Chicago Air and Water Show

Presented by Shell

August 18-19, 2018 • 10am-3pm Both Days

North Ave. Beach • FREE Admission

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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.



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

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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

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




Sponsors of the Chicago Air & Water Show.

Information and Resources

Chicago Air and Water Show

North Avenue Beach
1600 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60613

FREE Admission

Special Highlights

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Aviator Slang
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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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Get Lost in the Show...Not on the Beach

Need help? Lost? Injured? Witness criminal activity? Look up and call 9-1-1 and give the letter/number on the pole nearest your location. "Pole Markers" attached to the light poles along the lakefront will help first-responders locate you quickly.

Get Lost in the Show...Not on the Beach