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Events and Activities to do in Chicago at Navy Pier

Looking for fun 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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Wheel Talk Wednesday: IG LIVE Series

Free Public Program

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join us (@navypierchicago) for our weekly Instagram LIVE music series every Wednesday at 12:00pm (CT). In this series, we’ll connect you with local artists and musicians and give you a chance to preview some of their music.

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ABOUT THIS SERIES

Join us (@navypierchicago) for our weekly Instagram LIVE music series every Wednesday at 12:00pm (CT). In this series, we’ll connect you with local artists and musicians, plus give you an opportunity to hear some of their music. In an effort to help support local artists during COVID-19, Venmo tips are welcome and accepted. During each LIVE, we’ll pin their account details for tips. 

April 15: TBD

More information coming soon!

Wheel Talk Wednesday: IG LIVE Series

Free Public Program

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join us (@navypierchicago) for our weekly Instagram LIVE music series every Wednesday at 12:00pm (CT). In this series, we’ll connect you with local artists and musicians and give you a chance to preview some of their music.

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ABOUT THIS SERIES

Join us (@navypierchicago) for our weekly Instagram LIVE music series every Wednesday at 12:00pm (CT). In this series, we’ll connect you with local artists and musicians, plus give you an opportunity to hear some of their music. In an effort to help support local artists during COVID-19, Venmo tips are welcome and accepted. During each LIVE, we’ll pin their account details for tips. 

April 22: TBD

More information coming soon!

Wheel Talk Wednesday: IG LIVE Series

Free Public Program

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join us (@navypierchicago) for our weekly Instagram LIVE music series every Wednesday at 12:00pm (CT). In this series, we’ll connect you with local artists and musicians and give you a chance to preview some of their music.

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ABOUT THIS SERIES

Join us (@navypierchicago) for our weekly Instagram LIVE music series every Wednesday at 12:00pm (CT). In this series, we’ll connect you with local artists and musicians, plus give you an opportunity to hear some of their music. In an effort to help support local artists during COVID-19, Venmo tips are welcome and accepted. During each LIVE, we’ll pin their account details for tips. 

April 22: TBD

More information coming soon!

Chicago Shakespeare presents: As You Like It
Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Free spirits escape a world gone wrong to get back to the land, a place that promises safe harbor from the corrupt ways of the city.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW IS CURRENTLY POST-PONED / CST’s Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare | adapted & directed by Daryl Cloran
conceived by Daryl Cloran and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
in association with the Citadel Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

It’s the 1960s, when all you need is love. Free spirits escape a world gone wrong to get back to the land, a place that promises safe harbor from the corrupt ways of the city—but no one is spared here from the hazards of love. The irrepressible Rosalind takes refuge in the forest. So, too, does her love Orlando, with much to learn from the woman of his dreams, now disguised in boy’s garb. This high-spirited, music-filled adaptation infuses Shakespeare’s comedy with the hit songs of The Beatles—lifting the playwright’s timeless verse in beautiful harmony with the immortal music of the “Fab Four.” First staged at Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, As You Like It is adapted and directed by Daryl Cloran, Artistic Director of Canada’s acclaimed Citadel Theatre.

Learn more at chicagoshakes.com

Navy Pier Blood Drive

Free Public Program

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Help us maintain the blood supply and donate at the Navy Pier Blood Drive on Monday, May 4, 2020.

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Help us maintain the blood supply and donate now!

Details:

  • For an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Appointments only at this time.
  • Eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16 oz. of water and fluids before the donation.
  • Bring a photo ID or your blood donor card, or two other forms of ID.
  • You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass! Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.
Water Flicks | The Lion King

Free Public Program

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free, outdoor screening of The Lion King in Polk Bros Park on Monday, July 6 at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.

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A free, outdoor film series, Mondays from July 6 – August 24, 2020 in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Lake Stage. Water Flicks 2020 presents, “Suitcase Cinema” featuring eight weeks of films traveling to real and imaginary exotic locations. 

About This Series

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series in Polk Bros Park. Learn more about Water Flicks, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year. 

*Please note: closed captioning (CC) will be available for this movie screening. Times and schedule are subject to change.

Water Flicks | Kong: Skull Island

Free Public Program

Monday, July 13, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free, outdoor screening of Kong: Skull Island in Polk Bros Park on Monday, July 13 at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.

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A free, outdoor film series, Mondays from July 6 – August 24, 2020 in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Lake Stage. Water Flicks 2020 presents, “Suitcase Cinema” featuring eight weeks of films traveling to real and imaginary exotic locations. 

About This Series

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series in Polk Bros Park. Learn more about Water Flicks, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year. 

*Please note: closed captioning (CC) will be available for this movie screening. Times and schedule are subject to change.

Water Flicks | Moulin Rouge

Free Public Program

Monday, July 20, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free, outdoor screening of Moulin Rouge in Polk Bros Park on Monday, July 20 at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.

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A free, outdoor film series, Mondays from July 6 – August 24, 2020 in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Lake Stage. Water Flicks 2020 presents, “Suitcase Cinema” featuring eight weeks of films traveling to real and imaginary exotic locations. 

About This Series

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series in Polk Bros Park. Learn more about Water Flicks, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year. 

*Please note: closed captioning (CC) will be available for this movie screening. Times and schedule are subject to change.

LatiNxt Music Festival

Free Public Program

Friday, July 24, 2020 - Saturday, July 25, 2020

Free public event! Join us for our third annual celebration of Latin music, featuring local, national and international artists.

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Free and open to the public! Come join us for LatiNxt, Navy Pier’s third annual celebration of Latin music, featuring local, national and international artists who are exploring new ways of connecting traditional Latin music with modern sounds.

Lineup:

More information coming soon!

About the Festival

LatiNxt Music Festival’s mission is to strengthen connection, increase exposure and foster conversations within the Latinx music industry.

Focusing specifically on artists who are pushing the sound forward and reinventing tradition, the festival is a music showcase and convening of creatives leading Latinx culture. Started in 2018, the festival has booked a variety of international artists and has begun connecting artist communities in the Latin American diaspora.

LatiNxt promises to be a platform for the discovery of emerging and cutting edge talent, as well as a national hub for industry leaders to cultivate the connections and grow the ideas that continue to strengthen Latinx art and culture globally.

Water Flicks | Frozen 2

Free Public Program

Monday, July 27, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free, outdoor screening of Frozen 2 in Polk Bros Park on Monday, July 27 at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.

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A free, outdoor film series, Mondays from July 6 – August 24, 2020 in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Lake Stage. Water Flicks 2020 presents, “Suitcase Cinema” featuring eight weeks of films traveling to real and imaginary exotic locations. 

About This Series

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series in Polk Bros Park. Learn more about Water Flicks, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year. 

*Please note: closed captioning (CC) will be available for this movie screening. Times and schedule are subject to change.

Water Flicks | Crazy Rich Asians

Free Public Program

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free, outdoor screening of Crazy Rich Asians in Polk Bros Park on Monday, August 3 at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.

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A free, outdoor film series, Mondays from July 6 – August 24, 2020 in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Lake Stage. Water Flicks 2020 presents, “Suitcase Cinema” featuring eight weeks of films traveling to real and imaginary exotic locations. 

About This Series

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series in Polk Bros Park. Learn more about Water Flicks, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year. 

*Please note: closed captioning (CC) will be available for this movie screening. Times and schedule are subject to change.

Water Flicks | Casablanca

Free Public Program

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free, outdoor screening of Casablanca in Polk Bros Park on Monday, August 10 at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.

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A free, outdoor film series, Mondays from July 6 – August 24, 2020 in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Lake Stage. Water Flicks 2020 presents, “Suitcase Cinema” featuring eight weeks of films traveling to real and imaginary exotic locations. 

About This Series

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series in Polk Bros Park. Learn more about Water Flicks, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year. 

*Please note: closed captioning (CC) will be available for this movie screening. Times and schedule are subject to change.

Water Flicks | Coco

Free Public Program

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free, outdoor screening of Coco in Polk Bros Park on Monday, August 17 at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.

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A free, outdoor film series, Mondays from July 6 – August 24, 2020 in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Lake Stage. Water Flicks 2020 presents, “Suitcase Cinema” featuring eight weeks of films traveling to real and imaginary exotic locations. 

About This Series

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series in Polk Bros Park. Learn more about Water Flicks, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year. 

*Please note: closed captioning (CC) will be available for this movie screening. Times and schedule are subject to change.

Water Flicks | Cool Runnings

Free Public Program

Monday, August 24, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free public program! Join us for a free, outdoor screening of Cool Runnings in Polk Bros Park on Monday, August 24 at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.

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A free, outdoor film series, Mondays from July 6 – August 24, 2020 in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Lake Stage. Water Flicks 2020 presents, “Suitcase Cinema” featuring eight weeks of films traveling to real and imaginary exotic locations. 

About This Series

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series in Polk Bros Park. Learn more about Water Flicks, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year. 

*Please note: closed captioning (CC) will be available for this movie screening. Times and schedule are subject to change.