Concession Program

Concession Program is closed for 2021 and will be reopening in April 2022.


Future opportunities will be posted publicly on the City of Chicago’s Department of Procurement Services - DPS Alerts.  Registering to receive DPS Alerts will put you on the e-mailing list for all active procurement opportunities with the City of Chicago, including concession opportunities on the Chicago Riverwalk. 


To register, follow the instructions at DPS Alerts


As a reference, current and past Riverwalk Concession Operations Request for Proposals and Notice of Availabilities are posted.  These procurements are no longer active, however they provide examples of the submittal requirements from past RFP’s or NOA’s.  Future procurements are subject to change for the scope of services and submittal requirements.


Also available for reference are active license agreements to operate concessions on the Chicago Riverwalk.


Expired license agreements are available for review under 2016-2017 Vendor License Agreements.


Thank you for your interest in the Chicago Riverwalk!

Riverwalk Vendor License Agreement
Riverwalk Proposals Received
Riverwalk Concession Operations RFPs & NOAs

2018 Notice of Availability​


2016 Notice of Availability

2015 Notice of Availability

Concession Program Handbook