Labor Day on The Mile

As summer comes to a close, check off those last minute bucket list items, and head to The Magnificent Mile! There is no shortage of dining, experiences, or things to do during your three-day weekend. Whether you are visiting for the weekend or live locally, we have rounded up Labor Day happenings around The Mile for kids and adults. Be sure to view our Events Calendar for additional and future activities!


  • Terrace 16 Restaurant + Bar

    Indulge in an array of barbecue favorites with a signature Terrace 16 twist this Labor Day Weekend on September 4 - 6 from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.! They are closing out this summer season with all you can eat and drink over Labor Day Weekend. You can enjoy a selection of decadent  ribs, *lobster, burgers, savory sides, and more paired with bottomless local draft beers. (2 hours per reservation, *limit (2) lobsters per person). 

    Make a reservation.

    Terrace 16 Restaurant Bar + Bar
    401 N. Wabash Ave. Floor 16 | (312) 588-8030

  • Cider Cruise

    The Northman is kicking off Labor Day weekend with a cider cruise on Friday, September 3 from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. aboard Chicago's Emerald Lady! There will be numerous producers sampling cider around the boat, as well as hors d'oeuvres from The Northman menu. During the 2-hour cruise, there will be short talks on the history of cider as well as the architectural history along the Chicago River. 

    Book your tickets for the Cider Cruise HERE and check out their Labor Day Weekend calendar HERE.

    The Northman
    233 E. Riverwalk | (312) 877-5212

  • Garrett Popcorn Shops

    Garrett Popcorn Shops will kick off their 72nd Anniversary celebration Labor Day weekend on Friday, September 3, with a commemorative price special*: a $19.49 Classic Tin of any signature recipe, or the seasonal recipe, Spicy CheeseCorn. This runs in shops only through September 19, and fans can skip the lines by using the new Buy Online Pickup in Shop feature on GarrettPopcorn.com. 

    Garrett Popcorn Shops
    625 Michigan Ave. | (888) 476-7267


  • Maggie Daley Park

    Labor Day Weekend is not complete without a round of mini golf at Maggie Daley Park's Chicago themed course, where you can tour the entire city! Chicago may not have mountains, but we do have one of the largest outdoor climbing walls in North America, no matter what level of climber or boulderer you are. If you would rather keep your feet on the ground, rent a Micro Kickboard Scooter, and scoot or rollerblade the quarter mile ribbon with incredible views of the Chicago Skyline. After an activity filled day, stop by the Rink Café for a bite to eat and a cool refreshing ice cream treat!

    Maggie Daley Park
    337 E. Randolph St. | (312) 552-3000


  • MCA Chicago

    Artists from Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now will work onsite at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on Friday, September 3, while the exhibition is on view, sharing their art and practice live. Watch as the artists create their current projects in real time, projected on a screen in the Commons for visitors to see. For this event, Bianca Xunise, Chicago based cartoonist, invites visitors to make a zine with her or follow along as she makes one.

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E. Chicago Ave. | (312) 280-2660

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