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Plan the perfect Valentine’s Date Night at Navy Pier

Plan the perfect Valentine’s Date Night at Navy Pier

February 10, 2020

  Valentine’s Day Date Guide 2020 Love is in the air at Navy Pier! Valentine’s Day weekend is approaching and Navy Pier has something to offer for every type of couple. Check out our date night guide below and visit Navy Pier’s website for more information & inspiration. Happy Valentine’s Day!   Thrill Seekers Couples […]

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7 Things to do at Navy Pier this February

7 Things to do at Navy Pier this February

January 31, 2020

Enjoy the new free Winter Music Series Navy Pier presents its newest free program, Winter Music Series, to showcase an eclectic mix of live music from local musicians and ensembles each Thursday evening in February. Celebrate NBA All-Star 2020 Weekend From February 14 – 16, NBA All-Star 2020 Weekend is taking over Navy Pier with […]

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Chicago Restaurant Week 2020 at Navy Pier

Chicago Restaurant Week 2020 at Navy Pier

January 23, 2020

Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) is a celebration of the city’s award-winning culinary scene and Navy Pier is proud to host four participating restaurants and dining experiences. Head to Navy Pier to enjoy specials from Offshore, Odyssey Lake Michigan, Riva Crabhouse and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. during the 13th annual event, which kicks off on Friday, […]

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Celebrate National Popcorn Week with Garrett Popcorn Shops at Navy Pier

Celebrate National Popcorn Week with Garrett Popcorn Shops at Navy Pier

January 15, 2020

National Popcorn Day is Sunday, January 19, but Garrett Popcorn Shops is making a week of it! Stop into Garrett’s at Navy Pier and enjoy $1 bags of popcorn through Friday, January 17!             View this post on Instagram                   Ermargawd! #NationalPopcornDay […]

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Don’t Miss the Final Week of Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest!

Don’t Miss the Final Week of Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest!

January 8, 2020

Navy Pier’s winter tradition Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest runs through this Sunday, January 12, so don’t miss out on your last chance to enjoy returning favorites and new exciting attractions this holiday season! To allow for even more guests and audiences to enjoy the festive event, Navy Pier is offering the following specials deals […]

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Goodbye to 2019!

Goodbye to 2019!

December 30, 2019

It has been another wonderful year at the People’s Pier! As we look to 2020 and say goodbye to 2019, here are 19 things we’ve loved this year at Navy Pier: Chicago Children’s Museum Chicago Shakespeare Theater Community Rides Cruises Cultural Attractions Dining ExPIERience 2019 Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest Fireworks Free Public Art Installations […]

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Best Corporate Event Destinations at Navy Pier

Best Corporate Event Destinations at Navy Pier

December 26, 2019

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront treasure, is the premier destination in the Midwest for private events and meeting spaces. With two exhibit halls, 36 meeting rooms and the historic Aon Grand Ballroom and Lakeview Terrace, lakefront and skyline views are abundant here. These dramatic and diverse event venues are ideal for trade and consumer shows, […]

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Top 5 Craft Cocktails for Winter Imbibing

Top 5 Craft Cocktails for Winter Imbibing

December 18, 2019

The holiday season is a great time to treat yourself to a craft cocktail at Navy Pier. Before Dry January starts and New Year’s resolutions begin, sip on one of these craft cocktails this month!   Berry Margarita at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Sauza Silver Tequila, triple sec, Finest Call Wild Berry Purée, fresh lime […]

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8 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Navy Pier

8 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Navy Pier

December 16, 2019

Ring in the New Year at Navy Pier, Chicago’s top New Year’s Eve destination, and toast to 2020 with Pier-wide celebrations, boat cruises, fireworks and more. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly daytime activity or festive celebration with friends at midnight, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination has got you covered.   19th Annual Fifth Third […]

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Holiday Shopping at Navy Pier

Holiday Shopping at Navy Pier

December 16, 2019

Navy Pier’s Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion is full of shops offering great holiday gifts for friends, family, colleagues – and maybe even something special for yourself! From stocking stuffers to home décor, check out our guide to holiday shopping at Navy Pier. Navy Pier is a unique destination where you can take in city […]

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Explore The Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

Explore The Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

December 16, 2019

When the weather outside is frightful, look to Navy Pier’s indoor botanical garden, The Crystal Gardens, for your winter Chicagoland oasis. ABOUT The Crystal Gardens is a beautiful, indoor one-acre botanical garden at Navy Pier. This six-story glass atrium with a 50-foot arched ceiling holds more than 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging twinkle […]

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Best Winter Activities for Families at Navy Pier

Best Winter Activities for Families at Navy Pier

December 6, 2019

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, is open year-round and offers great activities, attractions and more to stay entertained and warm this winter season! We’ve listed out some great seasonal activities here at the Pier for you and your family to enjoy.   Sequence Ch!cago: A Blues Christmas A Blues Christmas is a free, special […]

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12 Days of Giving

12 Days of Giving

December 4, 2019

Holiday cheer is here! Navy Pier is hosting a #12DaysofGiving social media giveaway on Navy Pier’s Facebook from December 1 – December 12. Each day, one lucky person will receive a special holiday gift from one of Navy Pier’s partners across dining, retail, cultural attractions and more, as well as tickets for the iconic Centennial […]

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10 Tasty Snack Options at Navy Pier

10 Tasty Snack Options at Navy Pier

November 22, 2019

A day at Navy Pier is not complete without a delicious snack or two! Before, during or after your visit to the Pier, try one of these tasty and quick treats. Whether you’re craving salty, sweet or cheesy, we’re sure your taste buds will be happy. Cinnamon Roasted Almonds: Completely Nuts French Fries: McDonald’s Fried […]

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Navy Pier Through The Years

Navy Pier Through The Years

November 20, 2019

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, has gone through an exciting evolution over the last 100+ years! As 2019 comes to a close, we thought this would be a great time to revisit the amazing developments Navy Pier has experienced, starting with its 1916 opening as part of Daniel Burnham’s plan for Chicago. Then and […]

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10 Things We’re Thankful For

10 Things We’re Thankful For

November 15, 2019

We cannot wait for Thanksgiving and besides all of the turkey, stuffing and family memories, this holiday is a great time for reflection and gratitude. At Navy Pier there is so much to be thankful for, so in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here’s our list of 10!   Chicago: Navy Pier is proud to be […]

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The Best Activities for Senior Citizens at Navy Pier

The Best Activities for Senior Citizens at Navy Pier

November 14, 2019

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier and is an accessible, fun and affordable destination for all age groups! For seniors looking to have a great day at Chicago’s lakefront treasure, we’ve listed out some of the best activities at the Pier.   Chicago Shakespeare Theater Catch a play at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, a leading international […]

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Stay Cozy with These Winter Comfort Foods at Navy Pier

Stay Cozy with These Winter Comfort Foods at Navy Pier

November 13, 2019

Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away but the temperature is downright wintry! Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, offers many restaurants and dining destinations to keep you nourished, cozy and full this season.  Check out these great winter comfort foods below and make your visit to the Pier soon for a delicious meal!  Three […]

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5 Hidden Gems at Navy Pier

5 Hidden Gems at Navy Pier

November 8, 2019

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, is full of hidden gems and surprises. From places to eat to shops to explore, we’ve rounded up five spots at Navy Pier you might not have checked out yet. Read below and make sure to stop by on your next visit to the Pier!   Art Now! Faces […]

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Tickets on Sale Now for Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest!

Tickets on Sale Now for Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest!

November 6, 2019

‘Tis the season for holiday fun at Navy Pier’s 19th annual Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest! For more than five weeks, guests can dash through an indoor winter wonderland as Chicago’s iconic lakefront destinations transforms its Festival Hall into a dazzling spectacle with 170,000 square feet of holiday fun. The event kicks off on Friday, […]

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