Navy Pier to hold Shakespeare birthday celebration

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CHICAGO — Navy Pier is throwing a birthday party for William Shakespeare this weekend.

The pier will have its first fireworks show of the year Saturday night in honor of the legendary writer’s 400th birthday. The fireworks will begin at 10:15 p.m.

The celebration kicks off an entire year of events for Shakespeare’s 400th birthday.

Navy Pier is home to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.