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Chicago Events - Chicago Air & Water Show on North Avenue Beach
14 Aug 2018
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Chicago Events - Chicago Air & Water Show on North Avenue Beach

See Death-Defying Stunts at the Chicago Air & Water Show: August 18-19

Join millions of spectators to witness the mind-blowing acrobatics on sky and sea at the Chicago Air & Water Show. Since 1959, this family-friendly celebration has drawn locals and travelers alike to the shores of Lake Michigan to watch spectacular demonstrations. Taking place this year on August 18-19 at North Avenue Beach, the 60th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show features free admission and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.


What Happens at the Chicago Air & Water Show?

Feel the sun on your face and the rumble of jet planes overhead. Relax in the cool lake breeze and look to the sky and sea to watch stunts by military aircraft, civilian aircraft, boats, diving teams, and parachute teams. Enjoy fair food, shop from vendors, and unwind in the festive atmosphere. This year's headlining performances include:

  • S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights
  • S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs


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Stay close to the action at Chicago events like the Air & Water Show at our one-of-a-kind hotel. Enjoy a convenient downtown location in the trendy River North neighborhood, where you can stroll to shops, restaurants, and bars. The nearest subway station is just a 3-minute walk away. Would you like to know more? Check out our current special offers and contact us today. Book your Chicago escape!