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SOFA CHICAGO is a Must

SOFA CHICAGO is a Must

September 30, 2014

If you’ve been thinking about traveling around the globe just to see the world’s best sculptures, objects, functional art and design, you no longer have to. This November, the world’s foremost Sculptures Objects Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA CHICAGO) is back and happening right here in the great city of Chicago at Navy Pier on […]

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Mask Your Excitement: The Masquerade Ball at Navy Pier

Mask Your Excitement: The Masquerade Ball at Navy Pier

September 25, 2014

October is a magical time in Chicago—leaves changing, the weather cooling, and wicked Halloween events all across the city.  Luckily, we can make your Halloween party choice easy for you this year. With the Masquerade Ball at Navy Pier on October 31, your hardest decision will be wondering what to wear. The Masquerade Ball will […]

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Edge of Your Seat Thrills: Cirque Shanghai

Edge of Your Seat Thrills: Cirque Shanghai

August 19, 2014

Leaving you in awe from beginning to end, “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors” has been spending its 9th consecutive summer back in the Windy City to perform at Navy Pier! Set on the Pepsi® Skyline Stage, this latest installment combines the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters with gravity-defying acrobatics, all resulting in […]

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Bigger and Better at the Pier: The Centennial Vision

Bigger and Better at the Pier: The Centennial Vision

August 12, 2014

If you’ve visited Navy Pier this summer (and if you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?), you will have noticed that the Pier is undergoing major construction for The Centennial Vision, a reimagining of Navy Pier to mark its 100th anniversary in 2016. These renovations will allow Navy Pier to offer more evening and […]

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Rest Your Head: Hotels to Stay at Near Navy Pier

Rest Your Head: Hotels to Stay at Near Navy Pier

July 15, 2014

Looking for a place to rest your head in the City of Big Shoulders? Look no further, we’ve helped narrow down that list to five comfortable hotels located not far from the Pier! Essex Inn Located directly across the street from historic Grant Park and only minutes from Museum Campus, The Essex Inn provides the […]

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The Perfect Hotel for Your Next Chicago Vacation

The Perfect Hotel for Your Next Chicago Vacation

March 27, 2014

So you want to take a trip to the Windy City, but where do you begin? As the third largest metropolitan area in the U.S., Chicago offers so much to do and see that it can be difficult narrowing down your choices. That’s why we’re here to help! If you’re going to visit the Midwest, […]

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Love is in the Air: First Date Stories from Navy Pier Fans!

Love is in the Air: First Date Stories from Navy Pier Fans!

February 14, 2014

Today’s the day of chocolates, roses, and love! In the spirit of the Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of the adorable first date stories that our fans so generously posted on the Navy Pier Facebook page! We couldn’t include them all, so here are just a few: If you have your own first […]

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Navy Pier Fun Facts! 10 Things You Never Knew!

Navy Pier Fun Facts! 10 Things You Never Knew!

November 20, 2013

Navy Pier has been a staple in Chicago ever since the early 20th century, and it’s the Midwest’s #1 tourist and leisure destination, but how well do you know the Pier? Here are some fun facts to test your knowledge and quiz your friends! Daniel Burnham, famous architect of the World’s Fair, originally envisioned five […]

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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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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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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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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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Seadog Chicago Wine Flight River Cruise

Seadog Chicago Wine Flight River Cruise

July 31, 2013

Calling all wine loving, late night cruisers! We have a perfect tour for you! Navy Pier is hosting the Seadog Chicago Wine Flight River Cruise, a 75-minute wine tasting cruise on the Chicago River. This not-so-speedy Seadog Cruise will take you down the Chicago River with a lively guide educating you on the city’s most […]

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Pride of Baltimore II: American History Sails into Navy Pier

Pride of Baltimore II: American History Sails into Navy Pier

July 28, 2013

When tall ships return to Navy Pier August 7-11, one of the 14 ships in the fleet is the Pride of Baltimore II. Commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to the original Pride of Baltimore which tragically sunk in 1986, Pride of Baltimore II is a 157-foot a reproduction of an 1812-era Baltimore-built topsail […]

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