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2014 Seasonal Events

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Navy Pier Four Star Comedy presents Morning Show Comedians

Friday, September 5
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Chicago’s very own WGN-TV Morning News personalities Mike Toomey, Pat Tomasulo and Ana Belaval perform for a night of non-stop laughter and hilarious stand-up comedy at the canopied, open-air theater of Pepsi® Skyline Stage. Doors open at 7 p.m. Main floor tickets are $25 and VIP Premium tickets are $50 and include a meet and greet opportunity with the Morning Show Comedians. Purchase tickets here


Venetian Night at Navy Pier

Broadway on Parade
Saturday, September 6
8:30 p.m. lighted boat parade

Navy Pier is proud to partner with Chicago Yachting Association to present Venetian Night. A longtime favorite festival in Chicago that started in 1958, Venetian Night makes an exciting return to Navy Pier on Saturday, September 6. Gather at the lakefront, on Navy Pier’s South Dock, to watch illuminated boats decorated in the theme of your favorite Broadway musical. A spectacular fireworks display follows the 8:30 p.m. aquatic parade.


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.


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 www.expochicago.com for information and tickets.

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