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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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Fishermen’s Guide to Navy Pier

Fishermen’s Guide to Navy Pier

September 4, 2019

One of the hidden gems of Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, is that guests can fish – for free! – on Lake Michigan. Grab your fishing line, hook and worms and head to the Pier for a fun fishing outing with unforgettable city and lakefront views. Tips & Tricks Fish along the North Dock […]

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Things for Teens

Things for Teens

August 30, 2019

Navy Pier is one of the best spots for Chicagoland families, but did you know it’s also great for teenagers? Grab your gang and head to the Pier for a fun after-school destination or weekend plan. Selfie-Worthy Spots Snab an Instagram-worthy photo or selfie at the Pier’s many photogenic spots, including the Centennial Wheel, Odyssey […]

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Celebrate Labor Day – Navy Pier Style!

Celebrate Labor Day – Navy Pier Style!

August 30, 2019

Labor Day weekend is almost here and Navy Pier is the place to be. Ring in the end of the summer with amazing Lake Michigan and Chicago skyline views, rides and attractions, annual events, fireworks and more! Aon Summer Fireworks The final signature fireworks for the summer will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at […]

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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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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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Top 10 Instagrammable Selfie Spots on the Pier

Top 10 Instagrammable Selfie Spots on the Pier

June 24, 2019

In case you missed it, Friday, June 21, 2019 was #NationalSelfieDay. June 21, 2014 was a momentous day in social media history when DJ Rick McNeely founded National Selfie Day. Five years later, here are the top 10 selfie worthy spots at Navy Pier to help you celebrate this festive social media holiday! 1. Aboard […]

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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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SOFA Expo 2016

SOFA Expo 2016

October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 This year’s Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Expo features a number of attractions including a selection of Lectures & Talks, Special Exhibitions, and the CONNECT student design competition. You can’t go wrong with any exhibit, but check out some of the highlights you should not miss!  “Judy Mulford: Empty Chairs” Presented by browngotta […]

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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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Pokémon Go at the Pier

Pokémon Go at the Pier

July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016 It’s hard to believe, but it was just a little more than a week ago that Pokémon Go changed how you view Chicago, and Navy Pier is no different. High concentrations of Pokéstops and a full 3,300 feet teeming with pokémon? Navy Pier is what poke-dreams are made of.  Here are four reasons why […]

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Sleigh the Santa Hustle 5k

Sleigh the Santa Hustle 5k

November 19, 2015

November 19, 2015 It’s “snow” wonder why the Santa Hustle 5k is such a popular event each year! The Santa Hustle is the best way to get yourself into the holiday mood, as you jingle all the way through the course to festive music. As if that wasn’t sweet enough, there are even cookie and candy stations […]

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EXPO CHICAGO 2015 at Navy Pier

EXPO CHICAGO 2015 at Navy Pier

September 9, 2015

September 9, 2015 Plan your visit to EXPO CHICAGO/2015! EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, opens the fall art season each September at historic Navy Pier. Now entering its fourth edition in 2015, EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from over 140 leading galleries, representing 16 countries and 47 cities from around the […]

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Labor Day Weekend at Navy Pier

Labor Day Weekend at Navy Pier

September 2, 2015

September 2, 2015 Although Labor Day often marks the end of summer, there are plenty of things happening at Navy Pier to keep the summer spirit alive. Visitors and Chicago locals alike can enjoy everything from boat tours, live music, outdoor movies, and of course all of the delicious restaurants. Whether you’re heading down for a […]

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#PierPicContest Photo Highlights

#PierPicContest Photo Highlights

June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015 Summers in Chicago should be celebrated! That’s why we’re holding the “Pierfect Summer Instagram Contest” until August 31, 2015! When you post a picture to Instagram, be sure to include the hashtag “pierpiccontest” so that you can be entered to win! We will give be giving away a Pier Prize Pack each […]

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Pinot Days Chicago: Good to the Last Drop

Pinot Days Chicago: Good to the Last Drop

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015 Pinot Days Chicago is a marvel for both novice and seasoned wine drinkers. Like a fine bottle of wine, the tasting affair has been perfected over the years. Whether you meander to a newcomer like the Benziger Family Winery booth, eager to share its biodynamic practices, or head over to an old […]

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Take a Pier at these Petals

Take a Pier at these Petals

March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015 It’s your first look at spring! The 2015 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, opens next Saturday, March 14 and will run through Sunday, March 22. Indeed, this year’s show features a lot of “firsts”: A new garden features the latest varieties from Proven Winners, which seeks out superior plants […]

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Snowstorm Fest Brings a Flurry of Excitement to the Pier

Snowstorm Fest Brings a Flurry of Excitement to the Pier

March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015 Get ready to party in the midst of an epic storm! The Pier is making history by hosting the first-ever Snowstorm Winter Arts and Music Festival! So whether you’re standing in the eye of the Grand Ballroom storm, sneaking away to the Chill Out Zone to commemorate the event with the Digital […]

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