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Kid-Friendly Spots at Navy Pier

Kid-Friendly Spots at Navy Pier

September 9, 2019

School is back in session, so now more than ever kids should be having fun on the weekends and during other free time. Check out our list of recommended places for children to visit at Navy Pier and plan your next trip to the “People’s Pier” soon to keep your family happy, entertained and active […]

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Top 8 Can’t-Miss Summer Activities at Navy Pier

Top 8 Can’t-Miss Summer Activities at Navy Pier

August 27, 2019

Summer in Chicago is only a few months long and Navy Pier, the city’s iconic lakefront destination, is the perfect spot to visit this season! Before the summer winds down, here are some recommendations for your summer bucket list at the Pier. Ride the Centennial Wheel for stunning summer views Run through the Polk Bros […]

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Family Activities for the Summer & Family Fun Month

Family Activities for the Summer & Family Fun Month

August 26, 2019

Each year, Family Fun Month is celebrated throughout August! As the month wraps up, here’s a list of all the fun and family-friendly activities throughout the Pier that can be celebrated for Family Fun Month and beyond.   Attend a dynamic free, public program like the Aon Summer Fireworks Hop aboard a daily cruise for […]

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5 Reasons to Visit Navy Pier Before Heading Back to School

5 Reasons to Visit Navy Pier Before Heading Back to School

August 26, 2019

As families and children prepare for school to start again, don’t forget to fit in an exciting day of summer fun. Navy Pier has amazing attractions, programs and more, all on the gorgeous Chicago lakefront, to help your family celebrate the end of summer before homework season, back to school shopping and sports practice begin! […]

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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

August 9, 2019

Here at Navy Pier, there is no better way to enjoy the dog days of summer than with your favorite furry friend. Check out these dog-friendly spots across the Pier and grab your pup for a fun summer day at Chicago’s favorite lakefront destination.   Stroll on the South Dock Promenade Upgrade your daily walk […]

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Navy Pier for First Timers

Navy Pier for First Timers

August 6, 2019

Each year, nearly nine million guests visit Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, and learn all that this destination has to offer (Hint: There’s more than the Centennial Wheel to check out!). Below is a quick guide to Navy Pier so first-time guests can understand the lay of the land and make the most of […]

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Mother’s Day at Navy Pier

Mother’s Day at Navy Pier

April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 Mother’s Day is near and you want to make sure your mom has a whole day dedicated to her at Navy Pier. After all, she really keeps it all together and makes sure everything runs smoothly. All year mom works hard to make sure our lives are easier, so for her day, […]

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Impulse: An Interactive Art Exhibit Featuring Lights, Music, and Seesaws

Impulse: An Interactive Art Exhibit Featuring Lights, Music, and Seesaws

March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 This spring, Navy Pier is offering city dwellers the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to create music and art with seesaws.  The exhibit, created by Lateral Office and CS Design and produced by Montreal-based performing arts theater Quartier des Spectacles, features 15 seesaws ranging from 16 to 24 feet in length. Each is equipped […]

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier

Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier

February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017 Chicago might be in the midst of winter, but we at Navy Pier are looking forward to one of the most beloved Chicago spring-time traditions: the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, coming to the Pier March 18 – 26, 2017. Since 1847, the Chicago Flower and Garden Show has served as one […]

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Chicago Dancing Festival Leaps into its 10th Year at Navy Pier

Chicago Dancing Festival Leaps into its 10th Year at Navy Pier

August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 For the first time since the inception of the Chicago Dancing Festival, a much anticipated “promenade-style” evening of performances will be held at Navy Pier. We invite you to join us on August 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm in Polk Bros Park for a world-themed program entitled “Planet Chicago.” Guests can help […]

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Mother’s Day at Navy Pier 2016

Mother’s Day at Navy Pier 2016

April 6, 2016

April 6, 2016 Create memories that will last a lifetime on Mother’s Day weekend when you spend it at Navy Pier. We’re excited to showcase the best landmark, views, and plates Chicago has to offer all weekend long for the best moms around. Mother’s Day cruises, great food, and all kinds of picture-perfect views make for the ultimate […]

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Family Fun at the Pier for Less

Family Fun at the Pier for Less

February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 Looking for a weekend of family fun that won’t break the budget? Navy Pier has all the elements for a day overflowing with activity! Parking at the Pier is easy and convenient with two garages directly connected to the Pier itself. Better yet, now through March 31, you can park for just […]

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Sweet Treats at Navy Pier

Sweet Treats at Navy Pier

October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014 No one does Halloween quite like we do at Navy Pier. When we’re not busy running from zombies on Chicago’s only floating barge haunted house, or holding a hauntingly huge Halloween costume contest, we’re giving away lots of candy during four special nights of Halloween trick-or-treating!  We know your family has a […]

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Autumn is for Cruising

Autumn is for Cruising

September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014 The leaves are changing, the temperatures are cooling, and you’re dusting off your sweaters and scarves.  Fall is officially upon us, and Shoreline Sightseeing Cruises has followed suit.  Sure, pumpkin carving and jumping in leaves are fall staples, but drinking cider and eating brats on Lake Michigan will guarantee the most fun […]

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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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Lobster ‘Til You Drop!

Lobster ‘Til You Drop!

August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014 The lobsters have been preparing for months, but are you ready for The Great American Lobster Fest? Navy Pier will be hosting The Great American Lobster Fest this weekend, August 16-17, and it will be an event unlike any other! As Chicago’s first outdoor lobster fest, the festival will provide attendees with […]

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Danger 101 at Chicago Children’s Museum

Danger 101 at Chicago Children’s Museum

July 3, 2014

Let us guess: it’s two weeks into summer vacation and you have exhausted all your (undoubtedly) brilliant ideas for keeping the kids entertained?  Well hold on to your sanity, because we’ve discovered the perfect way to satisfy your stir-crazy bunch.  This summer the Chicago Children’s Museum presents Danger 101: Daring Deeds for Curious Kids!   […]

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Father’s Day is Coming! Take Dad Out on Lake Michigan

Father’s Day is Coming! Take Dad Out on Lake Michigan

June 10, 2014

Admit it. You waited until the last minute again this year, and now you don’t know what to get your dad for Father’s Day. Sure, you can always run to the nearest department store to pick up another tie and cufflink set and call it a day, or you can head down to Navy Pier […]

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Merry Christmas from Navy Pier!

Merry Christmas from Navy Pier!

December 25, 2013

December 25, 2013 Since it is the season to be merry, we wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Navy Pier! We hope you enjoy a holiday filled with friends, family, and good food! We’ve had a fun and eventful year in 2013, and it wouldn’t have been as successful without […]

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Last Fireworks Show of 2013

Last Fireworks Show of 2013

August 28, 2013

    August 28, 2013 Navy Pier has proven once again to be the summer destination for weekly Fireworks here in Chicago! Every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer, Navy Pier lights up Chicago with an incomparable spectacle of Fireworks perfectly synchronized with music. Navy Pier is closing out this summer with one last fireworks […]

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