The mesmerizing Navy Pier fireworks displays are synchronized to music and can be seen for miles around. Luckily, Chicagoans don’t have to wait until the Forth of July to enjoy some impressive pyrotechnics. Shows begin on Saturday, May 25 and continue throughout the summer every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. until Labor Day weekend. There will, of course, also be a stunning Independence Day show on Thursday, July 4.
There are many ways to enjoy the Navy Pier fireworks, but some enthusiasts choose to admire the displays aboard an evening cruise with one of the city’s many tour companies. Often, families plan a full schedule of activities at Navy Pier on a Wednesday or Saturday and end the day with the nighttime display. No matter how you take in the view, the Navy Pier fireworks are sure to be a blast.
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As one of the most popular places for family-friendly entertainment in Chicago, Navy Pier offers rides (such as a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel with an amazing view of the city and skyline) and year-round dining and entertainment. See a film on the big-big screen at the IMAX Theatre, wander the Chicago Children’s Museum with the kids, or catch a show at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The pier also has a full entertainment calendar of special events and activities, from wine tastings and children’s events to live music and sea and sky shows—and, of course, fireworks!
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