Category Archives: Family Fun at Navy Pier

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Let us guess: it’s two weeks into summer vacation and you have exhausted all your (undoubtedly) brilliant ideas for keeping the kids entertained?  Well hold on to your sanity, because we’ve discovered the perfect way to satisfy your stir-crazy bunch.  This summer the Chicago Children’s Museum presents Danger 101: Daring Deeds for Curious Kids!  …

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Admit it. You waited until the last minute again this year, and now you don’t know what to get your dad for Father’s Day. Sure, you can always run to the nearest department store to pick up another tie and cufflink set and call it a day, or you can head down to Navy Pier…

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Since it is the season to be merry, we wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Navy Pier! We hope you enjoy a holiday filled with friends, family, and good food! We’ve had a fun and eventful year in 2013, and it wouldn’t have been as successful without the support of…

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Navy Pier has proven once again to be the summer destination for weekly Fireworks here in Chicago! Every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer, Navy Pier lights up Chicago with an incomparable spectacle of Fireworks perfectly synchronized with music. Navy Pier is closing out this summer with one last fireworks show this Saturday, August 31st…

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder

Get ready to be amazed! All summer long we have experienced acrobats soaring, motorcycles flipping and the jaws of audience member’s dropping over the vastly raved about Cirque Shanghai – Dragon’s Thunder Circus! Since last May, Cirque Shanghai has proven once again to be an hour and fifteen minutes of non-stop entertaining fun! Traveling with…

Entertainment Cruises - Chicago

Travel the waters and see Chicago like never before aboard an Entertainment Cruises – Chicago cruise! Their unique vessels offer the complete cruise experience. With everything from elegant and sophisticated or fun and festive dining cruises, to high-speed thrill rides, to private charter yachts Entertainment Cruises has something for everyone! Accommodating parties both large and…

2013 Chicago Air & Water Show | Navy Pier

As Chicagoans we are luckily doused with tons of awesome summer festivals. We enjoy music, food and art festivals, however, no festival quite compares to the most heart-stopping, breath-taking, exhilarating Chicago festival of all: The Chicago Air and Water Show! On August 17th and 18th, Chicago’s North Avenue Beach will transform into a thrilling spectacular…

Sail Away and Get a Taste of Life at Sea | Tall Ships® Chicago 2013

Set sail and feel the wind in your hair as you ship off to sea….or Lake Michigan! At Tall Ships® Chicago 2013, you can book a 75 or 120-minute Sail Away Cruise on a tall ship, August 7-11. For an exciting once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you can be a part of the crew aboard a tall ship…

Tall Ships Chicago 2013 Begins!

The wait is finally over – The Tall Ships have arrived in Chicago! Navy Pier excitedly welcomes an amazing international fleet of 14 vessels for Tall Ships Chicago. During this historic 5-day festival guests are welcome to walk to grounds, board the ships and sail out to sea on one or more of our majestic…

Interact with History aboard Flagship Niagara

Adventure out, take history in. That is exactly what you’ll be doing when you board the Flagship Niagara. Niagara happens to one of the most historically authentic tall ships sailing in to Navy Pier. The U.S. Brig Niagara is a two-masted, square-rigged sailing vessel and is an accurate reproduction of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victorious flagship from the War…