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Family Guy at Gateway Park

Family Guy at Gateway Park

June 17, 2013

Yes, it may be a little irreverent and sometimes the pop cultural references go over your head, but most of us have a place in our hearts for Family Guy, that hit Sunday night cartoon about a family of misfits from the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. There’s certainly no doubting Family Guy’s commercial […]

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Two Months to Tall Ships Chicago!

Two Months to Tall Ships Chicago!

June 14, 2013

It feels like just yesterday that we made the big announcement that Tall Ships® would be returning to Chicago in August. And now we’re less than two months away! Are you getting pumped for the big TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®? Here’s what’s in store for you: On Wednesday, August 7, Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by […]

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Summertime at the Pier!

Summertime at the Pier!

June 7, 2013

Navy Pier is always a beautiful spot to visit, but especially right now! Check it out!

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Classes & Competition at Coffee Fest | Navy Pier

Classes & Competition at Coffee Fest | Navy Pier

June 5, 2013

Wake up and smell the coffee! It’s almost time for Coffee Fest 2013! Are you attending this trade show celebrating everybody’s favorite source of caffeine? Well, you’re in for quite the weekend! Competition Sit and sip as you enjoy some friendly competition between rival coffeehouses. Be wowed as a group of insanely talented baristas put […]

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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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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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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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Dinosaur Bones Found at Navy Pier

Dinosaur Bones Found at Navy Pier

April 1, 2013

In a simply amazing and almost unbelievable paleontological discovery, dinosaur bones have been found at Navy Pier. “We are just as shocked as the general public,” said a Navy Pier spokesperson. “What a terrific discovery for the Pier!” Earlier in March, Navy Pier engineers took soil samples in Gateway Park as part of prep work […]

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Photo Blog: Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

Photo Blog: Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

March 18, 2013

Here are just a few of the lovely photos we took at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show! It was another terrific run– if you missed it again this year, you’ll just have to come out next year!

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Black History Month | Navy Pier

Black History Month | Navy Pier

February 8, 2013

It may be hard for some of our Navy Pier fans to believe, but fifty years ago civil rights, labor, and religious organizations planned a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in support of jobs and freedom that drew crowds of 200,000 to 300,000 marchers. That march, now commonly known as the […]

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IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet | Navy Pier

IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet | Navy Pier

February 6, 2013

Who can forget the amazing gold medal win by the American Women’s Gymnastics Team at this past summer’s London Olympics?!? If you’re still caught up in gymnastics fever like we are then you won’t want to miss this weekend’s 15th Annual IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet at Navy Pier. And it’s not any old meet; […]

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Super Bowl Sunday at the Pier!

Super Bowl Sunday at the Pier!

February 1, 2013

Get ready to eat, drink, and be merry because this Sunday’s a time for letting loose and celebrating the end of the football season! It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, baby, and whether your team’s duking it out on Sunday or not, you know you want to party and everyone at the Pier would love to […]

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Minsk 2011 | CST

Minsk 2011 | CST

January 30, 2013

This season, we’ve hosted several international companies at our outstanding Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The National Theatre of Scotland came by in September for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart and returned in October for a special presentation of Black Watch at the Broadway Armory. And just last month, the amazing British actress Miriam Margolyes brought […]

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Ignite Your Friday Night at Navy Pier!

Ignite Your Friday Night at Navy Pier!

January 29, 2013

We know that winter can be a drag, but it doesn’t have to be! Especially when you live in such a vibrant city like Chicago and Navy Pier’s right in your backyard! To help keep February exciting for all of our great Navy Pier fans, we’re introducing Ignite Your Fridays! This special event will take […]

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Photo Blog: Snow Days Chicago 2013 | Navy Pier

Photo Blog: Snow Days Chicago 2013 | Navy Pier

January 28, 2013

This past weekend, Navy Pier’s Gatweway Park held another spectacular Snow Days Chicago celebration! Check out some of our favorite photos from the day!                                                

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Snow Days at Navy Pier Begins Today!

Snow Days at Navy Pier Begins Today!

January 25, 2013

This winter take a Snow Day at Navy Pier! And you don’t even have to wait for that snow day—it’s already here with today’s opening of Snow Days Chicago! If you’ve been by the Pier recently, we’re sure you noticed all the snow in Gateway Park (it’s pretty hard to miss) and if you came […]

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Special Events at Strictly Sail 2013 | Navy Pier

Special Events at Strictly Sail 2013 | Navy Pier

January 23, 2013

Ahoy there mateys! A new show has docked in town and it’s celebrating all things nautical! Opening tomorrow in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, the Strictly Sail Chicago Boat Show is four days full of exhibits, seminars, and giveaways from premier international boating companies and industry specialists! From January 24-27, visitors will have the chance to […]

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Winter at the Chicago Children’s Museum

Winter at the Chicago Children’s Museum

January 21, 2013

There’s nothing worse than a bored child. You have to listen to the constant complaints that there’s nothing to do, that there’s nothing on TV, that all of their toys are old and boring (and only a month after Christmas too). And during this time of year it’s even worse because you can’t escape it. […]

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Snow Sculptures and More at Snow Days at Navy Pier!

Snow Sculptures and More at Snow Days at Navy Pier!

January 18, 2013

Hey Navy Pier fans! We’re hitting the home stretch to Snow Days 2013! Just a week left until our fabulous winter weekend kicks off! If you feel an extra chill in the air, Old Man Winter’s not completely to blame. We’re making all of the snow in preparation for our big snow sculpture competition. All […]

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Leave it to Ludwig | CST

Leave it to Ludwig | CST

January 14, 2013

It can be hard to introduce your children to the theater. The plays out there are either too adult or too long or not stimulating enough to keep your child’s attention for more than an hour (or if we’re being really honest, five minutes). You want your children to learn to appreciate art, but this […]

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