Category Archives: Best of Chicago

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…

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…

Navy Pier Intern's Experience

Being a summer intern at Navy Pier, I have been able to experience several aspects of the Pier in the summer time. Recently, my fellow intern and I were able to partake in a Shoreline Cruise. Being 21 years old, when I thought of an architecture cruise, I thought of boring useless information about buildings…

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…

PSI Career Fair at Navy Pier

Happy summer, Chicago! We know you’ve been dreaming of warm days at the beach and fun in the sun, and believe us, there will be plenty of time for that. But summer is also the perfect time to buckle down and begin looking for new opportunities, especially if you’re out there in the job market….

Coffee Fest | Navy Pier

Coffee lovers, follow your noses! Navy Pier will soon be welcoming Coffee Fest to the shores of Lake Michigan and if you’re an industry member, this is one show you definitely won’t want to miss! On June 7-8, spend time with fellow coffee-enthusiasts and some of the nation’s greatest brewers and exhibitors! Coffee Fest has…