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Things to Do at Chicago's Navy Pier

Free Events & Public Programs


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

May 25-September 29
Band and Audience at Live on the Lake at Navy Pier

Live on the Lake!

May 25-August 31
Navy Pier Wave Wall Wax DJ on Stage Photo

Wave Wall Wax

May 25-August 31
Navy Pier Summer Fireworks Photo

Navy Pier Fireworks

May 30-August 30
Navy Pier Skyline Sessions Band Performance Photo

Skyline Sessions

June 1
Dancers Performing at See Chicago Dance at Navy Pier

Chicago Dance Month Kick-Off

June 4-August 27
Pier Fitness Sunset Yoga Close-up Photo

Pier Fitness

June 8-August 31

Wave Wall Moves

June 4-June 25
Woman Performing at Pier Dance at Navy Pier

Pier Dance

June 15-June 16
Chi Soul Fest Stage Performance Image

Chi-Soul Fest

June 19

Juneteenth Celebration

June 26 & July 31
Navy Pier Summer Block Party Outdoor Image

Summer Block Party

June 29

Navy Pier Pride

July 11-July 12
Fresh Fest Outdoor Performance Photo

Fresh Fest!

July 13
Bastille Day Outdoor Performance Conductor Image

Bastille Day

July 8-August 26
Outdoor Movie Viewing at Navy Pier

Water Flicks

August 17
People Dancing at Noche Caribena at Navy Pier

Noche Caribeña

August 24-August 25
LatiNxt Stage Chicago Skyline Image


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NavyPier Pier Family Photo Passport Image

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Free Art & Cultural Exhibits

Open Daily
Murals and Mosaics Exhibition at Navy Pier

Murals & Mosaics: An Exhibition by the Chicago Sun-times

Open Daily
Navy Pier Outdoor Artwork Photo

Eddie Martinez: Half Stepping Hot Stepper & Untitled

Open Daily
Navy Pier Home of House Interior Photo

Chicago: Home of House Exhibit

We Are the People's Pier

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


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