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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

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 […]

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Walkin’ In a Winter WonderFest

Walkin’ In a Winter WonderFest

November 11, 2014

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 […]

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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

October 28, 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. […]

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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

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 […]

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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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Tune into Broadway on Parade

Tune into Broadway on Parade

September 2, 2014

It’s time for the boats at Navy Pier to take the spotlight! On Saturday, September 6, Navy Pier will partner with the Chicago Yachting Association and Broadway in Chicago to bring the 55th annual Venetian Night to Lake Michigan, this time to the tune of your favorite Broadway musicals. Venetian Night is a unique Chicago […]

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Fall in Love with Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Fall in Love with Chicago Shakespeare Theater

August 28, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, located at Navy Pier, has produced award-winning shows and has blossomed into an entertainment powerhouse of Chicago. Immerse yourself in the storytelling genius of Shakespeare this fall, as you sit back, relax, and enjoy some iambic pentameter. Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be hosting the world premiere of Since I Suppose, a pedestrian-based […]

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Morning Show Comedians Bring Evening Entertainment

Morning Show Comedians Bring Evening Entertainment

August 26, 2014

Have you ever heard that laughter is contagious? Make sure all of your friends catch it by going to Navy Pier Four Star Comedy presents Morning Show Comedians on Friday, September 5! You see them on the morning news, now you can see WGN-TV personalities Mike Toomey, Pat Tomasulo, and Ana Belaval one night only […]

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Show Us Your Muscles: Ultimate Fitness Expo Comes to the Pier

Show Us Your Muscles: Ultimate Fitness Expo Comes to the Pier

August 21, 2014

Are you ready to get pumped up? Navy Pier is thrilled to be hosting the final stop in this summer’s Ultimate Fitness Expo with Hollywood physique expert “Eric the Trainer” and, creator of Tae Bo® Fitness, Billy Blanks. Put on by Celebrity Sweat, the expo will feature fitness classes, informative booths and representatives from local […]

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