Category Archives: Chicago Fireworks

Wind Down Wednesdays | Navy Pier

We love summer for so many reasons. And one of our favorite things about summer is back! We’re talking about Navy Pier and the RedEye’s Wind Down Wednesdays! After a hectic start to the work week, there’s nothing better than treating yourself to a night out with the girls, after-work drinks with everyone from the…

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…

Happy Memorial Day!

Hey everybody, Happy Memorial Day! If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate the holiday, bring your friends and family down to the Pier! We’ve got everything from rides to cruises out on the water to an amazing park that’s just waiting for you to picnic in—everything that will make your Memorial Day one to remember! Pier…

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…

Toast to Harry Caray

Holy cow, Harry Caray’s fans, we know it’s hard to believe, but fifteen years ago we lost one of Chicago’s favorite personalities and hands down the best baseball broadcaster this city’s ever seen! But just because the legend’s gone doesn’t mean our very fond memories of him are too. We’re ready to raise our glasses…

Happy New Year from Navy Pier!

Happy (almost) New Year, Navy Pier fans! Who’s ready to welcome 2013? You can bet we are! We’ve had a marvelous 2012, but we’re always ready for the next big thing and 2013 already looks like it’s going to be a whole lot of fun! To send off the old year, the Pier’s hosting two…

NYE 2013 at the Restaurants of the Pier!

Some people love big New Year’s Eve parties with all the bells and whistles: an open bar, live music, a huge dance floor, and a dress code. Other people like a quiet evening at home with the TV tuned into the hubbub at Times Square. If you’re looking for something in the middle or for…