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Treat Dad to a Day on the Pier

Navy Pier has something for every Dad for Father’s Day 2019! Whether Dad is a music and theater lover, foodie, sporty type, thrill seeker, classic Chicago lover or a combination of a few, excitement awaits the whole family this Father’s Day.


Art Aficionado

For dads who are fans of music and theater, visit Chicago Shakespeare Theater for a showing of SIX, the sensational musical about the wives of Henry VIII with a contemporary remixed pop sound. You can also bring Dad to the Miller Lite Beer Garden from 2 to 8 p.m. for the Pier’s free live musical performance series, Live on the Lake!, featuring “International Pier Sounds” from Golpe Tierra, DJ Papa G and Kofi and the New Roots.

Food Connoisseur

If your old man loves to try new foods and enjoy classic favorites, the Pier has a multitude of choices from sit down restaurants to unique and specialty food kiosks. If you really want to wow Dad you can book a formal steak dinner on the Odyssey, a world class dinner cruise ship! Riva Crabhouse is another go-to spot for fresh seafood or you can help Dad enjoy (or finish) a Ben & Jerry’s cone or gourmet popsicle from Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels.

Sports Fanatic

Fathers who like to sit in front of the TV when the big game starts or check their phone for the latest game stats can shop at Chicago Sports Store for the best gear. Buy a hat for dad to add to his collection or he can just marvel at the amazing Chicago flag in the back made entirely out of hats!

Chicago Enthusiast

Dads who love the history and beauty of Chicago can take it all in at the Pier with signature food tours by Chicago Food Planet, Quadcycle rentals at Bike and Roll Chicago and with a classic sightseeing and architectural cruise.

Thrill Seeker

Navy Pier has a variety of options if your dad is an adrenaline lover. Vertiport Helicopter Tours and Chicago Helicopter Experience will take your excitement to new heights as Dad and the family enjoys city lights and sights with spectacular aerial views over the water and skyline. Virtual Rush is a highly interactive and immersive virtual reality motion ride soaring the skies of a futuristic Chicago city-scape. If your dad loves being on the water, try a ride on Seadog, the Pier’s beloved speedboat ride, that will get his heart pumping! Plus, no trip to the Pier is complete without a spin on the year-round Centennial Wheel. Soar 200ft above the ground and enjoy spectacular 360 views of the city and lake. 

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