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2014 Seasonal Events

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The Fear Haunted House presents Zombie Containment
October 2 – November 2

Chicago’s ONLY floating haunted house is an aggressive, high scare, interactive haunt by night and a low scare, lights on show during the day. Located at Navy Pier, on a barge in Lake Michigan just north of the Landshark Beer Garden, the zombies await you, Thursdays through Sundays plus Columbus Day. For more information and tickets visit www.thefearhauntedhouse.com


Halloween Fireworks

Enjoy spectacular Navy Pier lakefront fireworks set to a spooky soundtrack on Saturday, October 25 at 9:30 p.m.!



Friday, October 24: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 25: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 26: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, October 31: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Children ages 12 and under in costume are invited to trick-or-treat through Navy Pier! Candy is provided by Ferrara Candy Company.


Costume Contest
Saturday, October 25
7p.m. registration | 8 p.m. contest

Dress in your best Halloween costume and register to participate in Navy Pier’s fourth annual Costume Contest on Saturday, October 25 in the Family Pavilion. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in the child and adult categories. The best child or adult costume overall will be awarded the Grand Prize, main cabin, round-trip air transportation in the continental U.S. for two provided courtesy of American Airlines.


Seadog Haunted Tours
Fridays – Sundays, October 4-31

Explore the many spirits, scandals and sins of the Windy City as you experience the lights and frights of Chicago aboard a Seadog cruise. Costumed guides take you on a journey through Chicago’s darker history with spine-tingling tales. For details and tickets click here


SOFA Chicago
November 7 – 9
Festival Hall

SOFA Chicago, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design, features 70 international galleries exhibiting an array of ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal and innovative design. Special exhibits include exciting museum-style presentations. For tickets and information visit www.sofaexpo.com


Landshark Beer Garden

Unwind with food and drink at the Landshark Beer Garden, Chicago’s best beer garden, in this idyllic lakefront location. Come sit back, relax and enjoy those cool autumn lake breezes. Open through October, weather-permitting. Visit www.chicagosbestbeergarden.com.



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) and 40-minute Classic Lake Tours (May 1 – October 1). Visit www.shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328 to book today.

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