Milwaukee's Air and Water Show returns this weekend, thousands line the lakefront for day 1

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Thousands lined the lakefront Saturday for day one of the Milwaukee Air and Water Show.

It was a roaring return of a major event for the city, after the show was cancelled for two years due to the pandemic.

Saturday's show kicked off at 10:30 in the morning with crowds all across McKinley and Bradford Beach to get a look at the action.

The main event was the famous Navy Blue Angels, taking the sky at 3 p.m.

The popular event is fun for all ages, and family tradition for many.

"My Grandpa used to take me to the AA every year, just instilled a love for aviation. My cousin's in the Air Force, so it's just a good way to spend a Saturday," said spectator, Chris Basing.

"It's important for us to have a family day and get out and see the jets," said another spectator.

The show will run for a second day on Sunday with another appearance from the Blue Angels.

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