One of Chicago’s crown jewels, Navy Pier, offers fun for the family year round, but it really shines when the suns out! Catch a show, explore the Children’s Museum, or simply take in the view of Lake Michigan; No matter your heart’s desire the pier has got something fitting for you. Take in the sun and Summer fun at Navy Pier with these highlighted events and destinations.
Savor the entrancing, fast-paced yet focused moves of the Kung Fu and Wu Shu warriors at Cirque Shanghai’s latest family friendly show. This show has all the classic Cirque staples; from flashy costumes to incredibly tight choreography and high flying stunts. Tickets range from $25-$56, but kids 3 and under enter free. You can purchase Cirque Shanghai tickets on ticketmaster.
Where: The Pepsi Skyline Stage
Celebrate Independence Day at the Chicagoland’s biggest bash with fireworks at Navy Pier. Every Fourth of July almost everyone from Chicago and neighboring suburbs comes to this event in Chicago’s Loop. Can’t wait for the Fourth to see fireworks? No problem! You can catch fireworks Wednesday’s at 9:30 PM or Saturday’s at 10:15 PM, now through August 30th.
Where: You can check the show from any beach along the shore, but it’s best viewed from the Dock Stage.
Whomp. Whomp. Whomp Whomp Whomp WhompWhompWhomp … Make the beat the drop any given Friday at Navy Pier. Party on Lake Michigan in the open night air while Chicago’s best DJ’s blow your lid off at this free event. If EDM isn’t your thing, don’t worry, LandShark Beer Garden has plenty of free shows highlighting a variety of genres throughout the summer.
Where: LandShark Beer Garden
Currently Playing: Malificent, Islands of Lemurs: Madasgascar
Coming Soon: Edge of Tomorrow (6/6)
World class theatre right on Lake Michigan. This year round theatre company has some amazing shows throughout the summer, including a non-Shakespeare musical, Suessical. Jump into the excitement of the productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Chicago’s Navy Pier. You can join in the fun for $18 for 12 or under, and it’s only $28 for everyone else.
Currently Playing: Henry V ( Now – 6/15)
Coming Soon: Seussical, Midsummer Night’s Dream……
If you live in or are visiting Chicago, you have to experience Navy Pier in the Summer. Get all the fun in before Chiberia makes its return.