"Chicago's Hottest Boating Party Ever"
 
Go To www.ChicagoSceneBoatParty.com for more info


To check out our photos of the boat party, scroll down or click here.


The entire Playpen will be a NO WAKE ZONE!
Sign/Banners/Advertisements will not be allowed and you will be ticketed by The Chicago police Department.

Boat Party Date: Saturday July 30, 2011 Noon to 6pm
Rain Date: Sunday July 30, Noon to 6PM
We are only using the rain date if we have a major Thunder & Lightning storm.
Cloudy and a little rain, no problem

SCENE Magazine & Chicago-Scene.com Annual Boat Party. Featured by The New York Times as one of the best boat parties in the USA. The event takes place in The Play Pen located off Chicago Avenue Beach. Consistently voted the wettest and wildest event of the summer, this party is not to be missed. Thousands of Chicagoans in over 500 boats show up each year to party with friends and strangers on beautiful Lake Michigan.

This event is open to the public and no advance tickets will be sold - anyone with a boat, yacht, or jet ski can join the party for just a few hours or the whole day. Attendees must find their own boat to go on and are encouraged to bring plenty of food, water and drinks to last all day.

Chicago Scene reminds everyone to drink responsibly and party safely. The City of Chicago Marine Police and U.S. Coast Guard will be present.

"Party starts at Noon till 6PM.
"Party Location: The "Play Pen"
Just North of the Water Filtration Plant at Chicago Avenue beach.
Open to the public, anyone with a boat, Yacht, Jet ski, or Canoe.
Please have a designated captain and at least one life preserver per person.
Drink responsibly & Party safely.
Safety is our biggest concern!
Make sure at least every other boat puts out an anchor.
Bring plenty of bumpers & lines to tie up properly.
The Chicago Police plan to board every boat so please make sure you are not breaking any laws.
Please keep the sound level on your boat at a reasonable level, music should not be heard more then 150 feet from your boat.
Make sure there is ample room between strings of boats so the Police & Coast Guard can get through, behind & in front of your boat.
Do not let people that have had too much to drink swim with out a PFD.
Please bring plenty of water & food that will last all day.
No, we do not sell tickets to the party.
You must find your own boat to go on.

Boat Party Rafting Procedures

Play Pen Safety Letter

A maximum of 50 boats will be allowed per line of boats.
There must be 150 feet between the back of your boat and the front of the boat in the line behind you.
There must be room for the Police boats to travel easily between lines of boats.
   

   


Check Out Photos from Past Boat Parties!

2010 Chicago Scene Boat Party
Saturday July 31, 2010

2009 Chicago Scene Boat Party
Saturday August 1, 2009

2008 Chicago Scene Boat Party
Staturday August 2nd, 2008

2007 Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos
Photos by Bucky Skeel

  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(a)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(b)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(c)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(d)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(e)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(f)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(g)

  • Photos by Marco Morelli
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(a)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(b)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(c)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(d)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(e)

  • Photos by Rob
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(a)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(b)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(c)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(d)

  • Photos by Uzed Photography
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(a)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(b)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(c)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(d)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(e)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(f)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(g)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(h)
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(i)

  • Moon's Luau on the Lake
  • Moon's Luau on the Lake, Aug. 4, 2007(a)
  • Moon's Luau on the Lake, Aug. 4, 2007(b)

  • Viewer Photos
  • Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 4, 2007(a)

  • 2006 Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos
    Ted Widen's Photos a-g, Posted 8/8/06

    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(a)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(b)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(c)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(d)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(e)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(f)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(g)

    David Anthony's Photos a-g, Posted 8/8/06
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(a)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(b)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(c)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(d)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(e)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(f)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(g)

    Tyler Curtis Photo's a-c, Posted 8/7/06
    Tyler's Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(a)
    Tyler's Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(b)
    Tyler's Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(c)
    Tyler's Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(d)
    Tony's Aerial photos of the party Photos Aug. 5 2006(a)

    Geoff Crawley's a-b, Posted 8/8/06
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(a)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(b)

    Surreal's Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos, Posted 8/8/06
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos Aug. 5 2006(a)

    Chicago Scene Boat Party (Spy Bar Boat), Posted 8/9/06
    Chicago Scene Boat Party (Spy Bar Boat) Photos Aug. 5 2006(a)

    Austin's Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos, Posted 8/10/06
    Austin's Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos, Aug. 5 2006(a)
    Austin's Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos, Aug. 5 2006(b)

    2005 Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (a)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (b)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (c)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (d)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (e)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (f)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (g)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (h)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (i)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (j)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (k)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (l)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (m)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (n)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 (o)
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 Panaromic Shot 1
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 Panaromic Shot 2
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 Panaromic Shot 3
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 Aerial Shot 1
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Sat. August 6 Aerial Shot 2
    Chicago Scene Boat Party Video Sat. August 6

    2004 Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos
    Aug 7, 2004
    Aug 7, 2004
    Aug 7, 2004
    Aug 7, 2004
    Aug 7, 2004
    Aug 7, 2004
    Aug 7, 2004
    Aug 7, 2004
    Aug 7, 2004

    2003 Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos
    July 19, 2003
    July 5, 2003

    2002 Chicago Scene Boat Party Photos
    July 20, 2002
    June 2002