FREE Things To Do on July 4th Weekend in Chicago

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FREE Things to do on July 4th Weekend in Chicago:

Visit the Chicago History Museum

On Thursday July 4, the doors are open from 12-4:30pm at the Chicago History Museum. Take advantage and visit the many exhibitions, as on Independence Day you won’t have to spend the admissions fee. The Museum is located at the south end of Lincoln Park, on the corner of Clark Street and North Avenue.

See the Fireworks at Navy Pier

The fireworks presented by the Illinois Lottery’s 4th of July Millionaire Raffle are scheduled for 9:30pm on Thursday, July 4th. Don’t miss it.  Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park.  Indulge in classical music and witness Dvořák’s New World Symphony during open rehearsal on July 4, 10:30am-1pm or July 5, 11am-1:30pm. Or do the real thing and go to their concerts on July 5 at 6:30pm, or July 6 at 7:30pm. Rehearsals and concerts take place at Jay Pritzker Pavilion; 201 E Randolph St. Admission is free.

Take a Free Dance lesson at the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park

There will be live bands, and step by step dance instructions at this open air dance floor. On July 4-6, Dance Lessons take place from 6-7pm, Live Music & Dancing from 7:30-9:30pm.  On July 7, Dance Lessons take place at 4-5pm, Live Music & Dancing at 5-7pm. It is free to participate and sure to be fun. Check out which dance style you can learn on which days:

Take a walking tour with Free Tours by Foot

Why not take a walking tour and learn about history, art and architecture. The Loop Highlight Tour takes place on July 5-6 at 2pm, and on July 6-7 at 10am. Tours run on a name your own price model.