Navy Pier Summer Solstice Celebration

Celebrate the kickoff to summer with a special program in Polk Bros Park as Navy Pier unveils a new public art installation.

Navy Pier, Chicago's mission-driven cultural district, in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Modern and Contemporary Art, is ringing in the summer in a truly artistic fashion. The popular lakefront destination will host a free Summer Solstice celebration on Wednesday, June 21, complete with live musical performances and the debut of a new temporary public art installation as a part of EXPO CHICAGO's IN/SITU Outside program. The formal summer kick-off celebration is part of Navy Pier's ongoing commitment to offer guests free, one-of-a-kind arts and cultural programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe.

Navy Pier Summer Solstice Celebration

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