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The Chicago Air and Water Show presented by Shell Oil Products U.S. and the City of Chicago is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point. 




FREE Admission • North Ave. Beach 

Aug. 20 & 21, 2016 • 10 am-3 pm Both Days



This year's headliners include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (pictured) and new
this year, the F-35 Heritage Flight.



A complete list of performers that will appear in the 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show.

About the Show

About the Show

Find out more information about the Chicago Air & Water Show.

Voice of the Show - Herb Hunter

Voice of the Show

Herb Hunter (pictured) has been the voice of the Air & Water Show for over 20 years.

Press Room

Press Room

These images are available in high
resolution for press purposes only.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Make the most of your Air & Water Show visit with helpful hints, accessibility, parking and transportation information.



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Special Highlights

Aviator Slang - Talk like a fighter pilot!

Aviator Slang
Find out how to talk like a fighter pilot!


Public Transportation

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Divvy Bikes

Divvy will be offering its Valet Service at
select stations below on Saturday and
Sunday to guarantee you a spot to dock
your Divvy bike. So get a 24-Hour Pass,
hop on a Divvy bike, and make your way
to the beach!

  • Theater on the Lake (10am-6pm)
  • Clark & North (10am-6pm) 
  • Michigan & Oak (10am-6pm) 
  • Streeter & Illinois (12-6pm)



Millennium Garages

Parking Details: Park at Millennium
Garages and avoid the hassle of finding parking near the beach! Garage locations
are Millennium Park Garage and
Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S.
Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage
at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park
South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Packages: $35 all-day parking plus FREE shuttle service from Millennium Park
Garage to North Avenue Beach!

Purchase Options: pay at parking
location; call 312.616.0600





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