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There’s always something to do at Navy Pier!
From Navy Pier-produced special events year-round including seasonal celebrations, festivals and cultural events to public shows in the exhibition hall space, there always something happening at Navy Pier. Check out the Calendar of Events for listings of events taking place within Festival Hall.
Neighborhoods of the World presented by ComEd
Sundays, February 16, March 2 – April 13
Noon – 3 p.m.
Navy Pier is proud to celebrate the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities in its fourth annual cultural tribute Neighborhoods of the World. Over the course of eight weeks, celebrate the many cultures of our world-class city by enjoying authentic live music, dance performances, cuisine and folk art from various ethnic Chicago communities. This event is free and open to the public. Plus, enter to win round trip, main cabin, international air transportation for two courtesy of American Airlines during your visit!
February 16: Chinese Celebration
In partnership with Chinese Fine Arts Society
March 2: Celebrate Lithuania
In partnership with Consulate General of Lithuania
Featuring: Suktinis, Biru Bar and Agne Giedraityte, Rusne and Opera Choir
March 9: Celebrate Mexico
In partnership with Consulate General of Mexico and Mexico Tourism Board
March 16: Greek Celebration
In partnership with Consulate General of Greece and National Hellenic Museum
March 23: Philippine Celebration
In partnership with Consulate General Philippines and Philippine American Cultural Foundation
Featuring: PACF Performing Arts, Philippine Dance Troupe Quad City, UIUC PSA Barkada, Loyola Kapwa, Transfiguration Dance Troupe, Divine Rhythm, UIC Filipinos in Alliance Cultural, Hinsdale Fil-Am SDA Rondalla, Samasama Project, Jeremiah Blu, ARIA and LED. Click here for more information.
March 30: Celebrate Africa
In partnership with Africa International House USA
April 6: Celebrate Italy
In partnership Italian Cultural Institute and Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans
April 13: Celebrate India
In partnership with Indo-American Heritage Museum and Consulate General of India
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 15
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday, March 16
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Enjoy strolling performances throughout the Pier by the Shannon Rovers Irish pipe and drum band!
Chicago Flower & Garden Show
March 15 – 23, 2014
An incredible array of inspiring florals and garden designs are the headliners at this popular Midwest event that is always the harbinger of spring. From activities for kids, how-to instruction for adults and a marketplace filled with garden tools and must-haves, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers realistic tips that every shade of green thumb can learn from, take home and use. For more information and to purchase tickets for the 2014 show visit www.chicagoflower.com. You can also follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chicagoflower and on Twitter @ChicagoFlower.
Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Opening Night Preview: April 24 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
April 25 – 27: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 28: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The inaugural Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will feature the world’s finest and most prominent exhibitors showcasing their impressive collections of fine art, antique and estate jewelry, Asian antiquities, sculpture, textiles, American and European Silver, furniture, contemporary art and more. The show will kick off with a private Opening Night Preview Party on Thursday, April 24 offering attendees a first glimpse of the rare treasures available for purchase. Find tickets and more information at www.ChicagoSpringShow.com
Pinot Days Chicago
Saturday, April 26
Pinot Days Chicago is our most intimate event, but it has the biggest heart. 50 wineries fly into the Windy City and we paint the town pinot with Winemaker Dinners, "Meet the Winemaker" pinot and food pairings at local wine bars and restaurants, tastings at boutique retail stores and finally, the Grand Festival at beautiful Navy Pier. Chicago is our friendliest and foodiest city of all; Chicagoans know great food and wine and they pursue it with vigor but (refreshingly) without any pretense. Join us in Chicago for a whirlwind of exquisite wine, incredible food and (considering our wonderful winemakers and the great-hearted Midwesterners who join us each year) the loveliest people we can imagine. Visit www.pinotdays.com for more information.
Navy Pier Cornhole Classic
Saturday, May 3
Festival Hall A
On-site registration: 10 a.m. – Noon
Play begins at Noon
Navy Pier Cornhole Classic has moved to a new date – Saturday, May 3! Bring your friends and see if you have what it takes to out-toss the competition at Navy Pier’s first ever round-robin style bags tournament, produced in partnership with Adrenaline Sports Management. There are two divisions of registration: novice (backyard baggers) and experienced (pro throwers) with singles and doubles in each division. Players are guaranteed at least two rounds of play. All participants will receive a Navy Pier Cornhole Classic long sleeve Dri-Fit T-shirt and the top three in each division will be awarded a trophy and Navy Pier prize package. Visit www.chicagocornholeclassic.com for more details and to register. Note: Tickets purchased for February will be accepted on the Saturday, May 3 event date. Email email@example.com with any questions.