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2014 Seasonal Events

All events subject to change or cancellation

Navy Pier Fireworks

May 24 – August 30

Spectacular Navy Pier fireworks choreographed to music are set to dazzle the night sky over the lakefront every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.


Cirque Shanghai: Warriors

May 23 – September 1
Pepsi® Skyline Stage

Revel in the heart-pounding, fate-tempting new show “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors” playing Wednesdays – Sundays, all summer long. Be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring acrobatics combined with the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters. For more information visit www.navypier.com/cirqueshanghai.


Drop the Beat

Landshark Beer Garden
Select Fridays

On select Fridays throughout the summer, the tables will turn quite literally as Navy Pier features DJs spinning the hottest electronic dance music. All for free and only in the Landshark Beer Garden. May 30, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25 and August 8 & 22. Must be 21 and older to attend. For the full summer music line-up, visit www.chicagosbestbeergarden.com


Landshark Beer Garden

Unwind with food and drink at the Landshark Beer Garden, Chicago’s best beer garden in an idyllic lakefront location. Enjoy more than 90 live bands playing Wednesdays through Sundays plus an electronic dance music DJ series on select Fridays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Visit www.chicagosbestbeergarden.com for the schedule.


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 www.shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328 to book today.


The Great American
Lobster Fest

Saturday, August 16: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday, August 17: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza

The Great American Lobster Fest is Chicago’s first outdoor lobster fest of its kind. Enjoy the freshest seafood that Chicago has to offer, flown in fresh daily by New England Seafood Company’s family dock in Boston. This one-of-a-kind festival features two stages with over 25 live bands, fresh live lobster, cold beverages, and other food options to satisfy all cravings land or sea. Enjoy live music from Local H, Trippin Billies, Kiss Army, Think Floyd, and many more - while watching the jets fly overhead during the Chicago Air & Water Show. Cap it all off with the perfect view of Navy Pier’s spectacular fireworks display on Saturday night at 10:15pm. Tickets start at just $10. Purchase your tickets in advance to take advantage of early-bird pricing. Click here for tickets, music line-up and details.


Fireworks Dinner Cruises

Wednesdays & Saturdays through August 30

Combine an up-close view of Navy Pier’s fireworks show with dining, dancing, entertainment and lakefront breezes on a dinner cruise aboard Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue and Odyssey. For more information on what each vessel has to offer and to book today, visit:

Spirit of Chicago
Visit website or call 866.273.2469

Mystic Blue
Visit website or call 866.273.2469

Spirit of Chicago
Visit website or call 866.273.2469


Rise & Shine Weekends at Navy Pier

In Partnership with Fitness Formula Club

Saturdays & Sundays, July 12 – August 31*
8:45a.m – 9:45a.m.

Rise and shine and spend your weekend mornings at Navy Pier! Every Saturday, stretch to hour Yoga classes on the lawn in North Polk Bros Park (located next to the CTA terminal). Every Sunday, move to hour Zumba classes on the Rooftop Terrace. Classes are taught by instructors from Fitness Formula Club. Classes are $10 and you can pre-register here or pay on-site (cash and credit accepted). At the class, participants may receive validation for $5 parking at the Navy Pier Garages located at 600 E. Grand Ave (all cars must exit garage by 10 a.m.).*No classes held on August 16-17. Classes take place rain or shine; indoor location will be chosen in the case of inclement weather.


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