Air & Water Show
It wouldn’t be late summer in Chicago without the sound of a military plane zooming through the air, turning eyes skyward from Lakeview to the Loop.
The Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the most popular summer events in the city. Folks come from all over to enjoy the sun and spectacle above the Chicago beaches on this city’s one-of-a-kind lakefront.
There is a reason why Chicago is labeled as the Third Coast. With Lake Michigan at our fingertips, Chicago boasts lots of beaches up and down her shores. One of the more popular and active beaches is North Avenue. Spend a weekend there and take in what it has to offer.
Chicago in the summer is all about being outdoors, near the lake and taking advantage of the fleeting warm weather. Castaways Bar and Grill is an iconic summer staple. The huge ship that sits at North Avenue beach is like a beacon to beach goers everywhere. Aside from its prime location for soaking up sun and refueling after a long day at the beach, here are a few things to know.
While most people’s idea of exercise for the Air & Water Show is tilting their head up to watch the planes go by, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors at the same time. If you want to get more out of the show than a day sitting on a picnic blanket, we’ve got plenty of opportunities to see the sights of the lakefront (while accompanied by some high-flying background noise).
Summer might be winding down, but there’s still one last hurrah for the family before school reclaims the kids for the year – the annual Air and Water Show. Visible from almost anywhere along the lake, we’ve got a few plans of attack for your journey with the kids into one of the summer’s most popular public events.
The roar of jets has CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson on edge. He is recommending the end of a summer institution.
The 2011 Air & Water Show is finally approaching! To get you prepared, we’ve rounded up helpful tips, travel guides and line-up information.
Yes, you could easily watch jets zoom overhead all day. Unfortunately, the Air & Water Show doesn’t last all day. What will you do with the rest of your time you spend at North Avenue Beach? Here’s a list of things to enjoy and and near North Avenue Beach. Don’t say we never gave you anything.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’ll be indistinguishable—whatever it is—if you don’t have a good spot to watch the Air & Water Show come August 20th and 21st. Whether it’s Superman or, even cooler, a Thunderbird jet you’re looking for in the sky, the following spots will offer an unobstructed and clear view for you – ensuring you’ll know exactly what you’re looking at.