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Chat with Artist Pete Nawara: Part Two

Chat with Artist Pete Nawara: Part Two

May 7, 2015

Have more questions about the Pier People mural? Artist Pete Nawara has answers! We love hearing him talk about this wonderful project – make sure you stop by the new food experience and ask him any questions of your own!  Q: What has been the public reaction to the mural? Q: How does it feel […]

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Snowstorm Fest Brings a Flurry of Excitement to the Pier

Snowstorm Fest Brings a Flurry of Excitement to the Pier

March 3, 2015

Get ready to party in the midst of an epic storm! The Pier is making history by hosting the first-ever Snowstorm Winter Arts and Music Festival! So whether you’re standing in the eye of the Grand Ballroom storm, sneaking away to the Chill Out Zone to commemorate the event with the Digital Photo Booth, or […]

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Power to the Pinot

Power to the Pinot

February 17, 2015

Wine lovers and red wine connoisseurs, rejoice!  Pinot Days Chicago, the biggest pinot noir tasting in the world, returns to Navy Pier on Saturday, March 21.  Enjoy fine wine in the intimate setting of Lakeview Terrace, complete with city and skyline views. The ticketed public tasting takes place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and […]

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Living Dead at Walker Stalker Con

Living Dead at Walker Stalker Con

February 12, 2015

Are you a devotee of AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead”? In just nine days, you and your fellow zombie lovers can unite at the second Walker Stalker Con in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall on February 21 and 22. Inspired by a podcast and designed by the fans and for the fans, it’s the ultimate […]

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Drink up at the Cider Summit

Drink up at the Cider Summit

January 29, 2015

Attention to all CIDER HEADS, your time has come. SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective’s Cider Summit festival is making its return to Chicago, and it’s all going down at the best place for it: Navy Pier. Featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics from countries such as England, Scotland, France, and […]

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

January 8, 2015

We all know location is the most important part of event planning; it has transforming effects on your gathering. Navy Pier’s event space is perfect for trade shows, conferences, business meetings, and special events—big or small! The diverse spaces will make your special event a hit. Featuring breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront, your event can be hosted […]

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Santa Hustlin'

Santa Hustlin'

December 4, 2014

There’s a chill in the air, but a spreading of holiday warmth: that’s how you know it’s time for the Santa Hustle 5K. This Saturday, December 6, 2014, the sight of thousands of Santas roaming Chicago, in their dri-fit hoodies, Santa hats, and white beards, will no doubt bring a smile to your face. If […]

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Walkin' In a Winter WonderFest

Walkin' In a Winter WonderFest

November 11, 2014

Make this winter unforgettable and create wonderful family memories at Winter WonderFest! Chicago’s biggest indoor winter experience will take place December 5, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Brought to you by PNC Bank, this 14th annual magical event brings wintery outdoor excitement indoors with slides, rides, games, photo ops, Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink […]

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Take a Seat, SOFA CHICAGO is Near

Take a Seat, SOFA CHICAGO is Near

October 30, 2014

The countdown is on for the hottest event in town – the SOFA CHICAGO Opening Night Preview – which will take place in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall on Thursday, November 6. SOFA CHICAGO is the premiere art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design. The Opening Night Preview will give collectors and art […]

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Hit the Pavement: Chicago’s Perfect 10

Hit the Pavement: Chicago’s Perfect 10

October 28, 2014

The temps may be dropping but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down over here at the Pier. In fact, activity is speeding up as runners prepare to make their way out for Chicago’s Perfect 10! Running? In November? You bet your bottom dollar. Zip up your fleece and lace up those sneakers ‘cause it’s time […]

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Sweet Treats at Navy Pier

Sweet Treats at Navy Pier

October 23, 2014

No one does Halloween quite like we do at Navy Pier. When we’re not busy running from zombies on Chicago’s only floating barge haunted house, or holding a hauntingly huge Halloween costume contest, we’re giving away lots of candy during four special nights of Halloween trick-or-treating!  We know your family has a hectic schedule, that’s […]

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Co-Op and Condo Expo at Navy Pier

Co-Op and Condo Expo at Navy Pier

October 21, 2014

Are you a current or aspiring real estate tycoon? Have questions about property management? If you answered yes to any of these questions, mark your calendars for the leading Chicago real estate tradeshow, Chicagoland Condo, HOA, Co-op & Apartment Expo at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall on Tuesday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.! […]

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Top 5 Things to Experience at SOFA CHICAGO

Top 5 Things to Experience at SOFA CHICAGO

October 16, 2014

The countdown is on for the 21st annual SOFA CHICAGO art fair, November 7 – 9. The fair will feature nearly 70 galleries, special exhibits, cutting-edge lectures, artist demonstrations and more. Here are the top things to experience at this year’s event (all are included in the price of general admission): 1. Gallery Hop Around the World  […]

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The Fear is Here: Guard Your Brains

The Fear is Here: Guard Your Brains

October 14, 2014

Chicago’s only floating haunted house is “Zombie Containment,” an all-new “Fear” experience and barge of the undead, brought to you by Zombie Army Productions, the creators of The Fear at Navy Pier and Statesville Haunted Prison. A zombie outbreak has struck the nation! Hired by the Government, Merikorp Industries is studying the zombie disease to […]

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Come Out and Play at Chicago Toy and Game Week

Come Out and Play at Chicago Toy and Game Week

October 7, 2014

Discover toys, games, and play like never before at Navy Pier this November! ChiTAG (pronounced SHY-Tag, for the uninitiated) celebrates innovation and play, bringing together game and toy entrepreneurs to the public and media with “Chicago Toy & Game Week,” running from November 20th through the 23rd. This unique experience offers an in-depth look at […]

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Going Green Never Looked So Good: The Green Festival

Going Green Never Looked So Good: The Green Festival

October 2, 2014

Kermit the Frog lamented it’s not easy being green. America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, Green Festival, begs to differ by embracing eco-friendly lifestyle solutions. The event has been hosted in major cities around the country for 13 years and makes its return to Navy Pier from October 24-26. Green Festival features […]

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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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Autumn is for Cruising

Autumn is for Cruising

September 11, 2014

The leaves are changing, the temperatures are cooling, and you’re dusting off your sweaters and scarves.  Fall is officially upon us, and Shoreline Sightseeing Cruises has followed suit.  Sure, pumpkin carving and jumping in leaves are fall staples, but drinking cider and eating brats on Lake Michigan will guarantee the most fun you’ll have all […]

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EXPOsure to Art from Around the World

EXPOsure to Art from Around the World

September 9, 2014

There are few places on Earth where you can see an art exhibit curated by 15-time NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal in the same vicinity as another exhibit inspired by a Nobel laureate (in this case, Kenzaburo Oe). We know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes, Shaq curates art. Consider that your random fact […]

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