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Get your masks and costumes ready for the World’s Largest Indoor Bar Crawl, back again only at Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Mardi Gras theme! The Mardi Gras Crawl is not your typical bar crawl! Yes, there is beer, bars, and beads, but there’s so much more! Escape the February chill and migrate to this…

Attention to all CIDER HEADS, your time has come. SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective’s Cider Summit festival is making its return to Chicago, and it’s all going down at the best place for it: Navy Pier. Featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics from countries such as England, Scotland, France, and…

The holidays have passed and the winter weather is making its presence known…two of the biggest reasons we find home to be the most enjoyable place to be. Now that winter is officially here, it’s reason to want to hibernate indoors and shy away from physical activity. But Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier wants…

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it, the pressure to plan a night that is nothing short of magical. Thankfully, your friends at Navy Pier have just the solution. Take the romantic meal to the water and join Odyssey, Spirit or Mystic Blue for cruise options that will set any heart a…

Chicagoans are a hardy bunch, to be sure. But January with its subzero temperatures, short days, snow, sleet and freezing rain can make anyone long for the sight of green blades of grass, blooming tulips and fragrant roses. We’ve got an event that will undoubtedly put a spring in your step. The season makes an…

When you’re feeling the winter blues, brighten your day with a trip to Navy Pier. Unique plays, cultural events, kid-friendly activities and more are all under one roof, within easy reach. We put together a list of events that will keep you warm with excitement all winter long, so attend them all or pick your…

Mark your calendars for The Table, an exciting show that runs from January 14-15. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater takes a lead role at the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival with the unique presentation of The Table. Created by British puppetry innovators Blind Summit,  this comical yet emotional show in particular features an interesting puppet…

We all know location is the most important part of event planning; it has transforming effects on your gathering. Navy Pier’s event space is perfect for trade shows, conferences, business meetings, and special events—big or small! The diverse spaces will make your special event a hit. Featuring breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront, your event can be hosted…

For eight weeks starting in February 8, Navy Pier celebrates Chicago’s diverse cultures with the performance series Neighborhoods of the World presented by ComEd.  Come discover new cultures and celebrate your own through this special cultural gathering and revel in an afternoon of folk music, delicious cuisine, creative crafts, traditional clothing, and festive traditions. Neighborhoods…

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is at the forefront of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival debuting  the U.S premiere of Freeze!, a one-of-a-kind live performance event from the Netherlands. Freeze! features creator and performer Nick Steur artfully balancing various stones on top of each other, without any glue or illusions, in a gravity-defying style. The…