Navy Pier, Festival Hall A&B 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 791-7000
The Best in Boating, RVing & Sailing—All Under One Roof!
The Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show and Strictly Sail Chicago shows have joined forces to create the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine & outdoors sales event.
NEW LOCATION. We’re moving into the South Hall of McCormick Place to bring you MORE…
MORE TO SEE. 25% more exhibit space and more room for the bigger sailboats that Navy Pier could not accommodate
MORE TO DO. An incredible line-up of boating, and RVing education, family-friendly attractions and hands-on activities—PLUS the same comprehensive schedule of sailing seminars you’ve come to expect from Strictly Sail, including half- and full-day paid presentations and free hourly seminars
MORE TO LOVE. With powerboats, sailboats and RVs—and all the gear to go with them all together—it’s never been so easy to explore new ways to enjoy the great outdoors.
Arts and Entertainment Near Strictly Sail Chicago Boat Show
Chicago's Best Beer Garden Just Got Even Better!
New menu, live music, unmatched views of the skyline and Navy Pier fireworks plus our best summer line-up of live music ever.
The Miller Lite Beer Garden, on the East End of Navy Pier, is a great place to unwind and enjoy Chicago's lakefront. Residents and visitors, alike, will enjoy the outdoor atmosphere, surrounded by the unique personality of Navy Pier and the Chicago Skyline.
Headlined by its signature, Miller Lite, the beverage menu also includes imports, micro-brews and domestic beers, as well as, trendy cocktails and frozen drinks.
Anita Dee Yacht Charters has offered the Chicago, IL area with premiere charted yacht cruises for over 30 years.
We offer various cruise options to create a trip that is custom to your needs. Our staff wants you and your guests to have a memorable and amazing time on our yacht. Our yachts can accommodate any group size from an intimate 25 to a large group of up to 400 people. We take the extra effort to provide personal service to exceed your expectations. Anita Dee’s promise is to provide you with a unique and memorable experience on water.
Call us at 312-379-3191 or visit our website www.anitadee.com for more information.
Now in its ninth consecutive summer season at the Pepsi® Skyline Stage, this latest installment of “Cirque Shanghai” combines the impressive acrobatics audiences have enjoyed in the past with the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters. The result is powerful display of athleticism and the mastery of disciplines that formed the backbone of military might in ancient China for thousands of years.
This summer’s production of “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors” brings an extraordinary line-up of thrilling acts to the stage, including The Kinetic Poles, the powerful Water Meteor and the heart-pounding Pageant of Arms. Returning to the production from last year is the fate-tempting “Wheel of Destiny,” and China’s premier daredevil steel-globe motorcycle troupe, “Imperial Thunder”.
Occurring annually at Chicago's historic Navy Pier, EXPO CHICAGO opens the fall art season, featuring leading international galleries and offering a curated blend of contemporary and modern art, design, and new technology. Our museum-quality, concept-driven programming attracts the world's top artists, thinkers, curators, and collectors, all with the common aim of fostering new dialogue within the international art community.
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
If arriving by taxi, tell the driver,“Entrance 2.” (Proceed along the dock road on the north side of the Pier to the farthest entrance). Will Call and Coat Check are located on the Lower Level of Entrance 2. Limited on-site parking is located in the West and East Garages, along the north side of the Pier.
Proceed along the boardwalk on the south side of the Pier until you reach Festival Halls A & B. Will Call and Coat Check are located on the Lower Level of Festival Hall B. The fair entrance is located at Festival Hall B on the upper level.
Red Line to State & Lake:
from StateSt.take #29 StateSt.bus East to Navy Pier.
Brown Line to Chicago:
from Chicago Ave.,take #66 Chicago Ave. bus East to Navy Pier.
#29 State St.,#65 Grand Ave., #66 Chicago Ave. and the #124 Navy Pier Express (serving METRA lines, Millennium Park/ Randolph St.,Ogilvie and Union Stations).
For more information about EXPO CHICAGO, please visit www.expochicago.com.
In Chicago, nothing quite lives up to living at 474 North Lake Shore Drive. With the citys finest views, a thriving neighborhood and simple, quick access to Navy Pier, Lake Michigan, Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue. The amenities are also fabulous and include: a full-size indoor pool, huge fitness center, steam room, sauna, and a hospitality room with large sundeck. Now, it’s never been easier to reside at one of Chicago’s most prestigious addresses, but act quickly, only 24 homes remain!
Two awesome days of non-stop fun where you can preview, play and purchase new and classic toys & games, and meet their inventors!
November 19-20th, 2016 at Chicago's famous Navy Pier. Click *** www.chitag.com *** for more details.
PLUS, Star Wars Breakfast, stage events, life-sized toys & games, contests galore, Young Inventor Challenge, costumed characters, mind-bending tournaments and much more.
Same weekend as Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights Parade. Enjoy a spectacular weekend adventure!
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The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,300 acres of parkland, making it the largest municipal park manager in the nation. The Chicago Park District’s 585 parks offer thousands of sports and physical activities as well as cultural and environmental programs for youth, adults, and seniors. The Chicago Park District is also responsible for 26 indoor pools, 51 outdoor pools, and 26 miles of lakefront including 26 swimming beaches plus one inland beach. From canoeing to batting cages to arts and crafts, there is never a shortage of activities to participate in Chicago’s parks.
The Chicago Park District oversees the Garfield Park and Lincoln Park conservatories, two tropical paradises within the city that house thousands of rare and exotic plants. In addition, the Chicago Park District oversees 16 historic lagoons plus 10 bird and wildlife gardens. From rich pond life teeming with frogs, herons, and dragonflies, to shrubby areas where migratory birds stop to rest, to lush prairies filled with native grasses and wildflowers, the Park District offers many ways to explore nature in the city’s parks.
Popular attractions that fall under the management of the Chicago Park District include the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, which is located in Grant Park. Proudly referred to as Chicago's front yard, Grant Park is among the city's loveliest and most prominent parks. Ten world-class museums are located on Chicago Park District property, three of them in Grant Park: the Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium. More than 20 million people visit Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain annually, making it the second most visited park landmark in the U.S.
In addition to these landmarks, the Chicago Park District offers 220 stunning facilities, many of which can be rented to host special events.
There are so many ways to get involved with the Chicago Park District, including as a volunteer. We need all hands on deck as we strive to continually improve and expand our park system. There are volunteer opportunities for every interest and level of time-commitment.
From enjoying movies or concerts to exercising in our facilities to working in our community gardens, we hope to see you soon in our parks.
Children First - Our most important task is to bring children and families into our parks and give them great reasons to stay and play for a lifetime.
Best Deal in Town - We prioritize quality in our programs and accountability in our fiscal management to provide excellent and affordable recreation that invites everyone to come out and play.
Built to Last - We use our capital to renew our aging infrastructure and leverage partnerships that produce new parks and facilities that are forward-thinking and world class.
Extra Effort - We support innovation and welcome new ideas. We believe that professionalism, communication, technology, and team work serve as the foundation for great customer service and a productive workplace.
Landmark and Historical Place Near Strictly Sail Chicago Boat Show
Tall Ship Adventures of Chicago Inc. Distance: 0.1 miCompetitive Analysis (Mail Only) 505 N Lakeshore Dr #3004 Chicago, IL 60611
Located on historic Navy Pier, the Maze is a self paced, sensory experience where you will navigate your way through 4000 square feet of tunnels, mazes and fun.
We also feature Time Freak (a fast-paced competitive game) and Atomic Rush (where you must test your reflexes)!
Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze has entertained over 2 million guests from around the world!
The Aon Center is a modern supertall skyscraper in the Chicago Loop, Chicago, Illinois, United States, designed by architect firms Edward Durell Stone and The Perkins and Will partnership, and completed in 1974 as the Standard Oil Building. With 83 floors and a height of 1,136 feet, it is the third tallest building in Chicago, surpassed in height by the Willis Tower and the Trump International Hotel and Tower. The building is managed by Jones Lang LaSalle, which is also headquartered in the building. Aon Center formerly had the headquarters of Aon and Amoco; Aon's US operations are still headquartered here.HistoryConstructionThe Standard Oil Building was constructed as the new headquarters of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, which had previously been housed at South Michigan Avenue and East 9th Street. When it was completed in 1974 it was the tallest building in Chicago and the fourth-tallest in the world, earning it the nickname "Big Stan". (A year later, the Sears Tower took the title as Chicago's and world's tallest.) The building employs a tubular steel-framed structural system with V-shaped perimeter columns to resist earthquakes, reduce sway, minimize column bending, and maximize column-free space. This construction method was also used for the former World Trade Center towers in New York City.
Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Every summer since 1980, Chicago's beautiful Grant Park on the city's magnificent lakefront has been home to the world's largest food festival..
Admission to Taste of Chicago is FREE.
I am owned and operated by the Chicago Park District. I am one of the largest in the world and am located at Columbus Drive (301 East) and Congress Parkway (500 South) in Grant Park. I'm up and running from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, typically from April to mid-October, depending on weather. Times are subject to change when large events take place in or around Grant Park.
While in operation, every hour on the hour for 20 minutes I produce a fabulous water display and the center jet shoots 150 feet into the air! Beginning at dusk, every hour on the hour for 20 minutes my major water display is accompanied by a major light and music display. The final display of the evening begins at 10:00 p.m.
One of Chicago's most popular attractions, I opened on May 26, 1927. and was dedicated on August 26, 1927. Edward H. Bennett designed me to represent Lake Michigan with four sea horses, built by Marcel Loyau, to symbolize the four states that touch the lake: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Bennett attributed the design specifically to the influence of the Latona Basin in Louis XIV's gardens at Versailles.
Kate Buckingham dedicated the structure to the people of Chicago in 1927 in memory of her late brother, Clarence. At the time, she also established a $300,000 trust fund to ensure that the taxpayers would never have to cover all of the repair and upkeep costs associated with me. The funds for the $2.8 million restoration that was done in 1994 came from the Buckingham Fountain Endowment Fund, which the Art Institute of Chicago has administered. Funds from the Buckingham Fountain Endowment Fund also helped fund a portion of the 2008-2009 project.
I am constructed of Georgia pink marble and has remained intact (except for a brief theft of two carved fish heads from me), weighing several pounds each. The fish heads were recovered when a salvage place was offered the pieces and the buyer thought they looked very familiar and reported them.
STRUCTURE & WATER
The water displays are powered by three pumps:
- Pump 3: 75 horsepower for 1,600 gallons of water a minute.
- Pump 2: 190 horsepower for 5,500 gallons of water a minute.
- Pump 1: 250 horsepower for 7,000 gallons of water a minute.
I have 134 jets in the following configurations:
- 36 jets point upwards from the top basin, including a central jet to produce a 150-foot geyser.
- 34 jets at the consoles.
- 12 jets in the upper trough that arc into the top bowl.
- 12 jets in the inner trough that arc into the upper trough.
- 12 jets in the lower trough that arc into the inner trough.
- 8 jets spout from the sea horses' mouths.
- 20 isolated jets.
My water capacity is 1.5 million gallons. Depending on wind conditions, major displays use approximately 14,100 gallons of water per minute conveyed through 134 jets! Water is re-circulated from the base pool after the basins are filled and not drawn from the outside except to replace losses from wind and evaporation. My bottom pool is 280 feet in diameter, the lower basin is 103 feet, the middle basin is 60 feet and the upper basin is 24 feet. The lip of the upper basin is 25 feet above the water in the lower basin. The underground pump room is 35 feet long, 25 feet wide and 25 feet high.
Kate Buckingham envisioned a fountain whose effect was that of "soft moonlight." She worked many nights with technicians, testing the various colors of the glass filters and currents to produce an ethereal, mystical aura.
I contain 820 lights in the following configurations:
- 16 in top bowl.
- 72 in upper trough.
- 204 in inner trough.
- 432 in lower trough.
- 24 in the isolated jets.
- 60 in the sea horses.
- 12 in the bulrushes.
The computer known as the Honeywell Excel-Plus is located in my pump house. The computer was moved here from Atlanta, Georgia, during the 1994 renovation. My alarm, a system similar to a store alarm, is monitored and dispatched through Honeywell Central Station in Arlington Heights.