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Enjoy a Summer of Fireworks at Navy Pier, Chicago

Enjoy a Summer of Fireworks at Navy Pier, Chicago

Who says fireworks are just for the winter? The city of Chicago definitely doesn't!

This summer, as the sun sets over the majestic Lake Michigan, Navy Pier will come alive once again with the electrifying energy of the Navy Pier Fireworks 2024 event.

From Memorial Day weekend through to Labor Day weekend, Navy Pier lights up the Chicago sky with dazzling displays every Wednesday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m. Don't miss a single fireworks show with our detailed schedule breakdown:

Saturdays at 10pm:

  • May 25th,
  • June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
  • July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
  • August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Wednesdays at 9pm:

  • May 29th
  • June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
  • July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
  • August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

With so many displays held over the summer, there's plenty of opportunities to experience the magic of the Navy Pier Fireworks.

What To Expect & Where To Watch The Displays

Accompanied by a mix of dramatic and popular music, from soaring melodies to heart-pounding beats, each soundtrack is carefully curated to enhance the fireworks display.

Each display is free to enjoy and will run for 10-15 minutes.

Navy Pier is the prime viewing spot, but they can also be enjoyed viewed from miles away including:

  • Montrose Beach and Harbor: Head north to Montrose Beach and Harbor for a relaxed beachfront setting with unobstructed views of the fireworks over Lake Michigan.
  • Ohio Street Beach: Located downtown near Navy Pier, Ohio Street Beach offers a convenient viewing location with stunning views of the Chicago skyline as a backdrop.
  • DuSable Harbor: Positioned along the Chicago River, DuSable Harbor provides a unique perspective of the fireworks show against the backdrop of downtown Chicago.
  • Adler Planetarium and Northerly Island: Visit the Adler Planetarium or Northerly Island for panoramic views of the fireworks display set against the majestic backdrop of the city and lakefront.
  • Oak Street Beach: Situated in the heart of downtown Chicago, Oak Street Beach offers a lively atmosphere and breathtaking views of the fireworks lighting up the night sky.

No matter where you choose to watch, these prime viewing locations offer the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening of fireworks and fun.

What Else Is There To Do?

From thrilling rides to scenic views, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Navy Pier including:

  • Flyover Chicago: Take flight on an immersive 4-D flying experience that showcases Chicago from breathtaking perspectives using aerial photography and drone technology.
  • Centennial Ferris Wheel: Soar to new heights on the iconic 200-foot Ferris wheel and marvel at panoramic views of the city and Lake Michigan.
  • Wellness Way Fitness Trail: Get active and explore the 1.5-mile fitness trail, created in partnership with Northwestern Medicine, offering a scenic route for walking, running, and cycling.
  • Pier Park Mini Golf Course: Tee off at the nine-hole mini golf course and test your skills against family and friends in a picturesque setting.
  • Boat Tours: Set sail on a sightseeing or dining cruise and discover the beauty of Chicago's skyline and waterfront from the deck of a boat.
  • Dining and Shopping: Indulge your taste buds with a diverse range of dining options, from casual eateries to upscale restaurants, and shop for unique souvenirs and gifts at retail shops.

With so much to see and do, Navy Pier is the perfect destination for a day of fun and adventure for the whole family.

About Navy Pier

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and stretching over six city blocks, this iconic landmark offers more than 50 acres of parks, attractions, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues:

Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, Navy Pier has evolved into a top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest. In recent years, Navy Pier has undergone significant redevelopment efforts, including the addition of new attractions, restaurants, and partnerships.

The Pier now boasts a wide range of attractions, including the Centennial Ferris Wheel, Flyover Chicago, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

As a mission-driven organisation, Navy Pier is committed to providing free, year-round cultural programming and maintaining the architectural beauty of the Pier itself.

Plan Your Own Summer Firework Display

Ready to ignite your own summer spectacle? Look no further than Epic Fireworks, your premier destination for the biggest range of fireworks in the UK. With a wide selection of rockets, barrages, fountains, mines, sparklers and more, we have everything you need to plan your own dazzling display.

From backyard barbecues to garden parties and birthday celebrations, we have the perfect fireworks to light up your summer nights.

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