Category Archives: Family Fun at Navy Pier

Cirque Shanghai

Oh, that winning feeling. As much as everyone loves a great deal, there’s nothing like getting things for free. Last month, Cirque Shanghai  doled out a 4-pack of tickets to one lucky Cirque fan. That fan became the proud winner of a premium prize package that included four Emperor’s Court tickets, four Lakefront Shoreline tour…

BIGart at Navy Pier!

Navy Pier’s Gateway Park is full of beautiful trees, lots of space for your picnic lunches, a beautiful fountain , and some of the biggest and most spectacular art in the city! Our BIGart exhibit has been wowing audiences since last summer with its amazing collection of large-scale public sculptures from some of the most…

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…

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…