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Annual Chicago Half Marathon

Annual Chicago Half Marathon

August 30, 2013

Runners take your mark! The Chicago Half Marathon is almost here! On September 8 over 18,000 participants will run 13.1-miles down Lake Shore Drive. It’s a great family activity to go to whether you are running or cheering someone on – after all, a little encouragement always helps! Half Marathon participants must pick up their […]

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Last Fireworks Show of 2013

Last Fireworks Show of 2013

August 28, 2013

Navy Pier has proven once again to be the summer destination for weekly Fireworks here in Chicago! Every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer, Navy Pier lights up Chicago with an incomparable spectacle of Fireworks perfectly synchronized with music. Navy Pier is closing out this summer with one last fireworks show this Saturday, August 31st […]

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Shoreline Sightseeing’s Last Brew Cruise

Shoreline Sightseeing’s Last Brew Cruise

August 26, 2013

With summer coming to close, there is no time to waste!  It’s time to squeeze out that last bit of summertime by going on a cruise! Not just any cruise though, a Shoreline Sightseeing Brew Cruise! We can’t think of a better way to close out the summer than by relaxing on a boat, drinking […]

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Zumba Fitness Concert | Navy Pier

Zumba Fitness Concert | Navy Pier

August 23, 2013

You want to get back in shape but let’s face it – you despise everything about the gym. You walk into a room filled with machines that you don’t know how to use, and feel pretty dumb looking when you attempt them. We have a better idea – how about you dance off those unwanted […]

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Make the Connection! Hispanic Business Expo 2013

Make the Connection! Hispanic Business Expo 2013

August 21, 2013

It’s that time of year again; the Hispanic Business Expo hosted by the IHCC is back! The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is one of the biggest community groups of Hispanic business owners in Illinois and the Midwest. IHCC works with businesses and its owners, providing a vital one-on-one service designed to help businesses advance […]

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Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder

August 19, 2013

Get ready to be amazed! All summer long we have experienced acrobats soaring, motorcycles flipping and the jaws of audience member’s dropping over the vastly raved about Cirque Shanghai – Dragon’s Thunder Circus! Since last May, Cirque Shanghai has proven once again to be an hour and fifteen minutes of non-stop entertaining fun! Traveling with […]

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Independent Garden Center Show 2013

Independent Garden Center Show 2013

August 16, 2013

August 20th-22nd independent garden owners, buyers and managers in the gardening industry will make their pilgrimage to Chicago for the largest gathering of green thumbs we have ever seen! The Independent Garden Center Show is the largest tradeshow held to inspire and educate professionals in the gardening industry. With over 40 guest speakers like celebrity […]

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Entertainment Cruises – Chicago

Entertainment Cruises – Chicago

August 14, 2013

Travel the waters and see Chicago like never before aboard an Entertainment Cruises – Chicago cruise! Their unique vessels offer the complete cruise experience. With everything from elegant and sophisticated or fun and festive dining cruises, to high-speed thrill rides, to private charter yachts Entertainment Cruises has something for everyone! Accommodating parties both large and […]

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2013 Chicago Air & Water Show | Navy Pier

2013 Chicago Air & Water Show | Navy Pier

August 12, 2013

As Chicagoans we are luckily doused with tons of awesome summer festivals. We enjoy music, food and art festivals, however, no festival quite compares to the most heart-stopping, breath-taking, exhilarating Chicago festival of all: The Chicago Air and Water Show! On August 17th and 18th, Chicago’s North Avenue Beach will transform into a thrilling spectacular […]

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Landshark Beer Garden

Landshark Beer Garden

August 10, 2013

Enjoy the summer weather while it lasts and spend some time outside at Chicago’s #1 attraction! There are many hang out spots on the Pier, but the Landshark Beer Garden takes the cake! One of the newest editions to the beer garden is the 4-Star Comedy Club presented by The Playground Theater! You could go […]

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The Unicorn: A Piece of World War II History Sails into Navy Pier

The Unicorn: A Piece of World War II History Sails into Navy Pier

August 9, 2013

Built in 1947 under the name Deo Volente I (Latin for “Godwilling”), Unicorn’s hull was constructed from the recycled metals of captured German U-boats that were salvaged after World War II. She was constructed as a motor fishing vessel in the Netherlands. This tough vessel trawled the North Atlantic’s fishing grounds for 32 years with various owners and various […]

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Sail Away and Get a Taste of Life at Sea | Tall Ships® Chicago 2013

Sail Away and Get a Taste of Life at Sea | Tall Ships® Chicago 2013

August 8, 2013

Set sail and feel the wind in your hair as you ship off to sea….or Lake Michigan! At Tall Ships® Chicago 2013, you can book a 75 or 120-minute Sail Away Cruise on a tall ship, August 7-11. For an exciting once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you can be a part of the crew aboard a tall ship […]

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Tall Ships Chicago 2013 Begins!

Tall Ships Chicago 2013 Begins!

August 7, 2013

The wait is finally over – The Tall Ships have arrived in Chicago! Navy Pier excitedly welcomes an amazing international fleet of 14 vessels for Tall Ships Chicago. During this historic 5-day festival guests are welcome to walk to grounds, board the ships and sail out to sea on one or more of our majestic […]

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Interact with History aboard Flagship Niagara

Interact with History aboard Flagship Niagara

August 5, 2013

Adventure out, take history in. That is exactly what you’ll be doing when you board the Flagship Niagara. Niagara happens to one of the most historically authentic tall ships sailing in to Navy Pier. The U.S. Brig Niagara is a two-masted, square-rigged sailing vessel and is an accurate reproduction of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victorious flagship from the War […]

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Tall Ship: STV Pathfinder

Tall Ship: STV Pathfinder

August 4, 2013

Calling all Sailors! Tall Ships Chicago 2013 is one of Navy Pier’s most popular events and this year we welcome 14 historic tall ships August 7-11, 2013! Tall Ships Chicago is perfect for anyone from families wanting to spend a day by the water and learn about these majestic ships to the most experienced sailors and […]

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Lynx: In Defense of America’s Freedom

Lynx: In Defense of America’s Freedom

August 2, 2013

Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by Pepsi® returns to Navy Pier August 7-11. The five-day festival features fourteen majestic Tall Ships. Visitors are able to view, walk and explore the decks, or even take a 75 or 120-minute sail aboard these magnificent vessels. One of the fourteen ships in the fleet is the Lynx, a […]

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