This past Saturday I took the classic tourist trip to Navy Pier! Although I scoff at the word tourist, as I am now a full-blown Chicagoan, I did act a bit touristy when seeing the fireworks at Navy Pier. Saturday marked the start of Navy Pier’s summer fireworks, which from here to the end of the summer occurs every Wednesday night at 9:30 and Saturday night at 10:15.
Despite fireworks being the main reason we ventured to Navy Pier, my friends and I explored the Pier and even enjoyed some hot funnel cakes. A majority of the Pier is under construction so many areas were blocked off, however there was still plenty things to do inside and outside. Inside, we walked through the stained glass window exhibit (bet ya didn’t know that was a thing), the overpriced gift shop, and explored upstairs. Outside, we danced to the live music coming from the beer garden, watched people ride the Ferris Wheel and merry-go-round, and observed the glowing skyline from the Pier.
The fireworks show was pretty spectacular and well worth the wait till 10:15. With the sun down the weather was the perfect mixture of not too hot and not too cool. The Pier was crowded with families, couples on dates, groups of friend, and I think a prom might have been going on at Navy Pier because fancy ball gowns and rented tuxes littered the Pier as well.
Overall, it was a glorious night of dancing, fireworks, and fun with great friends. If you’re in the Chicagoland area, be sure to check out fireworks at Navy Pier! They also have boats available for going out to the middle of the lake for a better view.