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SDC Summerfest 2023

July 29- August 6, 2023

SDC Summerfest 2022

Thanks for an amazing year everyone!

Join jumpers from all over the world as they gather to celebrate blue skies, good times, and great friendships at Skydive Chicago’s annual Summerfest. With a roster of first-class organizers in every discipline, a fleet of aircraft, nightly parties, events, food, and live music, Summerfest isn’t just a boogie: it’s an experience.

July 30- August 7, 2022

Saturday July 30th

    • Aircraft: 3 Otters & 1 Skyvan
    • Manifest Check-In Opens at 7:30 am
    • Wheels Up at 8:00 am to Sunset – Hangar closes 30 mins after sunset
    • Tiki Bar Opens at 6:00 pm for drinks
    • Dinner at 7:30p – Dig Dougs BBQ Food Truck + Eat Up! Surf n’ Turf
    • Entertainment – LO Introductions 9:00pm & GOLoud Band 10:00pm

Sunday July 31st

  • Aircraft: 3 Otters & 1 Skyvan
  • Manifest Check-In Opens at 7:30 am
  • Wheels Up at 8:00 am to Sunset – Hangar closes 30 mins after sunset
  • Tiki Bar Opens at 6:00 pm for drinks
  • Dinner at 7:30p – Cruising Concessions Food Truck + EatUp! Indian food
  • Entertainment – Ship or Sink at 9:30 pm

Monday August 1st

  • Aircraft: 3 Otters & 1 Skyvan
  • Manifest Check-In Opens at 7:30 am
  • Wheels Up at 8:00 am to Sunset – Hangar closes 30 mins after sunset
  • Costume of the Day – Let’s Get this Party Started: Hillbilly’s & Mustaches
  • Tiki Bar Opens at 6:00 pm for drinks
  • Dinner at 7:30p – Dig Dougs Meatloaf & veggies + EatUp! Creole food
  • Entertainment – Sip-n-Paint at 9:30 pm

Tuesday August 2nd

  • Aircraft: 3 Otters & 1 Skyvan
  • Manifest Check-In Opens at 7:30 am
  • Wheels Up at 8:00 am to Sunset – Hangar closes 30 mins after sunset
  • Costume of the Day – Where Ya From? Represent your Home DZ or Country
  • Tiki Bar Opens at 6:00 pm for drinks
  • Dinner at 7:30p – EatUp! Smokehouse food
  • Entertainment – Wheel of Freefall at 9:30 pm

Wednesday August 3rd

  • Aircraft: 3 Otters & 1 Skyvan
  • High Altitude Loads!
  • Manifest Check-In Opens at 7:30 am
  • Wheels Up at 8:00 am to Sunset – Hangar closes 30 mins after sunset
  • Costume of the Day – Wild Child: Tie Dye and Tutus
  • Tiki Bar Opens at 6:00 pm for drinks
  • Dinner at 7:30p – BBQ & Baker Food Truck + EatUp! Italian food
  • Entertainment – Mixology Challenge at 9:30 pm

Thursday August 4th

  • Aircraft: 3 Otters & 1 Skyvan
  • Manifest Check-In Opens at 7:30 am
  • Wheels Up at 8:00 am to Sunset – Hangar closes 30 mins after sunset
  • Costume of the Day – Cover Everything or Very Little: Undies or Onsies
  • Tiki Bar Opens at 6:00 pm for drinks
  • Dinner at 7:30p – Serna’s Grill Food Truck + EatUp! Mexican food
  • Entertainment – Ice Age at 9:30 pm

Friday August 5th

  • Aircraft: 3 Otters & 2 Skyvans
  • Manifest Check-In Opens at 7:30 am
  • Wheels Up at 8:00 am to Sunset – Hangar closes 30 mins after sunset
  • Costume of the Day – TGIF: Rainbows & Unicorns
  • Tiki Bar Opens at 6:00 pm for drinks
  • Dinner at 7:30p – Flo’s Kitchen Food Truck + EatUp! Thai food
  • Entertainment – Brady’s Magic Mentalist Show at 9:30 pm

Saturday August 6th

  • Aircraft: 3 Otters & 2 Skyvans
  • Manifest Check-In Opens at 7:30 am
  • Wheels Up at 8:00 am to Sunset – Hangar closes 30 mins after sunset
  • Costume of the Day – Return to Mars: Aliens & Astronauts
  • Tiki Bar Opens at 6:00 pm for drinks
  • Dinner at 7:30p – Woodfire on Wheels Food Truck + EatUp! Pig Roast
  • Entertainment – Fireworks and Stunt Show & Return to Mars Party with DJ Rook & Friends – Sunset! (only open to registered boogie attendees)

Sunday August 7th

  • Aircraft: 3 Otters & 1 Skyvan
  • Manifest Check-In Opens at 7:30 am
  • Wheels Up at 8:00 am to Sunset – Hangar closes 30 mins after sunset
  • Dinner Served at 7:30 pm – Whatever Allen Has In Store For Us Will Be Amazing!
  • Entertainment – NOTHING!  Relax.  Chill.  Detox.  Say goodbye or STAY FOREVER!

Jump Tickets

$30/jump

*Rate is subject to change. Lock in pricing by pre-purchasing tickets during registration!
*Unlimited jumpers can use their package for this event


Full Early Boogie Registration

$140
February 1-June 22, 2022
  • Includes event T-shirt, admission, access to jumping, and evening activities

Full Boogie Registration

$150
June 23,2022-Event
  • Includes admission, access to jumping, and evening activities

Other Registrations

$50-$60
Summerfest 2022
  • Jumper Day Pass and Non-jumper Event Pass Passes available

Your First SDC Summerfest?

You can watch our dropzone briefing to get ready for your jumping and your landings. We have a huge landing area.  Make sure to know the zones and our left-handed pattern landing sequence and what obstacles might be there when you’re in the sky.  There’s even an article to read about how to get the most out your SDC Summerfest.  Take a peek and get ready to have some fun!

Watch our landing briefing to save time during check-in.

Get jumprun, winds aloft, clouds and ground winds on your smart phone or mobile device. Learn our landing area, obstacles, and outs before you even arrive.

Load Organizers

Formation Skydiving

Doug Barron
Chris Webb
Carl Kallgren IV
Keith Conner
Charlie McGee
Aga Horoszko
Katie Healy
Kelsey Rose
Mandy Echevarria
Louis French
Dan Schultz
Scott Latinis
TJ Hine
Steve Lefkowitz
Julie Kleinwort
Sandy Grillet
Rob Jonson
and more…

Freefly & Movement

Jason Russell
Stephanie Strange
Sam Lendle
Dusty Hanks
Johnny Gunn
Mike Dilisi
Maia Allo
Gian Franco Maliconi
Jaime Miller
Adam Chumita
Denys Gogol
Boo Dacious
Daniel Adams
Jazmyne Kahler
Leslie Menetrier
Amberly Brown
Tamara Bartlett
Tom DiNardo
Nick Russo
Kyle Brady
Kate Armstrong
Nicole Moon
Selwyn Facey
Steve Huffman
Dan Wilsey
and more…

Wingsuit

Ted Chen
Andrew Velasquez
Daniel Thalasinos
Jonathan Bizilia
Ryan Blunk
Amelia Dunaway
Alex Tran
Scott Callantine
Alex Bravo
Ronnie Shuman
Richo Butts (XRW)
and more…

Vendors

Vendors interested in attending or contributing to SDC Summerfest 2022 should email events@skydivechicago.com for a registration link.

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Media Team

We will have plenty of photographers and videographers on-site to catch all the action
and of course access to your bada** LO footage!

Ryan Patrick
Dustin Chantler
Neil Kuhlman
Josh Reuck
Nick Nash
Zibby Alexander
Raymond Adams
Norman Kent
Andrew Revesz
Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum
Chris Goller
Keith Nugent
Kevin Natfzger
Pete Jabczynski
Alexander Lemaire

Pilots and More…

We of course couldn’t do SDC Summerfest without our amazing flight crew. Meet the pilots here before the event begins.

Emerson Beinhauer
Gunnar Jannette
Larry Liebler
Dave Schwartz
Mark Kruse
Ben Vinych

SDC Summerfest 2022…
You know each year we have a few extra surprises up our sleeves and no two experiences are the same.
Come find out what else we have in store for you!

SDC Summerfest 2021 Throwback!

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