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2014 Seasonal Events

All events subject to change or cancellation

Navy Pier Fireworks

May 24 – August 30

Spectacular Navy Pier fireworks choreographed to music are set to dazzle the night sky over the lakefront every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.


Cirque Shanghai: Warriors

May 23 – September 1
Pepsi® Skyline Stage

Revel in the heart-pounding, fate-tempting new show “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors” playing Wednesdays – Sundays, all summer long. Be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring acrobatics combined with the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters. For more information visit www.navypier.com/cirqueshanghai.


Landshark Beer Garden

Unwind with food and drink at the Landshark Beer Garden, Chicago’s best beer garden in an idyllic lakefront location. Enjoy more than 90 live bands playing Wednesdays through Sundays plus an electronic dance music DJ series on select Fridays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Visit www.chicagosbestbeergarden.com for the schedule.


Shoreline Sightseeing Cruises

Chicago’s history, architecture and skyline are showcased on a variety of Shoreline Sightseeing lake and river cruises. Choose from 75-minute Architecture River Tours (April 10 – October 30), 40-minute Classic Lake Tours (May 1 – October 1), or special tours that combine an Architecture or Lake Tour with Fireworks (Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 24-August 30). Visit www.shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328 to book today.


Fireworks Dinner Cruises

Wednesdays & Saturdays through August 30

Combine an up-close view of Navy Pier’s fireworks show with dining, dancing, entertainment and lakefront breezes on a dinner cruise aboard Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue and Odyssey. For more information on what each vessel has to offer and to book today, visit:

Spirit of Chicago
Visit website or call 866.273.2469

Mystic Blue
Visit website or call 866.273.2469

Spirit of Chicago
Visit website or call 866.273.2469


Rise & Shine Weekends at Navy Pier

In Partnership with Fitness Formula Club

Saturdays & Sundays, July 12 – August 31*
8:45a.m – 9:45a.m.

Rise and shine and spend your weekend mornings at Navy Pier! Every Saturday, stretch to hour Yoga classes on the lawn in North Polk Bros Park (located next to the CTA terminal). Every Sunday, move to hour Zumba classes on the Rooftop Terrace. Classes are taught by instructors from Fitness Formula Club. Classes are $10 and you can pre-register here or pay on-site (cash and credit accepted). At the class, participants may receive validation for $5 parking at the Navy Pier Garages located at 600 E. Grand Ave (all cars must exit garage by 10 a.m.).*No classes held on August 16-17. Classes take place rain or shine; indoor location will be chosen in the case of inclement weather.


Navy Pier Four Star Comedy presents Morning Show Comedians

Friday, September 5
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Chicago’s very own WGN-TV Morning News personalities Mike Toomey, Pat Tomasulo and Ana Belaval perform for a night of non-stop laughter and hilarious stand-up comedy at the canopied, open-air theater of Pepsi® Skyline Stage. Doors open at 7 p.m. Main floor tickets are $25 and VIP Premium tickets are $50 and include a meet and greet opportunity with the Morning Show Comedians. Purchase tickets here


Venetian Night at Navy Pier

Broadway on Parade
Saturday, September 6
8:30 p.m. lighted boat parade

Navy Pier is proud to partner with Chicago Yachting Association to present Venetian Night. A longtime favorite festival in Chicago that started in 1958, Venetian Night makes an exciting return to Navy Pier on Saturday, September 6. Gather at the lakefront, on Navy Pier’s South Dock, to watch illuminated boats decorated in the theme of your favorite Broadway musical. A spectacular fireworks display follows the 8:30 p.m. aquatic parade.

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