By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jun 01, 2021 at 6:31 PM

The great Milwaukee summer will be a lot quieter yet again this year as the Air & Water Show announced that it will cancel its 2021 edition.

The 2021 Air & Water Show was originally scheduled for July 24-25, but then this year's summer tradition was put "on a hold status" and, in the end, canceled – marking the second straight year the aerial celebration has been grounded. While last year's event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a release, this year's edition was shut down "due to several major factors affecting the event."

"It is unfortunate families in our community will not be able to enjoy the Milwaukee Air & Water Show again this year," said Doug Gordon, President/CEO of WaterStone Bank, in a release. "But we look forward to getting together next year to watch the Blue Angels, and other performers, at the Lakefront."

"Given all the factors affecting our ability to put on a quality event, there was no other choice," Milwaukee Air & Water Show President Paul Rogers added in the release. "We will come back stronger, safer and ready for the 2022 Milwaukee Air & Water Show, which is scheduled with the US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron, as well as many other world-class military and civilian air show performers."

For more updates and information about the state of the 2021 summer festivals, check out our guide here. And stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more updates.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.