One of the most anticipated events of the Summer is the thrilling Chicago Air and Water Show. For over six decades, Chicagoans have witnessed the exciting spectacle of pilots and parachuters performing daring tricks over Lake Michigan. The largest show of its kind in the U.S., this year’s Air and Water Show is scheduled for August 19-20, 2023.
For the 63rd annual Chicago Air and Water Show, the headliners are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. Other performers include Susan Dacy, Kevin Coleman and the Chicago Fire Department Air/Sea Rescue.
The events soar off from 10 AM-3 PM on both days and practice flyovers on August 18, 2023. The best views are between Oak Street Beach and Fullerton Avenue. Oak Street Beach, North Avenue Beach, Theater on the Lake and Navy Pier offer the best spots for viewing the show. Arrive super early, by 7 AM, to snag your space.
Chicago Air and Water Show
North Avenue Beach along the lakefront
August 19-20, 2023, 10- 3 pm