After a long, hot summer, fall in Chicago has arrived. Autumn in Chicago is our favorite for tons of reasons, from the foliage to Oktoberfest to snuggling up at our favorite bars. Luckily, you can still enjoy the best of Chicago without spending a dime. Kick off this season by giving your wallet a break at these great events across the city.
Free things to do in Chicago in September
British husband and wife design duo Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth team up to present their first major exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. "Spectacular Vernacular" is an exploration of how objects are designed and the ways in which they can be employed to confront issues ranging from global warming to the pursuit of happiness. Divided into three distinct sections, the exhibit collects objects designed by the duo, comprised of repurposed everyday items sourced from all around the world.