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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 […]

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Landshark Beer Garden

Landshark Beer Garden

August 10, 2013

Enjoy the summer weather while it lasts and spend some time outside at Chicago’s #1 attraction! There are many hang out spots on the Pier, but the Landshark Beer Garden takes the cake! One of the newest editions to the beer garden is the 4-Star Comedy Club presented by The Playground Theater! You could go […]

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The Unicorn: A Piece of World War II History Sails into Navy Pier

The Unicorn: A Piece of World War II History Sails into Navy Pier

August 9, 2013

Built in 1947 under the name Deo Volente I (Latin for “Godwilling”), Unicorn’s hull was constructed from the recycled metals of captured German U-boats that were salvaged after World War II. She was constructed as a motor fishing vessel in the Netherlands. This tough vessel trawled the North Atlantic’s fishing grounds for 32 years with various owners and various […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Seadog Chicago Wine Flight River Cruise

Seadog Chicago Wine Flight River Cruise

July 31, 2013

Calling all wine loving, late night cruisers! We have a perfect tour for you! Navy Pier is hosting the Seadog Chicago Wine Flight River Cruise, a 75-minute wine tasting cruise on the Chicago River. This not-so-speedy Seadog Cruise will take you down the Chicago River with a lively guide educating you on the city’s most […]

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The Hindu | Tall Ships Chicago 2013

The Hindu | Tall Ships Chicago 2013

July 29, 2013

The “Hindu” is one of the fourteen magnificent tall ships set to sail into Chicago for the Tall Ships Festival presented by Pepsi. Like with almost every tall ship, you bet there is a tall tale to tell when it comes to this 79-foot beauty. Formerly known as “Princess Pat,” she started off as a […]

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Pride of Baltimore II: American History Sails into Navy Pier

Pride of Baltimore II: American History Sails into Navy Pier

July 28, 2013

When tall ships return to Navy Pier August 7-11, one of the 14 ships in the fleet is the Pride of Baltimore II. Commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to the original Pride of Baltimore which tragically sunk in 1986, Pride of Baltimore II is a 157-foot a reproduction of an 1812-era Baltimore-built topsail […]

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Mixin' It Tonight!

Mixin' It Tonight!

July 26, 2013

If you haven’t made your entrance yet, we suggest you do! Mix it ‘Til Midnight has started off strong and we will definitely be taking advantage of the car ride home from uber after a long night out! Photo credits: Katie Cieski and Chelsea Snell  Our night began at Harry Caray’s Tavern in the family […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mix It ‘Til Midnight Presented by Bacardi! | Navy Pier

Mix It ‘Til Midnight Presented by Bacardi! | Navy Pier

July 19, 2013

Navy Pier has always been the perfect party spot and on Friday, July 26th we’re transforming the Pier into one of Chicago’s biggest nightclubs! With ice-cold mixed cocktails and the hottest tracks mixed live on the lake, it is sure to be a crazy night! Starting at 9 p.m., Navy Pier will be throwing the […]

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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 […]

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SS Sørlandet Returns to Chicago and Navy Pier

SS Sørlandet Returns to Chicago and Navy Pier

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 as the Norwegian […]

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Comedy at the Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier!

Comedy at the Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier!

July 12, 2013

A brew and a view is all we need nowadays, right? Well, here at Navy Pier we’re ready to give you all that plus some laughs to kick start your Friday nights. The Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier, in partnership with The Playground Theater, is excited to introduce 4-Star Comedy Fest Fridays! This weekly […]

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Cirque Shanghai July Facebook Contest

Cirque Shanghai July Facebook Contest

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 Lakefront Shoreline tour […]

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BIGart at Navy Pier!

BIGart at Navy Pier!

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 of the most […]

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