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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.

Where the Flowers Are: Spring Blooms & Chicago Flower Shows

Chicago Flower and Garden Show

You might know Chicago as the "Windy City" or the "City of Broad Shoulders", but one of our city's most appropriate nicknames is the "Garden City." Indeed our city's seal states clearly Urbs in Horto, Latin for city in a garden. As springtime rolls around, the reason for this flowery nickname is evident: everywhere you turn, you'll see gardens big and small, in our backyards, on our parkways, even on our balconies and rooftops! Here are four gardens and

Chicago's Kids and Kites Festival

Every spring, kids in Chicago step out into the sunshine and embrace the wind at the Kids & Kites festival, an annual tradition established by our former mayor and kite enthusiast, Richard M. Daley. This year's festival will take on a more international flavor: as part of the public activities to mark the NATO Chicago Summit, NATO is partnering with the City of Chicago to present the 14th Annual Kids & Kites Festival on Saturday, May 19 at Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park, from 10am - 4pm.

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