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Coffee Fest | Navy Pier

Coffee Fest | Navy Pier

May 31, 2013

Coffee lovers, follow your noses! Navy Pier will soon be welcoming Coffee Fest to the shores of Lake Michigan and if you’re an industry member, this is one show you definitely won’t want to miss! On June 7-8, spend time with fellow coffee-enthusiasts and some of the nation’s greatest brewers and exhibitors! Coffee Fest has […]

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CrossFit Regional Competition

CrossFit Regional Competition

May 29, 2013

CrossFit is headed to Chicago, May 31- June 2, and we’re ready to be inspired! What is CrossFit, you may ask? It’s a specialized fitness regimen combining bodybuilding with high cardio exercises developed by Coach Greg Glassman, a former gymnastics coach and police officer trainer. The workout has flourished in popularity since its introduction and […]

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Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

May 27, 2013

Hey everybody, Happy Memorial Day! If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate the holiday, bring your friends and family down to the Pier! We’ve got everything from rides to cruises out on the water to an amazing park that’s just waiting for you to picnic in—everything that will make your Memorial Day one to remember! Pier […]

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Opening Weekend at Landshark Beer Garden | Navy Pier

Opening Weekend at Landshark Beer Garden | Navy Pier

May 24, 2013

Summer is here, Chicago!  How do we know? The weather is warming up, which means it’s time to pull out the sunscreen and your swimsuit and hit the beach (maybe not for swimming, but definitely for sunbathing), rent a bike and explore the city, and most important of all, head to the Pier for cold […]

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Fireworks Are Back at Navy Pier!

Fireworks Are Back at Navy Pier!

May 23, 2013

Are you ready? “For what?” is probably your next question. We’ll give you some hints: Memorial Day weekend at the Pier. Loud sounds. Beautiful colors. Oohs and ahs. We’re sure that gave it away! But if not, here’s one more clue: booms and bangs over Lake Michigan. Still not completely sure? We’re talking about the […]

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Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder at the Pepsi Skyline Stage

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder at the Pepsi Skyline Stage

May 22, 2013

An acrobatic spectacle of unmatched athleticism has descended upon the Pier! Meet Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder, the amazing show featuring the talents of Chinese tumblers, jugglers, and all sorts of other acrobatic magicians. While Cirque Shanghai may look like fun and games to the audience (and it mostly is), there’s no discounting the years of […]

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Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet

Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet

May 21, 2013

Have you ever wondered what kind of capital and resources your business needs in order to succeed? Join us at Navy Pier for Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet this Wednesday, May 22, and find out the answer to this question and more! During this one-day conference, you’ll learn what banks are really looking for, […]

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A New World Record at Navy Pier!

A New World Record at Navy Pier!

May 20, 2013

We had an incredible weekend celebrating Armed Forces Day and the brand new World Record set by our very own Pier Park Operations Manager (and Superman), Clinton Shepherd! Congrats to Clinton on making it all 48 hours 8 minutes and 25 seconds on the Ferris wheel; you’ve made us at Navy Pier, and the entire […]

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Be Green at the 2013 Chicago Green Festival

Be Green at the 2013 Chicago Green Festival

May 15, 2013

There’s just a few days left until Navy Pier welcomes the 2013 Chicago Green Festival! Join us this Saturday and Sunday for one of the city’s largest events celebrating a commitment to green, sustainable living! And what better setting for an event like this than Navy Pier? Enjoy a scenic walk through Gateway Park or […]

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS and Armed Forces Weekend!

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS and Armed Forces Weekend!

May 13, 2013

Navy Pier is going big this weekend when we celebrate not one, but two major events here at Navy Pier! Beginning this Friday, May 17, we’ll be honoring our military for Armed Forces Weekend and cheering on our Pier Park Operations Manager, Clinton, as he attempts to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® feat for longest Ferris wheel […]

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The Chicago Green Festival Heads Back to Navy Pier!

The Chicago Green Festival Heads Back to Navy Pier!

May 10, 2013

After the success of last year, the Green Festival is headed back to Chicago! Put May 18-19 on your calendar and get ready to head to Navy Pier for an amazing weekend full of networking, shopping, learning, and, most important of all, lots of fun with a diverse community of passionate participants. The Green Festival […]

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Cirque Shanghai Returns With “Dragon’s Thunder”

Cirque Shanghai Returns With “Dragon’s Thunder”

May 9, 2013

There are things we know and things we don’t know. For example, we don’t know if the weather will cooperate all summer. We do know, however, that one of the Pier’s awesome summer staples will be performing for audiences, rain or shine. Straight from the Far East, the members of Cirque Shanghai are gearing up […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day at Navy Pier!

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Navy Pier!

May 8, 2013

Whenever you’re down and out, the one person you can count on is Mom. She’s supported you through it all from your terrible two’s to your wild teenage years to all those days you made her so incredibly proud (and we bet there were many). So doesn’t Mom deserve the very best? Bring her to Navy Pier […]

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Big Blockbusters at Navy Pier IMAX

Big Blockbusters at Navy Pier IMAX

May 7, 2013

The summer movie season doesn’t wait until June to start. Come May, studios begin churning out the hits and sci-fi, superhero, and big blockbuster fans all over the country begin selling out movie theaters and buying copious amounts of snacks and drinks for each new Friday night movie release. But as always, the most epic […]

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PSDA Distributor Solutions Expo | Navy Pier

PSDA Distributor Solutions Expo | Navy Pier

May 6, 2013

We here at Navy Pier would like to extend our warmest welcome to the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) who will be hosting their 2013 PSDA Distributor Solutions Expo on May 8-9 (yes that is a bit of a mouthful). This two-day show will feature and showcase more than 150 exhibiting companies and their […]

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Cinco de Mayo at the Pier!

Cinco de Mayo at the Pier!

May 3, 2013

Chicago loves a good party and ever since St. Patty’s Day we’ve been looking forward to the next big bash. All we’ve got to say is thank goodness for Cinco de Mayo! This annual celebration commemorates Mexican heritage and pride, and just like St. Patty’s Day, no one is excluded from the festivities! Like any […]

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Life Services Network Annual Convention | Navy Pier

Life Services Network Annual Convention | Navy Pier

May 1, 2013

At Navy Pier, we’re always sharing our space with great conferences and conventions. The next big one to come through our doors is the annual Life Services Network Annual Convention from May 1-3. For over 75 years, LSN has represented the leading providers of services for older adults, including nursing care, supportive and assisted living, […]

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