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Jun 30, 2020, 11:00 ET Navy Pier Unveils 2020 Summer Programming Calendar of Free Arts and Cultural Events

Navy Pier, Chicago's iconic lakefront destination, is pleased to share its 2020 summer programming roster featuring new and returning events, with a...


Jun 23, 2020, 11:00 ET Navy Pier Introduces Postcards to Chicago, New Public Art Project to Grace the Pier's North Dock Wall This July

Navy Pier is adding a splash of color to its North Dock wall with the installation of a vibrant new mural, Postcards to Chicago, which will bring...


Jun 22, 2020, 14:00 ET Navy Pier Pride Returns for Fifth Annual Live Daylong Celebration of Equality and Love

Navy Pier, Chicago's iconic lakefront destination, welcomes all to celebrate Pride Month in person at the People's Pier for the fifth consecutive...


Jun 04, 2020, 11:00 ET Navy Pier Announces Phased Reopening Plan Following 12-Week COVID-19 Closure

Navy Pier, Chicago's iconic destination, introduces its phased approach to cautiously reopening and resuming operations, with state and city...


Mar 03, 2020, 11:00 ET Navy Pier Hosts Chicago Debut of Nick Cave's "The Let Go"

Navy Pier, Chicago's year-round lakefront destination, invites guests and the community to come and "let go" through dance and movement at The Let Go ...


Jan 16, 2020, 11:00 ET Navy Pier Welcomes New Event Management Partners

Navy Pier announced today a new partnership with Spectra, one of the nation's leading venue management and hospitality providers, for the management...


Dec 10, 2019, 15:30 ET Navy Pier, Chicago's Top New Year's Eve Destination, Toasts to 2020

Navy Pier, the Midwest's top-visited destination, is the place to be this New Year's Eve. Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 at Chicago's favorite ...


Nov 06, 2019, 11:00 ET Discover Chicagoland's Favorite Winter Tradition: Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest

'Tis the season for holiday fun at Navy Pier's 19th annual Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest! For more than five weeks, guests can dash through an...


Sep 25, 2019, 11:00 ET Navy Pier Hosts Third Annual Sequence Ch!cago to Showcase Chicago's Arts and Culture Scene

Sequence Ch!cago returns to Navy Pier this fall and winter, highlighting the city's vibrant arts and cultural scene over 10 dates throughout the...


Sep 18, 2019, 11:00 ET Navy Pier Presents Pier Pumpkin Lights: Chicago's Newest, Free Pumpkin Pop-up Experience

The first-ever Pier Pumpkin Lights is coming to Navy Pier this October, where guests will explore a variety of pumpkin pop-up installations and enjoy ...


Jul 30, 2019, 11:00 ET "The Ship of Tolerance" Sails onto Navy Pier Fall 2019 in Partnership with EXPO CHICAGO

Navy Pier, Chicago's iconic lakefront destination, is thrilled to partner again with EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Modern &...


Jun 20, 2019, 16:30 ET Navy Pier Celebrates Fourth of July with Signature Fireworks Display and Two Days of Free Live Music

Navy Pier, Chicago's favorite Independence Day locale, invites Chicagoans and guests to enjoy a remarkable Fourth of July, complete with live music...


May 08, 2019, 12:39 ET Navy Pier Debuts New Logo to Commence Brand Revolution

Navy Pier, one of the top-attended destinations in the Midwest, is thrilled to reveal its newly redesigned logo to the public today. Created in...


Apr 04, 2019, 01:00 ET Navy Pier Releases 2019 Summer Programming Calendar of Free Arts and Cultural Events

As the summer season approaches, Navy Pier is pleased to announce the highlights of its 2019 summer programming schedule, featuring a robust lineup...


Jan 09, 2019, 17:34 ET Hit The Beach Chicago at Navy Pier This Winter!

Navy Pier, Chicago's top-attended lakefront destination, invites guests to beat the winter blues by hitting The Beach Chicago – a free, interactive...


Jun 07, 2017, 08:00 ET Peoples Gas Contributes $5 Million to Chicago's Navy Pier for Sustainable Welcome Pavilion

Navy Pier, one of the top nonprofit cultural destinations in the Midwest, will receive a gift of $5 million from Peoples Gas. The donation will fund...


Feb 29, 2016, 04:34 ET Navy Pier Celebrates Leap Day with Final Steps of New Ferris Wheel Construction

onstruction of Navy Pier's new Ferris wheel nears completion today as gondolas are installed, marking the final step in assembly of Chicago's newest...


Dec 21, 2015, 11:36 ET Count Down to 2016 at Navy Pier!

On the brink of its Centennial, Navy Pier is set to present an unforgettable New Year's Eve experience for all ages on Thursday, December 31. From...


Sep 16, 2015, 01:41 ET Navy Pier Invites Chicago To Say #FerrWell To Its Iconic Ferris Wheel With Free Overnight Rides And Weekend-Long Events

Navy Pier is commemorating the final spin of its current Ferris wheel while anticipating the arrival of the new and enhanced wheel in time for the...


Jul 04, 2015, 09:37 ET Navy Pier at Capacity - Gates Closed

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...


Jul 04, 2015, 03:18 ET Navy Pier On-site Parking Garages Full

Navy Pier, Inc. is proud to be a destination for the 4th of July celebration in our city. However, we have reached parking capacity at the Navy Pier...


Jun 30, 2015, 02:07 ET Celebrate the 4th of July at Navy Pier!

Bursting with red, white and blue, the Aon Summer Fireworks 4th of July show will begin promptly at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. As the city's only ...


Jun 23, 2015, 05:00 ET Mayor Emanuel And Navy Pier Announce The Purchase Of A New, World Class Ferris Wheel In Time For 2016 Centennial Celebration

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Navy Pier announced today that a new Ferris wheel has been purchased and will debut at Navy Pier in time for its 2016...