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Castaways Air & Water Show Packages

  • Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18
  • $180 tickets

View the Air and Water Show from Castaways on North Avenue Beach. Tickets are $180 per person and are available for Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 9 a.m. until the end of the show (approximately 3 p.m.). The all-inclusive ticket includes a breakfast and lunch buffet, and open bar. Limited tickets remain and are available by emailing Andrea Frankos or call 312.662.2500. Practice day tickets on Friday, August 16 are sold out. 

The Miller Lite Beer Garden Air Show Viewing and Live Music

  • Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18

Located at the East End of Navy Pier, the Miller Lite Beer Garden is an Air Show viewing spot on both Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. To celebrate, the beer garden will have live entertainment all weekend long (lineup below).

For guests craving a quick bite, the quick-service walk-up window offers homemade pizza, brats and burgers as well as beer, wine, cocktails and frozen drinks.

Saturday, August 17
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Nicholas Barron Electric Band
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Bassel & The Supernaturals
9 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.: Wedding Banned

Sunday, August 18
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Kwame Binea Shakedown
4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.: DJ Papa G
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Hurricane Reggae Band 

"Cool Your Jets" Shareable Cocktail at Parlay

  • Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18
  • $64 cocktail special

In celebration of the 61st Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, Parlay at Joy District will mix up a super-sized, shareable, sky-colored "Cool Your Jets" cocktail for $64 each with Casamigos, habanero agave, lime, simple syrup and blue curacao. The drink serves four to six guests. Quantity is limited.

Pop-Up Sand Bar Beer Garden 

  • Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18
  • Complimentary Admission
  • $1 to $7 food and drink specials

The pop-up Sand Bar Beer Garden will be located on the beach near the Northeast corner of the North Avenue Beach Boathouse (a.k.a. Castaways) at the center of Chicago Air & Water Show. The beer garden will be open August 16, 17 and 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (last call occurs at 3 p.m.). This is a non-ticketed event and admission is first come, first served.

This space allows guests to view the show from a private beach location, with food and drinks available for purchase. Menu items will include $6 cheeseburgers, $5 hot dogs, $4 bottled water, $1 bags of chips and $8 beers. This is the only space on the entire beachfront where alcohol is permitted during the Chicago Air and Water Show. 

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Courtesy of Joy District


Noyane, Conrad Chicago's beloved rooftop will kick off this exciting Air & Water Show weekend with two cocktail specials, 'Lucy In The Sky' and 'Da Lake', a spin off the (air) and (water) concept of the tradition. Each of the cocktails are $14 and will be featured Saturday and Sunday, sharing details below. 

  • Lucy In The Sky

    Tequila, Vanilla Honey. Crème Yvette, Cocchi Americano, Lemon

  • Da Lake (Snowball)

    Rum, Blue Curacau, Coco Lopez, Pineapple, Lime

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Courtesy of Noyane


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