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As August cruises toward an end, we’re taking advantage of some of the last summertime street festivals and outdoor events in Chicago. If you don’t catch us running around these events in Chicago this weekend, you might find us eating alfresco on one of these off-the-path patios or indulging in these desserts unique to the city. Header photo credit: lizzyfay.com 

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.

Art Institute of Chicago

A trip to a Chicago museum is always a fun learning experience, but during the holidays, special events, fantastical decor and seasonal workshops offer a brilliant bonus. Only in Chicago can you travel the world of holiday traditions, celebrate with the belugas and eat breakfast with both Santa and a T. rex. Here are six ways to celebrate the season at Chicago's most beloved museums

Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America's Candy Capital

Milk Duds, Tootsie Rolls, Cracker Jack, and Frango Mints... what do they have in common besides being some of the sweetest treats around? They were all created in Chicago, America's unofficial candy capital. Sweet Home Chicago: The History Of America's Candy Capital, the latest exhibit at the National Hellenic Museum, examines the sweet history of candy-making in Chicago. Check out the exhibit and then make your way to Chicago's best candy shops for a taste of some of our city's sweetest icons.  

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