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The best Instagram photos of the 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show

Hundreds of thousands of people convened along Chicago’s lakefront to get a close look at this year’s show

Large crowds convened at North Avenue Beach and other lakefront spots to get a close look at the 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show. The weather didn’t exactly cooperate for much of Saturday, but Sunday provided clear skies and comfortable temperatures for spectators. This year’s Air and Water Show brought the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Chicago as the headliners and a first time appearance of the F-35 Heritage Flight Team. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered along the lakefront, on sail boats, and on the balconies of downtown rises, and fortunately we have some really spectacular photos of the event on social media. Here are some of the best images of the 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show shared on Instagram this weekend.

#jetporn

A photo posted by Zac Stern (@squatchmedia) on

We're hoping for some good weather this afternoon! #Chicago #airandwatershow #afthunderbirds #airforce

A photo posted by U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (@afthunderbirds) on

| Chicago Air & Water Show 2016 |

A photo posted by MiCHELLE (@photos_bymichelle) on

#millionDollar #views #chicago #chi #chiCity #chicagoskyline #airandwatershow #chicagovisions

A photo posted by MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS (@chicagovisions) on

#airandwatershow #thatviewtho ⛵️

A photo posted by Jenna Quinn (@jenna_lately) on

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

A photo posted by Peter Hinsdale (@chippercentral) on

No tricks here.. @afthunderbirds @insta_chicago @art.of.chi @thisischicago

A photo posted by Zac Stern (@squatchmedia) on

delta || a last place ⛵️ race was made much better by tons of #thunderbirds flyovers. thanks fellas!

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