CHICAGO (WLS) --All eyes will be on the skies during the 58th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show. Thousands of people descend on North Avenue Beach for the free high-flying event August 20-21, 2016. The show headliners include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs. For the first time in Chicago, the F-35 will fly in this year's show as part of the F-35 Heritage Flight. The F-35 is one of the Air Force's most advanced fighter jets.
Also featured during the Chicago Air & Water Show, a look above the skies. NASA is hosting several activities; including scavenger hunts, demonstrations, and selfies with astronauts. Guests can also explore NASA's Journey to Tomorrow traveling exhibit, a fun-filled interactive experience, and NASA's Driven to Explore multimedia exhibit, which engages visitors in the story of NASA. Astronaut Tim Kopra and Tony Castilleja, a Systems Engineer for Boeing Space Exploration, joined ABC 7 live from North Avenue Beach to talk about all of the upcoming fun.
And don't forget to catch all the highlights from the Chicago Air and Water Show on ABC 7. Meteorologists Jerry Taft and Tracy Butler feature all the weekend's top highlights. Herb Hunter, The voice of the Air and Water Show for more than 20 years, will join Tracy and Jerry for the broadcast. This half-hour special will air Sunday, August 21 at 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, with an encore presentation, August 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Event: 58th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show
Date: August 20 & 21, 2016
Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Address: North Avenue Beach, Chicago
Admission/Ticket Prices: Free