Category Archives: Family Fun at Navy Pier

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…

Tall Ship: STV Pathfinder

Calling all Sailors! Tall Ships Chicago 2013 is one of Navy Pier’s most popular events and this year we welcome 14 historic tall ships August 7-11, 2013! Tall Ships Chicago is perfect for anyone from families wanting to spend a day by the water and learn about these majestic ships to the most experienced sailors and…

Lynx: In Defense of America’s Freedom

Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by Pepsi® returns to Navy Pier August 7-11. The five-day festival features fourteen majestic Tall Ships. Visitors are able to view, walk and explore the decks, or even take a 75 or 120-minute sail aboard these magnificent vessels. One of the fourteen ships in the fleet is the Lynx, a…

Navy Pier Segway Tours

Chicago is meant to be explored. By boat, by bus, by foot, by bike, and now – by Segway! Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours has been a popular hit in the Chicagoland and the exciting trip starts right here at Navy Pier! Everyone enjoys learning more about this beautiful city but lets face it, it’s quite…

Cirque Shanghai Around Chicago

Blink and you might miss them! Navy Pier serves as the official venue for Cirque Shanghai’s lauded “Dragon’s Thunder” over the summer months, but that doesn’t mean the cast can’t be spotted elsewhere. Cirque’s schedule of special appearances includes two of the best that a Chicago summer has to offer. After stops at Taste of…

Chicago Match Cup at Navy Pier

Who doesn’t love a good boat race on a sunny afternoon? It’s safe to say everyone does! The Chicago Match Cup Race will be returning this summer to Navy Pier and will set sail alongside the majestic Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by Pepsi® festival! Brought to you by  The Chicago Match Race Center, the…

SS Sorlandet

In 1933, Chicago was the on the forefront of the world’s stage hosting its second world’s fair: A Century of Progress Exposition. The sail training ship SS Sørlandet (Norwegian for “The South Land” and the name for the southern region of Norway) made her first transatlantic voyage from Kristiansand, Norway to serve as the Norwegian…