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Chicago Air & Water Show

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Aug 19, 2004 5:56PM

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The 46th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show takes place this weekend at North Avenue Beach.

Saturday and Sunday, the water show portion of the event runs from 9:30am - 10:30am and the air show runs from 11:00am - 4:00pm. Longtime announcer Herb Hunter delivers play-by-play coverage from North Avenue Beach.

For those who don't want to fight the throngs of people, Metromix lists some alternate viewing locations. Be warned, however that many of these are costly. Entry to Castaway's -- located at the North Ave. Beachhouse -- is $125 per person! Sure that's a whole day of food and drinks, but still...

Another option is to watch tomorrow's rehersals -- same location and times as the show runs Sat. and Sun. Catch most of the action and very little of the crowd. Chicagoist will be atop our roof tomorrow watching the practice since we're out of town this weekend. If anything like past years, we'll be ducking the Blue Angels' afterburner heat from way up there!