If you live in Illinois, this is a must see event with friends and family! The Chicago Air & Water Show is the largest spectator event in the United States and the longest ongoing show of its kind in North America.

When: Sat 8/15 (9AM)
Where: North Avenue Beach
Address: 1600 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL Map
Cost: FREE!


In the beginning it was known as “Family Day Celebration” in 1959, the show has grown to the oldest and largest free admission air and water exhibition in the United States. Expect to see crowds reaching an average of 2.2 million annually, it is one of the largest spectator events in the world.

For more information about the Chicago Air & Water Show click here.

There are many other events happening this weekend in Chicago.

Green Music Festival
Saturday August 15-Sunday August 16
Green is the theme at this eco-friendly two-day music festival in West Town’s Eckhart Park. There are seven bands on the schedule each day as well as a Green “vendor village.”

The WE Weekend Market
Saturday, August 15
Update your wardrobe at the Out Da Trunk Show which features and indie flea market with vintage, original and creative fashions.

Jimmy Buffett
Saturday, August 15
Parrotheads unite at Toyota Park for the annual Jimmy Buffet concert.

Chicago Turkish World Festival
Saturday August 15-Sunday August 16
Navy Pier is full of Turkish delights this weekend at this Mediterranean festival celebrating its third year. In addition to the Turkish food and coffee, there will be Ottoman-era marching bands and Whirling Dervishes.

It looks to be a fun packed weekend in Chicago!