The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical
spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
To apply for press or photo credentials for North Avenue Beach, please send your request on media letterhead by Friday, August 9 via
Chicago Air and Water Show Media Credential Requests
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St.,
Chicago, IL 60602
*Submission of a request does not guarantee admission.
Video and audio recording is allowed. Drones Are Prohibited At The Air And Water Show And Violators Will Be Prosecuted.
Freelance writers and photographers must submit requests for the outlet he/she is representing on the company’s letterhead with the assignment editor’s signature and contact information. Eligibility will be determined case-by-case and you will be notified if you are approved or we require further information. We will not accept any applications from freelance photographers or writers who are not on confirmed assignment.
Press admittance is open to journalists working with a commercial news or industry-related website. The website or platform must be established and updated regularly with relevant original and current content. Please provide a link of past Chicago Air and Water Show coverage or similar reportage with your request. Web designers, editors, marketing and PR representatives do not qualify for media credentials.
Media credential requests from bloggers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Bloggers must host professional, industry-related blogs with original content. A link to the blog must be submitted along with the number of unique visits per month and how often it is updated.
Please note before making your request:
To partner with the Chicago Air & Water Show, visit our Corporate Partnership Opportunities page.