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Memorial Day Weekend at Navy Pier!

May 25, 2012

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend at Navy Pier! Come for a signature brew and food at the Landshark Beer Garden, experience the new Cirque Shanghai Year of the Dragon show, enjoy a night of fireworks, and much more!

Landshark Beer Garden

Beginning May 25, the Landshark Beer Garden will reopen for the 2012 season, now with live music every Wednesday through Sunday and during special holiday hours. Relax, unwind, and enjoy the lakefront with some cocktails and food while enjoying the outdoor atmosphere. Imports, micro-brews, domestic beers are always served at the Landshark, headlined by its signature, Landshark Lager.

Music is the mainstay for the Landshark Beer Garden! Some of the top bands for June include: Lurrie Bell, Sixteen Candles, Hi Infidelity, Wedding Banned and many more!

In addition to the vast selection of brews, cocktails, frozen and non alcoholic drinks are also available. Fun for all ages including your favorite picnic foods like brats soaked in Landshark Lager, wings, burgers, Chicago staples like Italian Beef sandwiches and pizza, and much more.

Open to all ages, the Landshark Beer Garden is the go-to destination to spend your day or evening filled with live entertainment and an ambiance that cannot be beat. Check for full schedule of live music performances.

Cirque Shanghai

After a successful run on Broadway, Cirque Shanghai returns to Navy Pier this summer with a magnificent new show, Year of the Dragon, Thursday, May 24, 2012 – September 3, 2012 at the Pepsi® Skyline Stage.

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon is a spectacle for audiences of all ages, featuring performers direct from China who are leaders in their craft of tumbling, juggling, balancing and more. This year’s production features an incredible line up of awe-inspiring acts, including favorites such as Bike Balances and Hoop Diving, as well as an all-new Group Chair Stack, Teeterboard act and the Wheel of Death.

China’s finest daredevil motorcycle troupe, “Imperial Thunder,” returns with not two, not four, but five motorcyclists riding at break-neck speed within a steel globe, more than ever before in this death-defying feat.


Navy Pier fireworks are back! Beginning Memorial Day weekend May 26th through Labor Day weekend, fireworks shows will run Wednesday nights at 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday nights at 10:15 p.m.

Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Whether viewing from the dock or on board an evening cruise, fireworks are the perfect way to end your day at the Pier.


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