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A Glorious Day for Group-ies at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

A Glorious Day for Group-ies at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

January 30, 2014

Looking for an unforgettable way to spend the day with your friends, family, scout troop, garden group or book club? The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s runs from March 15-23 in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall and is sure to wow garden lovers of all ages. Turn your thumb green with how-to’s and […]

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Help Fight Hunger While Ice Skating at Winter WonderFest

Help Fight Hunger While Ice Skating at Winter WonderFest

December 20, 2013

Hunger is a serious and pervasive issue in our community. To help fight hunger this holiday season, Bank of America, our Winter WonderFest lead sponsor, has teamed up with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank  to help our visitors fight hunger locally while ice skating at Winter WonderFest. During December 13-15, […]

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Winter WonderFest Attractions Part 1 – Newest Additions

Winter WonderFest Attractions Part 1 – Newest Additions

December 11, 2013

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we have so much fun planned for you! Join us at Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America this year to experience the fun you know and love and to check out all the new rides and attractions we’ve added! Of course, you’ll be able […]

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We Love Our Troops! Find Military Discounts at the Pier

We Love Our Troops! Find Military Discounts at the Pier

November 8, 2013

There are a few days coming up soon that remind us to be thankful for all those men and women who have served to protect the United States. With the United States Marine Corps birthday coming up on November 10 and Veteran’s Day on November 11, we wanted to take a little time to thank […]

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Winter WonderFest is Coming

Winter WonderFest is Coming

November 6, 2013

We couldn’t wait. Now that Halloween has come and gone, we’re too excited to not start talking about Winter WonderFest 2013 at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America! If you’ve attended a past Winter WonderFest then you know how fun it is to be inside of a 170,000 square foot winter playground! Starting December […]

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Fun at the Chicago Children’s Museum

Fun at the Chicago Children’s Museum

November 4, 2013

As the weather cools down, it’s time to find a whole day’s worth of indoor fun at the Chicago Children’s Museum! When you plan a day at the Chicago Children’s Museum, it’s not only going to be full of fun activities and crafts, it’s also going to be educational! As a parent, you can’t beat […]

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Strictly Sail 2013 | Navy Pier

Strictly Sail 2013 | Navy Pier

January 16, 2013

Eyes to the horizon, sailors and landlubbers of Chicago! The Strictly Sail Chicago Boat Show is shoring up at Navy Pier in Chicago from January 24 – 27, 2013. The show, held in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall A & B will be open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. […]

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History | Navy Pier

History | Navy Pier

August 24, 2012

Navy Pier is the Midwest’s number one tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8 million visitors per year but most people don’t know the unique history associated with this tourist attraction.   Early History – Municipal Pier In 1916, Municipal Pier opened to the public as a home for freight and passenger docks.  Soon […]

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Exciting Rides at the Pier | Navy Pier

Exciting Rides at the Pier | Navy Pier

August 22, 2012

Navy Pier is the place to be in Chicago! Each year, over 8 million guests visit Navy Pier to enjoy the restaurants, shopping, entertainment and rides. Countless guests challenge the thrilling attractions that help make Navy Pier Chicago’s playground. Are you brave enough to conquer them?   The Ferris wheel Standing at 150 feet tall, […]

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Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon – Final Weeks | Navy Pier

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon – Final Weeks | Navy Pier

August 21, 2012

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon has been wowing audiences all summer long at The Pepsi® Skyline Stage® at Navy Pier®. The show has been called “Athletically mind-blowing” by Newcity and “Visually stunning” by Chicago Theatre Beat.  Hedy Weiss from the Chicago Sun-Times even said, “No doubt about it, this ‘Dragon’ breathes fire.” But what […]

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Cycling in Chicago: Bikes for Rent | Navy Pier

Cycling in Chicago: Bikes for Rent | Navy Pier

August 20, 2012

Chicago is a bike friendly city and if you don’t have your own set of wheels, you can rent one from Bike and Roll located just inside the main entrance to Navy Pier. Bike and Roll Chicago! Bike and Roll has been Chicago’s leading bicycle rental and tour company for over 18 years. They offer […]

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Air & Water Show | Chicago

Air & Water Show | Chicago

August 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again! The Chicago Air and Water Show returns for another year of stunning performances taking place from August 17-20.   With great views, endless entertainment and delicious dining options, Navy Pier is the perfect place for visitors to see this free show. For 53 years the Air and Water show […]

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Independent Garden Center Show | Navy Pier

Independent Garden Center Show | Navy Pier

August 15, 2012

On August 21-23, Navy Pier will be home to the Independent Garden Show, the world’s largest educational resource for garden centers.   The IGC show serves as a source of inspiration for legions of garden center professionals who travel from all over the country to learn about new products, new ideas and meet face-to-face with […]

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The Romantic Pier | Navy Pier

The Romantic Pier | Navy Pier

August 13, 2012

Want to impress or surprise your significant other this summer? Look no further than Navy Pier with its rides, attractions, restaurants, Ferris wheel and much more to help continue the spark. Remember, if you visit on a Wednesday or a Saturday, steal a smooch illuminated by Navy Pier’s spectacular fireworks display!     Have fun! […]

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Private Charters | Navy Pier

Private Charters | Navy Pier

August 10, 2012

Planning a party or gathering and looking for a unique location? Take to the water and book your next event on a chartered cruise departing from Navy Pier. Celebrate in style on beautiful Lake Michigan!   Anita Dee Yacht Charters For more than thirty years, Anita Dee Yacht Charters has provided private, individualized cruises, accommodating […]

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Fly High with Cirque Shanghai | Navy Pier

Fly High with Cirque Shanghai | Navy Pier

August 8, 2012

Energetic, exciting and intense! Cirque Shanghai is back at Navy Pier with an all-new show – Year of the Dragon. Only a few weeks remain to see Cirque Shanghai at the Pepsi® Skyline Stage before the curtain closes on September 3rd. Cirque Shanghai is an incredible show that features professional Chinese acrobats. These astonishing performers […]

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Landshark Beer Garden – August | Navy Pier

Landshark Beer Garden – August | Navy Pier

August 6, 2012

If you haven’t made it out to Navy Pier’s Landshark Beer Garden (link) then you haven’t experienced summer time in Chicago. With live music almost every night, this beer garden is the best place to go for cold drinks, delicious food and great entertainment!   Check out Chicago’s own 7th Heaven, one of the Midwest’s […]

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War of 1812 Bicentennial  | Navy Pier

War of 1812 Bicentennial | Navy Pier

August 3, 2012

U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy Ships to visit Chicago   Ships from the U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy are scheduled to visit Chicago in August during the Chicago Air and Water Show, as part of the Navy’s commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.   The […]

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Moms: What to do with kids? | Navy Pier

Moms: What to do with kids? | Navy Pier

August 1, 2012

Navy Pier has plenty of fun things for you and the kids to do before summer comes to a close and it’s back to school. Check out our tips for a great day at Navy Pier!   Beauty and the Beast- Chicago Shakespeare Theater Experience the Disney classic onstage at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Beloved […]

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Beauty and the Beast | CST

Beauty and the Beast | CST

July 27, 2012

Now playing at the Chicago Shakespeare Courtyard Theater – right here on the Pier!   From the stunning opening sequence to the rafter-raising final song, The Chicago Shakespeare Theater is bringing this majestic Disney classic to life all summer, with a rich, spellbinding energy you can’t find at another Chicago venue. With a splendid set, […]

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