Skip to main content

Smart Ways To Save at Navy Pier

Navy Pier is a world-class destination that showcases the vitality of Chicago, and we want all guests to know that there are unique and affordable experiences to enjoy here! Check out some simple ways you can enjoy the Pier at a great deal below. We hope to see you soon!

The Free Navy Pier Trolley pulls in

GET HERE FOR FREE!

Navy Pier offers a free seasonal trolley service, with various stops throughout the city, for a convenient and affordable way to get here for all. 

A couple stroll the Pier on a sunny day — drink in hand

STROLL THE PIER

It costs nothing to walk along the 3,300 foot-long Pier on Chicago's shoreline of Lake Michigan. Enjoy the fresh air, while taking in the sights and sounds of the city and the lakefront. Nature is a true gift!

Kids pause to browse the selection of popsicles at Ozzie's

ENJOY A POPSICLE

Stop by Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels, where you can enjoy handmade popsicles in artisanal flavors. Milk Chocolate, Mint Oreo, Vanilla Bean and more are all on the menu! For only $3, this is a tasty gourmet snack for any smart saver.

Kids run through water jets in the fountain

PLAY AT THE PARK

Children love to run through the fountain at Polk Bros Park, Navy Pier’s public 12,500-square-foot signature fountain. With more than 150 programmable jets, playing in the park is an affordable way to have fun.

Fireworks light up the lake

FIREWORKS FINALE

Throughout the year, guests can marvel at the spectacular, free fireworks at Navy Pier. The displays are perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan for a fun-filled finale to your day.

Seven young friends enjoying drinks at the Navy Pier Beer Garden

HAPPY HOUR AT THE MILLER LITE BEER GARDEN

At Chicago’s go-to destination for free, live, outdoor music performances, enjoy weekly happy hour specials at the Miller Lite Beer Garden! In the summer, guests can enjoy discounts and specials on Miller High Life, Peroni and more, as well as tasty bites such as nachos and pizza.

A group of friends enjoy food and drinks at Tiny Tavern

PIERTASTIC TUESDAY

If you happen to be looking for weekday plans, don’t miss Piertastic Tuesday. Discover great deals every Tuesday with special Pier-wide offers at Pier Park, dining and retail establishments and more.

An event taking place outdoors at Navy Pier

FREE ART INSTALLATIONS & CULTURAL PROGRAMS

Navy Pier offers free events and public programming year-round. From free outdoor movies to jazz concerts to interactive art installations, there will always be a new thing to discover during your visit to the Pier. Please visit here for a full list of upcoming free events and public programs.

At Navy Pier, a top destination for millions of national and international travelers, wonder, discovery and fun are always around the corner at any budget!


GET SOCIAL

Take pictures at your favorite spots on the Pier and post them with #NavyPier to get featured on our social media channels. You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Back to Articles

Share Smart Ways To Save at Navy Pier

About Navy Pier

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.


Let's stay in touch

Follow us on Social Media

Navy Pier

600 E. GRAND AVENUE
CHICAGOIL 60611
1-800 595-PIER (7437)

(0) Added!