Chicago River Revival Festival & Big Jump

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In honor of Friends' 40th Anniversary, please join us for the Chicago River Revival Festival and the Third Annual Big Jump! Presented by McDermott Will & Emery at Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown on Saturday, September 7, 2019 the festival will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p .m. 


Activities include: MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita and Friends’ 3rd Annual Big Jump, the Chicago River Photobomb, lion dances, food trucks, music, park tours, canoeing , fishing, live river animals, and other fun river activities. You are welcome to bring a blanket and picnic if you like.


REI is offering 40% off kayak rentals as well!


Parking is extremely limited so please come:

  • by WaterTaxi! Wendella is offering 1/2 price tickets on day passes September 1 - 8th if you use the discount code REVIVAL. This will allow you to explore the river by boat which is always fun!
  • via transit using CTA Red Line Chinatown stop.


To find out more about the event, please revisit this webpage for more details, sign up for our weekly e-alerts at Contact Annette Anderson, volunteer and events associate, at (312) 939-0490, ext. 14 to learn more about volunteering, jumping, or contributing to the Chicago River Revival Festival.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Kim Olsen-Clark, director of development, at (312) 939-0490, ext. 19.


If you are a media professional, please contact Andrew Herrmann, director of communications, at (312) 939-0490, ext. 12.


Special thanks to McDermott Will & Emery, presenting sponsor; MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita, Big Jump co-host; and the Chicago Park District, event partner.


Presenting Sponsor