The Chicago Air and Water Show is a magnificent spectacle that takes to the skies and lake. I still remember being a young lad and looking up in amazement as planes seemed to perform impossible stunts. My infatuation with aircrafts has slightly lessened into my old age but that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate them. Now, I can just watch them do loopty-loops as these drink specials make me feel like I’m also doing loopty-loops.

Enjoy a beach party, live music, specials and more!

Chicago Air and Water Show Deals –Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16

Megan of Papergirl PR recommends these venues if you want to turn the Chicago Air and Water show into a full day of festivities with your friends or family!

Castaways Bar & Grill
1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-1200
$120 to $175 tickets

Locals and tourists alike can enjoy a premium view of the Air and Water Show from Castaways on North Avenue Beach. Tickets are $175 per person and are available for Sunday, August 16 from 9 a.m. until the end of the show. The price of admission includes a breakfast and lunch buffet, and open bar. Practice day tickets are also available for Friday, August 14 and are $120 per person which includes a breakfast and lunch buffet and an open bar from 9 a.m. until the end of the show.

Limited tickets remain and are available by emailing Colleen Quinlan at [email protected].

The Landshark Beergarden at Navy Pier
Varsity Shop, 700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 595-7437

Located at the East End of Navy Pier, the beer garden is an air show viewing hotspot on both Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16. For guests craving a quick bite, the quick-service walk-up window offers summer favorites including homemade pizza, brats soaked in lager, burgers and more. Live entertainment over the weekend will include:

Saturday, August 15
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Uptown Shakedown
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. : Wall of Denial
9 p.m. – 11:30 pm: Supercrush

Sunday, August 16
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Willy Dynomite
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Chicago Afrobeat Project

Riva Crab House on Navy Pier

Varsity Shop, 700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-7482

This more casual version of Riva Crab House, Chicago’s premiere seafood restaurant, is the perfect place to catch all the action in the air during the 2015 Chicago Air & Water Show. Riva Café accommodates guests with a superb seafood menu, gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads. The café’s outdoor seating area provides a beautiful view overlooking Lake Michigan as well as access to all of Navy Pier’s fun and excitement. (Patio Capacity: 150 – 175).


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