Big Fish Ball

Gone Fishin' Silent Auction is Live

There’s still time to bid on a wide variety special experiences, travel packages, and fun items in our Gone Fishin' Silent Auction of the 2022 Big Fish Ball. The auction is open until 5 p.m. (CDT), Friday, June 3.

The Big Fish Ball, which was held Wednesday, June 1, is Friends' largest fundraising event of the year. Hundreds of leaders and young professionals from the Chicago community turned out celebrate the vibrancy of the Chicago-Calumet River system and honor the recipients of the Chicago River Blue Awards, which recognize the highest achievement in river-sensitive designs along the river. 

Thank you to all our generous Big Fish Ball sponsors

Gala Committee
Interested in joining the Big Fish Ball Gala Committee for the 2023 Big Fish Ball?  Please contact Annie Hanrahan at (312) 939-0490, ext. 19, or

Make a Donation
It’s never too late to make a donation to support Friends. Learn how your gift supports the Chicago River system