Category Archives: Things to do in Chicago

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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,…

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Happy Craft Beer Week! The 5th annual Chicago Craft Beer Week kicked off last Thursday, May 15, and craft beer lovers of Chicago have been celebrating all week long by sampling as many brews as possible in more than 300 participating venues around the city. The goal of the festival is to highlight the quantity…

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Nothing says spring like a classic Midwestern game of bags! Kick off the season with the first ever Navy Pier Bean Bag Tournament on Saturday, May 3, in the Festival Hall. Presented by Adrenaline Sports Management, this round-robin-style tournament is about having fun, winning cool prizes, and earning bragging rights for the rest of the…

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Red has been done—let’s paint the town pinot! Anything but your average wine tasting, Pinot Days is the largest gathering of pinot noir producers in the world, and this weekend it returns once more to our picturesque Lakeview Terrace. This Saturday, April 26, 60 wine producers from across the country will gather right here at…

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The city of Chicago certainly isn’t lacking when it comes to art and culture, and this weekend, Navy Pier is your best bet to find the greatest variety of it in one convenient location. History buffs, casual admirers, and art collectors alike will flock to our Festival Hall as The Palm Beach Show Group brings…

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Shoreline Sightseeing is bringing out its pot of gold: the St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Cruise! The cruise gives you the best seat in the city to see the Chicago River up close in all its green glory—right from the river itself! The holiday is less than a month away, and tickets for this popular tour…

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Love is in the air…and in the water! Everyone loves chocolate and roses, but this Valentine’s Day, plan a little extra romantic something for your sweetheart. Get on board a magnificent ship cruising breathtaking Lake Michigan this Valentine’s Day! Odyssey’s Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise on February 14th will not disappoint. The Odyssey offers a special…

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Does the latest Chicago cold snap have you dreaming about spring? Mark your calendar and get discounted tickets online today for the 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show presented by Mariano’s, coming to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall March 15-23! The show appeals to gardeners and want-to-be gardeners of all ages and abilities. This year’s “Do…

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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…