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Today being Earth Day, we couldn’t think of a better day to highlight the sustainability efforts that have been underway for the reimagination of Navy Pier. This re-development project, designed by James Corner’s Field Operations, intends to make the Pier a greener, more contemporary space where tourists and locals alike can enjoy all the Pier…

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Navy Pier sat down with the leading women of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s new performance, Sense and Sensibility. Opening April 18, 2015, this Jane Austen classic has a new added twist: a special musical composition written by Tony Award®-nominated composer Paul Gordon created especially for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Needless to say, we were excited to speak with…

Neighborhoods of the World presented by ComEd is an entertaining yet educating series of events held each year at Navy Pier. For eight weeks each Sunday, a new group encompasses the Crystal Gardens with food, dance, and knowledge about its culture. This year was particularly special because artists Pete Nawara and Michael Pasier attended each…

  The reimagination of Navy Pier has inspired many changes – both indoors and out. If you have taken a stroll through the new food experience, you have probably seen two artists – Pete Nawara and Michael Pasier – hard at work painting what is known as the Pier People mural, a depiction of the…

Pinot Days Chicago is a marvel for both novice and seasoned wine drinkers. Like a fine bottle of wine, the tasting affair has been perfected over the years. Whether you meander to a newcomer like the Benziger Family Winery booth, eager to share its biodynamic practices, or head over to an old favorite like the…

Spring is officially upon us come Friday, and as the weather becomes warmer, the Chicagoans slowly emerge from their winter slumbers. If you’re ready to take on the city once again, we have upcoming cruise events that you should keep your eye on! From holiday cruises for your Easter celebrations or Sunday brunch cruises for…

Locals and visitors alike can see and learn about Chicago’s landmarks aboard Shoreline Sightseeing.  This family-owned company invites you to get out on the water with a variety of tours that will boost your knowledge of the city through informative and humorous docents. In Chicago, everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day! Get your tickets today…

It’s your first look at spring! The 2015 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, opens next Saturday, March 14 and will run through Sunday, March 22. Indeed, this year’s show features a lot of “firsts”: A new garden features the latest varieties from Proven Winners, which seeks out superior plants from more than…

Get ready to party in the midst of an epic storm! The Pier is making history by hosting the first-ever Snowstorm Winter Arts and Music Festival! So whether you’re standing in the eye of the Grand Ballroom storm, sneaking away to the Chill Out Zone to commemorate the event with the Digital Photo Booth, or…

Looking for a weekend of family fun that won’t break the budget? Navy Pier has all the elements for a day overflowing with activity! Parking at the Pier is easy and convenient with two garages directly connected to the Pier itself. Better yet, now through March 31, you can park for just $15 Monday –…