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Boats Parade Down Chicago River Friday, June 6 During Rush Hour to Kick Off Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show


A parade of ten boats ranging from American classics to modern day luxury yachts will cruise down the Chicago River Friday morning to kick off the start of summer and the Progressive Insurance® Chicago In-Water Boat Show®,taking place at 31st St. Harbor through Sunday.

Media can capture the boat parade from various bridge locations starting at Franklin St. Bridge to Wabash Ave. Bridge.
Boats in the parade, include:
  • Six antique  and classic wooden boats from the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society of America
  • 2014 Grady White 257 Fisherman with Twin 150HP Yamaha Engines provided by Jerry’s Majestic Marine
  • 2014 Cobalt R5, 25’8” provided by Gordy’s Lakefront Marina
  • 2014 45’ Cruisers Cantius provided by Springbrook Marina
  • 2014 Cobalt A28 provided by Gordy’s Lakefront Marina
Friday, June 6, 2014from 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Chicago River, Franklin St. bridge to Wabash Ave. bridge
Jamie Born, (312) 371-3787
*Please note this boat parade is weather dependent, we’ll send out a cancellation on Friday AM, if needed
ABOUT THE SHOW: In its third year, Chicago’s premier boating event, the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, offers everyone the chance to experience the fun of boating. The in-water show will return to the new, state-of-the-art marina – 31st Street Harbor, June 5-8, with hundreds of the newest boats and marine accessories for sale, on-water activities, education and daily entertainment.
Parking: Bike, Boat, or Drive to the boat show!
This year’s show offers complimentary transient boat slips for up to four hours, free secure bike parking and a new and improved parking and shuttle system. Visit the website for details.
When:  NEW! Extended Hours Thursday through Sunday, June 5- 8, 2014
Thursday, June 5:             11 – 7 p.m.
Friday, June 6:                   11 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 7:             10 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 8:                10 – 5 p.m.
3155 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616             

Convenient parking is available in Lot B of nearby McCormick Place. This is located directly south of the McCormick Place South Building and immediately west of Lake Shore Drive—$14 and includes shuttle to and from the show site!

Discounted parking pass available for purchase online only—just $12.

$10 – Adults (16 years & older)
FREE – Children (15 years & under)
Editors’ Note: Visit to sign-up for a press badge or contact Maria Blevins at 312.946.6231 or for press materials, photos and interviews.