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Chinese Celebration | Neighborhoods of the World

Chinese Celebration | Neighborhoods of the World

February 22, 2013

Navy Pier is always proud to celebrate the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities, which is why we’re so excited to be holding our third annual cultural tribute, Neighborhoods of the World! Over the course of eight Sundays, the public will have the chance to come to Navy Pier’s beautiful Crystal Gardens for an […]

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Calling All Kids!

Calling All Kids!

February 20, 2013

Are the kids getting cabin fever? Bring the entire family to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, March 9-17. With its fabulous display gardens, cool kids’ programs, culinary demonstrations, Marketplace suppliers, and all the family fun of Navy Pier, the stroller-friendly Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers a memorable day for toddlers to teens and, […]

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Bell’Italia | Neighborhoods of the World

Bell’Italia | Neighborhoods of the World

February 15, 2013

“When in Rome,” or should we say, “When on Taylor Street.” Although Chicago is thousands of miles from Italy, we’re proud to have a little taste of Italian culture right here on Taylor Street AND at Navy Pier this Sunday during Neighborhoods of the World! If you’ve never been to Taylor Street, now’s the time […]

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Black History Month | Navy Pier

Black History Month | Navy Pier

February 8, 2013

It may be hard for some of our Navy Pier fans to believe, but fifty years ago civil rights, labor, and religious organizations planned a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in support of jobs and freedom that drew crowds of 200,000 to 300,000 marchers. That march, now commonly known as the […]

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IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet | Navy Pier

IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet | Navy Pier

February 6, 2013

Who can forget the amazing gold medal win by the American Women’s Gymnastics Team at this past summer’s London Olympics?!? If you’re still caught up in gymnastics fever like we are then you won’t want to miss this weekend’s 15th Annual IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet at Navy Pier. And it’s not any old meet; […]

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Photo Blog: Snow Days Chicago 2013 | Navy Pier

Photo Blog: Snow Days Chicago 2013 | Navy Pier

January 28, 2013

This past weekend, Navy Pier’s Gatweway Park held another spectacular Snow Days Chicago celebration! Check out some of our favorite photos from the day!                                                

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Snow Days at Navy Pier Begins Today!

Snow Days at Navy Pier Begins Today!

January 25, 2013

This winter take a Snow Day at Navy Pier! And you don’t even have to wait for that snow day—it’s already here with today’s opening of Snow Days Chicago! If you’ve been by the Pier recently, we’re sure you noticed all the snow in Gateway Park (it’s pretty hard to miss) and if you came […]

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Winter at the Chicago Children’s Museum

Winter at the Chicago Children’s Museum

January 21, 2013

There’s nothing worse than a bored child. You have to listen to the constant complaints that there’s nothing to do, that there’s nothing on TV, that all of their toys are old and boring (and only a month after Christmas too). And during this time of year it’s even worse because you can’t escape it. […]

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Snow Sculptures and More at Snow Days at Navy Pier!

Snow Sculptures and More at Snow Days at Navy Pier!

January 18, 2013

Hey Navy Pier fans! We’re hitting the home stretch to Snow Days 2013! Just a week left until our fabulous winter weekend kicks off! If you feel an extra chill in the air, Old Man Winter’s not completely to blame. We’re making all of the snow in preparation for our big snow sculpture competition. All […]

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Leave it to Ludwig | CST

Leave it to Ludwig | CST

January 14, 2013

It can be hard to introduce your children to the theater. The plays out there are either too adult or too long or not stimulating enough to keep your child’s attention for more than an hour (or if we’re being really honest, five minutes). You want your children to learn to appreciate art, but this […]

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Snow Days 2013 | Navy Pier

Snow Days 2013 | Navy Pier

January 11, 2013

Some artists use paint and a canvas to create beautiful art. Others use clay, charcoal, marble, or the film from a camera. Still others create spectacular pieces out of everyday found objects: spare change, automobile parts, seashells discovered on a beach. Here at the Pier we aim to introduce visitors to art in its many […]

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It’s the Last Weekend of Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier!

It’s the Last Weekend of Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier!

January 4, 2013

It’s almost hard to believe, but we’ve come to the end of our 12th annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America celebration! Today, Saturday, and Sunday are the last three days visitors will be able to enjoy all the rides, attractions, music, food, and fun at Winter WonderFest so if you […]

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Winter WonderFest Special Attractions | Navy Pier

Winter WonderFest Special Attractions | Navy Pier

December 28, 2012

If you haven’t heard (but we bet you have because it’s the talk of the town), Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America is back! Our grand winter celebration opened on November 30 and runs through January 6—that’s over five weeks of fun! As we like to say around here – ‘tis […]

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Snow Days Chicago at Navy Pier!

Snow Days Chicago at Navy Pier!

December 26, 2012

Everybody loves the summer! How can you not? Long days spent at the beach or the zoo (or best yet, our long boardwalk at the Pier!) and evenings spent grilling out and dining al fresco. But some folks find it hard to scrounge up the love for winter. Here in Chicago, we’re always going to […]

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Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America

December 12, 2012

We’re already into week three of our 12th annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America and the party’s in full swing! If you haven’t stopped by yet, you simply must! Our winter celebration is the talk of the town, and nothing more so than all the fabulous rides we pack into […]

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Celebrating 12/12/12 at the Pier!

Celebrating 12/12/12 at the Pier!

December 6, 2012

12/12/12 only happens once a century, which is why we’re celebrating the day here at the Pier with great discounts for everyone! As coincidence would have it, this year we’re also celebrating the 12th anniversary of Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier! 12 years of Chicago’s favorite winter festival—what could be better?! We want everybody to […]

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Snow Much Fun | CCM

Snow Much Fun | CCM

December 5, 2012

Winter in Chicago is a mixed bag. Some years we’re terrorized with a Snowmageddon or sub-zero temperatures, which effectively shut down the city, and other years, winter decides not to show up and we have freak days with weather that feels more like spring or summer! But all in all here at the Pier, we […]

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Spirit of Chicago’s Santa Lunch Cruise | Navy Pier

Spirit of Chicago’s Santa Lunch Cruise | Navy Pier

December 3, 2012

The busiest guy this time of year is Santa Claus, no surprise there. But even with his crazy schedule, he’s still made time for all his great fans at the Pier! And between his visiting hours at our Family Pavilion, he’s worked in a special two-hour lunch cruise with the Spirit of Chicago! Skip the […]

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Santa at the Pier!

Santa at the Pier!

November 30, 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town! And not just any town, but the Windy City! And where is his first stop? Chicago’s winter lakefront playground, Navy Pier! Every year, Santa Claus stops by our fabulous holiday party, Winter WonderFest. And he’s not just here for one day! Santa may be a busy guy, but he […]

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The Holidays Have Hit! | Navy Pier

The Holidays Have Hit! | Navy Pier

November 26, 2012

After all the wishing and waiting, Christmas is just around the corner again and the city knows it! The lights have been strung along the Magnificent Mile with care and the decorations are up in the Macy’s windows with hopes that Santa Claus soon will be there. Of course with the holidays also come lots […]

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