Free Things to Do With Chicago Kids This Fall

79th Street Renaissance Festival. Photo courtesy of Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation
Free Fall Activities for Families in Chicago

Fall is one of the best seasons to live in (or visit) Chicago—there's a fun neighborhood festival practically every weekend, and most of the seasonal festivities are totally FREE. Between outdoor fairs, harvest festivals, concerts and performances, cultural celebrations, and of course, Halloween and Thanksgiving, Fall in Chicago is jam-packed with no-cost family fun.

We'll update this list all season long with the best FREE things to do with kids in Chicago, so bookmark this page and watch this space. Looking for more free ideas? The city's playgrounds and parks are always free, and there are free days at most museums and even some restaurants. Our list of 100 Things to Do With Chicago Kids Before They Grow Up is full of free or low-cost ideas for local and visiting families, and of course you can always find more free activities in our Chicago Event Calendar.