Lake Michigan Navy Pier Fireworks Cruises (w/ Architecture Tour)

Enjoy your favorite drink while gazing Chicago’s magnificent architecture and finish your cruise with fabulous light show, at Navy Pier.

Fireworks, one of the Four Great Inventions of ancient China were invented in the 12th century.

Chicago approved City-Wide Use of Fireworks on the 4th of July 1893,. Mayor of Chicago Patrick Eugene Prendergast issued a proclamation approving the use of fireworks to celebrate the World’s Colombian Exposition and to celebrate the nation’s 117th Independence Day.

This fascination with fireworks, noise, and color continues today. The City of Chicago offers a fireworks show at Navy Pier on Saturday nights at 10:15 p.m. The Fireworks Cruise sails on both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan each Saturday at 8:30 pm.

The optional bar package, offered on the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. on Saturdays), can be purchased at the ticket counter on the day of the cruise. Drinks may be purchased individually with a credit card on the boat. Complimentary Coca-Cola soft drinks, lemonade, and cookies are included. Depending on lock traffic, our fireworks cruise will sail along one of two routes, river only or river and lake.

New this 2020 Season, join us from 8pm to 10pm on Wednesday nights for our Architectural, Cocktail and Fireworks Cruise. There’s something for everyone on this one of a kind cruise!

Tour Information

  • Pricing
    • Adults $48
    • Seniors $46
    • Youths $26
    • Kids under 6 go free!
  • Tours run Wednesday and Saturday Nights (May thru Sept.)
    • 8 pm on Wednesdays
    • 8:30 pm on Saturdays
  • 2 hour duration

Be sure to bring your camera – you’re not going to want to miss these shots.



By Phone: (708) 488-6343

Tour Departure Location

465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611

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