The best way to spend a day at Navy Pier:
while the kids watch the leap-frog fountains shoot overhead. Usually cool and quiet any time of
water speedboat cruises on the lake or relaxed architectural tours down the Chicago River.
run and play in the fountain and cool off from the summer heat! Be sure to bring your
swimsuit and towel!
Trying to avoid the crowds?
Visit the Pier before Noon (especially on Tuesdays and Sundays). Or come after the summer
season in September and October when the weather is beautiful, the crowds are light and
all the fun things to do on the Pier are still available.
When are the Fireworks?
Wednesday at 9:30pm and Saturday at 10:15pm (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Is Navy Pier open after Labor Day?
You bet! Want to know a secret? Visiting in the off season is a great time to enjoy the Pier without
the crowds. You can relax and your kids can run off their excess energy! The Pier offers free family
events in the Family Pavillion throughout the year.