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Unicorn World Chicago - I Believe

Mar. 3, 2023

Unicorn World Coming to Navy Pier March 10-12

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CHICAGO – Unicorn World, an immersive, interactive and themed event for all ages, will come to Chicago on March 10-12. The event, which includes a magical forest and animatronic unicorns, will take place at the Navy Pier.

Tickets, which are $49 per person and free for children under age 2, are being sold online in advance and will not be available for purchase at the event. To manage event flow and crowd size, time slots must be reserved. For more information about tickets, time reservations and add-on experiences, visit

Other experiences include unicorn bounce houses, rides, face painting and professional photos. For families with very young children, a special section is available for babies and toddlers under 2 years old.

“We’re very excited to bring Unicorn World to Chicago so that its residents can experience the fun and magic of the event,” said Lauren Mines, co-founder of Unicorn World, LLC. “Patrick was born in Chicago, and we are both Notre Dame graduates, so bringing the event to the area is extra special for our family. And, as parents of young children, we know how important it is to step away from the busyness of life to build memories with family and friends and enjoy time together.”

Created and developed by husband-wife duo Patrick and Lauren Mines, Unicorn World is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for families to build memories together through themed activities, including the enchanted forest, arts and crafts activities, story time and colorful, life-sized, moving and neighing unicorns.

The Chicago event will be the fourth of its kind, following previous events in Louisville, Kentucky; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Charlotte, North Carolina. The Mines plan to take the event across the country this year, including Atlanta; Memphis; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Columbus, Ohio. Other cities also are expected to be added.

“To us, unicorns represent imagination, creativity and joy that reminds us of childhood memories,” Co-founder Patrick Mines said. “There is so much happening in the world, and we wanted to remind everyone that there is still room to celebrate and experience the magic of being a child. This event is all about building fond memories and leaving with a feeling of inspiration.”




Founded in 2022, Unicorn World, LLC, is a Knoxville-based event company that creates a vibrant, family-focused experience through themed activities. Serving as a catalyst for creativity and inspiration, Unicorn World, LLC, aims to connect individuals of all ages and offer community-centered events. For more information, visit


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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