by The Chicago Times Staff

June 23, 2021

CHICAGO — According to the mayor’s office, the Blue Angels will perform along the lakefront on August 21 and 22 from 12 to 1 p.m., in a “re-imagined” Air & Water Show.

They will not be joined by any of the typical Air & Water Show performers, such as the US Army Golden Knights parachute team or Sean Tucker & Team Oracle.

Even though the city has fully reopened, the customary Air & Water Show was one of several major municipal celebrations that were canceled this year.  Due of the uncertainty over whether the city would be able to reopen amid the pandemic, the city did not fund for its normal huge celebrations this year.

On Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Blue Angels will conduct practice runs.  The lakeshore between Oak Street and Fullerton Avenue will be the greatest place to see the free event.