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26 Star Starred
Navy Pier East End Plaza
600 E. Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611
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The Navy Pier Chicago Air and Water Show Celebration
143 ratings
3.7 average rating
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4 reviews
20 stars
attended Aug 21 2011

Myself, my Daughter and her two children (14 & 8 yrs old)luv'd the entire experience! People weren't jammed-in elbow to elbow, as was the case @North Avenue Beach, and it spread happily, one person at a time to the next to the next...'til I...continued

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16 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 20 2011

I was thankul when the weather went bad that arrangements had been made to move indoors. Quality and quantity of food and beverage was good. Only bad thing was opening the doors at 9:30 and then making people wait until 10:00 to move to the table...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 20 2011

Even though the day did not look promising with the rain and clouds, it turned out to be a beautiful day and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the show! We will definitely do it again next year!
The food was better than expected and there...continued

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The 53rd Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, presented by the City of Chicago and Shell Oil Products U.S., is Chicago’s longest running event on the lakefront.

Your ticket includes:

  • Private, crowd-free VIP viewing area on the beautiful water-surrounded east end of Navy Pier
  • 5 hours of unlimited food and drink
  • $5 off parking (Voucher distributed at will-call. You will pay parking upon exiting the lot.)
  • 1 free ferris wheel pass per person (Voucher distributed at will-call.)
  • Tables and seating for all guests
  • Easy access to restrooms 


Hot Dogs and Brats

Grilled Chicken Breasts

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

Assorted Buns and Condiments

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Cole Slaw


Cookies and Brownies

Soft Drinks and Bottled Water

Beer and Wine (with Adult Alcohol Ticket)