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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.

Navy Pier shrouded in snow at winter

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.


We are the People's Pier

From selfies to gorgeous landscape shots, we want to see your #NavyPier photos!

About Navy Pier

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 2022, 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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Returning for 2022

Chicago Live!

This free annual two-day performance festival will feature more than 60 of the city’s top musical, theatrical, dance, and cultural organizations with back-to-back performances.

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