The annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns to North Avenue Beach on August 19 and 20 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 2017 Chicago Air and Water Show takes over the lakefront from August 19-20, between 10am-3pm each day.
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.