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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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Navy Pier Segway Tours

Navy Pier Segway Tours

July 22, 2013

Chicago is meant to be explored. By boat, by bus, by foot, by bike, and now – by Segway! Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours has been a popular hit in the Chicagoland and the exciting trip starts right here at Navy Pier! Everyone enjoys learning more about this beautiful city but lets face it, it’s quite […]

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Cirque Shanghai Around Chicago

Cirque Shanghai Around Chicago

July 20, 2013

Blink and you might miss them! Navy Pier serves as the official venue for Cirque Shanghai’s lauded “Dragon’s Thunder” over the summer months, but that doesn’t mean the cast can’t be spotted elsewhere. Cirque’s schedule of special appearances includes two of the best that a Chicago summer has to offer. After stops at Taste of […]

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Mix It ‘Til Midnight Presented by Bacardi! | Navy Pier

Mix It ‘Til Midnight Presented by Bacardi! | Navy Pier

July 19, 2013

Navy Pier has always been the perfect party spot and on Friday, July 26th we’re transforming the Pier into one of Chicago’s biggest nightclubs! With ice-cold mixed cocktails and the hottest tracks mixed live on the lake, it is sure to be a crazy night! Starting at 9 p.m., Navy Pier will be throwing the […]

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Chicago Match Cup at Navy Pier

Chicago Match Cup at Navy Pier

July 18, 2013

Who doesn’t love a good boat race on a sunny afternoon? It’s safe to say everyone does! The Chicago Match Cup Race will be returning this summer to Navy Pier and will set sail alongside the majestic Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by Pepsi® festival! Brought to you by  The Chicago Match Race Center, the […]

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SS Sørlandet Returns to Chicago and Navy Pier

SS Sørlandet Returns to Chicago and Navy Pier

July 15, 2013

In 1933, Chicago was the on the forefront of the world’s stage hosting its second world’s fair: A Century of Progress Exposition. The sail training ship SS Sørlandet (Norwegian for “The South Land” and the name for the southern region of Norway) made her first transatlantic voyage from Kristiansand, Norway to serve as the Norwegian […]

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Comedy at the Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier!

Comedy at the Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier!

July 12, 2013

A brew and a view is all we need nowadays, right? Well, here at Navy Pier we’re ready to give you all that plus some laughs to kick start your Friday nights. The Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier, in partnership with The Playground Theater, is excited to introduce 4-Star Comedy Fest Fridays! This weekly […]

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Cirque Shanghai July Facebook Contest

Cirque Shanghai July Facebook Contest

July 12, 2013

Oh, that winning feeling. As much as everyone loves a great deal, there’s nothing like getting things for free. Last month, Cirque Shanghai  doled out a 4-pack of tickets to one lucky Cirque fan. That fan became the proud winner of a premium prize package that included four Emperor’s Court tickets, four Lakefront Shoreline tour […]

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BIGart at Navy Pier!

BIGart at Navy Pier!

July 10, 2013

Navy Pier’s Gateway Park is full of beautiful trees, lots of space for your picnic lunches, a beautiful fountain , and some of the biggest and most spectacular art in the city! Our BIGart exhibit has been wowing audiences since last summer with its amazing collection of large-scale public sculptures from some of the most […]

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Out Late at Navy Pier

Out Late at Navy Pier

July 5, 2013

We’re one of Chicago’s favorite spots, especially for families looking for a little daytime fun. But what about those of us who want to have a little fun when the sun goes down? Let the Pier after dark be your playground! Navy Pier restaurants, bars, and theaters are all open late during the summer season […]

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The Fourth of July at Navy Pier!

The Fourth of July at Navy Pier!

July 3, 2013

The Fourth of July is almost here and you’re in the best city in the world for celebrating: Chicago! Last year’s big Windy City Independence Day celebration was pretty spectacular, but we’ve gotten the inside scoop that this year’s festivities, including everyone’s favorite fireworks display at Navy Pier, will be bigger and better than ever […]

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Shrek The Musical | CST

Shrek The Musical | CST

July 1, 2013

“I’m in love, (ooooh) I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I tried … ” Name that movie tune! Need a hint? Big, green, swamp-living, funky-eared …  we’re talking about Shrek, of course! And if you hadn’t heard, he’s coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater this July! That’s right! Everybody’s favorite grouchy ogre is […]

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Grab a Drink at the Pier!

Grab a Drink at the Pier!

June 28, 2013

A great and wise sage once declared that we are human “beings”.  We want to be somewhere, be something, be someone, belong. Navy Pier is the place to BE.  Right off of Lake Michigan and filled with all the energy and excitement of the Windy City, there’s no place like it! And some of the […]

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The Footwear Event 2013 | Navy Pier

The Footwear Event 2013 | Navy Pier

June 21, 2013

Get ready to gear up and put your running shoes on, Chicago retailers— the Footwear Event 2013 is on its way to Chicago! Running June 23-26, the Footwear Event is a one-of-a-kind expo that provides shoe retailers and brands with the chance to showcase their latest styles and innovative designs at your very own Navy […]

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NLDA Summer Show | Navy Pier

NLDA Summer Show | Navy Pier

June 19, 2013

Are you in the Travel Industry? If so, this is one event you CANNOT miss. The National Luggage Dealers Association is hosting its 10th Annual Summer Luggage, Gift, & Travel Goods Show at Navy Pier on June 20-21, the perfect event for industry professionals and travelers alike! This show is one of the largest of […]

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A Q&A with Cirque Shanghai director Miao Miao Chen

A Q&A with Cirque Shanghai director Miao Miao Chen

June 18, 2013

With 13 shows a week, Miao Miao Chen is on a tight schedule. The Cirque Shanghai director pauses for a quick lunch and a chat before the next performance of “Dragon’s Thunder,” the latest summer marvel from Cirque Shanghai. Miao Miao, now in her third year with the perennial Navy Pier-favorite, talks about her transition […]

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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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Navy Pier Intern's Experience

Navy Pier Intern's Experience

June 13, 2013

Being a summer intern at Navy Pier, I have been able to experience several aspects of the Pier in the summer time. Recently, my fellow intern and I were able to partake in a Shoreline Cruise. Being 21 years old, when I thought of an architecture cruise, I thought of boring useless information about buildings […]

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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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