Category Archives: Things to do in Chicago

Sure, Chicago is experiencing some of the coldest temps of the season. But underneath all those layers of scarves, jackets, and sweaters that combat the single-digit temperatures, Chicagoans are about to get their first true sign of spring. The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s is arriving March 14, 2015 at Navy Pier….

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with romantic events from Navy Pier. Our Valentine’s Day activities are sure to impress your valentine. All Valentine’s Day events will take place from February 13-15, so even if you can’t celebrate on the official day, there’s still plenty of love to go around all weekend long. With a little…

Get your masks and costumes ready for the World’s Largest Indoor Bar Crawl, back again only at Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Mardi Gras theme! The Mardi Gras Crawl is not your typical bar crawl! Yes, there is beer, bars, and beads, but there’s so much more! Escape the February chill and migrate to this…

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…