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Mar. 27, 2023

Navy Pier Fireworks Nominated in USA Today’s 2023 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards

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CHICAGO — Navy Pier is excited to announce its nomination in USA Today’s 2023 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Choice Awards. A panel of industry experts and 10Best editors has selected Navy Pier as a contender for Best Place in the Country to See Fireworks. The contest gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice here.

A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest. Voting ends Monday, April 17, and the winners will be announced on Friday, April 28.

Free Summer Fireworks at Navy Pier will return Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Chicago’s favorite sky spectacle, set to popular and special occasion soundtracks, will take place every Wednesday at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 p.m.

Click here for b-roll of Navy Pier’s Summer Fireworks.


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 celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2021, Navy Pier continued to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts—including Sable, a 223-room Hilton hotel, new restaurants and partnerships, and thrilling additions to Pier Park. 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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