56th Annual Air and Water Show

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Date(s) - 08/16/2014 - 08/17/2014
10:00 am

North Avenue Beach


The 56th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, presented by Shell and the City of Chicago, will return this Saturday August 16 and Sunday 17, 10am-3pm both days along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center. The show will be simulcast live on WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM.

Chicago Air and Water Show

Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, 2014

10:00am – 3:00pm both days

Strong in tradition and one of the largest free admission events of its kind, the 2014 Air and Water Show headliners include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights.   

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.

Other military demonstration teams joining the Blue Angels, Golden Knights and the Leap Frogs are the Marine MV-22 Osprey helicopter and the U.S. Air Force F-22.

The full show schedule, featuring a wide variety of civilian acts, daredevil pilots and aerial stunts, can be found online at the official website: chicagoairandwatershow.us.

Please note: Although there are no official street closures associated with this event, residents should expect large crowds, parking restrictions, possible traffic delays and heavy pedestrian traffic in the area. To read the full OEMC weekend reminder, click here.

For more information on the 56th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, visit chicagoairandwatershow.us.