Big Fish Ball

The Big Fish Ball is Wednesday, May 31 at the Westin River North.

Our largest fundraising event of the year!

Hundreds of leaders and young professionals from the Chicago community will celebrate the vibrancy of the Chicago-Calumet River system.

We will also honor the recipients of the Chicago River Blue Awards which celebrate the highest achievement in river-sensitive designs along the river. 

Thank you to our generous 2023 Big Fish Ball Sponsors.

Are you interested in sponsoring the Big Fish Ball? Contact Annie Hanrahan today:

Click here to purchase individual tickets

Click here to purchase after party cruise tickets

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

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