Popular Navy Pier programs return in July

CHICAGO – Two popular programs on Navy Pier are set to return to the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park in July.

The Water Flicks outdoor movie series returns to the Pier on Thursday, July 8 and the Water Colors live jazz series returns Friday, July 9.

This year, Water Flicks is expanding to feature two movies each week, with showings of sports-themed films on Monday evenings as part of Motivation Monday, and showings of romantic comedies on Thursday evenings as part of Date Night Thursdays.

These free movie showings begin at 6:30 p.m. but guests are encouraged to arrive early as seating space is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Water Flicks: Motivation Mondays

  • July 12
    • 42 (presented by the Chicago International Film Festival)
  • July 19
    • Mighty Ducks
  • July 26
    • Caddyshack
  • August 2
    • Creed (presented by the Black Harvest Film Festival)
  • August 9
    • Cars 3
  • August 16
    • A League of Their Own
  • August 23
    • Invictus (presented by the Chicago International Film Festival)
  • August 30
    • Rocky IV

Water Flicks: Date Night Thursdays

  • July 8
    • Boomerang
  • July 15
    • Pretty Woman
  • July 22
    • Trainwreck
  • July 29
    • The Big Sick (presented by the Chicago International Film Festival)
  • August 5
    • Love and Basketball (presented by the Black Harvest Film Festival)
  • August 12
    • Stranger Than Fiction
  • August 19
    • Bridesmaids
  • August 26
    • When Harry Met Sally


The Water Colors program brings free, live jazz shows to the Pier with two-hour sets performed by rising and prominent local jazz musicians at 6:30 p.m. each Friday.

Water Colors

  • July 9
    • NextGenJazz: Emerging Artists (presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago)
  • July 16
    • Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few, featuring Angel Bat Dawid & Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty (presented by the Hyde Park Jazz Festival)
  • July 23
    • Blueshift Big Band with Guy King
  • July 30
    • Sam Trump & Acoustic Audile, featuring Nashon Holloway
  • August 6
    • Latin Jazz Night: Papo Santiago & His Infraverde Orchestra (presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago)
  • August 13
    • TBD (presented by the Englewood Jazz Festival)
  • August 20
    • Junius Paul (presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago)
  • August 27
    • Reginald Robinson’s Ragtime & Early Jazz Jam, featuring Taslimah P. Bey Trio

Events are subject to change and may be canceled in the event of rain or bad weather. Visit the Navy Pier website or the Navy Pier on social media for day-of updates.

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