Category Archives: Things to do in Chicago

No one does Halloween quite like we do at Navy Pier. When we’re not busy running from zombies on Chicago’s only floating barge haunted house, or holding a hauntingly huge Halloween costume contest, we’re giving away lots of candy during four special nights of Halloween trick-or-treating!  We know your family has a hectic schedule, that’s…

Chicago’s only floating haunted house is “Zombie Containment,” an all-new “Fear” experience and barge of the undead, brought to you by Zombie Army Productions, the creators of The Fear at Navy Pier and Statesville Haunted Prison. A zombie outbreak has struck the nation! Hired by the Government, Merikorp Industries is studying the zombie disease to…

Trick-or-treating, haunted houses, costume contests—you name it and we’ve got it at the Pier this month.  There’s something for everyone, making Navy Pier the perfect place to celebrate Halloween. Seadog Haunted Tours Learn about Chicago’s eerie past on a Seadog Haunted Tour. Accompanied by your costumed tour guide, experience the city’s frights and sights!  Don’t…

Discover toys, games, and play like never before at Navy Pier this November! ChiTAG (pronounced SHY-Tag, for the uninitiated) celebrates innovation and play, bringing together game and toy entrepreneurs to the public and media with “Chicago Toy & Game Week,” running from November 20th through the 23rd. This unique experience offers an in-depth look at…

Kermit the Frog lamented it’s not easy being green. America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, Green Festival, begs to differ by embracing eco-friendly lifestyle solutions. The event has been hosted in major cities around the country for 13 years and makes its return to Navy Pier from October 24-26. Green Festival features…

If you’ve been thinking about traveling around the globe just to see the world’s best sculptures, objects, functional art and design, you no longer have to. This November, the world’s foremost Sculptures Objects Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA CHICAGO) is back and happening right here in the great city of Chicago at Navy Pier on…

October is a magical time in Chicago—leaves changing, the weather cooling, and wicked Halloween events all across the city.  Luckily, we can make your Halloween party choice easy for you this year. With the Masquerade Ball at Navy Pier on October 31, your hardest decision will be wondering what to wear. The Masquerade Ball will…

The leaves are changing colors. Sweaters are back in style. Pumpkin spice is in the air. We are now in full-fledge fall mode here in Chicago, one of our favorite times of year. And what better way to celebrate this season, than by sharing it with you? That’s why, to help you jump in on…

There’s a party happening at Navy Pier. Consider this your formal invitation.   EDM (that’s Electronic Dance Music for the older folks) sensation Skrillex will headline Festival Hall on Saturday, October 18 with special guests A$AP Ferg and Valentino Khan. Presented by Chicago-based concert promoter and production company React Presents, this 16+ show (21+ for…

The season of ghouls and goblins is upon us as October creeps up on Navy Pier. And while you may find plenty of these ghastly creatures ringing your doorbell for treats on the 31st, there will be a whole other kind of undead out on our waters. The Fear at Navy Pier presents Zombie Containment…