Chicago River Revival Festival & Big Jump
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 dancers, 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 available at the fieldhouse but 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 mass transit using CTA Red Line Chinatown stop
Here is the schedule:
9 a.m.: Opening Press Conference
9:30 a.m.: Big Jump!
10 a.m.: Tai Chi Class
10 a.m.: Fifth House String Quartet
10:30 a.m.: Park Tour
11:30 a.m.: River Photobomb
11:45 a.m.: Lion Dancers Performance
12 noon: Mural Dedication
1 p.m.: Chinese opera
1 p.m.: River Conservation Projects Q&A
1:45 p.m.: Traditional Chinese music
1:30 p.m.: Park Tour
2:30 p.m.: Mariachis
3 p.m.: Park Tour
3 p.m.: River System Planning Q&A
3:30 p.m.: Blue Fish Boys
Live animals will be on display between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Animals scheduled to appear are a barred owl, a barn owl, a Red-tailed hawk and box turtles.
To find out more about the event, please revisit this webpage for more details, sign up for our weekly e-alerts at chicagoriver.org. 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.