Join our Cruise & Silent Auction

Tags: McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum

Join Friends, our partners, and supporters as we travel down the South Branch of the Chicago River at the eighth annual cruise benefiting education and public outreach programs of the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum.

Gets Tickets Here

This year’s cruise – a festive way to get to know less familiar reaches of the river system – is Thursday, October 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cruise departs from the Wendella dock at Rush Street, just east of the Wrigley Building.

Guests are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Tickets are $90 or two for $160; add $25 per ticket for a VIP Ticket Bundle of gifts including a Friends of the Chicago River pint glass, four admission passes to the Bridgehouse Museum, and other surprises. 

Autumn Cruise Silent Auction is Open

Register now for our silent auction and browse all of the fun and amazing packages.

Register Here for Silent Auction

The silent auction will remain open until 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 14. Bid often and generously! Regularly visit the silent auction since new packages could be added.

The cruise is presented by CIBC, Molson Coors Beverage Company, PepsiCo, and Wendella. Lead sponsors are d’Escoto, Inc., and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. Additional sponsors include City Cruises, The Fletcher Family, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and The Wrigley Building.