2016 Dates and Special Events on the Water
Call today to reserve your event. These dates book quickly, don't miss your chance!!!
107th Race to Mackinac
Saturday July 23rd
Watch the parade of sailboats, sail past Navy Pier and out from Chicago Harbor with the beautiful Chicago Skyline in the backdrop in this years 107th race to Mackinac.
Chicago Scene Boat Party
Saturday August 6th 12-6pm
Voted one of the BEST boat tie up parties in America. This party takes place on Chicago's gorgeous lakefront in the famous "play-pen" where boats tie up, the music gets loud, and the party begins! Come see, and be seen at the biggest water party of the year!!!! Call for more details and rates!
Air & Water Show
August 19th,20th, & 21st 10am-3pm
(friday the 14th is practice day)
Watch in breathtaking awe as planes roar directly over your head. Take in one of the Nations best air and water shows from your very own private viewing platform aboard one of our boats. Feel the thunder from the fighter jets, and experience the adrenaline of the acrobatic trick planes flying circles right above you. Don't watch from the distance, on a crowded hot beach! Come enjoy one of Chicago's amazing summer events in style!!
Venetian Night & Fireworks show
Saturday September 10th 7pm & fireworks @ 9:30pm
Venetian night is back at Navy Pier!! Once a longtime lakefront tradition has returned in all it's glory for 2015! Join the party of decorated lighted boats on display in front of Chicago's Navy Pier! The party kicks off with the parade of lighted boats who compete for best decorated themes, and then ends with a bang of a fireworks spectacle!
Northerly Island Concerts
Windy City Lake Shake Country Music Festival
June 17, 18, 19 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 2pm-11pm
Custom charter packages available for this first time special concert event. This is a three day country music festival packed with country's top stars! Whether you are going to the concert and want a pre-concert cruise, be dropped off in style without dealing with traffic and show up on a boat, or you want to stay on the water and listen to the show from a boat, we've got you covered. Call today to arrange your custom Lake Shake event charter, and make it something to remember!!
Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series
June 10th, 11th & 12th
Watch as Chicago makes maritime history with Lake Michigan chosen as the first freshwater venue to host America’s Cup racing in the event’s 164-year history. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago, a qualifying event for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda, will take place June 10 – 12, 2016 at Navy Pier. Six teams will be competing for the Cup including USA, Sweden, Great Britain, Japan, France, and New Zealand. Navy Pier will be the epicenter of the event. The start and finish line will be in the water right off of the Grand Ballroom & East End Plaza. Coverage will be seen live on NBC Sports Network.