Monthly Archives: May 2013

Coffee Fest | Navy Pier

Coffee lovers, follow your noses! Navy Pier will soon be welcoming Coffee Fest to the shores of Lake Michigan and if you’re an industry member, this is one show you definitely won’t want to miss! On June 7-8, spend time with fellow coffee-enthusiasts and some of the nation’s greatest brewers and exhibitors! Coffee Fest has…

CrossFit Regional Competition

CrossFit is headed to Chicago, May 31- June 2, and we’re ready to be inspired! What is CrossFit, you may ask? It’s a specialized fitness regimen combining bodybuilding with high cardio exercises developed by Coach Greg Glassman, a former gymnastics coach and police officer trainer. The workout has flourished in popularity since its introduction and…

Happy Memorial Day!

Hey everybody, Happy Memorial Day! If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate the holiday, bring your friends and family down to the Pier! We’ve got everything from rides to cruises out on the water to an amazing park that’s just waiting for you to picnic in—everything that will make your Memorial Day one to remember! Pier…

Opening Weekend at Landshark Beer Garden | Navy Pier

Summer is here, Chicago!  How do we know? The weather is warming up, which means it’s time to pull out the sunscreen and your swimsuit and hit the beach (maybe not for swimming, but definitely for sunbathing), rent a bike and explore the city, and most important of all, head to the Pier for cold…

Fireworks Are Back at Navy Pier!

Are you ready? “For what?” is probably your next question. We’ll give you some hints: Memorial Day weekend at the Pier. Loud sounds. Beautiful colors. Oohs and ahs. We’re sure that gave it away! But if not, here’s one more clue: booms and bangs over Lake Michigan. Still not completely sure? We’re talking about the…

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder

An acrobatic spectacle of unmatched athleticism has descended upon the Pier! Meet Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder, the amazing show featuring the talents of Chinese tumblers, jugglers, and all sorts of other acrobatic magicians. While Cirque Shanghai may look like fun and games to the audience (and it mostly is), there’s no discounting the years of…

Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet

Have you ever wondered what kind of capital and resources your business needs in order to succeed? Join us at Navy Pier for Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet this Wednesday, May 22, and find out the answer to this question and more! During this one-day conference, you’ll learn what banks are really looking for,…

Clinton and Southpaw (Copyright 2013 Greg Keith Porter)

We had an incredible weekend celebrating Armed Forces Day and the brand new World Record set by our very own Pier Park Operations Manager (and Superman), Clinton Shepherd! Congrats to Clinton on making it all 48 hours 8 minutes and 25 seconds on the Ferris wheel; you’ve made us at Navy Pier, and the entire…

Be Green at the 2013 Chicago Green Festival

There’s just a few days left until Navy Pier welcomes the 2013 Chicago Green Festival! Join us this Saturday and Sunday for one of the city’s largest events celebrating a commitment to green, sustainable living! And what better setting for an event like this than Navy Pier? Enjoy a scenic walk through Gateway Park or…

Guinness World Record and Armed Forces Weekend!

Navy Pier is going big this weekend when we celebrate not one, but two major events here at Navy Pier! Beginning this Friday, May 17, we’ll be honoring our military for Armed Forces Weekend and cheering on our Pier Park Operations Manager, Clinton, as he attempts to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® feat for longest Ferris wheel…