The Chicago Air and Water Show is an annual air show held at the shores of Lake Michigan presented by Shell Oil Products U.S and the City of Chicago. The show began in 1959 and is now Chicago’s second biggest festival with over two million viewers. The show is also the largest and oldest free admission air and water exhibition in the United States. This year the show will take place August 16th-17th from 10am-3pm each day with North Avenue Beach at the center point.
The air show is a free event bringing daredevil thrills with demonstrations by military and civilian aircrafts, boats, diving and parachute teams. This year’s headliners will be the U.S Navy Blue Angels, U.S Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, and the U.S Navy Leap Frogs. Herb Hunter, known as, “The Voice” of the event and a former pilot in the show will be announcing play by play during all the performances. Some of the sponsors for the show this year are Pepsi, American Airlines, Aquafina and the Chicago Tribune. The schedule and more information for the show can be found at www.chicagoairandwatershow.us.
Many people camp out early to grab a spot on the beach to make sure they can view all the acts taking place. Some of the best places to watch the show are Castaways Bar and Grill at North Avenue Beach, boat rides at Navy Pier or head on up to the John Hancock Observatory. If you want to get good seats and need to find quick and easy parking, Park Jockey has many location nearby. Please visit our website and reserve your’ parking now.
Be sure to grab your sunscreen, bottled water, ear plugs, sunglasses and binoculars before heading out to the show. Hope everyone enjoys all the performances! 🙂