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Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks in Chicago, perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Our biweekly Aon Summer Fireworks shows occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Be sure to check the schedule for additional shows added throughout the year.

Whether you’re viewing them from the dock or aboard an evening cruise, fireworks are the perfect way to end your day at Navy Pier! For information on fireworks cruises offered at Navy Pier, see below.

2019 Fireworks Schedule* 

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks 
 9:30pm
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks presented by Miller Lite
 TBA
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 9:30pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Aon Summer Fireworks
 10:15pm
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
New Year’s Eve Fireworks presented by Miller Lite
 Midnight

*Schedule subject to change or cancellation

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Fireworks Cruises

Mystic Blue Fireworks Dinner Cruises

Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. See the Aon Summer Fireworks aboard Mystic Blue’s Fireworks Dinner Cruises and enjoy tasty treats, hot DJ beats and the best views of Chicago’s skyline.

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With two spectacular backdrops – Lake Michigan and the city skyline – Mystic Blue’s Fireworks Dinner Cruises deliver the most unique way to experience Navy Pier’s legendary fireworks display. Join us for a delicious buffet dinner on the water before heading to Mystic’s rooftop deck for unobstructed views of the fireworks show. Navy Pier fireworks run each Wednesday and Saturday—May 26-September 1—after sundown, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Fireworks Dinner Cruises at a Glance

  • 2½ hr dinner cruise on Lake Michigan
  • Amazing views of the skyline & fireworks display (weather permitting)
  • Buffet-Style Dinner Menu + cash bar
  • Onboard entertainment with live DJ, dance floor & interactive games
  • WEDNESDAY: Board 6:30pm | Cruise 7 – 10pm | Price from $97.90*
  • SATURDAY: Board 7:45pm | Cruise 8:30 – 11:30pm | Price from $109.90*

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Odyssey Lake Michigan Fireworks Dinner Cruises

Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and various dates year-round. Enjoy dinner, dancing, and take in stunning skyline views with Odyssey Lake Michigan Fireworks Dinner Cruises, departing from Navy Pier.

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Enjoy dinner, dancing, and take in stunning skyline views aboard Odyssey Lake Michigan’s Fireworks Dinner Cruises in Chicago. Near the end of your cruise, the sky above the lakefront will fill with spectacular displays of color and the thundering sounds of Navy Pier’s outstanding fireworks shows, including the bi-weekly Aon Summer Fireworks display each Wednesday and Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fireworks display dependent on weather conditions.

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Seadog Fireworks Cruises

Select Wednesdays & Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Enjoy Seadog Fireworks Cruises during the summer, plus additional dates in the fall, for an unforgettable, fireworks-filled night on Lake Michigan.

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Enjoy Seadog Fireworks Cruises on Wednesday and Saturday evenings during the summer for an unforgettable memory. Our open aired vessels provide uninterrupted panoramic views of the sparkling fireworks displays with the beautiful Chicago skyline as the setting. Enjoy one of the best views of the Navy Pier fireworks show as we strategically position ourselves on the lake.

2017 Seadog Fireworks Cruises

Select Wednesdays & Saturdays

  • 60-minute speedboat tour with a break to take in the fireworks
  • Amazing views of the skyline and fireworks display
  • Wednesdays: Board: 8:45pm | Cruise: 9:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Saturdays: Board: 9:15pm | Cruise: 9:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Price: from $36.95* per adult | from $21.95* per child (3-12yrs)

*Fireworks display dependent on weather conditions. Prices do not include taxes or fees.

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Shoreline Lake Fireworks Tours

Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Shoreline’s popular Lake Fireworks Tours offer spectacular views of the Navy Pier fireworks plus a panoramic lake tour.

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For truly spectacular views of the Navy Pier Fireworks, take a Shoreline Sightseeing Lake Fireworks Tour. You’ll see why this tour is a favorite with Chicagoans and visitors alike. Begin with a dramatic lake tour covering the entire panorama of Chicago’s famous skyline shining against the nighttime sky. Then enjoy excellent views of the fireworks as seen from the lake!

These 60-minute Fireworks Tours depart from the west end of Navy Pier’s South Dock on Wednesday evenings at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. Shoreline’s Navy Pier dock for this cruise is wheelchair accessible. For complete information or to buy tickets, visit shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328.

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Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tours

Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. One of the best ways to enjoy the Navy Pier’s fireworks is on a Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tours.

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Experience Navy Pier’s Aon Summer Fireworks in a whole new way with a Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tour. Begin with a guided nighttime cruise down all three branches of the historic Chicago River for amazing views of Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers. The evening ends with an up-close view of Navy Piers’ spectacular Aon Summer Fireworks from the mouth of the Chicago River. Shoreline’s 90-minute combination Architecture/Fireworks Cruises depart from our docks at Polk Bros Park in the Chicago River, near the southwest entrance of Navy Pier.

Departure times are Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm and Saturday evenings at 9:00pm. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. Shoreline’s Navy Pier dock for this cruise is wheelchair accessible.  A cash bar is available on board. For updated scheduling information for the Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tour visit shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328

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Spirit of Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruises

With two spectacular backdrops, Lake Michigan and the city skyline, Spirit of Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruises offer a unique Chicago experience.

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With two spectacular backdrops, Lake Michigan and the city skyline, Spirit of Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruises offer a unique Chicago experience. Join us for a delicious buffet dinner on the water before heading to Spirit’s rooftop deck for unobstructed views of the fireworks show. Navy Pier fireworks run each Wednesday and Saturday after sundown, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and periodically throughout the year (including Independence Day, New Years Eve, and more).

Spirit of Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruises at a Glance

  • 2½ hour cruise on Lake Michigan
  • Buffet-Style Dinner Menu + cash bar
  • Incredible views of the skyline & fireworks display (weather permitting)
  • Onboard entertainment with live DJ, dance floor & interactive games
  • WEDNESDAY: Board 6:30pm | Cruise 7 – 10pm | Price from $94.90* 
  • SATURDAY: Board 7:45pm | Cruise 8:30 – 11:30pm | Price from $144.90* 

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Tall Ship Windy Fireworks Sails

A SPECIAL EVENT SAIL! Treat yourself to Navy Pier’s spectacular fireworks display from the best seat in town! Grab a cool drink from our bar, relax, and enjoy a leisurely evening sail past the brilliant and beautiful Chicago skyline. This is approximately a 75 Minute sail.

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A SPECIAL EVENT SAIL! Treat yourself to Navy Pier’s spectacular fireworks display from the best seat in town! Grab a cool drink from our bar, relax, and enjoy a leisurely evening sail past the brilliant and beautiful Chicago skyline.

This is approximately a 75 Minute sail.

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