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2014 Seasonal Events

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Drop the Beat

Saturday, September 13
7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Navy Pier’s Drop the Beat summer series concludes with one final night of electronic dance music! Four Chicago DJs will spin the hottest tracks as the tables turn one final time at this all ages, free event in the outdoor Landshark Beer Garden. Click here for the full listing of DJs.


The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art

September 18 - 21

EXPO CHGO is a preeminent art fair and cultural destination in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. With over 140 leading international galleries, the exposition showcases exceptional modern and contemporary works in every medium and features panel discussions and special exhibits. General admission is Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21. Visit for information and tickets.


Landshark Beer Garden

Unwind with food and drink at the Landshark Beer Garden, Chicago’s best beer garden, in this idyllic lakefront location. Come sit back, relax and enjoy those cool autumn lake breezes. Open through October, weather-permitting. Visit


Shoreline Sightseeing Cruises

Chicago’s history, architecture and skyline are showcased on a variety of Shoreline Sightseeing lake and river cruises. Choose from 75-minute Architecture River Tours (April 10 – October 30), 40-minute Classic Lake Tours (May 1 – October 1), or special tours that combine an Architecture or Lake Tour with Fireworks (Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 24-August 30). Visit or call 312-222-9328 to book today.

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