Category Archives: Things to do in Chicago

Mix It ‘Til Midnight Presented by Bacardi! | Navy Pier

Navy Pier has always been the perfect party spot and on Friday, July 26th we’re transforming the Pier into one of Chicago’s biggest nightclubs! With ice-cold mixed cocktails and the hottest tracks mixed live on the lake, it is sure to be a crazy night! Starting at 9 p.m., Navy Pier will be throwing the…

Chicago Match Cup at Navy Pier

Who doesn’t love a good boat race on a sunny afternoon? It’s safe to say everyone does! The Chicago Match Cup Race will be returning this summer to Navy Pier and will set sail alongside the majestic Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by Pepsi® festival! Brought to you by  The Chicago Match Race Center, the…

SS Sorlandet

In 1933, Chicago was the on the forefront of the world’s stage hosting its second world’s fair: A Century of Progress Exposition. The sail training ship SS Sørlandet (Norwegian for “The South Land” and the name for the southern region of Norway) made her first transatlantic voyage from Kristiansand, Norway to serve as the Norwegian…

Comedy at the Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier!

A brew and a view is all we need nowadays, right? Well, here at Navy Pier we’re ready to give you all that plus some laughs to kick start your Friday nights. The Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier, in partnership with The Playground Theater, is excited to introduce 4-Star Comedy Fest Fridays! This weekly…

Cirque Shanghai

Oh, that winning feeling. As much as everyone loves a great deal, there’s nothing like getting things for free. Last month, Cirque Shanghai  doled out a 4-pack of tickets to one lucky Cirque fan. That fan became the proud winner of a premium prize package that included four Emperor’s Court tickets, four Lakefront Shoreline tour…

BIGart at Navy Pier!

Navy Pier’s Gateway Park is full of beautiful trees, lots of space for your picnic lunches, a beautiful fountain , and some of the biggest and most spectacular art in the city! Our BIGart exhibit has been wowing audiences since last summer with its amazing collection of large-scale public sculptures from some of the most…

Wind Down Wednesdays | Navy Pier

We love summer for so many reasons. And one of our favorite things about summer is back! We’re talking about Navy Pier and the RedEye’s Wind Down Wednesdays! After a hectic start to the work week, there’s nothing better than treating yourself to a night out with the girls, after-work drinks with everyone from the…

Out Late at Navy Pier

We’re one of Chicago’s favorite spots, especially for families looking for a little daytime fun. But what about those of us who want to have a little fun when the sun goes down? Let the Pier after dark be your playground! Navy Pier restaurants, bars, and theaters are all open late during the summer season…

The Fourth of July at Navy Pier!

The Fourth of July is almost here and you’re in the best city in the world for celebrating: Chicago! Last year’s big Windy City Independence Day celebration was pretty spectacular, but we’ve gotten the inside scoop that this year’s festivities, including everyone’s favorite fireworks display at Navy Pier, will be bigger and better than ever…

Shrek The Musical | CST

“I’m in love, (ooooh) I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I tried … ” Name that movie tune! Need a hint? Big, green, swamp-living, funky-eared …  we’re talking about Shrek, of course! And if you hadn’t heard, he’s coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater this July! That’s right! Everybody’s favorite grouchy ogre is…