Category Archives: Best of Chicago

Comedy at the Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier!

A brew and a view is all we need nowadays, right? Well, here at Navy Pier we’re ready to give you all that plus some laughs to kick start your Friday nights. The Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier, in partnership with The Playground Theater, is excited to introduce 4-Star Comedy Fest Fridays! This weekly…

Cirque Shanghai

Oh, that winning feeling. As much as everyone loves a great deal, there’s nothing like getting things for free. Last month, Cirque Shanghai  doled out a 4-pack of tickets to one lucky Cirque fan. That fan became the proud winner of a premium prize package that included four Emperor’s Court tickets, four Lakefront Shoreline tour…

BIGart at Navy Pier!

Navy Pier’s Gateway Park is full of beautiful trees, lots of space for your picnic lunches, a beautiful fountain , and some of the biggest and most spectacular art in the city! Our BIGart exhibit has been wowing audiences since last summer with its amazing collection of large-scale public sculptures from some of the most…

Out Late at Navy Pier

We’re one of Chicago’s favorite spots, especially for families looking for a little daytime fun. But what about those of us who want to have a little fun when the sun goes down? Let the Pier after dark be your playground! Navy Pier restaurants, bars, and theaters are all open late during the summer season…

The Fourth of July at Navy Pier!

The Fourth of July is almost here and you’re in the best city in the world for celebrating: Chicago! Last year’s big Windy City Independence Day celebration was pretty spectacular, but we’ve gotten the inside scoop that this year’s festivities, including everyone’s favorite fireworks display at Navy Pier, will be bigger and better than ever…

Shrek The Musical | CST

“I’m in love, (ooooh) I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I tried … ” Name that movie tune! Need a hint? Big, green, swamp-living, funky-eared …  we’re talking about Shrek, of course! And if you hadn’t heard, he’s coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater this July! That’s right! Everybody’s favorite grouchy ogre is…

Grab a Drink at the Pier!

A great and wise sage once declared that we are human “beings”.  We want to be somewhere, be something, be someone, belong. Navy Pier is the place to BE.  Right off of Lake Michigan and filled with all the energy and excitement of the Windy City, there’s no place like it! And some of the…

The Footwear Event 2013 | Navy Pier

Get ready to gear up and put your running shoes on, Chicago retailers— the Footwear Event 2013 is on its way to Chicago! Running June 23-26, the Footwear Event is a one-of-a-kind expo that provides shoe retailers and brands with the chance to showcase their latest styles and innovative designs at your very own Navy…

NLDA Summer Show | Navy Pier

Are you in the Travel Industry? If so, this is one event you CANNOT miss. The National Luggage Dealers Association is hosting its 10th Annual Summer Luggage, Gift, & Travel Goods Show at Navy Pier on June 20-21, the perfect event for industry professionals and travelers alike! This show is one of the largest of…

A Q&A with Cirque Shanghai director Miao Miao Chen

With 13 shows a week, Miao Miao Chen is on a tight schedule. The Cirque Shanghai director pauses for a quick lunch and a chat before the next performance of “Dragon’s Thunder,” the latest summer marvel from Cirque Shanghai. Miao Miao, now in her third year with the perennial Navy Pier-favorite, talks about her transition…