Venetian Night at Navy Pier

Bring the family to Venetian Night at Navy Pier in Chicago September 10, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Venetian Night is the longest running summer festival on Chicago’s lake front! The event is modeled on the Christmas boating event in Venice, Italy. Think of a parade on water. Yachts and boats from the local harbors decorate their structures with parade float-like themes and elaborate light displays. Audiences can vote for their favorite boats by cell phone for the People’s Choice Awards. After the parade, Navy Pier will present a fantastic fireworks show! The festivities kick off at 8 p.m.

Make a day of it by coming early to Navy Pier and enjoying all the fabulous attractions! The new Centennial Wheel is open, and the views of Chicago’s skyline are unparalleled. You can also enjoy climbing walls, a carousel, the Light Tower ride, the Pepsi Wave Swinger and much more!

Almost every food of the world is at the restaurants at Navy Pier, as are signature Chicago dishes such as Chicago-style hot dogs, pizza, barbeque and a whole lot more.

Navy Pier is located at 600 East Grand Avenue in Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan. Public transportation is advised. Venetian Night is free and requires no reservations.

Make your Venetian Night experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.