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Jul. 28, 2022 | Visitors can discover a new dance experience, Spartan DEKA FIT and a celebration of South Park’s 25-year legacy of culture-defining moments this weekend at Navy Pier

New Dance, Fitness and South Park Events Launch Navy Pier on Saturday, July 30

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CHICAGO— Navy Pier ushers in a weekend of new free programs and exciting events on Saturday, July 30. The new additions to the Pier’s summer programing include African International House USA: Back to Tradition a Dance Experience, Spartan DEKA FIT, and the South Park: 25th Anniversary Experience Tour.

The free family-friendly evening includes African International House USA, Inc. presents: Back to Tradition A Dance Experience from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park. Special performances include Muntu Dance Theatre, Khalidah’s North African Dance Experience, Inc. and S.P.I.R.T. Stilt Walkers.

Spartan DEKA is excited to introduce our new indoor challenge designed to test, gamify and celebrate fitness starting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Spartan DEKA FIT consists of 10 functional training zones each preceded by a 500-meter run (5k of total running distance). Free entry for spectators to watch talented competitors divide and conquer the DEKA FIT Arena. Click here to purchase tickets.

Also at Navy Pier this weekend, Comedy Central is bringing the immersive South Park: 25th Anniversary Experience featuring iconic pieces of memorabilia from the show’s 25-year history to Navy Pier. The South Park: 25th Anniversary Experience is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Explore never-before-seen scripts, memorabilia from the show’s archive, rare collectibles and much more. Inspired by the real South Park Studios storage unit where many of the items that will be on display have been held for the past 24 years, the exhibit is housed within a custom fabricated shipping container. The shipping container — which features a custom, Cartman-inspired paint job — also serves as an interactive photo opportunity, giving fans the chance to pose alongside their favorite characters against three different iconic South Park landscapes.

Note: All artists and dates are subject to change.

About Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier’s 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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