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Free Events & Public Programs

Navy Pier, Chicago’s mission-driven cultural district, proudly offers free events and public programming year-round. From free outdoor movies in the park to free jazz concerts to interactive art installations to dance performances and much more, there’s always something fun to explore at the People’s Pier. See below for a list of our upcoming free events and public programs.

Free Events Series

Navy Pier is committed to providing a wide variety of culturally enriching free programming all year long. Learn more about current events series at Navy Pier, and check back often for new offerings.

All events and happenings at Navy Pier

For a full list of all events and programs taking place at Navy Pier, visit our events list or events calendar.

Free Events at Navy Pier

Sequence Ch!cago: Housegiving

Free Public Program

November 22, 2017

Sequence Ch!cago: Housegiving

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Aon Grand Ballroom

Free and open to the public! A nod to Chicago’s diverse art and music scene, Sequence Ch!cago celebrates local artists, musicians and cultural organizations by showcasing their works through this unique and exciting new performance series!

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Over the course of 10 dates between September 30 and December 20, Sequence Ch!cago spotlights talented performers from different Chicago neighborhoods who have inspired and influenced the local arts community through their creative works. Sequence Ch!cago is free and open to the public. The music program is supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Details on November 22: Housegiving: A People’s Pier House Party | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Aon Grand Ballroom MUSIC: Steve “Miggedy” Maestro, Gene Hunt, Julius “The Mad Thinker”, Queens of House’s (Solkat and Dee Jay Alicia)

In partnership with the Chicago House Legacy Project Band

Sequence Ch!cago: Chicago Culture Market

Free Public Program

Free and open to the public! A nod to Chicago’s diverse art and music scene, Sequence Ch!cago celebrates local artists, musicians and cultural organizations by showcasing their works through this unique and exciting new performance series!

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Over the course of 10 dates between September 30 and December 20, Sequence Ch!cago spotlights talented performers from different Chicago neighborhoods who have inspired and influenced the local arts community through their creative works. Sequence Ch!cago is free and open to the public. The music program is supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Details on November 25: Chicago Culture Market | 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Food Experience (Between Lalo’s and Brown Sugar Bakery)

MUSIC: SVB Quartet (classical string quartet); Trio Mokili (African); Sam Trump (Soul) MARKET: Bodega 18; Sam Kirk- Provoke Culture; AV Bead Designs; The Silver Room

Sequence Ch!cago: Cielito Lindo

Free Public Program

Free and open to the public! A nod to Chicago’s diverse art and music scene, Sequence Ch!cago celebrates local artists, musicians and cultural organizations by showcasing their works through this unique and exciting new performance series!

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Over the course of 10 dates between September 30 and December 20, Sequence Ch!cago spotlights talented performers from different Chicago neighborhoods who have inspired and influenced the local arts community through their creative works. Sequence Ch!cago is free and open to the public. The music program is supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Details on December 2:
5 p.m.-7.p.m. |The southwest corner of the Food Experience, across from Ben and Jerry’s
MUSIC: Cielito Lindo

Sequence Ch!cago: Wicker Park Choral Singers

Free Public Program

Free and open to the public! A nod to Chicago’s diverse art and music scene, Sequence Ch!cago celebrates local artists, musicians and cultural organizations by showcasing their works through this unique and exciting new performance series!

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Over the course of 10 dates between September 30 and December 20, Sequence Ch!cago spotlights talented performers from different Chicago neighborhoods who have inspired and influenced the local arts community through their creative works. Sequence Ch!cago is free and open to the public. The music program is supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Details on December 9:
5 p.m.-7.p.m. |The southwest corner of the Food Experience, across from Ben and Jerry’s
MUSIC: Wicker Park Choral Singers

Sequence Ch!cago: Chicago Gay Men’s Choir

Free Public Program

Free and open to the public! A nod to Chicago’s diverse art and music scene, Sequence Ch!cago celebrates local artists, musicians and cultural organizations by showcasing their works through this unique and exciting new performance series!

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Over the course of 10 dates between September 30 and December 20, Sequence Ch!cago spotlights talented performers from different Chicago neighborhoods who have inspired and influenced the local arts community through their creative works. Sequence Ch!cago is free and open to the public. The music program is supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Details on December 16:
5 p.m.-7.p.m. |The southwest corner of the Food Experience, across from Ben and Jerry’s
MUSIC: Chicago Gay Men’s Choir

Sequence Ch!cago: A Blues Christmas

Free Public Program

December 20, 2017

Sequence Ch!cago: A Blues Christmas

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Aon Grand Ballroom

Free and open to the public! A nod to Chicago’s diverse art and music scene, Sequence Ch!cago celebrates local artists, musicians and cultural organizations by showcasing their works through this unique and exciting new performance series!

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Over the course of 10 dates between September 30 and December 20, Sequence Ch!cago spotlights talented performers from different Chicago neighborhoods who have inspired and influenced the local arts community through their creative works. Sequence Ch!cago is free and open to the public. The music program is supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Details on December 20:
A Blues Christmas | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Aon Grand Ballroom
MUSIC: Alligator Records Collaboration: Toronzo Cannon, Lil’ Ed, Lynne Jordan; Matthew Skoller

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