Category Archives: Family Fun at Navy 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…

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder

An acrobatic spectacle of unmatched athleticism has descended upon the Pier! Meet Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder, the amazing show featuring the talents of Chinese tumblers, jugglers, and all sorts of other acrobatic magicians. While Cirque Shanghai may look like fun and games to the audience (and it mostly is), there’s no discounting the years of…

Clinton and Southpaw (Copyright 2013 Greg Keith Porter)

We had an incredible weekend celebrating Armed Forces Day and the brand new World Record set by our very own Pier Park Operations Manager (and Superman), Clinton Shepherd! Congrats to Clinton on making it all 48 hours 8 minutes and 25 seconds on the Ferris wheel; you’ve made us at Navy Pier, and the entire…

Be Green at the 2013 Chicago Green Festival

There’s just a few days left until Navy Pier welcomes the 2013 Chicago Green Festival! Join us this Saturday and Sunday for one of the city’s largest events celebrating a commitment to green, sustainable living! And what better setting for an event like this than Navy Pier? Enjoy a scenic walk through Gateway Park or…

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…