The Chicago Air and Water Show returns to the city's skies on August 19 and 20 (in addition to practice runs the day before), presenting a series of death-defying jet flyovers above the lakefront. Want a front-row seat to the aerial action? You can't go wrong finding a spot at Chicago beaches—especially those locate between Fullerton Avenue and Oak Street, where the show is centered—but those looking for an enhanced experience can also attend viewing parties at waterfront restaurants and rooftop bars, or even get out on the water for a boat tour. Find your preferred vantage point with our guide to where to watch the Chicago Air and Water Show.
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