Get your masks, grab a beer; Carnival is at Navy Pier.


Navy Pier is celebrating one of the worlds biggest parties! Carnival (or Carnaval) was originally meant to be a blowout party before Lent, but now a days more and more people are finding reasons to join the party. Carnival is a celebration all around the world. Now you can join the masquerade mania on March 2nd at Navy Pier.

On any given day, Navy Pier is full of lights, color, and fun activities. It’s no wonder why its one of the best places to celebrate Carnivale. Inside the Aon Grand Ballroom, enjoy multiple performances by different bands and dancers as you walk through a world masks and feathery dresses. Around the pier you’ll find that all restaurants, attractions, and storefronts will be open in addition to some Carnival flare. Don’t be afraid to grab a bite to eat or get some well needed R&R while you’re here. You can also find traditional food and drinks that you might find at a Mardi Gras event.

This Carnival celebration is a part of Global Connections. This ComEd event has no entrance fee and it is available for all age groups. Global Connections is an ongoing collection of events that celebrate many of the vast cultures and people that make up the great city of Chicago. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about other cultures.

Carnival at Navy Pier, it’s the next best thing to being in Rio de Janero! Or is it more like New Orleans? You decide!


For more information check Navy Pier’s website here.

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