Chicago Air & Water Show set to return to the lakefront this weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) — North Avenue Beach and far of the remainder of the lakefront will likely be packed this weekend as the Air & Water Show returns to Chicago.

Preparations for the massive occasion are already underway, and apply for the Air & Water Show begins Friday.

It’s the first time the full Air & Water Show will likely be held on the lakefront since the pandemic. Last year, there was a restricted model of the present, with the Blue Angels performing a solo present final August.

The Blue Angels are again this year, together with the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute group, when the present formally will get underway on Saturday and Sunday at North Avenue Beach.

Military performances embrace demonstrations by the Air Force F-22 Raptor group, the Air National Guard A-10C Thunderbolt, the Marine Corps. MV-22 Osprey, The U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II, and extra.

Civilian performers embrace the Chicago Fire Department air/sea rescue group, the Chicago Police Department helicopter, Susan Darcy and “Big Red,” and extra.

If you’ll be able to’t wait till Friday for the massive present, you are in luck. Starting Thursday, CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl will likely be catching up with a few of the performers, together with a sneak peek inside a few of the plane.

He’ll be offering stay updates all through the day with streaming anchor Brad Edwards on CBS News Chicago.

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