All Year Round
Navy Pier is where you go in Chicago for events, free public programs, attractions, culture, dining, shopping and more. It’s where fun lives large, whether you’re a visitor or local, with family or friends.
Navy Pier® One of Chicago's Top Attractions
As a nonprofit organization, the People’s Pier™ offers a diverse and eclectic range of activities and experiences that ignite the imagination, stimulate the senses and allow your spirit to soar. It’s no surprise it’s a place that continues to inspire discovery and wonder after more than a century. Find out what it has to inspire you…
Exciting Events and Free Programs
Navy Pier is proud to offer a diverse variety of exciting events and public programs year-round. Our extensive event calendar features something for everyone, from free fireworks displays throughout the year to live music, theater, art exhibits, dance performances, cultural celebrations, lake cruises and kids’ activities.
Enjoy the Flavors of the Pier
We’ve got the rich culinary tradition of Chicago, all in one place. Our restaurants offer you authentic food, in one of the city’s most iconic locations.
Harry Caray’s Tavern
Harry Caray’s Tavern offers an unbeatable waterfront location, outstanding smoked barbecue, a great selection of local craft beer and a world class collection of sports...
Dine and drink at Offshore, the largest rooftop deck in the country, located at Navy Pier. Offshore is the nation’s largest rooftop venue, adjacent to...
Serving up their famous stuffed deep dish pizzas, as well as other pizzas and classic Italian favorites, Giordano’s on Navy Pier is a great spot...
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar and Grill – Chicago
The Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville restaurant has an intimate indoor atmosphere, while guests can soak up the view of the boardwalk and Lake Michigan from a...
Ben & Jerry’s
Indulge in ice cream cups, cones, sundaes, and shakes. Ben and Jerry’s offers everyone’s favorite ice cream flavor. We have a variety of cups, cones...
Sable at Navy Pier: Wake Up on the Lake
Created to continue the spirit of Navy Pier, Sable at Navy Pier offers exquisite accommodations, unique dining experiences, and a rooftop bar unlike any other. With an unmatched view of the lake, Sable at Navy Pier is the perfect place to plan your next getaway or staycation.
Discover the Pier Life
Our Navy Pier blog has all the inspiration you need for a fantastic trip to the Pier, including all the must-sees and must-dos. Need inspiration? See what you can experience at Navy Pier.
Support Navy Pier: A Mission-Driven Nonprofit Organization
Help Bring Free Public Programs to Life
Navy Pier produces nearly 250 free public programs annually. Your support helps maintain this world-class platform for local cultural organizations and artists.
Discover Our History
Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder. Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier’s 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences.
Hold Your Event at Navy Pier
Planning a special event in Chicago? Wow your guests with a private event venue unlike any other in the city: Navy Pier. From weddings to corporate retreats to festivals to trade shows, Navy Pier’s breathtaking venues and unmatched service provide an unparalleled private event experience, ensuring that no detail goes unnoticed.
We Are the People's Pier
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Getting to Navy Pier has never been easier.
Click an option below to learn more about the many convenient ways to get to Navy Pier.
Located at 600 E. Grand Avenue, Navy Pier is easily accessible via car or public transportation. Navy Pier has two on-site parking garages, as well as valet parking.
Several CTA buses service Navy Pier directly from Metra and other rail stations as well as “L” stops. Navy Pier is also a pick-up and drop-off point for several sightseeing tour buses. Seasonally, water taxis to and from Navy Pier provide a scenic option of getting from one destination to the next.
Shoreline Water Taxis offer a scenic, fast and fun way to get to your destination. The service begins in May and runs through September with additional service throughout the fall and for special events.
Divvy Bike Share
Experience Chicago in a whole new way with Divvy, Chicago’s bike share system. Navy Pier’s Divvy station and kiosk is located in Polk Bros Park, on the northwest corner of Streeter and Grand.
About Navy Pier
Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder. Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier’s 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2023, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.