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All events subject to change or cancellation
There’s always something to do at Navy Pier!
Zombie Containment Haunted House
October 2 – November 2
Group Tickets parties of 20 or more – ON SALE NOW!
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Join us to learn how your family can live a healthier, more sustainable life. Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green. You can shop, taste and enjoy vegan, vegetarian and organic foods, participate in hands-on demos and educational activities, and learn from inspirational speakers. You can also attend cooking demos on the Good Food Stage, instructor-led yoga and movement at the Yoga Pavilion and presentations and speakers that cover a wide range of topics on the Lifestyle Stage. On Friday, for the first time ever, the Green Festival will be open for businesses, for networking and learning from green professionals through B2B presentations. Visit www.greenfestivals.org/tickets for discounted tickets. Plus, in celebration of Halloween, families in costume are admitted free to Green Festival all weekend long!
Friday, October 24: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Children ages 12 and under in costume are invited to take part in trick-or-treating throughout Navy Pier. Candy is provided by Ferrara Candy Company.
Dress in your best Halloween costume and register to participate in Navy Pier’s fourth annual Costume Contest on Saturday, October 25 in the Family Pavilion. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in the child and adult categories. The best child or adult costume overall will be awarded the Grand Prize, main cabin, round-trip air transportation in the continental U.S. for two provided courtesy of American Airlines. Full contest rules and details coming soon!
The largest Halloween party in the city is at Navy Pier this Halloween! ChiTownEvents.com is producing one of the most anticipated Halloween parties in the country. Featuring music by multiple DJs plus the one and only mixmaster DJ Metro, 30 cash bars and multiple rooms to dance, lounge and take in views of the city, you’ll want to get your tickets today! Visit www.chitownevents.com for details and tickets.
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SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design, is one of the longest-running art fairs in the U.S. and the oldest in Chicago. Now in its 21st year, 70 galleries from across the U.S. and around the world exhibit an array of ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal and innovative design. Meet hundreds of artists in person and buy works from emerging artists. General Admission tickets ($20) include admission to the fair, SOFA Lecture Series, and special exhibits including exciting museum-style presentations. There is also a Three-Day Pass available for $30 and the Opening Night Public Preview is $50. For more information, visit www.sofaexpo.com or call 800-563-SOFA (7632).
Enjoy a scenic course that starts and ends at the famed Navy Pier. All participants will have the unique opportunity to run their first and last quarter mile on the pier itself closed to pedestrians. Along the beautiful lakefront course, get up close and personal views of the iconic Chicago skyline. Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned race veteran, Chicago’s Perfect 10 has something for everyone. Both distances provide great recovery runs for fall marathoners, and it’s one of the last outdoor events of the Chicago running season. So close out your season in style and register today!
Chicago Toy & Game Fair, ChiTAG for short, is the only U.S. fair of its kind open to the public. At the two-day fun-filled celebration, you can meet the inventors, play in tournaments, take pictures with characters from Star Wars, find interactive exhibits and so much more. Discover top trends in toys and games and preview, play and purchase the hottest games on the market – just in time for the holiday season. For tickets and more information visit www.chitagfair.com for details.
Find thrills without the chills inside the 14th annual PNC Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier! Packed with family fun, it’s Chicago’s biggest and best indoor winter playground featuring 170,000 square feet of rides, giant slides and Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink. General Admission Tickets and Activity Tickets on sale soon! Visit www.winterwonderfest.com for full event details. All event details subject to change.
Santa Claus is comin’, and is running to CHITOWN! See Chicago unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and paths of the lakefront at the Santa Hustle 5k. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. And to make your jingle tingle, NEW for Santa Hustle this year includes a dri-fit men’s or women’s fit SWEATSHIRT along with the Santa Hat and Beard. So, if you like dressing like Santa Claus, enjoy dancing to some holiday music, devouring candy, and joining in on an EPIC AFTER PARTY AT NAVY PIER, with restaurants and bars offering specials to race participants. REGISTER TODAY and use coupon code NAVYPIERSANTA14 to receive $5.00 off your registration!
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