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Family Guy at Gateway Park

Yes, it may be a little irreverent and sometimes the pop cultural references go over your head, but most of us have a place in our hearts for Family Guy, that hit Sunday night cartoon about a family of misfits from the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. There’s certainly no doubting Family Guy’s commercial…

Two Months to Tall Ships Chicago!

It feels like just yesterday that we made the big announcement that Tall Ships® would be returning to Chicago in August. And now we’re less than two months away! Are you getting pumped for the big TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®? Here’s what’s in store for you: On Wednesday, August 7, Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by…

Summertime at the Pier!

Navy Pier is always a beautiful spot to visit, but especially right now! Check it out!

Classes & Competition at Coffee Fest | Navy Pier

Wake up and smell the coffee! It’s almost time for Coffee Fest 2013! Are you attending this trade show celebrating everybody’s favorite source of caffeine? Well, you’re in for quite the weekend! Competition Sit and sip as you enjoy some friendly competition between rival coffeehouses. Be wowed as a group of insanely talented baristas put…

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…

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…

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…

Dinosaur Bones Found at Navy Pier

In a simply amazing and almost unbelievable paleontological discovery, dinosaur bones have been found at Navy Pier. “We are just as shocked as the general public,” said a Navy Pier spokesperson. “What a terrific discovery for the Pier!” Earlier in March, Navy Pier engineers took soil samples in Gateway Park as part of prep work…

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Here are just a few of the lovely photos we took at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show! It was another terrific run– if you missed it again this year, you’ll just have to come out next year!

Black History Month | Navy Pier

It may be hard for some of our Navy Pier fans to believe, but fifty years ago civil rights, labor, and religious organizations planned a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in support of jobs and freedom that drew crowds of 200,000 to 300,000 marchers. That march, now commonly known as the…