Big Fish Ball

Save Tuesday, June 13, 2017


To view the 2017 Big Fish Ball Sponsorship levels, click here

To view the 2017 Big Fish Ball invitation, click here

Mix. Mingle. Meet.

Gala co-chairs, David Wong of Certare Ventures and Robert Sit of Site Design Group, invite you to reserve your tickets or sponsor a table - all to benefit the Chicago River system.

The 12th annual Big Fish Ball, Friends' largest fundraising event, will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Westin Chicago River North. 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 where we honor 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 our 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 us 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.