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Warm Up with a Drink at the Pier!

Warm Up with a Drink at the Pier!

January 2, 2013

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside the Pier, it’s so delightful! If you’re looking for a little liquid courage to help you warm up and brave the cold then there’s no better activity than grabbing a drink at the Pier! For an extensive selection of beer and wine, head to Riva’s! Enjoy daily […]

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Shop at the Pier!

Shop at the Pier!

December 14, 2012

Every year I try and begin my holiday shopping early because there’s nothing worse than knowing Christmas is a week away and you still have a bunch of people to check off your list. But even though I start looking early doesn’t mean I start buying early. It’s so hard to find meaningful gifts these […]

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Snow Much Fun | CCM

Snow Much Fun | CCM

December 5, 2012

Winter in Chicago is a mixed bag. Some years we’re terrorized with a Snowmageddon or sub-zero temperatures, which effectively shut down the city, and other years, winter decides not to show up and we have freak days with weather that feels more like spring or summer! But all in all here at the Pier, we […]

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Spirit of Chicago’s Santa Lunch Cruise | Navy Pier

Spirit of Chicago’s Santa Lunch Cruise | Navy Pier

December 3, 2012

The busiest guy this time of year is Santa Claus, no surprise there. But even with his crazy schedule, he’s still made time for all his great fans at the Pier! And between his visiting hours at our Family Pavilion, he’s worked in a special two-hour lunch cruise with the Spirit of Chicago! Skip the […]

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The Holidays Have Hit! | Navy Pier

The Holidays Have Hit! | Navy Pier

November 26, 2012

After all the wishing and waiting, Christmas is just around the corner again and the city knows it! The lights have been strung along the Magnificent Mile with care and the decorations are up in the Macy’s windows with hopes that Santa Claus soon will be there. Of course with the holidays also come lots […]

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One Week Until Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier | Navy Pier

One Week Until Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier | Navy Pier

November 23, 2012

We can’t wait for Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America to begin! It’ll be our 12th annual celebration this year and there’s only one more week until we open the Winter WonderFest doors! If you’ve never been to our big holiday celebration, here’s the scoop. Every year we transform our 170,000 […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Pier!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Pier!

November 21, 2012

Navy Pier fans, since we’re fast approaching the year’s end and are in the midst of that special season for giving thanks, we think it’s only fitting that we take a moment to stop and talk about all that we’re thankful for. 2012 has been a year full of exciting events and special guests. We […]

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Chicago Fine Chocolate Show | Navy Pier

Chicago Fine Chocolate Show | Navy Pier

November 12, 2012

Do you like chocolate? How about fine chocolate? What about having more than a hundred different fine chocolate samples right under your fingertips in the very same room? Do birds fly and fish swim? Of course you like chocolate! And if you’re like most people in this world, you’re also mildly obsessed with it. So […]

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Chicago Toy & Game Fair | Navy Pier

Chicago Toy & Game Fair | Navy Pier

November 9, 2012

Santa is coming to Chicago early this year, or at least his elves are. And where will they be setting up shop? Right here at Navy Pier for the 10th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair on November 17 and 18! Have you ever had that dream where you walk into a toy store the […]

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Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Chicago | Navy Pier

Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Chicago | Navy Pier

November 5, 2012

Get ready for a battle of epic proportions! November 9-11, Navy Pier hosts Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Chicago. Have you ever indulged in Magic? This trading card game has been around since 1993 and has the same world-wide cult appeal as games like Nintendo’s Pokémon (remember this craze in the 90s?), World of Warcraft, and […]

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New Futuro 2012 Summit | Navy Pier

New Futuro 2012 Summit | Navy Pier

November 2, 2012

Next fall I am sending my oldest child off to college. I’ve been worrying about it for a while and not just because I’m a mom who’s really going to miss her kid, but because I don’t know how we’re going to afford it. Besides that, while the college counselors at my daughter’s school are […]

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Dining Spots at Navy Pier

Dining Spots at Navy Pier

October 29, 2012

This past weekend my boyfriend and I headed down to Navy Pier in search of something new to do. I knew that there was an array of attractions at the Pier—I mean who could ever forget that gorgeous Ferris wheel— but I didn’t truly realize how many great restaurants were lining the Pier. After a […]

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Black Watch | CST

Black Watch | CST

October 10, 2012

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is moving off of the Pier for its latest production.  Black Watch, a story about soldiers who served in the war in Iraq, will be performed in the Broadway Armory in Edgewater.  With loud explosions, strobe lights, and a plot that really hits home, Black Watch is back for a second run […]

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Oktoberfest at Harry Caray's Tavern | Navy Pier

Oktoberfest at Harry Caray's Tavern | Navy Pier

September 22, 2012

Oktoberfest may be a German tradition, but it’s also a 16-day celebration enjoyed by Chicagoans of all nationalities and backgrounds. Because what’s not to like? Beer served up by the liter, huge soft pretzels, bratwurst, bratwurst, and more bratwurst … sounds like the perfect kind of party! We highly recommend that you get your Oktoberfest […]

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Blues Traveler @ Harry Caray’s | Navy Pier

Blues Traveler @ Harry Caray’s | Navy Pier

September 14, 2012

Have you heard? Blues Traveler is set to perform at Harry Caray’s Tavern on September 27! Does it feel like 100 Years since you’ve seen Blues Traveler live? Then come on down! The only Hook here is the perfect combination: blues, Harry Caray’s, and good old Lake Michigan on a fall night. Don’t worry, this […]

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Live Music at Landshark Beer Garden | Navy Pier

Live Music at Landshark Beer Garden | Navy Pier

September 7, 2012

Live music does not necessarily mean more fun. We can prove that to you here at Landshark Beer Garden; just because live music is at its season’s end doesn’t mean there aren’t a hundred other reasons to visit. The rides are still open, including the grand Ferris Wheel, and the cruises leaving from Navy Pier […]

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World Music Festival | Navy Pier

World Music Festival | Navy Pier

September 5, 2012

Although the London Olympics are now over, don’t fret. For more entertainment, gather up the family and head down to Navy Pier for a LIVE cultural experience that won’t cost a thing. Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier is proud to be one of the hosts of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special […]

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BIGart @ Navy Pier | Navy Pier

BIGart @ Navy Pier | Navy Pier

August 29, 2012

Texas is no longer the only place to boast about big things, not when there is BIGart @ Navy Pier.   This year’s main piece, thanks to a partnership with the Gagosian Gallery, is Brushstroke Group by world-renowned artist Roy Lichtenstein.  Lichtenstein’s work, inspired by an early childhood love of comic strips, developed after his […]

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