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10 Free Things To Do in Chicago in July

Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:00 AM by Maddy Osman

Summer is in full-swing in Chicago, and if you’re tired of going to BBQs and the beach, there are a ton of other free events and activities our fine city has to offer, including film screenings, art festivals, music events and one of the country’s biggest food festivals!

West Fest

It's July. Time to celebrate American Independence and the fact that 2013 is half over. If you haven't made it count by now, you might want to start. What better a way to do that than to hit the streets this month and mingle with Chicago's finest. Watching top notch musical acts and getting your taste buds on some of the city's best local restaurants isn't a bad way to spend your time either. Luckily you can do so at these street festivals. Enjoy!

Tomato Battle

With neighborhood block parties and large-scale festivals occurring on a daily basis this summer, some of Chicago's seasonal revelry gets overlooked. If you're fiending for a crash course in tequila, a stadium-wide food fight or a race to literally brighten your day, Chicago has you covered. Check out our picks for can't-miss (and especially unique) summer festivals.

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