A #SummertimeChi Black Yacht Experience

The Biggest Weekend of The Summer

Welcome aboard Black Yacht Weekend, a floating party created for black boaters to party on Lake Michigan each year. Boaters connect and party on the water while sitting against the stunning backdrop of Chicago’s iconic skyline. Since launching, Black Yacht Weekend has quickly become a highlight of the city’s summer calendar, drawing black boaters to the vibrant vibes of the water each year.

Enjoy a full weekend of parties, cruising on the water, and chilling in the Playpen. Grab your crew, find a boat and meet us in the water.

Event Dates:

2024 Dates

Location: Chicago

June 14th – June 16th 2024

Friday, June 14th, 2024:

Saturday, June 15th, 2024:

Sunday, June 16th, 2024:

*The event is included with a weekend registration ticket and an RSVP. Events are subject to capacity.


An Unforgettable

Yacht rentals open March 1st. The earlier you plan, the longer you'll have to look forward to it.

Reserve a Spot

Register for the weekend to get access to our charter rental partners, event information, and day of tie-up information. Registration also includes branded swag for each charter. Only one registration is needed for each charter group.

Find a Crew and Join a Boat

Want to join the weekend but you don’t have a group to book with? Join our facebook group to match with other boaters looking to fill boats.

RSVP for Events

**Events are subject to capacity.**

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