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No Air And Water Show For Chicago This Year — But The Blue Angels Will Perform On The Lakefront

The Navy Blue Angels will do a solo demonstration in August along Chicago's lakefront.

File Photo: The U.S. Navy Blue Angel fly over Lake Michigan during the 2017 Chicago Air and Water Show.
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CHICAGO — There won’t be an Air and Water Show this summer — but the city will have air show events.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will do a solo demonstration noon-1 p.m. Aug. 21-22 along the lakefront, with practice 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20, according to a Mayor’s Office news release.

The best spot to view the show will be on the lakefront between Oak Street and Fullerton Avenue, according to the Mayor’s Office. Updates and more information will be available online.

The Blue Angels typically perform at Chicago’s Air and Water Show, but that event — among other big city festivals, like the Taste — has been canceled. The city is still recovering financially from the coronavirus pandemic, and officials hadn’t budgeted for the large festivals since there had been so much uncertainty around when things would reopen.

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