Chicago Fireworks Kayak Tour

7:00 PM  –  11:00 PM

REI Boathouse at Ping Tom Memorial Park

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  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Group size: 12

Pyrotechnics and Paddling! Experience both on this night-time kayak tour with REI. Let our REI guides show you the best way to view Chicago's iconic summer fireworks display. Launching from our Ping Tom Park boathouse, we'll make our way by kayak into the heart of Chicago's canyon before perching ourselves perfectly to watch the sky light up over the city. An introduction to equipment and basic techniques will be provided prior to embarking on the journey. Previous kayaking experience recommended, but not required. We will paddle approximately 7 miles.

  • Watch the fireworks from a unique location - the Chicago River!
  • Learn about basic kayak techniques and equipment

REI Boathouse at Ping Tom Memorial Park

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