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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

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 in-depth look at […]

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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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Join the Fun with our Fall Highlights

Join the Fun with our Fall Highlights

September 23, 2014

The leaves are changing colors. Sweaters are back in style. Pumpkin spice is in the air. We are now in full-fledge fall mode here in Chicago, one of our favorite times of year. And what better way to celebrate this season, than by sharing it with you? That’s why, to help you jump in on […]

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The Coast is Clear and Skrillex is Here

The Coast is Clear and Skrillex is Here

September 18, 2014

There’s a party happening at Navy Pier. Consider this your formal invitation.   EDM (that’s Electronic Dance Music for the older folks) sensation Skrillex will headline Festival Hall on Saturday, October 18 with special guests A$AP Ferg and Valentino Khan. Presented by Chicago-based concert promoter and production company React Presents, this 16+ show (21+ for […]

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This Just In: Zombies Attack the Pier

This Just In: Zombies Attack the Pier

September 16, 2014

The season of ghouls and goblins is upon us as October creeps up on Navy Pier. And while you may find plenty of these ghastly creatures ringing your doorbell for treats on the 31st, there will be a whole other kind of undead out on our waters. The Fear at Navy Pier presents Zombie Containment […]

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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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Park, Tailgate, and Cruise with Harry Caray’s

Park, Tailgate, and Cruise with Harry Caray’s

September 4, 2014

The end of summer spells cooler weather, colorful leaves and football season! What more do you need than the Chicago Bears, tailgating, and easy transportation? Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier offers fantastic deals and opportunities throughout the entire season to ensure that you’re living the life every football fan deserves. The tailgate party at […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bigger and Better at the Pier: The Centennial Vision

Bigger and Better at the Pier: The Centennial Vision

August 12, 2014

If you’ve visited Navy Pier this summer (and if you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?), you will have noticed that the Pier is undergoing major construction for The Centennial Vision, a reimagining of Navy Pier to mark its 100th anniversary in 2016. These renovations will allow Navy Pier to offer more evening and […]

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Don’t Miss the Future Blockbusters Coming to IMAX

Don’t Miss the Future Blockbusters Coming to IMAX

July 24, 2014

Movie buffs rejoice! There are a handful of highly-anticipated movies premiering over the course of the next few months and IMAX at Navy Pier is prepared to bring them all to you! Home to Chicago’s largest flat movie screen – soaring as high as six stories – Navy Pier IMAX is undoubtedly the best place […]

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Landshark Beer Garden is Making the Beat Drop

Landshark Beer Garden is Making the Beat Drop

June 24, 2014

Free EDM concerts all summer! You read it right. Navy Pier’s outdoor Landshark Beer Garden presents Drop the Beat, a special EDM dance party on select Friday nights throughout the summer. Each Drop the Beat night features different live DJs and, as always, no cover charge makes it one of the best deals in the […]

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Borrow Some Wheels from Bike and Roll Chicago

Borrow Some Wheels from Bike and Roll Chicago

May 27, 2014

Chicago’s tall buildings, impressive lake, and intriguing neighborhoods are captivating, but they lose some of their majestic quality when being viewed from inside a car stuck in traffic. Why not enjoy the same sights while getting some fresh air and exercise this summer instead? Look all the way up to the tops of the skyscrapers, […]

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