Hero Image

Celebrate Labor Day – Navy Pier Style!

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 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 31 at 10:15 p.m. Don’t miss coming to the Pier and enjoying spectacular fireworks, perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Whether you’re viewing them from the dock or aboard an evening cruise, fireworks are the perfect way to kick off your Labor Day weekend this year!




Live on the Lake!

The Pier’s popular, free live music series at the Miller Lite Beer Garden concludes for the season this Labor Day weekend. Sunday’s full day of performances features AfroZep, DJ Papa G and Kofi and the New Roots. On Labor Day, the series wraps up with the return of the Bitter Jester Music Festival. Enjoy this free, all-ages concert series, delicious food and drinks and lake views one last time this summer!



Iván Navarro: This Land is Your Land

Running through Tuesday, September 3, view and interact with this stunning three-piece installation resembling water towers in Polk Bros Park as part of Navy Pier’s free arts and cultural programming.




The Great American Lobster Fest

Join us for summer’s last hurrah, where you can enjoy live lobster flown in fresh from the cold waters of the East Coast, live music performances, family-friendly games and activities, unique craft shopping, land food options and cold beverages. What’s not to love? The Great American Lobster Fest® will take place on the Pier’s East End from Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1, at the Aon Grand Ballroom.



Daily Cruises

Explore the sights of Chicago with a cruise on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River departing from Navy Pier. Navy Pier’s cruise partners include Mystic Blue, Odyssey Lake Michigan, Seadog, Shoreline Sightseeing, Spirit of Chicago, Tall Ship Windy and Elite Private Charters. Be sure to check out their individual sites for holiday offers.



Share your favorite Labor Day weekend memory and post it with #NavyPier for a chance to be featured on our social media channels. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Share This Page