The list of things to do during summer in Chicago is endless, but our wallets may be a little bit more limited. So here is a list of events, concerts and shows that'll leave your bank account intact. Save your pennies with a night of Navy Pier Fourth of July Fireworks, see outdoor movies in Chicago's parks or try relaxing at the best rooftop bars with the extra money you've saved.
Free things to do in Chicago in July
Every Monday at 9pm the Empty Bottle hosts free shows (except for Monday, July 4th, instead they'll have a free show on Tuesday, July 5). Check out underground post-punk bands, dream pop duos and local Chicago musicians.
July 5: Velcro Lewis Group + Tijuana Hercules + Shuttle Run
July 11: Foul Tip + The Scenics + Plastic Crimewave Syndicate + The Runnies
July 18: Deeper + Flamingo Rodeo
July 25: Dehd + Heaven For Real + Parent + Bunny