Where to Watch the Chicago Air & Water Show, Roaring Into Town this Weekend

City of Chicago

As the summer comes to a close, the annual Chicago Air and Water Show will be wrapping it up in style on Aug.19-20. Grab a spot along the water on North Avenue Beach to watch the largest free show in the U.S., with air performances featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. Work on your tan and take part in a great Chicago tradition, while soaking up the last of those summer rays.

2017 Chicago Air and Water Show Details:

  • When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug 20. Practice 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28.
  • Where: North Avenue Beach
  • Admission: Free

Looking for a Unique Vantage Point of the Action?

Skydeck’s third annual Picnic in the Sky during the Chicago Air and Water Show is scheduled for Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here, you can enjoy a gourmet picnic on the 99th floor of the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, which boasts panoramic views of the city and beyond. Watch the high-flying show at eye-level and enjoy an unforgettable dining experience. Prices range from $100-150 per person and advance reservations are required. Due to high demand, refunds will not be allowed. Please go to theskydeck.com to purchase tickets or call312-875-9447.

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