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Things To Do In Chicago This Week: August 9-13, 2017

Free Jazz, Free Latin Music Entertainment, and More to do in Chicago this week!

We know, we know…there are so many things to do, but don’t worry! We’ve made of list of all the FUN things to do at Navy Pier this week: 

Listen to Free Jazz in the Park 

Water Colors—a FREE Jazz series, beginning July 26th at 5:30 pm, featuring emerging talent and presented in partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago. Water Colors provides an opportunity to hear what new voices in jazz have to say in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Dance to Latin Music

Noche Caribena— a FREE concert on August 13 from 6-9 pm, will feature music ensembles from the Latin American and Caribbean diaspora, including performances by MAMBO7, Grammy Award-nominated Angel Melendez & The 911 MAMBO ORCHESTRA and Hector Silveira y Su Orchestra. 

Bring the kids to enjoy free public art

A Retrospective View of the Pathway—an interactive art installation that guests can experience everyday at 12 pm and 4 pm throughout the summer! 

Check out Chicago’s Best Happy Hour

The Miller Lite Beer Garden is hosting LIVE! On The Lake, a summer music and dance series. Enjoy great brews, views, tunes, and more! 

Take a Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan

The Aon Summer Fireworks—a Chicago fireworks tradition displaying over Lake Michigan twice per week at Navy Pier until Labor Day! 

Celebrate Family Fun Month

Did you know August is Family Fun Month? Enjoy the last few weeks of summer with your loved ones at the Pier. We recommend making your trip to Navy Pier a day-long event. With FREE programming, Pier Park attractions, including the Centennial Wheel, Chicago-centric dining options, and a city view like no other, a trip to Navy Pier will be a one of a kind experience.  

Navy Pier Guest Spotlight

Michael Logie
Trinidad and Tobago


“Navy Pier is an endless hub of magic.”

I believed for all my life that you only see heaven after you die, until I came to Navy Pier. I love Navy Pier. As a West Indian soul, I felt warmth in every 10 degree smile and welcoming arms in every ride. I’ve never felt this exhilarated. It’s like giving candy to a little kid. I will be back for more candy.

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