The air and water show is next week – Saturday and Sunday August 15th and 16th.
From the City’s website:
The 57th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, presented by Shell and the City of Chicago, will return August 15 and 16 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center from 10am-3pm daily. Strong in tradition and one of the largest free admission events of its kind, the show headliners include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights.
“The Chicago Air and Water Show is a summertime favorite providing exciting family entertainment in the skies above Lake Michigan,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “For more than half a century, this event has grown into a spectacular display of aviation’s finest pilots in a unique setting making it a destination for residents and visitors alike.”
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have been astounding audiences since 1946 with their gravity defying flying, commanding presence and supersonic maneuvers in their F/A-18 Hornets. The brave men and women of the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs will inspire spectators as they jump out of an aircraft 12,500 feet above the earth’s surface, racing to North Avenue Beach at speeds exceeding 120 mph, making a perfect landing…