Memorial Day Weekend at Navy Pier
May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016 Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us and you don’t want to be without plans. Navy Pier has you covered with a weekend full of activities for the start of the Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration! What could be more perfect than that? There’s so much going on this weekend that you’re bound […]
May 19, 2016
Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us and you don’t want to be without plans. Navy Pier has you covered with a weekend full of activities for the start of the Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration! What could be more perfect than that? There’s so much going on this weekend that you’re bound to find something you absolutely love.
The Miller Lite Beer Garden
The beer garden begins its live music schedule this Memorial Day Weekend! Multiple bands play all weekend, serving you fresh beer and even fresher rock-n-roll. This Friday kicks off with Ian & The Dream at 5:30 p.m. and ‘Stache playing at 9:00 p.m. Saturday features a full day of jams from Mer, Love Cannon, and No Alternative. The music continues on Sunday with Swamp Heat at 2:00 and continues with Brook & the Nice Things and The Congregation. The Memorial Day jams come to a climax on Monday with Corey Dennison at 2 p.m. and Creedence Revived at 5:30 p.m.
The Centennial Wheel
The Centennial Wheel opens this weekend to give you and your family rides that show off the absolute best views of the city from 196 feet in the air. The first rides start on May 27 at noon. Tickets are available here!
Cruise Along the Lake
There are a variety of different lake cruises to take, including architecture tours that venture down the river to show off Chicago’s most unique views. Seadog Cruises and Shoreline Sightseeing both offer plenty of options for those looking to cruise Lake Michigan or the river for a guided tour. Shoreline Sightseeing also offers a craft beer cruise for those looking to celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week. For a special Memorial Day Weekend cruises, check out Odyssey or Spirit.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
To see or not to see? That’s the question that Chicago Shakespeare Theater easily answers. You must see their current production Tug of War which is an adaptation of Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI. So many classics rolled into one epic play! Another fantastic performance this weekend is a very special presentation of Twelfth Night featuring teenagers with special needs performing the classic comedy about mistaken identity.
Tune in for a special Centennial Wheel opening fireworks show is at 9 p.m. on May 27! Saturday, May 28, is the kickoff of our Aon Summer Fireworks series at 10:15 p.m.
Join in on the conversation this weekend when you post your photos with #100YearsofPier! We have so much to celebrate – we hope you join in on the fun!