There is so much to do – for free! – in Chicago during the summer. I try to do as much as possible, since culture is the reason I choose to live in the city.
Last Wednesday, my friend Chika and I attended the opening night of the Grant Park Orchestra, a free outdoor symphony in downtown Chicago’s architecturally stunning Pritzker Pavilion. The pavilion lawn spreads out under the sky, perfect for enjoying a picnic in the fresh evening air.
Of course, I biked to work that day, so I biked to the concert after work. The shopping bag on my rack held picnic supplies.
The fresh air, music, and company made for a lovely evening. Bicycling home into the late sunset was the perfect end to the night and – as usual – half the fun.
I really cannot think of a better way to spend a Wednesday evening in the city. And all for free, except the optional cost of wine and cheese.
The next free Grant Park Orchestra performance is Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony this Wednesday.
How are you enjoying the summer on your bike?