I love to do free things whenever possible. Sometimes we hike, spend the day on the beach or go to a festival. Rarely the free event is a flop but more often than not it ends up being something we enjoyed. This was one we all enjoyed on our weekend to Chicago.
Navy Pier puts on a Snow Days festival in February. The majority of the festival was in the park in front of Navy Pier. There you could find the snow sculptures, snow board trial for little kids and snow painting. Inside we saw penguins from Shedd Aquarium.
It was amazing to see the detail the teams put into their work.
This one was my daughters favorite.
And we had to try our hand at snow painting. I thought there would be a cost or we would need to make a donation. Nope, FREE!
Halfway thru the sculptures we went inside to warm up and check out the penguins. The kids loved seeing them waddle around.
We finished our free afternoon with lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp using my free birthday award. A great way to spend a cheap day in the city.