Only Five Weeks Left to Buy Your Tickets to the Big Fish Ball!

Excitement is building for our 17th Annual Big Fish Ball on Wednesday, May 29. Hundreds of dedicated river advocates, civic leaders, and policy makers will celebrate our shared action and advocacy for the Chicago-Calumet River system and its tributary streams.

WGN’s Lourdes Duarte, co-anchor of the Early Evening News will be our special emcee for the gala – our largest fundraising event of the year. Also at the event, Friends will honor the recipients of the Chicago River Blue Awards, which celebrate the highest achievement in river-sensitive designs for the protection and improvement of the Chicago-Calumet River system and surrounding watersheds. The evening will conclude with a beautiful After Party Cruise on the Chicago River.

This year’s gala will at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk hotel along the Main Stem of the Chicago River. Reserve your tickets now. Ticket sales will close May 16.

We also need volunteers to help make our Big Fish Ball a big success. Click here for details on how to volunteer.

A special thank you to our nearly 20 Big Fish Ball sponsors whose generosity makes the celebration and our work to improve and restore the river possible.