A Magnificent May
May will be a Magnificent Month full of exciting activations along The Mag Mile! And, did we mention, the #MagMileTulips will FINALLY be blooming?!
During the week of Cinco de Mayo (May 2 - 10), the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, in partnership with Visit Mexico, will celebrate a week of activities, sharing the culture, traditions, and cuisine in the first edition of Mexico Week in Chicago. See below for a full list of programming, including the installment of the traveling sculpture, "Wings of Mexico" which will call The Magnificent Mile home for the next six months.
We also welcome back Chicago and Magnificent Mile workers to their offices to reconnect with co-workers and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city as part of the larger Chicago Returns efforts led by BOMA/Chicago, the City of Chicago, and World Business Chicago. Scroll down to view events and promotions along The Avenue happening May 2 - 6.
The Wings of Mexico
In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago and Visit Mexico, the sculpture, "Wings of Mexico" by renowned artist Jorge Marín, is coming to The Magnificent Mile this May! The "Wings of Mexico" installation will be unveiled for viewing and pictures in the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. and will stay on display through October 1, 2022. The sculpture is interactive and draws in new meaning as each individual stands before it and wears the wings.
Plaza of the Americas, Hubbard Street Overpass (just north of The Wrigley Building at 410 N. Michigan Avenue)
Mexico Week Programming
Chicago Returns Week
It's good to be back! After almost three years of working from home or on a hybrid schedule, it is time to trade in your work from home space for your missed office desk and reconnect with your co-workers in person. Let's celebrate "The Great Return" with fun festivities throughout the first week of May to welcome back our downtown workers. Find activities on The Mag Mile below or make a dining or happy hour reservation to reconnect and catch-up with your co-workers! For additional programming around the city visit chicagoreturns.com.
FREE Live Music in Pioneer Court
One of the city's largest and most prominent plazas right on the Chicago River, Pioneer Court, is hosting fun programming to welcome Chicago workers back into the office. Stop by on your lunch break and get some fresh air from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, for free live music. Dueling Pianos by Howl2Go from Howl at the Moon will set the stage out on the plaza for an enjoyable spring afternoon on The Mag Mile!
Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden
Celebrate Chicago Returns Week, May 2 - 6, with a Chicago draft beer or cider and a Chicago dog!
As more and more people switch out their zoom headsets for in-person meetings, and people return to downtown Chicago, help us celebrate the return. Swing by The Northman Beer & Cider Garden for lunch, or that long overdue happy hour. Choose a Chicago draft beer or cider and one of our delicious Chicago Dogs for just $15 all week long, open daily from 11:00 a.m.!
The Northman | 233 E. Riverwalk
Save 10% on SP+ Parking
SP+ is excited to welcome you back to the office! Drive down and save 10% off daily parking during Chicago Returns week from May 2 - 6. Book your parking with SP+ and save on additional fees!
Live Music at 875 N. Michigan Ave.
Join 875 N. Michigan Ave. on the Garden Plaza for live music on Wednesday, May 4 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Live band, Rick Lindy and The Wild Ones will fill the plaza with foot tapping music during your lunch break!
Join the Chicago Returns social media campaign
Coming back to work for the first time in a long time? Coming back only a few days a week? We’re here to help make your transition easier. Join us the week of May 2nd back downtown for a chance to win prizes and build community! All Chicago workers who return to the office during the week of May 2nd and tag @chicagoreturns or #chicagoreturns on social media will be eligible for our prize drawing!