North Avenue Beach
1600 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
One of the largest fundraising events for Special Olympics Chicago takes place on Chicago's icy lakefront. Funds raised from the Chicago Polar Plunge help to pay for transportation to competitions, uniforms, sports equipment, and more, for the ever-growing Special Olympics Chicago programs and athletes. Once the dive is concluded, all are invited to a "Melt Down Party" which will take place inside the North Avenue Beach boathouse and in expanded heated tents.
Event Cost: Free; fundraising encouraged
Event times: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.