Celebrate the beginning of the summer season with an action-packed party at the Chicago Riverwalk on Saturday, May 20. All day long, you'll find a unique variety of activities, performances, and attractions to mark the start of the summer.
Watch a parade of giant fish puppets, take a river cruise with your dog, and sign up for a walking tour of the neighborhood. Don't miss the grand finale, a pyrotechnic waterfall display off the Clark Street and LaSalle Street bridges.
Check out other fun activities happening at the Chicago Riverwalk celebration, including:
- Riverwalk Kayak Paddle
- Dragon Boat Exhibition Race
- Urban Adventure and Canine Cruises
- Chicago Park District Fishing at the Jetty
- March of the Fish Parade
- Bridge Lift Viewings
- Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours
- Music at Island Party Hut Tiki Bar
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music
- Pyrotechnic Waterfall Display
Find the entire schedule of Chicago events at the Riverwalk's Season Opening online and make plans to start the summer in the city. Need a place to stay? Discover newly redesigned suites and spectacular views from our friendly hotel. We also offer convenient parking at an excellent value, plus exciting packages to help you make the most of your trip. Seize the summer. Make your escape to Chicago. Book your reservations today!