Navy Pier is proud to host the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. In the sequel to “FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell”, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show returns in 2019 with “FLOWERTALES: The Story Grows On!” and includes an expanded show with more than 700 plant varieties including roses, hydrangea, tulips, hyacinth, azaleas, veggies and more, a new plant variety display will be presented by the National Garden Bureau—PLUS an all-new floor plan designed by the IL Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects!
At the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, local landscape designers, builders and suppliers will create realistic solutions within feature landscapes and garden vignette displays that inspire and demonstrate to attendees the possibilities for their own gardens, yards or balconies. Creators will interpret the unique role flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of our lives and literature, from Wednesday, March 20 through Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Festival Halls A & B at Navy Pier.
In addition to the inspiring landscapes and garden vignettes, the show features:
- The Get Growing Education Series – A continued focus on educational, interactive workshops and seminars by leading industry professionals – Including the very popular POTTING PARTY the container garden make & take workshop — sign up when you arrive 4-workshops daily
- Garden Gourmet Stage – Culinary demonstrations by top Chefs
- Kids Activity Garden – FREE Hands-on fun and learning for future gardeners – plus a live butterfly exhibit and animals from the Racine Zoo
- Horticulture Photography Competition – A judged exhibit by more than 150 amateur photographers
- Tablescapes Exhibit – Cutting-edge ideas for the dining table presented by leading interior and floral designers
- The Home & Garden Marketplace – A shopper’s paradise with exhibitors of green-industry and related goods and services
- Regional Cake Decorating Competition – The region’s top bakers will compete and design awe-inspiring cakes – Sunday, March 24
- Evening in Bloom – a charity VIP preview event that provides a sneak peek of the Flower & Garden Show prior to opening to the public. Flowers, Food & Fashion! Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Tickets available soon!
More about the Chicago Flower & Garden Show
On June 16, 1847, the CHS held its first Exhibition of Fruits and Flowers, where it showcased ornamental plants and displays of prized fruits and flowers. The exposition was a surprise hit. Enthusiastically received by both tradesmen and the general public, the success of this event established the growing role of horticulture in the city’s footprint—a role that continues to flourish to this day.
The show has since evolved. From decade to decade it has moved venues, grown in size and expanded its list of attractions. Today the show welcomes more than 40,000 attendees to the Festival Halls in Navy Pier, where they can experience every facet of horticulture. While visiting, attendees can walk through life-sized gardens, participate in DIY workshops, learn from educational seminars, enjoy garden-to-table cooking presentations and more. Through the decades of the show’s experience, its legacy remains the same: it continues to capture the hearts of thousands year after year.
Since 2011, the annual event has been produced by Flower Show Productions, which includes the visionary leadership of owner and director Tony Abruscato. Through his commitment and the dedication of sponsors and supporters, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is encouraging new generations to get involved and be inspired by gardening.
Plan Your Visit
10am – 8pm Daily
Adult Anytime: $20
Includes single-day admission (Wednesday-Sunday)
Spring Fling: $10
Includes single-evening admission March 20-23 (4-8 pm)
Child Anytime: $5
Includes single-day admission for ages 4-12
Tickets are on sale now! Hailing from Kelowna, British Columbia, Excision’s diverse skills as a DJ and producer constantly test the limits of electronic music with vastly different sets that encompass a full range of genres.
Navy Pier is proud to host the Excision Apex 2019 Tour! Excision shows are like no other. A virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy. Earth-shattering walls of bass relentlessly smash upon the bodies of headbanging fans around the world.
Hailing from Kelowna, British Columbia, Excision’s diverse skills as a DJ and producer constantly test the limits of electronic music with vastly different sets that encompass a full range of genres. The things you see and hear during the precious time you are engaged by Excision’s sounds will eclipse your mind for a lifetime.
With 10+ years of constant touring under his belt, two major music festivals to call his own in Bass Canyon (August – Washington) and Lost Lands (September – Ohio), multiple chart-topping hits and millions of screaming fans around the world, Excision has proven himself as the true champion of Bass Music.
Excision’s fourth full-length studio album Apex (2018) adds another groundbreaking achievement to his already staggering collection of original music, following up from Virus (2016), Codename X (2015) and X Rated (2011), plus countless singles, collabs, mixes, and EPs over the last decade.
This event is a General Admission event. Patrons requesting accessible seating should purchase a regular General Admission ticket.
Navy Pier is proud to host Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour in Chicago. Enjoy an evening of exceptional wines from the world’s best wine-growing regions in three exciting locations. All wines are rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator’s editors. Meet the winemakers, enjoy a delicious selection of food and take home a souvenir Riedel wine glass. All included in your ticket price.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the ticket price?
More than 240 wines rated 90+ for you to taste (red, white, rosé, sparkling and dessert), a beautiful souvenir Riedel™ wine glass, and a delicious selection of food to enjoy.
What is included in the VIP ticket?
Everything outlined above plus an extra hour to taste.
What time does the Grand Tour start?
The event runs from 6:00-10:00 PM with a VIP hour from 6:00-7:00 PM
Do I need to print my ticket?
Yes, we suggest that you print your ticket. However, if you have access to your ticket on your mobile device, we can also scan the ticket from there.
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