Engines that are whirring, parachutes falling from the sky, the pilot upside down … The Chicago Air & Water Show, this show is unique in its kind, based on air shows, pirouettes and impressive demonstrations of choice before a public wanting more. Do not miss this essential event of the summer in Chicago!
Chicago, From Up There
Greatest free show in the United States, the Chicago Air & Water Show is an annual summer tradition on the shores of Lake Michigan since 1959. In its first edition, viewers were able to admire a SeaRescue Air Coastguard full share of pros jet skiing, water ballet, games and moult underwater dives.
The following year, the US Air Force Thunderbirds played mechanical and Team Golden Knights parachute unfurled in front of an astonished audience – the tradition was born, the festival would take place every year, it was extended to two days, and he would compete for a new year to the next.
Hot Hot Hot Chicago
Every year, over 2.2 million people gather on the banks of Lake Michigan, spread their blankets on the soft grass of its banks, and admire the daredevil twirl in the air, leaving behind only white streaks in the sky, and sighs of gawking spectators.
The only festival of its kind rhymes with air pirouettes (Blue Angels Navy, and US Force Thunderbirds), parachuting controlled demonstrations of prowess in helicopter fire (hot hot) air show Bill Stein pilot …
All shows are discussed, for a little more than great show.
Good to know
Come early if you want to be sure to have a good seat.
Prefer bus or bike to the car …
Make sure you take an umbrella or a hat and sunscreen.