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International Carnivale Presented by Comed

Jan. 19, 2023 | Presented by ComEd, 2023 Series to Include Cultural Celebrations from Around the World

Navy Pier Announces Global Connections Series

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CHICAGO— Navy Pier, in partnership with ComEd, is excited to host three, upcoming celebrations as part of their Global Connections Series. Cultural celebrations include Lunar New Year, International Carnival, and Holi. This free event series is set to take place in the Aon Grand Ballroom.

Kicking off Navy Pier’s Global Connections series, the Aon Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a festive, interactive, and family-friendly Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rabbit. On Saturday, January 28, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests will experience performances of local artists, dance, traditional and contemporary music, food vendors and much more.

At the end of February, Navy Pier will celebrate the International Carnivale on Saturday, February 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras event will feature art-making activities, music, and dance from across the globe, along with live performances.

Holi, the colorful Hindu springtime festival, is set for Saturday, March 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can throw handfuls of colored powder, available for purchase outdoors at Navy Pier’s Beer Garden, before enjoying live music, dance and educational programming inside the Aon Grand Ballroom.


Note: All artists, events and dates are subject to change


Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and typically welcoming nearly 9 million annual guests. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier is also proud to continue providing free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate, and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of the organization’s post-pandemic revival and free public programming. For more information, visit



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