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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

ExPIERience 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.

Event Details

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. 

Make a Donation

If you cannot attend but wish to make a contribution in support of Navy Pier programming, you may do so at the link below.

Host Committee


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

Mesirow Financial

Peoples Energy Community Fund

PepsiCo Shoreline Sightseeing

Jennifer Steans and Jim Kastenholz


BMO Harris Bank


Entertainment Cruises

Exelon Corporation

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

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

Polk Bros. Foundation


Wintrust Community Banks

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A Celebration ExPIERience 2017 at Navy Pier

A Celebration ExPIERience 2017

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.  

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