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Fun and Free Things to do in Chicago at Navy Pier

Looking for fun and free things to do in Chicago? There’s always something going on at Navy Pier! From cultural programming and seasonal celebrations to special events, festivals, fireworks and more, discover fun and free Chicago events at Navy Pier all year long.

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Navy Pier, Chicago’s mission-driven cultural district, proudly offers free events and public programming year-round. See a full listing of Navy Pier’s ongoing free events and public programs

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All Access with Paul Natkin

Mystic Blue Sunday Funday Brunch Cruises

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Daily Cruises

Live on the Lake! Old Town School of Folk Music Feat. Willy Dynomite and Los Vicios de Papá

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

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Water Flicks: Splash

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

1

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Spirit of Chicago – Cabaret Lunch Cruise

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Fun Flow

Forts

Daily Cruises

WERQ, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

2

Water Colors: Thaddeus Tukes (Vibraphone)

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Wiggleworms

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. Sheryl Youngblood and Nick Bell

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Aon Summer Fireworks

3

Tiny Tavern Comedy Night

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Seadog City Winery Wine Flight Cruise

Forts

Daily Cruises

Live on the Lake! Pier Dance Feat. Euphony and guest

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

4

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Wiggleworms

SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING INAUGURAL “ILLINOIS MADE” CRUISE

Spirit of Chicago – Cocktail Cruises

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. Mike & Joe and Righteous Hillbillies

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

5

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. Bumpus and guests

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Aon Summer Fireworks

6

Happy Birthday to Ella with Ella Jenkins and Friends!

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Mystic Blue Craft Brew Cruises

Forts

Live on the Lake! Old Town School of Folk Music Feat. Typhanie Monique Quartet and The Lawrence Peters Outfit

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

7

Samsung Galaxy Studio Presents Cold War Kids

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Water Flicks: Pirate Radio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

8

Samsung Galaxy Studio

After School Matters Youth Showcase: Spotlight on Peace

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Spirit of Chicago – Cabaret Lunch Cruise

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Sunset Invigoration – Deep and Slow Vinyasa

Forts

Daily Cruises

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

9

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Water Colors: Rajiv Halim Quintet (Saxophone)

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Wiggle Worms

Forts

Daily Cruises

Live on the Lake! Feat. Breezy Rodio and Jimmy Nick

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Aon Summer Fireworks

10

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Tiny Tavern Comedy Night

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Live on the Lake! Pier Dance Feat. Fat Babies and Nicolle Wood

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

11

Samsung Galaxy Studio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Wiggleworms

Shoreline Sightseeing Wine Tasting Cruises

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. Stache and Pearls Mahone

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

12

Samsung Galaxy Studio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. Boy Band Review and guests

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Aon Summer Fireworks

13

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Noche Caribeña

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Live on the Lake! Old Town School of Folk Music Feat. Bones Jugs and Cielito Lindo

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

14

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Water Flicks: Beach Blanket Bingo

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

15

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Independent Garden Center Show

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Group Quinceañera Photo at Navy Pier

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Scarps Flow

Forts

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

16

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Independent Garden Center Show

Water Colors: Julius Tucker (Piano)

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Wiggle Worms

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. Sam Cockrell Band and The Blue Coast Band

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Aon Summer Fireworks

17

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Independent Garden Center Show

Tiny Tavern Comedy Night

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Mystic Blue Air & Water Show Cruises

Odyssey Air & Water Show Cruises

Forts

Live on the Lake! Pier Dance Feat. Cecy Santana

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

18

Samsung Galaxy Studio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Wiggleworms

Spirit of Chicago Air & Water Show Cruises

Mystic Blue Air & Water Show Cruises

Odyssey Air & Water Show Cruises

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. Hairbangers Ball and Ginger Road

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

19

Samsung Galaxy Studio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Spirit of Chicago Air & Water Show Cruises

Mystic Blue Air & Water Show Cruises

Odyssey Air & Water Show Cruises

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. AJ Ghent Band and guests

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Aon Summer Fireworks

20

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Country Skyline

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Spirit of Chicago Air & Water Show Cruises

Odyssey Air & Water Show Cruises

Forts

Live on the Lake! Old Town School of Folk Music Feat. Lamajamal and Booty Movement Coalition

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

21

SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING CRUISE

Solar Eclipse Lunch Cruise

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Seadog – Solar Eclipse Viewing Lakefront Speedboat Ride

Mystic Blue – Blue Moon Solar Eclipse Viewing Boathouse Cruise

Water Flicks: Finding Nemo

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

22

Samsung Galaxy Studio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Acoustic Soul Flo (Live Music)

Forts

Daily Cruises

Jam Session, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

23

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Water Colors: Greg Artry (Drums)

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Live on the Lake! Feat. Wayne Baker Brooks and Melody Angel

Forts

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Aon Summer Fireworks

24

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Tiny Tavern Comedy Night

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Live on the Lake! Pier Dance Feat. Euphony and Snoopy King

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

25

Planet Chicago

Samsung Galaxy Studio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Shoreline Sightseeing Comedy Cruises with Zanies Comedy Club

Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Feat. Lauren Alaina and The Cal Stage Band

Forts

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Fireworks

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Teatro Vista’s La Havana Madrid

Spirit Gospel Afternoon Lunch Cruise

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Chicago Baby Show

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Feat. Cowboy Mouth and Guests

Forts

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

Aon Summer Fireworks

27

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Chicago Baby Show

Mystic Blue Sunday Funday Brunch Cruises

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Live on the Lake! Old Town School of Folk Music Feat. Abraham Mellish and Lint Trappers

Daily Cruises

Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

28

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Water Flicks: Jaws

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Daily Cruises

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Samsung Galaxy Studio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Sunset Yoga, Presented by VIBEUP: Bhakti Vinyasa Flow

Forts

Daily Cruises

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

30

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Water Colors: Cole DeGenova Quartet

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. NuBlu Band and Morry Sochat & The Special 20s

Daily Cruises

Aon Summer Fireworks

31

Seadog Wine Flight River Cruises

Samsung Galaxy Studio

Chicago Jazz Orchestra

Tiny Tavern Comedy Night

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Live on the Lake! Pier Dance Feat. Chicago Samba and Edilson Lima

Daily Cruises

1

Odyssey Labor Day Weekend Cruises

Samsung Galaxy Studio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Live on the Lake! Feat. 16 Candles and Bassel & The Supernaturals

Forts

The Great American Lobster Fest

Daily Cruises

2

Odyssey Labor Day Weekend Cruises

Samsung Galaxy Studio

A Retrospective view of the Pathway

Forts

Live on the Lake! Feat. The Town Pants and guests

The Great American Lobster Fest

Daily Cruises

Aon Summer Fireworks

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