Chicago Scene Boat Party Weekend 2014




Date: Saturday July 26, 2014 Noon to 6pm

Location: TBA


Fourteen years ago, Chicago Scene founder Ted Widen gathered a small group of friends together and headed out to the “Playpen”, a break wall protected area in the shadows of the Hancock building and fronting Chicago’s most recognizable and prestigious area known as “The Gold Coast”.
This was the birth of “The Chicago Scene Boat Party” an annual event that is now the largest waterfront event on the Great Lakes with more than 800 boats and thousands of people from around the world participating.
Although Chicago Scene no longer coordinates or manages the boaters or their waterborne activities, we have expanded what was a one day event of boaters gathering together into a series of land and lake events now known as “The Chicago Scene Boat Party Weekend”
Guests and participants of these events experience Chicago’s wonderful lakefront in it’s midsummer glory over the three days wrapping the last Saturday of each July.
This year Chicago Scene has scheduled the following events around the Chicago Scene Boat Party Weekend:
Chicago Scene Boat Party Kickoff Event:
Two live bands and complimentary cocktails and beers along with a two hour open session for stand up paddle boarding prior to the event.  Details can be found on our Facebook event page at and eventbrite ticketing link of
Chicago Scene Boat Party- After Party Event, Saturday 8pm - ?:
Walk, swim or crawl from the playpen after the events of the day to “The Pump Room” at The Public Hotel and show your ticket to any of the Chicago Scene Events and enjoy a complimentary Cello Via cocktail.
Chicago Scene Boat Party, “Bon Voyage” Party: The closing event of the Chicago Scene Boat Party Weekend held on the wide open rooftop “Drumbar” on top of the elegant Raffaello Hotel.  Guests will relax and recover with Cello Via Sangria’s and Finch’s Craft Beer.


Aerial Photos of The Chicago Scene Boat party

chicago_scene_boat_party Aerial Photo 1


Phone: 312 587 3474 Fax: 312 587 7397