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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.

Chicago Flower & 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 "garden in city." 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 three places to find the best blooms in Chicago.

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