Navy Pier at Capacity - Gates Closed

Jul 04, 2015, 21:37 ET from Navy Pier

CHICAGO, July 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Navy Pier, Inc. is proud to be a destination for the 4th of July celebration in Chicago. However, due to record crowds today, the Pier is now closed to all additional guests effective at 8:05 p.m. As always, the safety and comfort of every guests is Navy Pier's top priority and we appreciate the public's understanding to ensure a fun and safe Independence Day celebration for all.

Guests currently at Navy Pier are welcome to stay and enjoy the 4th of July festivities. There will be no re-admittance once exiting the Pier.

As a reminder, Navy Pier also hosts summer fireworks every Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:15 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.

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A Chicago landmark since 1916, Navy Pier has evolved from a freight passenger ship docking facility to the #1 tourist attraction in the Midwest, drawing more than eight million visitors annually.  Navy Pier currently encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibit facilities, making it a tourist and visitor hub.  For more information, visit our website at

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