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Tall Ship: STV Pathfinder

Tall Ship: STV Pathfinder

August 4, 2013

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 […]

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Lynx: In Defense of America’s Freedom

Lynx: In Defense of America’s Freedom

August 2, 2013

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 […]

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Navy Pier Segway Tours

Navy Pier Segway Tours

July 22, 2013

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 […]

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Cirque Shanghai Around Chicago

Cirque Shanghai Around Chicago

July 20, 2013

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 […]

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Chicago Match Cup at Navy Pier

Chicago Match Cup at Navy Pier

July 18, 2013

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 […]

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SS Sørlandet Returns to Chicago and Navy Pier

SS Sørlandet Returns to Chicago and Navy Pier

July 15, 2013

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 […]

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Cirque Shanghai July Facebook Contest

Cirque Shanghai July Facebook Contest

July 12, 2013

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 […]

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BIGart at Navy Pier!

BIGart at Navy Pier!

July 10, 2013

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 […]

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The Fourth of July at Navy Pier!

The Fourth of July at Navy Pier!

July 3, 2013

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 […]

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Shrek The Musical | CST

Shrek The Musical | CST

July 1, 2013

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 […]

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Summer Exhibits at CCM!

Summer Exhibits at CCM!

June 26, 2013

  June 26, 2013 Summer is every kid’s favorite time of year. Warm weather, no homework, and tons of free time—sounds good to us! But while Mom and Dad would like the kids to get out of the house and into the backyard, kids have their own ideas on the best ways to spend summer […]

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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

  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, […]

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Two Months to Tall Ships Chicago!

Two Months to Tall Ships Chicago!

June 14, 2013

  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® […]

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Navy Pier Intern’s Experience

Navy Pier Intern’s Experience

June 13, 2013

  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 […]

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ASICS Volleyball Championship | Navy Pier

ASICS Volleyball Championship | Navy Pier

June 12, 2013

  June 12, 2013 Get ready for a volleyball takeover at the Pier! From June 14-18, 448 junior volleyball teams are looking to bump, set, and spike their way to victory at the ASICS Junior National Championship, the oldest running mega volleyball event in the nation currently in its 38th year! Both junior boys and […]

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Man of Steel | Navy Pier IMAX

Man of Steel | Navy Pier IMAX

June 10, 2013

  June 10, 2013 What are your favorite parts of summer? Here at the Pier we like the heat and sunshine (of course) because it makes our gorgeous lakefront location the place to be; who wouldn’t want to spend a day mini golfing and Ferris wheel riding at Pier Park?! We enjoy the long days […]

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Summertime at the Pier!

Summertime at the Pier!

June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013 Navy Pier is always a beautiful spot to visit, but especially right now! Check it out!

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Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

May 27, 2013

  May 27, 2013 Hey everybody, Happy Memorial Day! If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate the holiday, bring your friends and family down to the Pier! We’ve got everything from rides to cruises out on the water to an amazing park that’s just waiting for you to picnic in—everything that will make your Memorial Day […]

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Fireworks Are Back at Navy Pier!

Fireworks Are Back at Navy Pier!

May 23, 2013

  May 23, 2013 Are you ready? “For what?” is probably your next question. We’ll give you some hints: Memorial Day weekend at the Pier. Loud sounds. Beautiful colors. Oohs and ahs. We’re sure that gave it away! But if not, here’s one more clue: booms and bangs over Lake Michigan. Still not completely sure? […]

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Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder at the Pepsi Skyline Stage

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder at the Pepsi Skyline Stage

May 22, 2013

  May 22, 2013 An acrobatic spectacle of unmatched athleticism has descended upon the Pier! Meet Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder, the amazing show featuring the talents of Chinese tumblers, jugglers, and all sorts of other acrobatic magicians. While Cirque Shanghai may look like fun and games to the audience (and it mostly is), there’s no […]

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