The weekend is finally here in Chicago, and you're ready to go out and have some fun. We've done the hard work for you and rounded top Free Things to Do in Chicago this weekend in our up-to-date Chicago Free Events This Weekend Calendar that covers the best free concerts (classical, jazz, pop, rock, opera), free comedy shows, art exhibitions (museum, galleries), free and cheap party and nightlife activities & things to do this weekend (this Saturday and Sunday) in Chicago including Berwyn, Evanston, Gary, Oak Park, Bridgeview, Calumet City, Elmhurst, Oak Brook and more.

WEEKEND

Saturday, Mar 2, 2024

  • Cook + Serve with Fight2Feed: Saturday Serving Missions
    FREE
    Cook + Serve With Fight2feed: Saturday Serving Missions
    March 2 @ 7am - 2pm

    McCormick Place East Kitchen, 2227 Fort Dearborn Dr, Chicago, il

    Every week we cook and serve 750 - 1500 hot community meals to our friends in need. We have a group of like mind team that cook and serve together. We serve ...
  • Brunch & Beatz Saturdays @ Good To Go
    FREE Party
    Brunch & Beatz Saturdays @ Good To Go
    March 2 @ 9am - 3pm. Weekly - Saturdays

    Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine, 711 Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202, USA

    Join us every Saturday for BRUNCH BEATZ @ GOODTOGO located on the north side of Chicago where you can enjoy all the vibes without having to deal with the ...
  • Even 1 Hour Per Month From You Will Help!  It's The Year of the Tree Canopy!
    FREE
    Even 1 Hour Per Month From You Will Help! It's The Year Of The Tree Canopy!
    March 2 @ 10am - 1pm

    Botanic Garden & Farm Clubhouse, 6011 South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL

    [hidden] EVERY SATURDAY IS GREEN & CLEAN DAY West Woodlawn Botanic Garden & Village Farm Initiative COME JOIN THE FUN & MIRACLES WE CAN CREATE IS ...
  • LET'S PLAY MEXICAN BINGO, HAVE LUNCH AND DIFFERENT FLAVORED MIMOSAS! 🤗🥂😃
    FREE
    Let's Play Mexican Bingo, Have Lunch And Different Flavored Mimosas! 🤗🥂😃
    March 2 @ 11am - 1pm

    Adamus Lounge - The Silversmith Hotel & Suites, 10 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

    LET'S PLAY MEXICAN BINGO, HAVE LUNCH AND DIFFERENT FLAVORED MIMOSAS! 🤗🥂😃 Let's have Lunch and all different flavored Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, other drinks, ...
  • CHIditarod XIX: Race, Live Music, Food Drive and Pub Crawl!
    FREE
    Chiditarod Xix: Race, Live Music, Food Drive And Pub Crawl!
    March 2 @ 11:30am - 3:30pm

    Cobra Lounge, 235 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL

    Are you ready for a crazy Saturday in March? If you have never been to this event you are in for a treat. This event goes rain or shine or snowstorm. The ...
  • The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
    FREE
    The Valley Of Gwangi (1969)
    March 2 @ 1pm - 3pm

    Doc Films, 1212 E 59th St # 3, Chicago, IL

    You’ve heard of Cowboys and Aliens… now get ready for cowboys battling dinosaurs! Centered on the mysterious Forbidden Valley where prehistoric creatures roam ...
  • 🎬 Let’s go to the Saturday matinee ✨Oscars Edition✨
    FREE
    🎬 Let’S Go To The Saturday Matinee ✨Oscars Edition✨
    March 2 @ 3:45pm - 6:30pm

    AMC Lowes Crestwood 18, 13221 Rivercrest Dr, Crestwood, IL

    ✨PLEASE DO NOT RSVP UNTIL YOU HAVE PURCHASED YOUR TICKET & POSTED YOUR SEAT NUMBER. 🎟️ THANKS.✨ If like me, you hardly got a chance to see many, or any, ...
  • Game night at Randall's Pub!
    FREE
    Game Night At Randall's Pub!
    March 2 @ 4pm - 6pm

    Randall’s Pub, 6341 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

    Come out and play at Randall's Pub! Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday afternoon? Join us at Randall's Pub to play a game, grab a drink and make ...
  • Happy Hour
    FREE
    Happy Hour
    March 2 @ 5pm - 8pm

    Chicago Athletic Association, 12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

    We are delighted to announce our upcoming event on Saturday, March 2nd at 5pm. Join us for an evening of fun! Sam
  • Board Game Saturdays!
    FREE
    Board Game Saturdays!
    March 2 @ 5pm - 9pm

    Spellbound Games, 1116 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

    Come play all kinds of board games on Saturday nights! Both beginners and experienced gamers are welcome. Bring your own games or take demo games off the wall! ...

Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

  • Brunch & Beatz Sundays @ Good To Go
    FREE Party
    Brunch & Beatz Sundays @ Good To Go
    March 3 @ 9am - 3pm. Weekly - Saturdays

    Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine, 711 Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202, USA

    Join us every Sunday for BRUNCH BEATZ @ GOODTOGO located on the north side of Chicago where you can enjoy all the vibes without having to deal with the ...
  • Chicago Polar Plunge 2024 Support (Optional Coffee/Brunch)
    FREE
    Chicago Polar Plunge 2024 Support (Optional Coffee/Brunch)
    March 3 @ 9:30am - 1pm

    Lincoln Park Pedestrian Bridge, N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL

    Hi everyone, Let's support the polar plungers in Chicago! [hidden] I missed this event last year and it's a good time to check it. It's a bit expensive if you ...
  • Feed the Hungry
    FREE
    Feed The Hungry
    March 3 @ 10am - 12pm

    Downtown Islamic Center, 231 S State Street, Chicago, IL

    Join us every Sunday morning to help make and distribute bagged lunches that include salads, sandwiches, and more to the hungry/homeless throughout Chicago. We ...
  • Brunch and bowling at pinstripes
    FREE
    Brunch And Bowling At Pinstripes
    March 3 @ 10am - 3pm

    Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL

    Come join me for brunch and bowling. They have the best brunch here. The brunch is a little pricy but worth it. Its $30 plus tax and tip for all you can eat ...
  • Board Games in the Afternoon
    FREE
    Board Games In The Afternoon
    March 3 @ 1pm - 4pm

    Stay and Play Game Cafe, 3932 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

    Let's play some games! Board Games! Our group enjoys playing board games and socializing. We mostly play the lighter Euro Games (Azul, Splendor, Carsonne), ...
  • 3/3 Chicago Big Band - Arthur Murray Studio - Oak Brook Terrace
    FREE
    3/3 Chicago Big Band - Arthur Murray Studio - Oak Brook Terrace
    March 3 @ 1pm - 4pm

    Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1915 S. Meyers Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, il

    Chicago Big Band at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Sunday, March 3rd, 1:30-4:00pm. Cover $20. Doors open at 1:00pm. Arthur Murray Dance Studio. 1915 S. Meyers ...
  • Songwriting and Composition Circle - third song due
    FREE
    Songwriting And Composition Circle - Third Song Due
    March 3 @ 2pm - 4pm

    South Loop, Chicago, IL

    If you are still interested in participating, it's not too late! Just sign up and shoot me a message! For those of us that are motivated to ...
  • Life After Brunch Day Party
    FREE Party
    Life After Brunch Day Party
    March 3 @ 3pm - 7pm. Weekly - Sundays

    Tribe Supper Club, 1239 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

    Every Sunday, experience Life After Brunch...one of Chicago's most exclusive day parties! Great food + drinks + Chicago's hottest DJs Great Vibes. Come dressed ...
  • Let's watch Past Lives, then dinner at Earl's Kitchen
    FREE
    Let's Watch Past Lives, Then Dinner At Earl's Kitchen
    March 3 @ 3:45pm - 5:45pm

    AMC NEWCITY 14, 1500 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL

    One of the very best movies of the year and a Best Picture nominee is back in theaters ahead of this year's Academy Awards. And tickets are only $5. Past ...
  • Board Game Night in River North
    FREE
    Board Game Night In River North
    March 3 @ 4pm - 11pm

    Portillo's & Barnelli's Chicago, 100 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL

    Hey there, Young Professionals! Join us for an unforgettable night of awesome board and card games with great food and cool people, all in the heart of the ...

More Free Things To Do in Chicago This Weekend

Besides many free events listed in our Chicago Free Events this Weekend calendar above, here are some more Free Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend:

Water Tower Place
835 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL | https://www.shopwatertower.com/
The ultimate place to be for fanfare and activity on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile during weekends, Water Tower Place features dozens of major retailers, incredible restaurants, and fun entertainment options housed in a seven-level atrium. Water Tower Place is also home to Broadway in Chicago.

Holy Name Cathedral
730 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL
While ground broke on Chicago's cathedral in July of 1874, the building has been restored several times over the years to repair fire damage. The cathedral notably replaced the Cathedral of Saint Mary after it was destroyed during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Pope John Paul II became the first Pontiff to visit Holy Name Cathedral during a visit to the United States in October of 1979.

The Famous Tiffany Dome Inside the Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL | https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenter-tiffanydome.html
Free admission makes it possible to pop into this historic building to see a magnificent translucent dome made of Tiffany Favrile glass. Cut into the shape of fish scales, this zodiac-inspired dome has a diameter of 38 feet. It was made by the famous Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company of New York.

Sculpture Hunt Along Chicago's Magnificent Mile
There's something fun about the Saturday hustle and bustle of shoppers and tourists on the Magnificent Mile. One way to stay busy for hours without spending a dime is to look for the list of statues nestled around Chicago's most famous loop. The list includes the Wings of Mexico sculpture at 410 North Michigan Avenue, the Agora Big Feet sculpture at 1135 South Michigan Avenue, and the World Traveler sculpture at 100 East Lake Shore Drive.

Brewery Tours and Pub Crawls
Chicago is one of the best cities for beer in the country! The city boasts more than 160 breweries offering locally crafted beers. Many brewers offer free tours on a first-come basis on weekend afternoons.

Blues and Jazz Music on Halsted Street
While there are many spots for live music around Chicago, Halsted Street has a nice concentration of bars and clubs playing blues and jazz. Most don't open until 6 p.m. on weekends.

The Chicago Skyline on a Saturday Night
875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Why pay $25 a pop to check out the view from one of Chicago's observatory decks? A spot called Signature Lounge on top of Chicago's John Hancock Building offers the same view for free. The only catch is that you may need to order at least a drink to be able to stick around.

Free Games at the Game Room
12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL | https://www.chicagoathletichotel.com/restaurants/game-room
The Game Room is a rarity because it's one of the only old-time athletic clubs to survive the Great Depression. While the Game Room is housed in a hotel, the games are totally free for the public. Playing shuffleboard, pool, foosball, bocce, and other classics in an upscale location is a great way to spend a Saturday night.

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
Navy Pier is an iconic Chicago attraction located in the city's scenic lakefront area. It's also the place to be on weekends. Found in the Streeterville neighborhood, Navy Pier juts 3,300 feet into the shoreline of Lake Michigan. This 52-acre wonderland features more than 50 shops, restaurants, gardens, parks, museums, exhibition spaces, and attractions. In fact, it is considered one of the Midwest's most important attractions. This is also the place to ride on the famed Navy Pier Centennial Wheel for amazing views of the city, shoreline, and beyond!

The Most Haunted Hotel in Illinois
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Congress Plaza Hotel was named by Leisure + Travel as the most haunted place in all of Illinois. This 122-year-old hotel is routinely the source of ghost sightings. The ghost of Al Capone is frequently seen near the infamous gangster's favorite eight-floor suite. Several other ghosts are known to cause banging sounds, scratching noises, slammed doors, and flickering lights. Touring the lobby on the weekends makes it easier to blend in with the flow of tourists.

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