Category Archives: Things to do in Chicago

It’s time for the boats at Navy Pier to take the spotlight! On Saturday, September 6, Navy Pier will partner with the Chicago Yachting Association and Broadway in Chicago to bring the 55th annual Venetian Night to Lake Michigan, this time to the tune of your favorite Broadway musicals. Venetian Night is a unique Chicago…

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, located at Navy Pier, has produced award-winning shows and has blossomed into an entertainment powerhouse of Chicago. Immerse yourself in the storytelling genius of Shakespeare this fall, as you sit back, relax, and enjoy some iambic pentameter. Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be hosting the world premiere of Since I Suppose, a pedestrian-based…

Have you ever heard that laughter is contagious? Make sure all of your friends catch it by going to Navy Pier Four Star Comedy presents Morning Show Comedians on Friday, September 5! You see them on the morning news, now you can see WGN-TV personalities Mike Toomey, Pat Tomasulo, and Ana Belaval one night only…

Are you ready to get pumped up? Navy Pier is thrilled to be hosting the final stop in this summer’s Ultimate Fitness Expo with Hollywood physique expert “Eric the Trainer” and, creator of Tae Bo® Fitness, Billy Blanks. Put on by Celebrity Sweat, the expo will feature fitness classes, informative booths and representatives from local…

Leaving you in awe from beginning to end, “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors” has been spending its 9th consecutive summer back in the Windy City to perform at Navy Pier! Set on the Pepsi® Skyline Stage, this latest installment combines the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters with gravity-defying acrobatics, all resulting in…

The lobsters have been preparing for months, but are you ready for The Great American Lobster Fest? Navy Pier will be hosting The Great American Lobster Fest this weekend, August 16-17, and it will be an event unlike any other! As Chicago’s first outdoor lobster fest, the festival will provide attendees with fresh lobster flown…

If you’ve visited Navy Pier this summer (and if you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?), you will have noticed that the Pier is undergoing major construction for The Centennial Vision, a reimagining of Navy Pier to mark its 100th anniversary in 2016. These renovations will allow Navy Pier to offer more evening and…

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Movie buffs rejoice! There are a handful of highly-anticipated movies premiering over the course of the next few months and IMAX at Navy Pier is prepared to bring them all to you! Home to Chicago’s largest flat movie screen – soaring as high as six stories – Navy Pier IMAX is undoubtedly the best place…

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Free EDM concerts all summer! You read it right. Navy Pier’s outdoor Landshark Beer Garden presents Drop the Beat, a special EDM dance party on select Friday nights throughout the summer. Each Drop the Beat night features different live DJs and, as always, no cover charge makes it one of the best deals in the…

Chicago’s tall buildings, impressive lake, and intriguing neighborhoods are captivating, but they lose some of their majestic quality when being viewed from inside a car stuck in traffic. Why not enjoy the same sights while getting some fresh air and exercise this summer instead? Look all the way up to the tops of the skyscrapers,…