5 Can’t-Miss Cultural Events

Here's a look at must-experience summer happenings at Navy Pier.



Presented by Sol

Navy Pier’s inaugural LatiNxt fest runs June 15-16 with performances at multiple stages. LatiNxt features local, national and international artists exploring new ways of connecting traditional Latin music with modern sounds.

Navy Pier Pride

Presented by American Airlines

Navy Pier’s 3rd Annual Navy Pier Pride, presented by American Airlines, is set to return on Saturday, June 23 at noon, with a full day of Pride activities. Free and open to the public, this family-friendly event is the largest Pride celebration in Chicago outside of the Lakeview neighborhood.

Rush Hour Fitness

Presented by LifeStart

Get fit with free yoga and motion fitness classes at Navy Pier led by some of Chicago’s best fitness instructors. On Tuesdays from June 5 – Aug. 28, come to Navy Pier to get your heart pumping, strengthen your body, lower your stress, and keep your mind and spirit energized.

Fresh Fest!

Presented by Allstate Insurance Company

Head to Navy Pier July 12-13 for a two-day showcase of Chicago’s talented young performing artists, presenting a range of musical and dance talent in a variety of styles, including blues, classical, rock, jazz and more.

Live on the Lake

at the Miller Lite Beer Garden

A 15-week live music and dance series presented Wednesdays through Sundays (through Labor Day weekend). Be sure to stick around as explosive Aon Summer Fireworks light up the sky every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m.

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