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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will provide additional service for spectators heading to the annual Air & Water Show on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19. The event will take place along the lakefront from Oak Street Beach to Fullerton with the air and water performances combined into one show beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. on both days. The best viewing location will be at North Avenue Beach.
By Rachel Azark
North Avenue Beach
1600 N. Lake Shore Drive
Season: 2012 Beach Season runs Fri., May 25 – Mon., Sept. 3
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. unless otherwise posted seasonally
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.
By Meredith Lyons
Chicago Air and Water Show
North Avenue Beach
1600 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
Dates: August 18 and 19
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As the oldest, largest and longest running free-air demonstration in the United States, the Chicago Air and Water Show is something that everyone in the area should witness at least once. Beginning right off the Magnificent Mile, North Avenue Beach is considered ‘Ground Zero’ for the event. It’s the best place to get a full view of all of the aeronautic goings on. You’ll want to get to the beach early because the show starts at 10 a.m. Grab a spot before the crowds start filtering in. Bring your own blanket and sunscreen, as well as plenty of water, and stake out a great viewing area for your party. Water is the only outside food or drink item that can be admitted but there will be food vendors along the beach to keep you satisfied throughout the show.