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Rooftop Special Events American Lincoln Park

A Chicago tradition unlike any other; Celebrate the Chicago Air and Water Show with great food, bottomless drinks, and the best views in the city. Castaways will host viewing parties on their iconic lakefront rooftop this summer during the annual Air & Water Show. All-inclusive tickets are now on sale at an early-bird rate of $130 per person for the Friday, August 18th practice show viewing and $160 per person for either the Saturday, August 19th or Sunday, August 20th dates. Expect ticket prices to increase in August.

Tickets include a 5-hour open bar from 10am until 3pm with beer, wine, frozen and specialty cocktails, hard seltzers, juice, water and assorted soft drinks. The package also comes with full access to a delicious rooftop lunch buffet featuring bbq chicken breast, roasted salmon, hamburgers & cheeseburgers, chicago-style hot dogs, french fries, mixed greens salad, pasta salad, grilled vegetables, fresh fruit, Stefani’s homemade cookies and brownies, and an ice cream bar cart.

Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite. The ticket link is posted on the Castaways website ( Please note that gratuity is included in the ticket prices, but taxes and fees are additional. Drinks and menus are subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Castaways Bar & Grill is located on North Avenue Beach at 1603 N. Lake Shore Drive. The venue has been closed this summer for scheduled renovations, but delays in the construction process have enabled them to open for Air & Water Show weekend. Construction will resume in late August and a full re-opening of the renovated space is planned for summer of 2024.


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