My kiddos go crazy for the annual Air and Water Show. But this family event can also be a logistical nightmare. Just imagine heading to North Avenue Beach with your little ones in tow and several thousand of your closest friends in the sweltering heat. Things can get dicey. And yes, there have been some significant changes to the show this year -- but your kids are still going to think it is totally awesome.
Please make a good plan before you go, friends. Carol at Show Me Chicago recently wrote an excellent post with tips for making the most of your Air and Water Show experience. She's got info on the show highlights, best viewing spots and more. This is a must read.
Perhaps my favorite tip is to treat your kids to a "preview" of the Air and Water Show with a trip to the beach on Friday, August 16th. Many of the acts will be practicing on Friday and your kids will have plenty of opportunities to "ohh and ahh" over the sights and sounds -- without the crowds!
This is one of the best summer weekends in Chicago! Enjoy!