Category Archives: Things to do in Chicago

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Yes, it’s true. Santa can hustle. In fact, there are a whole lot of Santas in Chicago that can hustle! Thousands of Santas will hit Soldier Field on December 7 at 9 a.m. ready to run, jog, or walk in a Santa hat, beard, and special Dri-FIT shirt with a custom holiday design! It’s the…

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Are you a hardcore Navy Pier IMAX fan? Do you watch the Bears game at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier every weekend? Does the idea of a Cheezborger make your mouth water? Then you know that Navy Pier has so many things to offer that it’s so easy to spend a whole day here…

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Children of all ages want and need to spend time with parents and friends, why not use this time in an activity that is loads of fun and works your brain, which is a muscle after all – playing board games! The mission of Games for Educators,* a joint venture between the Chicago Toy and…

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Christmas is right around the corner, and kids’ toys possibilities are endless. Will they want what they see on TV, or will they want what their friends have? How will they choose?! Well, we have the perfect solution. Bring your family to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) and let your little ones play,…

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There are a few days coming up soon that remind us to be thankful for all those men and women who have served to protect the United States. With the United States Marine Corps birthday coming up on November 10 and Veteran’s Day on November 11, we wanted to take a little time to thank…

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Coming to Navy Pier on September 10-11 is the annual BusCon – North America’s Biggest Bus Show! If you’re in the industry of bus transit and you buy or maintain buses and want to find out the latest industry technology, then you need to be at BusCon! Navy Pier’s Festival Hall showcases the largest quantity…

Runners take your mark! The Chicago Half Marathon is almost here! On September 8 over 18,000 participants will run 13.1-miles down Lake Shore Drive. It’s a great family activity to go to whether you are running or cheering someone on – after all, a little encouragement always helps! Half Marathon participants must pick up their…

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Navy Pier has proven once again to be the summer destination for weekly Fireworks here in Chicago! Every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer, Navy Pier lights up Chicago with an incomparable spectacle of Fireworks perfectly synchronized with music. Navy Pier is closing out this summer with one last fireworks show this Saturday, August 31st…

Shoreline Sightseeing’s Last Brew Cruise

With summer coming to close, there is no time to waste!  It’s time to squeeze out that last bit of summertime by going on a cruise! Not just any cruise though, a Shoreline Sightseeing Brew Cruise! We can’t think of a better way to close out the summer than by relaxing on a boat, drinking…

Zumba Fitness Concert | Navy Pier

You want to get back in shape but let’s face it – you despise everything about the gym. You walk into a room filled with machines that you don’t know how to use, and feel pretty dumb looking when you attempt them. We have a better idea – how about you dance off those unwanted…