Visiting Chicago for Memorial Day? This post covers things to do in Chicago on Memorial Day 2019 and the entire weekend, including a top 5 list, nighttime activities, family-friendly things to do, and free things. Read our master post on things to do in Chicago if you’re there all of May.
Many of Chicago’s biggest attractions have entry fees. While you do pay for a tourist discount pass, it can give you a bulk discount and free admission into some interesting tours and museums, saving you up to 55%.
They can also save you time with skip-the-ticket-line privileges.
Many of our top ten activities are perfect for the evening hours, but below are some other suggestions to fill in your evenings during the month of June, including night tours, the symphony, and craft brew events.
Practice your baseball skills right outside of historic Wrigley Field at the batting cages at Sluggers. Beyond the batting cages, you can participate in other games such as skee-ball, and catch some games on the TVs at this beloved sports bar.
PJ Masks Live is a fun, family-friendly stage show based on the cartoon show. With fun music and acrobatics, kids aged 2+ will enjoy watching Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko save the day.
Dates: June 7 – 9, 2019
Go to a Baseball Game
We have two baseball teams here, so there are plenty of options for families to go catch a game!
The Cubs play north of downtown at Wrigley Field, and the White Sox play south of the skyscrapers at the Guaranteed Rate Field. Tour both stadiums, or just enjoy the fresh air while cheering on our Chicago teams!
The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the country, and one of the last few free zoos. Home to over 1,000 animals, this is a great stop during your time in the city.
While you are in the area, you can also explore the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the park itself.
Stroll the Riverwalk
With the warmer weather, it is the perfect time to explore the riverwalk. This beautiful stretch will bring you below the busy streets and right along the river’s edge, lined with restaurants, art, and fountains.
This post is an overview of the April weather in Chicago, including snow and precipitation forecasts, as well as tips on how to dress and things to do. Be sure to look into weather in March and June as well.
Weather in April is generally pleasant, after the months of winter that Chicago has experienced. You will want to be prepared for the weather so that you can properly pack, and so that nothing can hold you back during your stay in the city. The temperatures reach between 55 °F and 63°F (13-17°C), with an average high of 59 °F (15 °C).
On the other end, the average low this month is 39 °F (4°C). the temperatures really warm up this month, and by the end of April the temperature has risen 12°F (7°C) from where it started.
Most days, temps will peak over 40 °F (4 °C), with about half the days this month even reaching up to the 60s °F (over 15 °C).
Chicago sees some spring showers this month, receiving about 3.4 inches (86 mm) of total precipitation over an average of 12 days.
The sun shines 50% of the day, with an average of 6 clear days. The humidity this month peaks at 77%, with an average of 65% humidity. April is historically the windiest month of the year, with an average wind speed of 11.9 mph (19.2 kph).
HOW MUCH DOES IT SNOW IN CHICAGO IN APRIL?
Though it has snowed in April in the past, it is rare!
And if you are planning on visiting many of Chicago’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.
This post lists the things to do in Chicago, updated for 2019 and includes a top 10 list, free activities, family-friendly options as well as activities that are included in most tourist passes. You’re in Chicago, why not enjoy the nightlife? Check out our Chicago Visitors Guide, with budget advice, travel guides, and information about local Chicago attractions.
This post lists top things to do in Chicago in April, updated for 2019, as well as things to do at night, free activities and family-friendly events. Be sure to look at what’s going on in Chicago in March and May or things to do all year round!