Monthly Archives: November 2011

Celebrating Veterans Day at Navy Pier

Navy Pier would like to thank all veterans for their service and recognize Veterans Day as an opportunity to not only celebrate all of our freedoms and those who sacrificed to preserve it, but also to remind our amazing Navy-Pierians (how about Navy Pier-ians instead?) about what exactly Veterans Day means to so many of…

AIC Powwow at Navy Pier

With Thanksgiving around the corner, what better way to celebrate the start of our nation than by heading to Navy Pier for the 58th Annual Powwow celebration on November 19th and 20th! American Indian Center of Chicago The American Indian Center of Chicago puts the event on each year. For over fifty years, the AIC…

Santa Arrives at Navy Pier

When do you know that it’s the holiday season and time to hang up your bahumbugs and become a little nicer and a bit more jovial? Does it take a snowflake, the smell of pine pervading the house or is it something much simpler? Is it when you’re sprawled out and completely stuffed, just like…

Navy Pier Goes to 11!

 “This one goes to 11! Why stop at 10, when you sometimes need the extra little push!”  – Nigel, Spinal Tap Check out the video here. When you need to turn it up and ten doesn’t cut it, Navy Pier goes to 11!   Reduced Parking and Open ’til 11! While some are claiming the…

Weddings, Parties and Special Events at Navy Pier

Are you planning a party or event in Chicago? Have you considered Navy Pier as a possible venue? Well, you probably should and we’ll tell you why… Historic Navy Pier is a spectacular venue for events of all types and sizes. With two exhibit halls, 36 meeting rooms, the Grand Ballroom and Rooftop, Navy Pier…

Smith Museum of Stained Glass at Navy Pier

Where in the world can you find over 150 stained glass windows? At the Smith Museum of Stained Glass!!! The stained glass windows are housed in an 800-ft.-long series of galleries along the lower level terraces of Festival Hall. The Smith Museum of Stained Glass, opened in 2000, is the first museum in the United…

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

If you’re looking ahead at the coming winter and can’t imagine keeping the kids, and yourself, cooped up all winter-break long, then it’s time to Escape the winter blahs at the 11th annual Winter WonderFest presented by Bank of America with even more savings this year! If you purchase tickets before Winter WonderFest begins, now…

Elizabeth Rex - Chicago Shakespeare Theater

What is Elizabeth Rex? On the eve of his death, William Shakespeare relives another fateful night, fifteen years earlier, when the Lord Chamberlain’s Men were invited to perform for Queen Elizabeth—the night before her beloved Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, was to be beheaded for treason to the Crown. The Queen sentenced him to death,…

pay-to-park-sign

What!?! A break on parking in the City of Chicago!! Wow, that is nearly unheard of lately! You might be wondering if Navy Pier is off its proverbial rocker? The answer is no. Nobody’s lost it, you’re just the beneficiary of one of the greatest parking discounts around, and it’s at Navy Pier!! What’s even…

18th Annual SOFA Chicago 2011

SOFA is back for the 18th time. The annual International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair has returned to Navy Pier, and it will share space in the Pier’s Festival Hall with The Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art. Both will be held at Navy Pier from November 4 to 6. SOFA enjoys being…