It’s never too early to start thinking about weekend plans so here’s our weekly guide of free and cheap things to do in the city.

Renegade Craft Fair – Free

The Renegade Craft Fair is this weekend in Chicago. | Facebook

What: Pick up some unique gifts ahead of the holidays or just enjoy looking around at this craft fair that got it’s start right here in Chicago.
When: Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Division St. in Wicker Park between Damen Ave. and Ashland Ave.

Museum of Science and Industry – Free

The Museum of Science and Industry | James Foster/For the Sun-Times

The Museum of Science and Industry | James Foster/For the Sun-Times

What: The Museum of Science and Industry offers Illinois residents the chance to visit for free this weekend, just don’t forget your valid ID.
When: Sunday
Where: 5700 South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago.

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts – Free

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is this weekend at Broadway and Belmont Streets.

What: Over 150 artists show off their work during this three-day festival.
When: Friday 8 p.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m.
Where: Belmont and Broadway

79th Street Renaissance Festival – Free

The 79th Street Renaissance Festival is Saturday and Sunday. | Facebook

What: Local food, shopping and performances promise something for everyone at this family-friendly festival.
When: Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.
Where: 79th Street between Racine and Loomis.

Ukrainian Village Festival – Free

The Ukrainian Village Festival is this weekend. | Facebook

What: This two-day festival is perfect for the whole family with dancing, food and some fun shopping, too.
When: Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 2245 West Superior Street.

More Sun-Times Guides with things to do

Feel like exploring a new neighborhood this weekend? Check out “The Grid,” a series of Sun-Times neighborhood guides that have the scoop on where to eat, drink and shop. If a farmer’s market is more your speed, check out our Sun-Times 2018 Farmers Market Guide.

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