|Things to do - Special Events|
There’s always something to do at Navy Pier!
From Navy Pier-produced special events year-round including seasonal celebrations, festivals and cultural events to public shows in the exhibition hall space, there always something happening at Navy Pier. Check out the Calendar of Events for listings of events taking place within Festival Hall.
Swing into Spring
April 11 - 20
Join us at Navy Pier and celebrate spring! Pose for photos with the Bunny, meet & Greet live animals from Brookfield Zoo, PAWS Chicago and Anti-Cruelty Society and enjoy $1 rides on the Wave Swinger in Pier Park. The Wave Swinger will operate weather-permitting, beginning Friday, April 11.
Photos with the Bunny
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Meet & greet live animals from Brookfield Zoo, PAWS Chicago and Anti-Cruelty Society
Monday, April 14 – Friday, April 18
Noon – 1 p.m.
PAWS Chicago: Monday & Friday
Brookfield Zoo featuring Birds of Prey: Tuesday
Anti-Cruelty Society: Wednesday & Thursday
Meet & Greet Billy Unger from Disney XD’s “Lab Rats”
Friday, April 25
Wristband giveaway begins at 12 p.m.
Radio Disney Road Crew: 1:30 p.m.
Meet & Greet: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
Join Radio Disney Chicago for a chance to meet Billy Unger from Disney XD’s “Lab Rats.” Beginning at 12:00 p.m., the Radio Disney Road Crew will provide interactive entertainment, fun prizes and the hottest music from kids' favorite artists, and Disney Channel and Disney XD shows. *Guests must have wristband for meet and greet. Wristbands will be distributed beginning at noon. One wristband per person and must be present to receive wristband. Talent can only meet as many fans as time permits. Event is subject to change, delay or cancellation.
Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Opening Night Preview: April 24 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
April 25 – 27: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 28: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The inaugural Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will feature the world’s finest and most prominent exhibitors showcasing their impressive collections of fine art, antique and estate jewelry, Asian antiquities, sculpture, textiles, American and European Silver, furniture, contemporary art and more. The show will kick off with a private Opening Night Preview Party on Thursday, April 24 offering attendees a first glimpse of the rare treasures available for purchase. Find tickets and more information at www.ChicagoSpringShow.com
Radio Disney Chicago Road Crew
Saturday, April 26
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Come and join Radio Disney Chicago at Navy Pier! Playing the hottest music from kids’ favorite artists, be there for an afternoon of fun, prizes and interactive entertainment for the whole family.
Pinot Days Chicago
Saturday, April 26
Pinot Days Chicago is our most intimate event, but it has the biggest heart. 50 wineries fly into the Windy City and we paint the town pinot with Winemaker Dinners, "Meet the Winemaker" pinot and food pairings at local wine bars and restaurants, tastings at boutique retail stores and finally, the Grand Festival at beautiful Navy Pier. Chicago is our friendliest and foodiest city of all; Chicagoans know great food and wine and they pursue it with vigor but (refreshingly) without any pretense. Join us in Chicago for a whirlwind of exquisite wine, incredible food and (considering our wonderful winemakers and the great-hearted Midwesterners who join us each year) the loveliest people we can imagine. Visit www.pinotdays.com for more information.
Navy Pier Bean Bag Tournament
Saturday, May 3
Festival Hall A
On-site registration: 10 a.m. – Noon
Play begins at Noon
Navy Pier Bean Bag Tournament has moved to a new date – Saturday, May 3! Bring your friends and see if you have what it takes to out-toss the competition at Navy Pier’s first ever round-robin style bags tournament, produced in partnership with Adrenaline Sports Management. There are two divisions of registration: novice (backyard baggers) and experienced (pro throwers) with singles and doubles in each division. Players are guaranteed at least two rounds of play. All participants will receive a Navy Pier Bean Bags Tournament long sleeve Dri-Fit T-shirt and the top three in each division will be awarded a trophy and Navy Pier prize package. Visit www.navypierbeanbagtournament.com for more details and to register. Note: Tickets purchased for February will be accepted on the Saturday, May 3 event date. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.