Air & Water Show Yacht Party on August 19th! @ Anita Dee II, Chicago [19 August]

Air & Water Show Yacht Party on August 19th!

12:00 - 16:00

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Anita Dee II
Dusable Harbor 200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Use promo code «CRUISE» for discounted tickets to the Air & Water Show Yacht Party at!

The Air & Water show features military and civilian flight aerobatics, historic aircraft, parachute teams and tons more!

Come out on our three story luxury yacht for a cruise on Lake Michigan! Tickets include a Live DJ, Dancing, Giveaways, the best views of the Air Show and the Chicago skyline and a drink at the After-Party!

Imagine being at a trendy bar while enjoying the beautiful Chicago skyline as you cruise down Lake Michigan aboard a luxury yacht! Our yacht is equipped with 3 floors including a lounge area, dance floor, and top deck to party on! Take advantage of Chicago's best asset and get out on the lake aboard the cruise!


Want to celebrate your birthday on the boat? If you have 10 or more people in your party, your ticket is on us, and all your friends get a discount! Fill out the form at the link below for more info!

Group Rates Available for groups of 10+ — Email [email protected] for more info!


All attendees will also receive the following Freebies*: Use code 'CTS2' for 2 FREE rides from Lyft (up to $5 off each of your first two rides) – 2 FREE rides in an affordable ride share with Via using promo code 'CTS2' – Up to $10 towards a FREE taxi ride from Curb with promo code 'CTS10'– $25 in on-demand laundry service from Tide Spin with promo code 'CHI25' – $10 in FREE food at your favorite restaurants like Freshii, Protein Bar, Rockit & more from Ritual! *All offers valid for first time users only and subject to change without notice.

Boarding will begin promptly at 11:15 a.m. As soon as boarding is complete, the gate will close and the crew will start preparing for departure. No one else will be permitted to board. Please be on time, as the boat will leave without you!!!


What is the dress code? There is NO Dress code for the boat.

Can I bring my own food/drink on the boat? Absolutely no outside food or beverage may be brought on the boat.

What do I need to bring to get on the boat? Your printed ticket from Eventbrite and a valid ID. All guests must Be 21+.

How do I get to the boat? Please see below for a detailed list of directions.

What kind of music will be played on the boat? The DJ will start with Top40, EDM, and Hip-hop and will play a variety of music with the goal of helping everyone enjoy themselves.

Please note the Air & Water Show is put on by the City of Chicago. If it is cancelled, changed, or delayed the party will still go on as scheduled! Guests will not receive refunds. Also, please note that due to timing, the «Water» portion of the show will not be visible from the cruise.


The Anita Dee is docked at DuSable Harbor on the South side of the Chicago River at Lake Shore Drive.

** Since the Harbor has no real physical address, GPS and online directions are unreliable. Use the directions below to get to the boat!

**PLEASE NOTE: Parking Lots fill quickly during the Air & Water Show. We highly recommend taking public transportation or LYFT (Use promo code 'CTS2'). If you must drive, please see parking options below.**

Driving (Parking in DuSable Harbor Parking Lot) *Parking ranges from $16-$24

From the West

Head east toward the lake on Lower Randolph Street from Michigan Ave. or Columbus Drive. (If coming from Michigan Ave., stay to the left to access lower Randolph St., do not go to the upper level!)
Take Randolph Street all the way to the last stop light before the lake and turn left. (Do not enter cul-de-sac)
Immediately after you turn, merge left to ramp leading down to parking lot.
At bottom of ramp, take ticket at the gate (pay upon exit) then drive straight to the end of the lot.
Park, walk out of opening on the right/east side of the lot. Both yachts will be to your left on the River.

From the North Via Lake Shore Drive

Take Randolph St. exit off of Lake Shore Drive.
Turn left at bottom of Randolph St. exit ramp.
Turn left at second light (Do not enter cul-de-sac).
Immediately after you turn, merge left to ramp leading down to parking lot.
At bottom of ramp, take ticket at the gate (pay upon exit) then drive straight to the end of the lot.
Park, walk out of opening on the right/east side of the lot. Both yachts will be to your left on the River.

From the South Via Lake Shore Drive

Exit to Randolph/Wacker Dr. off of Lake Shore Drive. Stay in middle lane of ramp.
At bottom of ramp, proceed straight beyond traffic light.
Merge left to ramp leading down to parking lot.
At bottom of ramp, take ticket at the gate (pay upon exit) then drive straight to the end of the lot.
Park, walk out of opening on the right/east side of the lot. Both yachts will be to your left on the River.

Alternate Parking Locations: In the event that DuSable Harbor Parking Lot is at capacity, we’ve listed additional parking options.

Millennium Park Garage — 5 S. Columbus — (312) 616-0600
ABM Parking Services — 400 N McClurg — (855) 234-0260
ABM Parking Services — 323 E. Wacker — (312) 268-8116
LAZ Parking — 350 E. Monroe — (312) 616-0600
Navy Pier Lots — 600 E Grand — (312) 595-5072

Dropped Off

If getting dropped off by taxi, instead of telling the driver an address, tell them to drop off where lower Randolph Street meets the lakefront, DuSable Harbor, or Columbia Yacht Club.
Lower Randolph Street, east to the lakefront. Drop off at DuSable Harbor cul-de-sac
Walk down to the lake front path and turn left/walk north along the lakefront.
Our yachts will be straight ahead at the end of the lakefront path where it ends at the Chicago River.
Taxis can also go inside to the end of the DuSable Harbor Parking Lot which is closer (directions above in ‘Driving’). If they’re there for less than 15 mins, there is no charge.


From the Loop

Take any stairway down to the Riverwalk on the south side of the Chicago River.
Walk east toward the lake (From Michigan Ave. Bridge- 10 min walk)
The south side of the Riverwalk ends at our boats just east of the Lake Shore Drive Bridge

From Navy Pier

Walk west on Illinois to Lower Lake Shore Drive, the first street on your left.
Cross Lower Lake Shore Drive to the west side of the street and turn left.
Once you cross over the Chicago River, look for the staircase on your right to walk down to Riverwalk
Turn left to go through tunnel on Riverwalk
Once you exit tunnel, you’ll see both yachts to your left on the River.

From Millennium Park

Head east on Monroe and cross over to the east side of Lake Shore Drive.
Turn left or walk north on the lakefront path.
Once you pass Columbia Yacht Club, keep walking north for 4-5 mins- Path ends at Chicago River and our Yachts.

Rules, Regulations & Disclaimers:

All guests must be 21+ with a valid government issued ID that will be checked by security prior to boarding the boat. A valid ticket with scannable QR code is required by all guests to board. It is recommended to print a paper ticket to prevent any technology complications which would prevent your ticket from displaying on your phone. There is no guest list at the boat, each ticket must be scanned. Security reserves the right to inspect all bags and persons. Absolutely no outside food or beverage may be brought on the boat. Guests who are deemed intoxicated (or otherwise unfit) upon arrival, will be denied entry and no refunds will be given. We want all guests to enjoy themselves on the cruise, but please note you will be on the boat for an extended amount of time and our number one priority is the safety of all guests. The boat will depart the dock as soon as boarding is completed. Once the boat begins its cast off procedure, for the safety of all guests, absolutely no late arrivals will be allowed within the security fence to board. If you are late, you will be left at the harbor without a refund. In the event of dangerous weather conditions, security situations, mechanical issues with the locks, the boat, etc., the boat may not cruise, but the party will still go on at the dock. In the event of rain, or other inclement weather, the party will continue on the enclosed portion of the boat. Any ticketing/technical issues will be handled by Please contact them directly at Sorry – no refunds or price adjustments. The Eventbrite system does not allow us to restrict people who are underage from buying tickets. If you are not 21 and purchase a ticket, you will not be allowed on board. Cruise length will vary based upon multiple factors, including, but not limited to: boarding time, lock operations, boat traffic, weather, special events such as fireworks, emergency situations, etc. The DJ's aboard the boat will play a variety of music, at their discretion, with the goal of making a fun cruise for the entire crowd. The music's volume level will be set to an acceptable level intended to please all guests and may be regulated/limited by safety regulations set forth by the captain.
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