Discover Chicago’s Navy Pier

No matter what time of year you’re heading to Chicago, Navy Pier offers indoor and outdoor events, restaurants, and attractions that will please the whole family. Located just blocks from the Magnificent Mile and Millenium park, it’s a perfect stop on any walking tour of downtown. Looking for another view of the Second City? Don’t miss the famous Chicago Navy Pier Ferris wheel, and be sure to make a stop at Skydeck Chicago! Read on to find out why Navy Pier is one of our favorite places to visit in Chicago—winter or summer, rain or shine.

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Year-Round Free Events at Navy Pier

No matter what you’re into, you’ll have no trouble finding a great way to spend your day in Chicago. Navy Pier offers a wide variety of free events and public programming year-round, from movies in the park and art installations to dance performances and free jazz concerts.

Keep in mind that the schedule of events changes seasonally!

Chicago Navy Pier Restaurants

Onsite Chicago Navy Pier restaurants make it easy to grab a bite to eat between events and make the most of your time. Enjoy the taste of authentic Chicago dishes from restaurants across the city—from Wrigleyville to Pilsen to Ukrainian Village and everything in between. Whether you want a snack break or a multi-course meal, Chicago Navy Pier restaurants provide you with an array of local flavors to try.

Attractions & Community Spaces

Visitors of all ages won’t want to miss a ride on the Chicago Navy Pier Ferris wheel and the historic carousel. Navy Pier is also home to beloved cultural attractions such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater—a leading international theater company and Regional Theatre Tony Award winner.

Explore Navy Pier in Chicago!

Navy Pier is located two miles from Skydeck Chicago, a beautiful walk in the warmer months via the Lakefront Trail. Need help planning your visit? Reach out to our team to learn more about family-friendly events and dining on the Ledge!