While this event is FREE, we are encouraging a suggested donation of at least $20 a boat. We know times are tough, if you can donate, please do so, it's your contributions that keep us running and able to produce events like this.
Deck your boat in as many rainbows as you can, follow ALL guidelines given by the city/state regarding passengers, masks, and social distancing. We MUST be responsible boaters!
*******THIS EVENT MAY CHANGE DUE TO EVENTS RELATED TO COVID OR THE WEATHER CHECK BACK OFTEN*******
Decorate your boat in Pride Colors!
We will begin a pre-parade circle just south of the Adler Planetarium, near 12th St. Beach between 1:30p and 2p, boats should be monitoring VHF 72. Upon arriving at the circle hail the parade leader on VHF channel 72, to check in. Please maintain at least 50ft between you and the boat in front of you.
The parade will begin at 2p, and head North around the Planetarium and Shedd, entering through the south opening of Monroe Mooring Field, passing Queens Landing and exiting Monroe Mooring Field, then past the tip of Navy Pier, through the “Playpen” and out the Eastern entrance to it, following the shore until we reach North Avenue Beach. After the parade, participants are invited to raft up near North Ave. Beach immediately following, or at Monroe South if the waves are too much. (weather and space pending). If the wind and waves prove too much, we will cut things short and end in the “Playpen.”
As with all things boating this event is WEATHER DEPENDENT, and it is up to YOU AS THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR BOAT to make the decision on if you will be participating based on the conditions that day. Should the weather forecast call for excessively rough or otherwise unsafe conditions we will re-schedule.
Be sure to follow ALL rules for social distancing/passengers allowed, and... HAVE FUN/ spread the word!
If you don’t have access to a boat, or don’t want to be on one... NO PROBLEM! You can watch from Queen’s Landing, Navy Pier or the beach!
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Lastly, and most importantly... the legalities:
All participants of this event waive any and all rights to any legal action against the organizers, organizations, partners, contractors, donors/sponsors, volunteers and officers of the board for any injuries, diseases, damages, death or dismemberment that may occur as a result of participation in this event. Vessel owners/operators are solely responsible for following all rules/regs. by the state regarding safe boating and COVID-19 guidelines. Vessel owners/operators are solely responsible for the cleanliness/hygiene/operation of their vessels. Your participation in this event constitutes your agreement.
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