Summer Float Party

Tags: Volunteers, Attend, CREW opportunities, Ticketed events, and River education

Summer Float Party - the float is cancelled but the party is on!

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2023


1 - 4 PM 

We regret to inform you that the floating portion of the Summer Float Party has been canceled because we did not receive approval for our marine event permit from the US Coast Guard until mid Friday afternoon. Originally the permit was denied based upon criteria that the City of Chicago established just a week ago in regard to another organization’s swimming event in the Chicago River, according to the Coast Guard in meetings this week. All the permit requests were made many months ago.

Despite the cancelation of the float, we are excited to go forward with the After Float Party at Horner Park from 1-4 p.m. with food trucks, family friendly activities, music, and a free beer garden sponsored by Molson Coors in a magical riverfront atmosphere. You can meet the crew from 101.9 The Mix radio and pick up your Summer Float Party T-Shirt at the party.

The Chicago-Calumet River system belongs to the people and access to the river is vital. As strong advocates for open and equitable access to the river system, we are tremendously disappointed to have to cancel the event after all our efforts and the enthusiastic response.