Category Archives: Family Fun at Navy Pier

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…

Summer Exhibits at CCM!

Summer is every kid’s favorite time of year. Warm weather, no homework, and tons of free time—sounds good to us! But while Mom and Dad would like the kids to get out of the house and into the backyard, kids have their own ideas on the best ways to spend summer vacation, and yes, that…

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…

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…

ASICS Volleyball Championship | Navy Pier

Get ready for a volleyball takeover at the Pier! From June 14-18, 448 junior volleyball teams are looking to bump, set, and spike their way to victory at the ASICS Junior National Championship, the oldest running mega volleyball event in the nation currently in its 38th year! Both junior boys and girls teams, ages 12-18,…

Man of Steel | Navy Pier IMAX

What are your favorite parts of summer? Here at the Pier we like the heat and sunshine (of course) because it makes our gorgeous lakefront location the place to be; who wouldn’t want to spend a day mini golfing and Ferris wheel riding at Pier Park?! We enjoy the long days that  give us even…

Summertime at the Pier!

Navy Pier is always a beautiful spot to visit, but especially right now! Check it out!

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…