Category Archives: Things to do in Chicago

Chicagoans are a hardy bunch, to be sure. But January with its subzero temperatures, short days, snow, sleet and freezing rain can make anyone long for the sight of green blades of grass, blooming tulips and fragrant roses. We’ve got an event that will undoubtedly put a spring in your step. The season makes an…

When you’re feeling the winter blues, brighten your day with a trip to Navy Pier. Unique plays, cultural events, kid-friendly activities and more are all under one roof, within easy reach. We put together a list of events that will keep you warm with excitement all winter long, so attend them all or pick your…

We all know location is the most important part of event planning; it has transforming effects on your gathering. Navy Pier’s event space is perfect for trade shows, conferences, business meetings, and special events—big or small! The diverse spaces will make your special event a hit. Featuring breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront, your event can be hosted…

For eight weeks starting in February 8, Navy Pier celebrates Chicago’s diverse cultures with the performance series Neighborhoods of the World presented by ComEd.  Come discover new cultures and celebrate your own through this special cultural gathering and revel in an afternoon of folk music, delicious cuisine, creative crafts, traditional clothing, and festive traditions. Neighborhoods…

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is at the forefront of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival debuting  the U.S premiere of Freeze!, a one-of-a-kind live performance event from the Netherlands. Freeze! features creator and performer Nick Steur artfully balancing various stones on top of each other, without any glue or illusions, in a gravity-defying style. The…

There’s a chill in the air, but a spreading of holiday warmth: that’s how you know it’s time for the Santa Hustle 5K. This Saturday, December 6, 2014, the sight of thousands of Santas roaming Chicago, in their dri-fit hoodies, Santa hats, and white beards, will no doubt bring a smile to your face. If…

December calls for snow, tinsel, hot cocoa, and….cruises! Although you won’t want to take a dip in Lake Michigan this time of year, you definitely would enjoy boarding any of these holiday cruises with Mystic Blue, Spirit, and Odyssey Cruises. Starting December 1, all of these cruises offer special lunch and dinner holiday excursions filled…

Ever heard of a 5K that provides candy and cookies on the course? What about a walk or run that cheers you on with the merriest of holiday music? We know, it sounds way too good to be true—but this festive race does exist! It’s called the Santa Hustle 5K and is taking place on…

Something really amazing has come to Navy Pier IMAX, and it’s literally out of this world. Interstellar jets into our theatres tonight on November 4, and we are so excited for the 8:00 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. showings! There is only one way you should view Matthew McConaughey and his crew catapulting through space, and…

The temps may be dropping but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down over here at the Pier. In fact, activity is speeding up as runners prepare to make their way out for Chicago’s Perfect 10! Running? In November? You bet your bottom dollar. Zip up your fleece and lace up those sneakers ‘cause it’s time…