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Navy Pier's Guide to Father's Day

Celebrate Dad on the Pier

There are so many ways to celebrate Father’s Day weekend at Navy Pier! Treat your dad to a day on Lake Michigan with a cruise, a delicious meal alfresco at one of the Pier’s restaurants or a gift from one of the Pier’s retailers to take home. Find out some great ways to enjoy the holiday at the People’s Pier for Father’s Day.

The Seadog takes passengers on a spin across the lake

For thrill-seeking dads

Seadog Cruises

Seadog Cruises offer Lake and River Architectural Tours, Extreme Thrill Rides, Lakefront Speedboat Rides and more! Whether your dad is a history buff, architecture fan or thrill seeker, Seadog has something to help you and your family enjoy Father’s Day on the water. Come aboard, take in the views and visit Seadog Cruises online to book your cruise.


For the architecture lover

Shoreline Sightseeing

Family-owned and operated for three generations and 75-plus years,  Shoreline has welcomed generations of Chicagoans as well as guests from just about every country in the world on their tours and cruises. Make your family one of them this Father’s Day and explore Chicago as never before on Shoreline’s lake and river tours! Visit Shoreline Sightseeing online at


For the adventure seeker

Tall Ship Windy

Set sail aboard Tall Ship Windy, Chicago’s very own Tall Ship! This majestic 148-foot schooner is modeled after a traditional Great Lakes trading ship and boasts all the character and charm of the Golden Age of Sail. This 60-75 minute sailing adventure will be a blast for your Father’s Day.

Outdoor Dining

Many of Navy Pier’s table and counter service restaurants are open with outdoor space for a great Father’s Day meal enjoyed in the sunshine and fresh air. Choose from places like Harry Caray’s Tavern, Offshore, Riva Crabhouse, and more. 

Explore all Outdoor Dining Options

Shop for Tasty Treats and Gifts

From a snack on the go to a last-minute Father's Day gift

Completely Nuts

Completely Nuts

For a tasty Father’s Day snack, Completely Nuts offers delicious roasted Cinnamon Almonds, Cashews, Pecans and Peanuts. Each batch is roasted to perfection in copper kettles using fresh ground cinnamon, sugar and vanilla.

Chicago Sports & Novelty Store

Chicago Sports & Novelty Store

If your father is a sports lover, look to Chicago Sports & Novelty for an awesome Father’s Day gift! Family owned and operated since 1987, Chicago Sport & Novelty specializes in Chicago sports accessories, souvenirs and apparel.


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More Than You Imagine

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 2021, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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