Events

September 24: Mercury Canine Cruise

On Sunday, September 24, IDR+ invites you and your friendly dog to enjoy a 90-minute cruise on the Chicago River with us! We will have the entire boat for our group, and we are looking forward to a lovely day of socializing and sightseeing. A tour guide will narrate the tour with Chicago architecture and history info and even point out some dog-related highlights. Dogs can sit in your lap, on a seat, or on the deck at your feet. The cruise boat offers plenty of safe outdoor seating, water bowls, and a special newspaper-lined restroom for your pet. Enjoy a great day outdoors with your favorite companion and your friends at IDR+!

Please limit one dog per adult. Human tickets cover all ages, and supervised children are welcome. BUY TICKETS IN OUR STORE!  The deadline to purchase tickets is Sept 22.

Departure is at 12:15pm. Our group needs to assemble on the dock at 11:45am. Please do not be late or you will miss the boat. Tours depart from the Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Look for the blue awning at the top of the stairway and go downstairs to the dock. GPS users enter 112 E. Wacker Drive to find the location on LOWER Wacker. Please see the photo just below for our meeting spot. If you’d like to avoid the stairway, there are convenient ramps located nearby at State St. & Wabash Ave. View accessibility info here.

Parking and Access

Parking is available at LAZ Parking Garage at 233 N. Michigan Avenue (entrance to garage on East South Water Street, just east of Michigan Avenue). A reduced rate is offered for Mercury customers of $14 for 1-3 hours or $15 for 3-4 hours of parking. Simply have your parking ticket stamped at the Mercury Box Office to receive the discount.

For guests needing accessibility information,
Please visit CruiseChicago.com/location/accessible_drop_off_area/

Driving Directions

From I-90/I-94 Kennedy/Edens Expressways

As you begin to enter downtown Chicago, exit on right at OHIO STREET. Continue Eastbound on Ohio Street and turn Right (South) on WABASH AVENUE. Cross over the Chicago River and turn left (East) at first street, WACKER DR. Continue Eastbound on Wacker Drive. Cross through the Michigan Avenue intersection and look for the first driveway East of Michigan Ave., on your right, which is 111 E. Wacker Dr. / Systems Parking Garage. It is a self park facility and is available to our customers on a space available basis. Walk across the Street (North) and look for the Blue Awning marking the stairway down to our Riverside Gardens Dock and Mercury Skyline Cruiseline.

From I-290 Eisenhower Expressway

Continue east through the old Post Office and continue to Michigan Avenue. You must go straight at that light, but get ready to turn left at the next light, which will take you Northbound onto Michigan Avenue. Travel past Millennium Park and continue North to Wacker Dr. Turn Right onto Wacker Dr. and take the first right-hand driveway into the 111 E. Wacker Drive Parking facility.

From Lakeshore Drive North or Southbound

Exit at Wacker Drive (Upper) and continue Westbound. Parking is on your left at 111 E. Wacker Dr. Look for our Blue Awning when walking to the dock, which is located at the Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

Meet & greet events!

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Two Boston’s 8th Annual Adopt-A-Rama
12pm-3pm: Two Bostons Pet Boutique and Gourmet Bakery @ 2523 W. 75th Street, Naperville, IL

Saturday, October 7, 2017
11am-1pm: Petco @ 801 w Lake Ave. in Peoria, IL

**ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. IF YOU ARE DRIVING A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE, PLEASE CALL AHEAD AND MAKE SURE OUR VOLUNTEER IS THERE BEFORE MAKING THE LONG DRIVE. SOMETIMES EMERGENCIES HAPPEN. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.