Inspired Chicago

The Field Museum in Chicago, IllinoisIllinois Resident Discount Days

Free admission for Illinois residents! On 52 days each year, some of Chicago's museums offer Illinois residents free admission. Find out when you can explore Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and more amazing museums at no cost! Find a free day.

Bunched Onions at SOAR Farmers Market in Chicago, IllinoisFarmers Markets in Chicago

With more than 60 farmers markets in Chicago, you are likely to find a market in your neighborhood or nearby. While you'll find most markets open on the weekends, there are markets every day of the week! In addition to fruits and vegetables, many markets also have live entertainment. Find a market.

Gyro Hot Dog and Reuben Hot Dog from Dog House Grill at the Chicago Hot Dog Fest in Chicago, IllinoisFestivals in Chicago

Chicago is home to hundreds of festivals. These Food Festivals are sure to whet your appetite. Looking for that special gift? Shop these Art and Craft Festivals. Whether you be jammin', jazzin', or rockin', there's a Music Festival for you! Movie lovers, you'll want to view these Film Festivals.

Yoga classFree Exercise Classes, Group Runs, and More

Fitness club memberships and individual classes can be expensive. Did you know you can find free fitness classes at locations throughout Chicago, with at least one free class or group run available every day of the week? Visit this page to find both year-round and summer classes. Find a free class!

Chicago Museums mapFind Your Way Around Chicago

If you need assistance finding your way around Chicago, take a look at these maps: Map of Chicago Museums, Downtown Chicago Hotels, Downtown Chicago Public Restrooms, Lincoln Park Public Restrooms, and Divvy Bike Stations in Chicago.
For more maps, visit the Maps page.

Fighting African Elephants at The Field Museum in Chicago, IllinoisChicago Museums

Find out what's happening at Chicago's museums! Learn about current and upcoming temporary exhibitions (including links to exhibition pages). Check out which museums are free. Use the interactive map to start planning your next museum visit! Start planning your visit to a Chicago museum.

Runners at the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, IllinoisChicago Runs, Walks, and More

Whether you're in it to win it, challenging yourself to meet a personal fitness goal, or supporting a charity that has a special significance to you, you are sure to find a run, walk, stair climb, bike ride, or other event that's right for you. Find an upcoming event.