Author Archives: Tim O'Malley

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Looking for an unforgettable way to spend the day with your friends, family, scout troop, garden group or book club? The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s runs from March 15-23 in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall and is sure to wow garden lovers of all ages. Turn your thumb green with how-to’s and…

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Hunger is a serious and pervasive issue in our community. To help fight hunger this holiday season, Bank of America, our Winter WonderFest lead sponsor, has teamed up with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank  to help our visitors fight hunger locally while ice skating at Winter WonderFest. During December 13-15,…

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we have so much fun planned for you! Join us at Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America this year to experience the fun you know and love and to check out all the new rides and attractions we’ve added! Of course, you’ll be able…

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There are a few days coming up soon that remind us to be thankful for all those men and women who have served to protect the United States. With the United States Marine Corps birthday coming up on November 10 and Veteran’s Day on November 11, we wanted to take a little time to thank…

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We couldn’t wait. Now that Halloween has come and gone, we’re too excited to not start talking about Winter WonderFest 2013 at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America! If you’ve attended a past Winter WonderFest then you know how fun it is to be inside of a 170,000 square foot winter playground! Starting December…

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As the weather cools down, it’s time to find a whole day’s worth of indoor fun at the Chicago Children’s Museum! When you plan a day at the Chicago Children’s Museum, it’s not only going to be full of fun activities and crafts, it’s also going to be educational! As a parent, you can’t beat…

Strictly Sail 2013 | Navy Pier

Eyes to the horizon, sailors and landlubbers of Chicago! The Strictly Sail Chicago Boat Show is shoring up at Navy Pier in Chicago from January 24 – 27, 2013. The show, held in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall A & B will be open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m….

History | Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the Midwest’s number one tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8 million visitors per year but most people don’t know the unique history associated with this tourist attraction.   Early History – Municipal Pier In 1916, Municipal Pier opened to the public as a home for freight and passenger docks.  Soon…

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Navy Pier is the place to be in Chicago! Each year, over 8 million guests visit Navy Pier to enjoy the restaurants, shopping, entertainment and rides. Countless guests challenge the thrilling attractions that help make Navy Pier Chicago’s playground. Are you brave enough to conquer them?   The Ferris wheel Standing at 150 feet tall,…

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon | Navy Pier

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon has been wowing audiences all summer long at The Pepsi® Skyline Stage® at Navy Pier®. The show has been called “Athletically mind-blowing” by Newcity and “Visually stunning” by Chicago Theatre Beat.  Hedy Weiss from the Chicago Sun-Times even said, “No doubt about it, this ‘Dragon’ breathes fire.” But what…