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Public Programs & Events at Chicago's Navy Pier

Events at Navy Pier

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There’s always something fun going on at Navy Pier!

Navy Pier offers a full calendar of free arts, cultural events, and public programs for Chicagoans to enjoy safely all year long. Signature events and free programs in music, dance, fitness, and festivals will ignite the guest's imagination. New safety measures will apply to all events and programs, such as stringent Pier-wide cleaning, social distancing ambassadors, and mandated face coverings at all times.

From cultural programming and seasonal celebrations to special events, festivals, fireworks, and more.

Discover the fun all year long at Chicago's Navy Pier.

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Upcoming Events at Navy Pier

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Free Events & Public Programs

Navy Pier proudly offers free events and public programming year-round. From free outdoor movies in the park to free jazz concerts; interactive art installations to dance performances and much more, the People’s Pier is a year-round destination for free events in Chicago.

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Seasonal Events

Every year, Navy Pier celebrates a range of seasonal events in fun and often free ways. Discover what awaits you annually at Navy Pier.


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About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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Navy Pier

600 E. GRAND AVENUE
CHICAGOIL 60611
1-800 595-PIER (7437)

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