The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival™ presented by MasterCard®

August 22 through September 1, 2014

 The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival™ presented by MasterCard®, THE shopping event of the year!

To kick off the Fall shopping season, The Magnificent Mile fused fashion, food and fitness with ten days of special events around the district,  including the first-ever weekend of “Pop-Up” shopping along North Michigan Avenue and the return of “A Magnificent Taste” culinary event! The festival culminated in The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, which allowed runners to experience North Michigan Avenue like never before!


  • “A Magnificent Taste” (August 22), the summer’s premier culinary event. More than 400 guests enjoyed gourmet samplings from 15 of  The Magnificent Mile’s most prominent chefs and Top Chef Fan Favorite, Chef Sam Talbot. 
  • ShopFest (August 23 – 24), a weekend of “Pop-Up” shopping along North Michigan Avenue. This first-ever event featured outdoor experiences from Macy’s, American Girl Place, Sunglass Hut, Tommy Bahama, 900 North Michigan Shops and more! As part of this fun weekend, Andy Grammer took the stage for a free concert at the John Hancock Center Plaza, presented by Southwest Airlines, followed by a meet-and-greet with fans!
  • The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K (August 31), featuring The Magnificent Mile as the iconic course centerpiece. Thousands of runners made history as they experienced The Magnificent Mile. Participants also enjoyed exclusive offers from members all weekend long.
  • Priceless Perks, MasterCard cardholders were VIPs during The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, and gained access to exclusive parties, gifts and discounts at many of The Magnificent Mile’s most popular retailers and restaurants.

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