20 September 2018
Chicago Scene founder Ted Widen gathered a small group of friends and their boats together in the summer of 2000 and headed out to the “Playpen,” a protected area that is North of Navy Pier and just off the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Each year over 500 boats tie up with over 10,000 attendees. All of the boats are privately owned by some of Chicago’s most prominent, successful professionals.
This was the birth of the “Chicago Scene Boat Party,” an annual “Bucket List”event that is now the largest power boating event on Lake Michigan.
As you will see in the following photos it’s a sight to behold – beautiful people, boats and its all set in front of an incredible downtown Chicago skyline.
We’ve expanded the event into a series of land and sea events over a few days now known as the “Chicago Scene Boat Party Weekend” at some of Chicago’s best nightlife venues.
Check back here on our website over the coming months to learn more about all the events we will have to celebrate the Boat Party Weekend.
Boat Party Sponsorship info can be found here Sponsorship Info