Your Goombay Guide

Goombay Bash returns Saturday, July 28 in Chicago. Here are 10 important details to know:

  1. Arrive Early

    Beat the traffic and enjoy incredible views of Chicago’s skyline from Navy Pier. There is a concert at Soldier Field that begins at 5 p.m. the day of the event, so plan to leave early as this will increase traffic.

  2. Arrive Early Tickets

    Goombay has “gone green” and will not issue paper tickets. Simply say your name at registration. Contact The H Foundation office before the event for a fast and easy registration experience.

  3. Special Guests

    Jeremy Roenick, former Chicago Blackhawks player, and George Wendt, “Norm” from Cheers, will be among many other local Chicago celebrities and professional athletes at the Bash, including Pete McMurray from WGN Radio, Jane Monzures from WGN Living Healthy Chicago, and former NFL players Doug Plank

  4. Cash Bar

    A $50 unlimited beverage wristband will be for sale.

  5. Raffle Tickets

    It’s just $50 per ticket for a chance to win $10,000. The winner will be drawn live at the Bash, but you don’t have to be present to win. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Visit for more information. 

  6. Catch the Caribbean Spirit

    The Goombay Bash is a casual celebration so keep the tuxedos at home. Feel free to wear Hawaiian shirts, sundresses, shorts, and sandals. 

  7. Valet Parking

    The H Foundation has arranged for reserved parking for event attendees with valet service at a discounted rate of $33. 

  8. Transportation

    The guest bus departs at 4 p.m. from Madison Street across from Cossitt School behind Hortons and returns from Navy Pier after the fireworks. Visit to purchase seat tickets. 

  9. Event Schedule

    • 5 p.m. — Doors Open, Raffles & Silent Auction Begins
    • 6 p.m. — Buffet Opens
    • 8 p.m. — Presentation Begins, Including Raffle Drawings
    • 10:10 p.m. — Silent Auction Closes
    • 10:15 p.m. — Fireworks
    • 11:30 p.m. — Bars Close
    • Midnight — Event Closes
  10. Event Address

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

For additional questions, email or call 708-352-5240.

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