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A Century in the Making: Chicago’s Navy Pier’s 100th Birthday!

Today, a beloved Chicago landmark turns 100. And, rather than receiving gifts, Navy Pier plans to give gifts to guests that day, with free, fun events and activities, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration. It’s also proud to announce a special gift to 100 Chicagoland nonprofits.

Since it’s a big birthday, Navy Pier will have a really BIG cake! The public is invited to attend a family-oriented party, featuring free slices of a giant, specially designed Eli’s Cheesecake; games and activities for children; and other surprises. The festivities are free and begin at 10:00 a.m.

Also as part of the Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration, Navy Pier will give back to the city by presenting 100 area nonprofits with a unique Navy Pier experience. Those nonprofits will receive up to 100 free rides on the new Centennial Wheel to share with their constituents and the communities they serve. The complete list of selected nonprofits will be published on the Navy Pier website.

The Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration continues that evening, when guests raise a glass for a special toast to Navy Pier’s second century at approximately 9:25 p.m., and then enjoy a special 100th Anniversary Fireworks show at 9:30 p.m., presented by Miller Lite.

For complete details, visit NavyPier.com.

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