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The fun never ends at Navy Pier!
Navy Pier produces dozens of special events year-round including seasonal celebrations, festivals, concerts, and cultural events featuring traditional music and dance from around the globe.
BIGart at Navy Pier
Navy Pier welcomes BIGart at Navy Pier, an annual, free outdoor art exhibition at the Pier. Navy Pier is pleased to partner with the Gagosian Gallery to display the artistic talent of world-renowned artist Roy Lichtenstein. A signature Lichtenstein sculpture – Brushstroke Group – will be one of the sculptures on display. Another signature piece is Monochrome II Chicago by American sculptor and installation artist Nancy Rubins. Monochrome II Chicago incorporates aluminum boats and wire cable to form a bursting web-like sculpture. Click here for more information and to view the sculptures by international artists.
Photo credit: © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, 2007. Courtesy of the Estate and Gagosian Gallery
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® - Longest Ferris Wheel Ride Broken at Navy Pier!
New Record: 48 hours 8 minutes 25 seconds
Congratulations to Chicagoan and Navy Pier’s own Pier Park operations manager, Clinton Shepherd, the current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® holder for the longest marathon on a fairground or theme park attraction. Clinton shattered the previous record and rode the Navy Pier Ferris wheel for a total of 48 hours 8 minutes 25 seconds with no sleep on May 17 - 19.
Navy Pier staff Clinton Shepherd presented with the Guinness World Records award
Experience Vienna from a Different Angle
Saturday, May 25
Daring Viennese dancers will defy gravity to perform a horizontal free public shot on a 69-foot vertical stage at Navy Pier. The spectacular live aerobatics show hosted by the Vienna Tourism Board can be seen at four times at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Suspended in the air, this daring celebration of traditional and modern Viennese culture will turn Chicagoans’ perceptions of the Austrian city on their side, literally. Mixing art, sound and adventurous aerial displays, the show is inspired by Vienna’s modern music scene, imperial heritage, indulgent food and wine culture, and the Viennese waltz.
Tall Ships Chicago 2013 at Navy Pier presented by Pepsi®
August 7 – 11
Navy Pier proudly welcomes an international fleet of majestic and historic Tall Ships. The five-day festival begins with a spectacular Parade of Sail on Wednesday, August 7. Thursday – Sunday, guests will have the opportunity to walk the festival grounds and view these Tall Ships more closely, board and tour participating ships or even take a sail away cruise aboard one of the visiting ships. Admission is required to the festival on August 8-11. No admission is charged on Parade of Sail day. Click here for more details about Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by Pepsi®.
Volunteer for Tall Ships® Chicago 2013
Love Tall Ships and want to be more involved? We are looking for volunteers! Click here to fill out our volunteer form and to see the volunteer job descriptions.
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