Friends of the Chicago River – Big Fish Ball

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Date(s) - 06/13/2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Westin Chicago


Mix. Mingle. Meet.

This is the 12th annual Big Fish Ball, Friends’ largest fundraising event. The event includes a fabulous cocktail hour on the river with an amazing opportunity to get up close and mingle with river animals and a delightful three-course dinner and program honoring the recipients of the Chicago River Blue Awards. The evening also includes a raffle featuring unique prizes and certificates from local businesses.

Make a whole night of it! Buy tickets to the special Shoreline Sightseeing After Party Cruise from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cruise is a wonderful way to see the river and city’s amazing architecture in semi-darkness while sipping cocktails.

Gala Emcee: WGN-TV television presenter Elliott Bambrough, host of the Emmy award-winning weekly food series, “Chicago’s Best.”

Buy your Big Fish Ball and After Party Cruise tickets here.

To discuss sponsorship and table purchases or raffle item donations, please contact Kim Olsen-Clark at (312) 939-0490, ext. 19 or

Volunteer Opportunities: Greeters, raffle assistance, photography assistance, and more! Let Friends know if you can help!

It’s never too late to make a donation to support Friends. Click here to learn how your gift supports the Chicago River system.