika right on Damen Avenue and as soon as you walk down from the platform, you're right up front with your first offering.


Neighborhood Spotlight: Authentic Flair in Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square

More than old-fashioned shops and cobblestone streets, Lincoln Square is an exciting neighborhood that boasts a wide range of restaurants, bars and boutiques. Music, arts and crafts are a focus here and for dining, there's an international flair- dig into authentic Mexican, feast on French fare or grab a slice of Neopolitan-goodness at the local pizzeria.


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