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Feast at the Great American Lobster Fest

Feast at the Great American Lobster Fest

August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016 Catch the third annual Great American Lobster Fest on September 2-3 2016. Prepare yourself for lobster everything – lobster tacos, lobster mac & cheese, and the best darn lobster rolls you can get your hands on. No, really. They were voted the best in Chicago by Time Out Chicago. However, if seafood […]

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Get out and Move at Navy Pier

Get out and Move at Navy Pier

August 4, 2016

August 4, 2016 Attention all seekers of calorie-burning fun: we now have the perfect excuse to get you outside and moving. Staying active can be tedious and easily slip to the wayside. We totally get it. That’s why we’ve created this list of our new programs to add a little boost to your lifestyle. Rush […]

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Navy Pier Pride Celebrates the LGBT Community

Navy Pier Pride Celebrates the LGBT Community

June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 Navy Pier will make history on Saturday, June 25 by hosting Navy Pier Pride 2016. This will be the first time an LGBT Pride celebration will take place outside of the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago. As part of the Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration, FREE fun family-friendly events will take place all […]

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Celebrate Fourth of July at Navy Pier

Celebrate Fourth of July at Navy Pier

June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016 With Fourth of July weekend around the corner, it’s important to have a game plan to celebrate. What better place to celebrate than at Navy Pier? With a variety of events happening all weekend long, there is something for everyone in the family.  Freedom Fest Have the best seat in the city […]

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Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016 Exclusively for one weekend, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is bringing the best of sailing to Chicago, and there are plenty of ways to experience all of the action. This qualifying event for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda will be a historic one, since it’s the first time in its 165-year […]

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Memorial Day Weekend at Navy Pier

Memorial Day Weekend at Navy Pier

May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016 Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us and you don’t want to be without plans. Navy Pier has you covered with a weekend full of activities for the start of the Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration! What could be more perfect than that? There’s so much going on this weekend that you’re bound […]

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Cider Summit Chicago 2016

Cider Summit Chicago 2016

February 18, 2016

February 18, 2016 Singles. Couples. Friends. Family. CHICAGOANS – Come One, Come All to the 4th annual Cider Summit Chicago. You’re invited to compare apples to apples in the Aon Grand Ballroom at the Pier! Cider enthusiasts are gathering at Navy Pier for the Fourth Annual Cider Summit on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Spend a […]

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Valentine’s Day Weekend at Navy Pier

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Navy Pier

February 4, 2016

February 4, 2016 This year, treat your significant other to a special Valentine’s Day at Navy Pier. With plenty of lovely events to choose from all weekend long, such as scenic view aboard a cruise, a lively theater play, or a delightful dinner, Valentine’s Day at Navy Pier is the perfect getaway for couples looking […]

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An Ideal Weekend at Ideal Home Show Chicago

An Ideal Weekend at Ideal Home Show Chicago

January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016 It’s time to make use of your home inspiration board on Pinterest. The Ideal Home Show Chicago is coming to Navy Pier on January 29-31, 2016 with oodles of home décor ideas and trends to help you turn your dream house into a reality! From comfy interiors to ideal kitchen or baths and lively outdoor […]

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Celebrate with a Mardi Gras Crawl at Navy Pier

Celebrate with a Mardi Gras Crawl at Navy Pier

January 14, 2016

January 14, 2016 You don’t have to go to New Orleans’ Latin Quarter to join in on the fun that is Mardi Gras! The World’s Largest Indoor Bar Crawl is excited to present the Mardi Gras Crawl which is happening at our very own Navy Pier. You might be thinking – how can I do […]

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Playtime at Navy Pier: Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Playtime at Navy Pier: Chicago Toy & Game Fair

October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015 It’s always playtime at Navy Pier, but things go into overdrive on November 21-22, 2015 for the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Children and parents alike will enjoy a weekend full of games and creativity. Try out the newest toys and games from all around the world, and play with old favorites. […]

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Don’t miss SOFA Chicago

Don’t miss SOFA Chicago

October 14, 2015

October 14, 2015 Architecture lovers and design enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the 22nd annual SOFA CHICAGO, November 5-8 at Navy Pier. SOFA CHICAGO will debut a newly designed floor plan and overall look of the fair, as well as programming and special exhibits with a focus on topics that will appeal […]

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SOFA CHICAGO Returns to Navy Pier

SOFA CHICAGO Returns to Navy Pier

October 8, 2015

October 8, 2015 (Photo by R25 Productions) Preview Chicago’s hottest art and design fair at the SOFA CHICAGO Opening Night on Thursday, November 5, 2015. SOFA CHICAGO is the premier art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, and this year’s preview will give attendees a first-look at art and design galleries from […]

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In Search of the Truth at EXPO CHICAGO

In Search of the Truth at EXPO CHICAGO

September 17, 2015

  It’s been a busy week in Festival Hall as the many participants of EXPO CHICAGO tirelessly worked to set up their exhibits. One such project we are excited to visit is In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) – a collaborative effort between Project& and the Cause Collective. We spoke with the Project& […]

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Now Playing: Movies on the Pier

Now Playing: Movies on the Pier

August 13, 2015

We decided to heat things up this summer by adding a special viewing of blockbuster hits called Movies on the Pier. On Thursday evenings, August 6 – September 10, the Pier has some of your favorite classics at the Pepsi® Skyline Stage® for your viewing pleasure. Whether you’re headed out with friends or gathering with the whole […]

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The Great American Lobster Fest: Back and “Butter” than Ever

The Great American Lobster Fest: Back and “Butter” than Ever

August 6, 2015

Calling all lobster-lovers! The Great American Lobster Fest is returning to Navy Pier and it’s going to be “butter” than ever.  Let the countdown begin until August 15-16, 2015, when there will be two full days of lobster flown in fresh from Boston, live music, carnival games, vendors and more. The Great American Lobster Fest runs […]

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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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