The annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns to North Avenue Beach on August 20 and 21 for another weekend of aerial Top Gun trickery and spectacular sea stunts. Among the performers bringing pagentry and daredevil moves to the lakefront summer festival are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, and the high-octane Breitling Jet Team. Look at photos from past shows and check out our guide to the best sightlines, whether it's a rooftop bar, skyscraper or beach.
When is the Chicago Air and Water Show?
The 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show is on August 20-21, from 10am-3pm.
Where is the Chicago Air and Water Show?
In the sky and on the lake, of course, with the action centered around North Avenue Beach.
Chicago Air and Water Show 2016
Where to watch the Chicago Air and Water Show 2016
Whether you prefer a rooftop bar or restaurant, beach, skyscraper or boat, here are the best places in the city to watch the show.
Air and Water Show announcer
Meet Herb Hunte, the booming voice behind the show