Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Navy Pier is committed to building on the success of our 2017 inaugural event, A Celebration ExPIERience, to fund even more free arts and cultural programming for Chicagoans and visitors alike in the years to come.
We hope you can join us for ExPIERience 19 to see the best of Navy Pier and all the tremendous changes—programmatic, physical, and organizational—that Navy Pier has undergone through the support of our generous partners. This year, we are delighted to honor PepsiCo for their nearly 25 years of partnership, as well as The Honorable Rahm Emanuel for his many years of public service and tireless advocacy for Chicago nonprofits.
Location: Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Reception | 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Attire: After 5 Casual – Show off your Navy Blue at Navy Pier
To register for ExPIERience 2019, please complete the registration form below.
Special thanks to the generous ExPIERience 19 in-kind event partners!
America’s Dog & Burger, Brown Sugar Bakery, Chicago Children’s Museum, FRÍO Gelato, Frost, Calumet River Fleeting, Jewell Events Catering, Kurtis Productions, Melrose Pyrotechnics, Miller Lite, Odyssey Cruises, Offshore Rooftop & Bar, Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels, PepsiCo Beverages, Riva Crabhouse, Show Services, The Spice House and Tiny Tavern.
This spectacular evening set the course for the Pier’s second century while showcasing the Pier’s dynamic, year-round free programming. The event honored the Polk Bros. Foundation for their legacy partnership and all proceeds directly supported the Pier’s free public programs available to more than 9 million annual guests.
If you cannot attend but wish to make a contribution in support of Navy Pier programming, you may do so at the link below.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
Joan and Bill Brodsky
Michelle L. Collins
Donna La Pietra and Bill Kurtis
Peoples Energy Community Fund
Jennifer Steans and Jim Kastenholz
Donald R. Wilson, Jr. DRW Trading Group
Allstate Insurance Company
BMO Harris Bank
The Canning Foundation
The Crown Family
Fifth Third Bank
Sarah and John Garvey
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel, Jr.
Mr. Bob Habeeb, Maverick Hotels & Restaurants
Brett Hart and Dontrey Britt-Hart
Richard and Martha Melman Foundation
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Polk Bros. Foundation
Sue and Tim Sullivan
Wintrust Community Banks