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The 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show

Enjoy aviation's finest civilian and military pilots as they thrill millions along Chicago's lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center and several great viewing spots around The Magnificent Mile!

The 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the U.S. 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 to a perfect beach landing on North Avenue Beach.

The popular lakefront event features a wide variety of military and civilian aerial demonstration teams with daredevil pilots performing their stunts in the skies above Chicago. Returning acts confirmed for 2017 include: F-35 Heritage Flight, F-16, A-10, F-22, AV-8B Harrier, U.S Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter, C-130, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Aerostars, American Airlines, Bill Stein Airshows, Chicago Fire Department Helicopter Air/Sea Rescue, Firebirds Delta Team, Matt Chapman Airshows, Warbird Heritage Museum P-51 Mustang, Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, Susan Dacy in the Super Stearman Model 70, Warbird Heritage Museum Foundation: A-4 Skyhawk Jet Tac Demo – and show announcer Herb Hunter, the “Voice of the Air and Water Show” for the last 30 years.

This year ABC 7 is creating “Air and Water Show Week” on Eyewitness News, with special features starting Monday, August 14, and leading up to coverage on Eyewitness News on Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20, as the thrilling, high-powered tradition takes to the skies.

The Air and Water Show is a top Chicago attraction and one of the most anticipated events of the summer!

The 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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