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Following the guidance of City and State officials regarding large gatherings, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) canceled all permitted special events through Labor Day (September 7, 2020). Regrettably, this includes many of Chicago’s annual summertime traditions - including the Chicago Air & Water Show at North Avenue Beach. In lieu of summer festivals, DCASE will present at-home dance parties, drive-in movies, virtual concerts and community meals for frontline workers.
The Chicago Air and Water Show presented by the City of Chicago is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point.