Join our newsletter for deals and moreCaret
Hero Image

Family Fun at Navy Pier

Back to Latest Posts

Posts

Family Fun at the Pier for Less

Family Fun at the Pier for Less

February 26, 2015

Looking for a weekend of family fun that won’t break the budget? Navy Pier has all the elements for a day overflowing with activity! Parking at the Pier is easy and convenient with two garages directly connected to the Pier itself. Better yet, now through March 31, you can park for just $15 Monday – […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

Lobster ‘Til You Drop!

Lobster ‘Til You Drop!

August 14, 2014

The lobsters have been preparing for months, but are you ready for The Great American Lobster Fest? Navy Pier will be hosting The Great American Lobster Fest this weekend, August 16-17, and it will be an event unlike any other! As Chicago’s first outdoor lobster fest, the festival will provide attendees with fresh lobster flown […]

View Post

Danger 101 at Chicago Children's Museum

Danger 101 at Chicago Children's Museum

July 3, 2014

Let us guess: it’s two weeks into summer vacation and you have exhausted all your (undoubtedly) brilliant ideas for keeping the kids entertained?  Well hold on to your sanity, because we’ve discovered the perfect way to satisfy your stir-crazy bunch.  This summer the Chicago Children’s Museum presents Danger 101: Daring Deeds for Curious Kids!   […]

View Post

Father’s Day is Coming! Take Dad Out on Lake Michigan

Father’s Day is Coming! Take Dad Out on Lake Michigan

June 10, 2014

Admit it. You waited until the last minute again this year, and now you don’t know what to get your dad for Father’s Day. Sure, you can always run to the nearest department store to pick up another tie and cufflink set and call it a day, or you can head down to Navy Pier […]

View Post

Merry Christmas from Navy Pier!

Merry Christmas from Navy Pier!

December 25, 2013

Since it is the season to be merry, we wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Navy Pier! We hope you enjoy a holiday filled with friends, family, and good food! We’ve had a fun and eventful year in 2013, and it wouldn’t have been as successful without the support of […]

View Post

Last Fireworks Show of 2013

Last Fireworks Show of 2013

August 28, 2013

Navy Pier has proven once again to be the summer destination for weekly Fireworks here in Chicago! Every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer, Navy Pier lights up Chicago with an incomparable spectacle of Fireworks perfectly synchronized with music. Navy Pier is closing out this summer with one last fireworks show this Saturday, August 31st […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

Tall Ships Chicago 2013 Begins!

Tall Ships Chicago 2013 Begins!

August 7, 2013

The wait is finally over – The Tall Ships have arrived in Chicago! Navy Pier excitedly welcomes an amazing international fleet of 14 vessels for Tall Ships Chicago. During this historic 5-day festival guests are welcome to walk to grounds, board the ships and sail out to sea on one or more of our majestic […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

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 […]

View Post

Sponsored

American Airlines
WGN
Pepsi