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Pokémon Go at the Pier

Pokémon Go at the Pier

July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016 It’s hard to believe, but it was just a little more than a week ago that Pokémon Go changed how you view Chicago, and Navy Pier is no different. High concentrations of Pokéstops and a full 3,300 feet teeming with pokémon? Navy Pier is what poke-dreams are made of.  Here are four reasons why […]

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Sleigh the Santa Hustle 5k

Sleigh the Santa Hustle 5k

November 19, 2015

November 19, 2015 It’s “snow” wonder why the Santa Hustle 5k is such a popular event each year! The Santa Hustle is the best way to get yourself into the holiday mood, as you jingle all the way through the course to festive music. As if that wasn’t sweet enough, there are even cookie and candy stations […]

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EXPO CHICAGO 2015 at Navy Pier

EXPO CHICAGO 2015 at Navy Pier

September 9, 2015

Plan your visit to EXPO CHICAGO/2015! EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, opens the fall art season each September at historic Navy Pier. Now entering its fourth edition in 2015, EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from over 140 leading galleries, representing 16 countries and 47 cities from around the world, and includes EXPOSURE—a […]

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Labor Day Weekend at Navy Pier

Labor Day Weekend at Navy Pier

September 2, 2015

Although Labor Day often marks the end of summer, there are plenty of things happening at Navy Pier to keep the summer spirit alive. Visitors and Chicago locals alike can enjoy everything from boat tours, live music, outdoor movies, and of course all of the delicious restaurants. Whether you’re heading down for a day or […]

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#PierPicContest Photo Highlights

#PierPicContest Photo Highlights

June 10, 2015

Summers in Chicago should be celebrated! That’s why we’re holding the “Pierfect Summer Instagram Contest” until August 31, 2015! When you post a picture to Instagram, be sure to include the hashtag “pierpiccontest” so that you can be entered to win! We will give be giving away a Pier Prize Pack each month as well […]

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Pinot Days Chicago: Good to the Last Drop

Pinot Days Chicago: Good to the Last Drop

March 26, 2015

Pinot Days Chicago is a marvel for both novice and seasoned wine drinkers. Like a fine bottle of wine, the tasting affair has been perfected over the years. Whether you meander to a newcomer like the Benziger Family Winery booth, eager to share its biodynamic practices, or head over to an old favorite like the […]

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Take a Pier at these Petals

Take a Pier at these Petals

March 5, 2015

It’s your first look at spring! The 2015 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, opens next Saturday, March 14 and will run through Sunday, March 22. Indeed, this year’s show features a lot of “firsts”: A new garden features the latest varieties from Proven Winners, which seeks out superior plants from more than […]

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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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Everything’s Coming Up Roses at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Everything’s Coming Up Roses at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

February 19, 2015

Sure, Chicago is experiencing some of the coldest temps of the season. But underneath all those layers of scarves, jackets, and sweaters that combat the single-digit temperatures, Chicagoans are about to get their first true sign of spring. The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s is arriving March 14, 2015 at Navy Pier. […]

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Feel the Love: Valentine’s Day Cruises at Navy Pier

Feel the Love: Valentine’s Day Cruises at Navy Pier

February 5, 2015

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with romantic events from Navy Pier. Our Valentine’s Day activities are sure to impress your valentine. All Valentine’s Day events will take place from February 13-15, so even if you can’t celebrate on the official day, there’s still plenty of love to go around all weekend long. With a little […]

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Beads, Beers, and Bars: Mardi Gras Crawl

Beads, Beers, and Bars: Mardi Gras Crawl

February 3, 2015

Get your masks and costumes ready for the World’s Largest Indoor Bar Crawl, back again only at Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Mardi Gras theme! The Mardi Gras Crawl is not your typical bar crawl! Yes, there is beer, bars, and beads, but there’s so much more! Escape the February chill and migrate to this […]

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Put some Spring in your Step: Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Put some Spring in your Step: Chicago Flower and Garden Show

January 20, 2015

Chicagoans are a hardy bunch, to be sure. But January with its subzero temperatures, short days, snow, sleet and freezing rain can make anyone long for the sight of green blades of grass, blooming tulips and fragrant roses. We’ve got an event that will undoubtedly put a spring in your step. The season makes an […]

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Winter at the Pier: Full of Warmth and Cheer

Winter at the Pier: Full of Warmth and Cheer

January 15, 2015

When you’re feeling the winter blues, brighten your day with a trip to Navy Pier. Unique plays, cultural events, kid-friendly activities and more are all under one roof, within easy reach. We put together a list of events that will keep you warm with excitement all winter long, so attend them all or pick your […]

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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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Cultural Celebrations at Neighborhoods of the World

Cultural Celebrations at Neighborhoods of the World

January 6, 2015

For eight weeks starting in February 8, Navy Pier celebrates Chicago’s diverse cultures with the performance series Neighborhoods of the World presented by ComEd.  Come discover new cultures and celebrate your own through this special cultural gathering and revel in an afternoon of folk music, delicious cuisine, creative crafts, traditional clothing, and festive traditions. Neighborhoods […]

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Freeze! at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Freeze! at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

January 1, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is at the forefront of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival debuting  the U.S premiere of Freeze!, a one-of-a-kind live performance event from the Netherlands. Freeze! features creator and performer Nick Steur artfully balancing various stones on top of each other, without any glue or illusions, in a gravity-defying style. The […]

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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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Holly Jolly Holiday Cruises

Holly Jolly Holiday Cruises

November 20, 2014

December calls for snow, tinsel, hot cocoa, and….cruises! Although you won’t want to take a dip in Lake Michigan this time of year, you definitely would enjoy boarding any of these holiday cruises with Mystic Blue, Spirit, and Odyssey Cruises. Starting December 1, all of these cruises offer special lunch and dinner holiday excursions filled […]

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Santa Hustle Is Comin’ to Town

Santa Hustle Is Comin’ to Town

November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014 Ever heard of a 5K that provides candy and cookies on the course? What about a walk or run that cheers you on with the merriest of holiday music? We know, it sounds way too good to be true—but this festive race does exist! It’s called the Santa Hustle 5K and is […]

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Big Show on the Big Screen

Big Show on the Big Screen

November 4, 2014

Something really amazing has come to Navy Pier IMAX, and it’s literally out of this world. Interstellar jets into our theatres tonight on November 4, and we are so excited for the 8:00 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. showings! There is only one way you should view Matthew McConaughey and his crew catapulting through space, and […]

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