The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard Returns this Summer 2014 August 19, 2014 The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival™ presented by MasterCard will return to North Michigan Avenue August 22 through September 1, 2014. This is a 10-day celebration that will fuse fashion, food, and Fitness in Chicago’s popular shopping district along Michigan Avenue. The festival will be anchored by three major events over two weekends including, for the first time ever, “pop-up” shopping along The Magnificent Mile; the return of “A Magnificent Taste;” and the premier of The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K over Labor Day weekend. Daily Event Details: A Magnificent Taste, Friday, August 22 This year’s celebrity headliner is Chef Sam Talbot, former “Fan Favorite” on Bravo’s Top Chef and one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.” On Friday August 22nd, “A Magnificent Taste,” is ideal for the Chicago foodie, the thee-hour, ticketed event will give guests the opportunity to sample gourmet bites and craft cocktails from 15 of Chicago’s popular and award-winning restaurants including Allium, Travelle, Bub City and the Lobby at the Peninsula—plus sweet treats from Magnolia Bakery and Argo Tea. ShopFest, Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24 During ShopFest, North Michigan Avenue turns inside out along the street, as retailers greet shoppers with “pop-up” displays and interactive experiences from 11:00am to 6:00pm each day. Some of the retailers include major brands such as Macy’s and American Girl Place who will be right in front of Water Tower Place, just to name a few. Don’t get to caught up in shopping alone because Southwest Airlines presents Andy Grammer live in concert at the John Hancock Center plaza at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 23. The event is FREE and open to the public. The concert will be followed by a meet-and-greet with the singer-songwriter at Water Tower Place at 2:00pm. The Mag Mile Chicago Women’s Half-Marathon & 5K, Sunday, August 31 The following weekend, Fleet Feet Sports-Chicago will have over 7,000 runners takeover the streets for The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half-Marathon & 5K on Sunday. For more information follow The Magnificent Mile on Facebook and Twitter! Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.