Category Archives: Things to do in Chicago

The leaves are changing, the temperatures are cooling, and you’re dusting off your sweaters and scarves.  Fall is officially upon us, and Shoreline Sightseeing Cruises has followed suit.  Sure, pumpkin carving and jumping in leaves are fall staples, but drinking cider and eating brats on Lake Michigan will guarantee the most fun you’ll have all…

There are few places on Earth where you can see an art exhibit curated by 15-time NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal in the same vicinity as another exhibit inspired by a Nobel laureate (in this case, Kenzaburo Oe). We know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes, Shaq curates art. Consider that your random fact…

The end of summer spells cooler weather, colorful leaves and football season! What more do you need than the Chicago Bears, tailgating, and easy transportation? Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier offers fantastic deals and opportunities throughout the entire season to ensure that you’re living the life every football fan deserves. The tailgate party at…

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…