Millennium Park

Treasure trove of free concerts, fitness classes, & kids' games

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Millennium Park is a jackpot of free and arty sights. Start with a visit to the 110-ton Bean sculpture for the ultimate Chicago photo op, move on to splashy Crown Fountain with its puckering human gargoyles, then on to the wildflower-strewn Lurie Garden to ditch the crowds.

Free activities reach their peak in summer. Acoustically awesome Pritzker Pavilion hosts free concerts at 6:30pm most nights (indie rock, jazz and world music on Mondays and Thursdays; classical music on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays). A free film is projected on Pritzker’s screen every Tuesday night. Everyone brings a picnic and wine for these evening festivities. Each Saturday free exercise classes take place on the Great Lawn (yoga 8 am, strength training 9 am, dance 10 am). And the Family Fun Tent provides free kids’ activities daily between 10 am and 2 pm.

What’s more, volunteers offer free tours of the park’s art and architecture at 11:30 am and 1 pm daily from late May to mid-October. Departure is from the Chicago Cultural Center, across the road at 77 E Randolph St.

In winter, ice skating is the big to-do. The rink is free; skate rental costs $12.


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At A Glance

201 E Randolph St
Chicago 60602
6am-11pm daily

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