Chicago summers always feature the most exciting happenings, whether it be street festivals, concerts, or fairs. If you’re in town this month, be sure to partake in The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, sure to fulfill all of your shopping needs – until your next visit to Chicago, that is! This annual event spans from August 22nd through September 14th and will feature 12 days of fashion-centered activities, sure to be an enjoyable and unique addition to one’s schedule for any traveler with a penchant for shopping.
The Festival opener is on Thursday, August 22 and features #ShopFest: A Kick-off to Fall Fashion. Located at Pioneer Court at 401 North Michigan Avenue. This $30 ticketed fashion show event illuminates styles compiled from stores located within The Magnificent Mile’s retail centers, 900 North Michigan Shops, The Shops at North Bridge and Water Tower Place, brought together to showcase fall’s newest trends in a lively outdoor setting. Complementing the show will be delicious bites, cocktails, and celebrity sightings.
Other Festival events include “Pamper Your Pooch Weekend,” which focuses on treating the special pet in your life to the lap of luxury; from a canine cruise, to a pet photo shoot and more, these events will ensure that your favorite companion feels appreciated. Other events include American Girl Place, the Art Institute of Chicago, a film screening, sunrise yoga for early rising shoppers, cocktail receptions, and “A Magnificent Taste,” the Festival’s culinary event.
For a full list of events, please stop here for a detailed listing provided by The Magnificent Mile shopping district. Enjoy, and make sure to take time to pamper yourself during your trip to Chicago this month!