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World’s Largest Indoor Cocktail Crawl

World’s Largest Indoor Cocktail Crawl

February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 March is a big month for celebrating. Besides the warmer weather that comes with the first day of spring, the month also hosts the popular drinking holiday we call St. Patrick’s Day. While many associate St. Patrick’s Day with beer-drinking, you may want to consider adding some cocktails to your March this […]

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The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Comes to Navy Pier

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Comes to Navy Pier

January 6, 2017

January 6, 2017 The biennial Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival presented by Blair Thomas & Co. returns to Chicago January 19-29, 2017! Navy Pier is thrilled to host The Festival Neighborhood Tour on Saturday, January 21, as part of a larger series of puppet shows spanning six locations across the city. This year’s fest features […]

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Have Yourself a Merry Santa Hustle 5K

Have Yourself a Merry Santa Hustle 5K

September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 The Santa Hustle 5K is coming to town and is ready to put you in the holiday spirit this season on December 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Soldier Field. There’s no better way to start the merriest month of the year than with a holiday-themed 5K. Grab your favorite group of […]

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Experience the Chicago Air and Water Show at Navy Pier

Experience the Chicago Air and Water Show at Navy Pier

August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016 The 58th annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns on August 20-21, 2016 and we know just where you need to catch the action. Watch Charles Tillman, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, The U.S Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and more hit the sky and the water in this free event. Come down to […]

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Conquer Craft Beer Week at Navy Pier

Conquer Craft Beer Week at Navy Pier

April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 The events and culture of the 7th annual Chicago Craft Beer Week have been crafted to perfection to bring craft beer lovers and their favorite breweries together. Over 300 breweries in the Chicagoland area showcase the best of craft beer and educate beer drinkers about the exciting process of planning, brewing and delivering […]

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SOFA CHICAGO is a Must

SOFA CHICAGO is a Must

September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014 If you’ve been thinking about traveling around the globe just to see the world’s best sculptures, objects, functional art and design, you no longer have to. This November, the world’s foremost Sculptures Objects Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA CHICAGO) is back and happening right here in the great city of Chicago at […]

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Edge of Your Seat Thrills: Cirque Shanghai

Edge of Your Seat Thrills: Cirque Shanghai

August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014 Leaving you in awe from beginning to end, “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors” has been spending its 9th consecutive summer back in the Windy City to perform at Navy Pier! Set on the Pepsi® Skyline Stage, this latest installment combines the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters with gravity-defying acrobatics, […]

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Bigger and Better at the Pier: The Centennial Vision

Bigger and Better at the Pier: The Centennial Vision

August 12, 2014

August 12, 2014 If you’ve visited Navy Pier this summer (and if you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?), you will have noticed that the Pier is undergoing major construction for The Centennial Vision, a reimagining of Navy Pier to mark its 100th anniversary in 2016. These renovations will allow Navy Pier to offer […]

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Rest Your Head: Hotels to Stay at Near Navy Pier

Rest Your Head: Hotels to Stay at Near Navy Pier

July 15, 2014

Looking for a place to rest your head in the City of Big Shoulders? Look no further, we’ve helped narrow down that list to five comfortable hotels located not far from the Pier! Essex Inn Located directly across the street from historic Grant Park and only minutes from Museum Campus, The Essex Inn provides the […]

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The Perfect Hotel for Your Next Chicago Vacation

The Perfect Hotel for Your Next Chicago Vacation

March 27, 2014

So you want to take a trip to the Windy City, but where do you begin? As the third largest metropolitan area in the U.S., Chicago offers so much to do and see that it can be difficult narrowing down your choices. That’s why we’re here to help! If you’re going to visit the Midwest, […]

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Love is in the Air: First Date Stories from Navy Pier Fans!

Love is in the Air: First Date Stories from Navy Pier Fans!

February 14, 2014

Today’s the day of chocolates, roses, and love! In the spirit of the Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of the adorable first date stories that our fans so generously posted on the Navy Pier Facebook page! We couldn’t include them all, so here are just a few: If you have your own first […]

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Navy Pier Fun Facts! 10 Things You Never Knew!

Navy Pier Fun Facts! 10 Things You Never Knew!

November 20, 2013

November 20, 2013 Navy Pier has been a staple in Chicago ever since the early 20th century, and it’s the Midwest’s #1 tourist and leisure destination, but how well do you know the Pier? Here are some fun facts to test your knowledge and quiz your friends! Daniel Burnham, famous architect of the World’s Fair, originally […]

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Shoreline Sightseeing’s Last Brew Cruise

Shoreline Sightseeing’s Last Brew Cruise

August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013 With summer coming to close, there is no time to waste!  It’s time to squeeze out that last bit of summertime by going on a cruise! Not just any cruise though, a Shoreline Sightseeing Brew Cruise! We can’t think of a better way to close out the summer than by relaxing on a […]

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Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder

August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013 Get ready to be amazed! All summer long we have experienced acrobats soaring, motorcycles flipping and the jaws of audience member’s dropping over the vastly raved about Cirque Shanghai – Dragon’s Thunder Circus! Since last May, Cirque Shanghai has proven once again to be an hour and fifteen minutes of non-stop entertaining fun! […]

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Independent Garden Center Show 2013

Independent Garden Center Show 2013

August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013 August 20th-22nd independent garden owners, buyers and managers in the gardening industry will make their pilgrimage to Chicago for the largest gathering of green thumbs we have ever seen! The Independent Garden Center Show is the largest tradeshow held to inspire and educate professionals in the gardening industry. With over 40 guest speakers […]

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Entertainment Cruises – Chicago

Entertainment Cruises – Chicago

August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013 Travel the waters and see Chicago like never before aboard an Entertainment Cruises – Chicago cruise! Their unique vessels offer the complete cruise experience. With everything from elegant and sophisticated or fun and festive dining cruises, to high-speed thrill rides, to private charter yachts Entertainment Cruises has something for everyone! Accommodating parties both […]

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2013 Chicago Air & Water Show | Navy Pier

2013 Chicago Air & Water Show | Navy Pier

August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 As Chicagoans we are luckily doused with tons of awesome summer festivals. We enjoy music, food and art festivals, however, no festival quite compares to the most heart-stopping, breath-taking, exhilarating Chicago festival of all: The Chicago Air and Water Show! On August 17th and 18th, Chicago’s North Avenue Beach will transform into a […]

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Sail Away and Get a Taste of Life at Sea | Tall Ships® Chicago 2013

Sail Away and Get a Taste of Life at Sea | Tall Ships® Chicago 2013

August 8, 2013

August 8, 2013 Set sail and feel the wind in your hair as you ship off to sea….or Lake Michigan! At Tall Ships® Chicago 2013, you can book a 75 or 120-minute Sail Away Cruise on a tall ship, August 7-11. For an exciting once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you can be a part of the crew aboard a […]

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Interact with History aboard Flagship Niagara

Interact with History aboard Flagship Niagara

August 5, 2013

August 5, 2013 Adventure out, take history in. That is exactly what you’ll be doing when you board the Flagship Niagara. Niagara happens to one of the most historically authentic tall ships sailing in to Navy Pier. The U.S. Brig Niagara is a two-masted, square-rigged sailing vessel and is an accurate reproduction of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victorious flagship from […]

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Tall Ship: STV Pathfinder

Tall Ship: STV Pathfinder

August 4, 2013

August 4, 2013 Calling all Sailors! Tall Ships Chicago 2013 is one of Navy Pier’s most popular events and this year we welcome 14 historic tall ships August 7-11, 2013! Tall Ships Chicago is perfect for anyone from families wanting to spend a day by the water and learn about these majestic ships to the most experienced […]

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