Free things to do in Chicago for the 4th of July Weekend

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is here considering summer weather has only been around for a week or so, but its time to start making plans for one of the biggest weekends of the summer! And if you think that a fun summer weekend in the city means spending a lot of money, think again. We’ve done some digging to find you some fun and FREE let me repeat, FREE, options to make your 4th of July weekend the best and cheapest one yet.
Fireworks on Navy Pier
July 3rd and 4th starting at 9:30pm
July 6th 10:15pm
Free Admission

Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival

Pioneer Court
July 5th and 6th from 10am to 6pm
July 7th from 10am to 5pm
Free Admission

Taste of Lakeview
Lincoln Ave at Belmont
July 6th from 12pm to 10pm
July 7th from 12pm to 9pm
(donation suggested)

Millennium Park’s Free Concert Series

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
ICE and Nosaj Thing
July 4th starting at 6:30pm
Free Admission

Windy City RibFest
Lawrence & Broadway
July 5th from 5pm to 10pm
July 6th from 12pm to 10pm
July 7th from 12pm to 9pm
(donation suggested)

Chicago Summer Dance
(learn to dance and enjoy free music!)
Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Dr.
July 3rd from 6pm to 9pm

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