Saturday Night Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan | 21+ | Live DJ | Full Bar

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Saturday Night Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan | 21+ | Live DJ | Full Bar

Enjoy breathtaking views and delicious drinks aboard a 2-story, open air party boat, featuring one of Chicago's BEST DJs! Let's party!

By Chicago Party Boat

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, July 1 · 8:30 - 11pm CDT


Sightseer Boat located at Monroe Harbor (See map and directions at bottom of page for exact location) 400 E. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Catch breathtaking views of Chicago's skyline and iconic landmarks, with a drink in hand, as you cruise down Lake Michigan aboard a 2-story, open air party boat! Enjoy sounds from one of Chicago's top DJs as you snap that perfect picture with your friends. These cruises are for adults only (all guests must be 21+) and there are two professionally staffed bars on board serving up beer, wine and cocktails! Take advantage of Chicago's beautiful lakefront and come aboard the cruise!

Aboard our cruises, you will enjoy:

  • Amazing views (perfect for Instagram) of the Chicago skyline, Chicago's iconic landmarks, the harbor and more!
  • One of Chicago's hottest DJs playing live, aboard the boat
  • Two fully stocked bars serving up your favorite drinks
  • A fun filled crowd

Group rates available (free ticket for guest of honor - more info below)


  • 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 HERE for more info!
  • Group Rates Available for groups of 10+ - Email for more info!

FREE STUFF: Your tickets also include over $200 in Freebies* including: $10 of FREE Bitcoin from Coinbase, $10 in FREE food from Ritual and more! Click HERE for more info. *All offers valid for first time users only and subject to change without notice.

REASONS TO BUY EARLY: In addition to getting tickets at a lower price, those who purchase early will also receive free tickets and/or deeply discounted tickets to future events.


  • Boarding will begin 30 minutes prior to scheduled cruise time.
  • All guests must be present no later than 15 minutes prior to scheduled cruise time or their spot may be given away. Those who miss boarding will NOT receive a refund.
  • Please have your printed Eventbrite QR Code and your valid 21+ ID ready as you enter the boarding line.
  • 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!

PHOTO CONTEST: Enter to win by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook (@ChicagoPartyBoat)! Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be contacted afterward! Prizes include tickets to tasting festivals, cruises on Lake Michigan and more!

DJ/MUSIC: Our DJ will play a variety of Top40, Pop, 90s, 2000s and other party hits at their discretion with the goal of making a fun cruise for the entire crowd.


  • What is the dress code? There is NO Dress code (it's a party boat) with the exception of footwear. All guests must wear flat shoes aboard the boat for safety reasons.
  • High heels and stilettos are NOT allowed for safety reasons.
  • 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 map and a detailed list of directions.
  • Where is my ticket? Click here.
  • Who can I contact with further questions? For the fastest response please email You can also call us at (312) 869-2465.

DIRECTIONS: Sightseer is docked at Monroe Harbor. Since the Harbor has no real physical address, GPS and online directions are unreliable. Use the maps along with the directions below to get to the boat!

PLEASE NOTE, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST GETTING DROPPED OFF. Sightseer is not affiliated with the parking lots. The lots may be full or closed during the cruise. If you plan on driving we suggest arriving very early as you may need to find alternate parking. If you miss the boat you will NOT receive a refund.

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 right/walk south along the lakefront.
  • Sightseer will be just around the bend.


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).
  • When you reach the end of the Riverwalk, at Lake Michigan, turn right/walk south along the lakefront about 0.3 miles until you see Sightseer on your left.

From Navy Pier

  • Walk west on Illinois to Lower Lake Shore Drive
  • When you arrive to Lower Lake Shore Drive, take a left, walking South towards the Chicago River
  • Once you cross over the Chicago River, look for the path on your left to walk down towards Lake Michigan
  • Proceed on the path, heading South, towards Monroe Harbor (Columbia Yacht Club is the giant boat in front of you in White/Blue/Red)
  • Continue walking along the lakefront about 0.3 miles until you see Sightseer boat on your left.

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.
  • Sightseer will be on your right.


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 East all the way till it ends at the lake.

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.
  • Take Randolph Street East all the way till it ends at the lake.

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, turn right.
  • Take Randolph Street East all the way till it ends at the lake.

Parking Lots Nearby: please note we have no affiliation with the parking lots below, please confirm availability in advance!

  • 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

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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. For further Terms and Conditions of this event and ticket purchase please see “Ticket Purchase and Event Terms and Conditions” in checkout before purchasing these tickets; which shall also be binding and shall be incorporated by reference as though fully stated herein.

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