September 12, 2015

Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

Join in the fun with approximately ½ million residents and visitors at Navy Pier’s Venetian Night boat parade. Celebrating its 56th anniversary, the aquatic parade is the oldest city sponsored event in Chicago. With their dazzling light displays, roughly 30 boats will sail close to the South Dock of Navy Pier. Since 1958, the Venetian Night parade has been a long-time Chicago favorite, presented annually in cooperation with the Chicago Yachting Association. Each yearly parade has a distinct theme and this year’s subject for decorations will be “Once Upon a Time”, employing favorite classic children’s stories.

The parade will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display, worthy as a stand-alone event. The parade begins at 7:30 PM and will last approximately an hour. For those who might enjoy observing the parade from the water, cruises are available on the Odyssey, the Spirit of Chicago and the Mystic Blue cruise vessels.  For more information regarding parade night cruises, please click here. To be a parade participant and become a pirate on the tall ship “Windy”, please click here.

Live bands will also play at the Landshark Beer Gardens while attendees vote for best parade boat at #BoatVoteNP on Twitter.

Available parking at Navy Pier costs $25.00; nearby restaurants such as Harry Caray’s Tavern, City Porch, and Riva Crab House offer more affordable valet parking. Other transportation options include the free Trolley at State St. (until 10 PM), the subway, or City bus lines.  For more information regarding public transportation, please click here.

Enjoy a unique Chicago tradition and a dazzling evening this Saturday night at Navy Pier’s Venetian Night parade! This event will be one for the memory books!

Where:  Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

When:  September 12, 2015 at 7:30PM

Admission:  Free

For more information regarding Venetian Night, please click here.

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
RE/MAX Villager
Serving Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest Suburbs
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