Category Archives: Family Fun at Navy Pier

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…

The Chicago Green Festival Heads Back to Navy Pier!

After the success of last year, the Green Festival is headed back to Chicago! Put May 18-19 on your calendar and get ready to head to Navy Pier for an amazing weekend full of networking, shopping, learning, and, most important of all, lots of fun with a diverse community of passionate participants. The Green Festival…

Cirque Shanghai Returns With “Dragon’s Thunder”

There are things we know and things we don’t know. For example, we don’t know if the weather will cooperate all summer. We do know, however, that one of the Pier’s awesome summer staples will be performing for audiences, rain or shine. Straight from the Far East, the members of Cirque Shanghai are gearing up…

Big Blockbusters at Navy Pier IMAX

The summer movie season doesn’t wait until June to start. Come May, studios begin churning out the hits and sci-fi, superhero, and big blockbuster fans all over the country begin selling out movie theaters and buying copious amounts of snacks and drinks for each new Friday night movie release. But as always, the most epic…

World Sport Wrestling Festival | Navy Pier

Wrestling may be out of the 2020 Summer Olympics for now, but despite this oversight, the ancient sport of strength is still being celebrated at length in the Chicago area. That’s why Navy Pier is proud to open its doors once again to the World Sport Wrestling Festival this April, the largest all-ages tournament in…

Earth Day | Navy Pier

When you live in a place like Chicago, you forget sometimes to look past the spectacular architecture at the natural beauty that surrounds the city. Well, today’s a day for noticing and appreciating Chicago’s parks, beaches, bike trails, and waterways. Happy Earth Day, Chicago! If you’re looking for ways to celebrate, here are some of…

Superheroes and More at the CCM!

If you’re looking for family fun seven days a week, we challenge you to find a better spot than Navy Pier’s Chicago Children’s Museum! They’ve got fun and exciting activities going on every day for kids small and tall! Test your superpowers throughout the museum in April and May with Superheroes Unite! Pick up a Power Card…

Spring AND Baseball Are in the Air!

Spring may have officially begun on March 20, but it isn’t truly spring in Chicago until baseball starts up again for the season. The Chicago White Sox gave the city a show last Monday and now it’s the Chicago Cubs’ turn. Happy Spring, Chicago! The Cubs are set to take on the Milwaukee Brewers today at 1:20…

A Greek Journey in the Windy City | Neighborhoods of the World

We’re sad to say it, but it’s time to face the facts. After another brilliant run at Navy Pier, our Neighborhoods of the World celebration series is coming to a close this Sunday, April 7. We can’t begin to express how proud we are of the diversity Navy Pier has been able to showcase during…

2013 Shamrock Shuffle Health and Fitness Expo | Navy Pier

It’s time to begin your outdoor running season with one of Chicago’s favorite races: the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K! This yearly event kicks off at Grant Park on the morning of April 7 to much citywide excitement! Expect to see lots of green, lots of costumes, and lots of enthusiastic cheering fans with…