The Best Magnificent Mile Events

It’s no secret that in the heart of downtown Chicago you can find some of the best shopping, a world-renowned culinary scene and exciting attractions that unveil stunning views of the city—and it’s all found on the “Magnificent Mile”. Mag Mile is a gold mine of experiences and hotels, making it the ideal spot for entertaining out-of-town clients at awesome events without traveling too far from the hotel. To make your event planning even easier, we’re pulled together a list of some of our favorite Magnificent Mile events that can be booked in a few clicks through Kapow’s marketplace.

Dining experiences

Magnificent Mile eventsEating out tops the list of Chicago activities for obvious reasons. The ever-changing culinary scene makes hosting dining events an enjoyable experience. Guests get to sample locally-sourced ingredients and international flavors. If you’re looking for something unique, host a three-course dinner of progressive French cuisine and tour the kitchen at Tru. If award-winning food is what you’re looking for, check out the three-course Italian dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Spiaggia. And because no dinner is complete without drinks, we love the steak dinner with sommelier-selected wine pairings at Primehouse

Cocktail experiences

Chicagoans enjoy a great cocktail (or two). Now that summer’s finally here, head up to the open-air rooftop of MileNorth Hotel for a cocktail reception at 52Eighty. Or head to the retro bar JIMMY CHICAGO to enjoy the glitz and the glamor of the 1970s at a private cocktail reception. If you’re looking for “sweet” ways to entertain your clients, check out the Willy Wonka-inspired candy haven Dylan’s Candy Bar. Not only can your guests enjoy some sweet drinks and great hors d’oeuvres, but they’ll walk away with a bag of candy. 

Retail experiences

Retail events are perfect for building meaningful relationships and Chicago’s shopping district is Magnificent Mile eventspacked with options. Book an exclusive in-store shopping event at Bloomingdale’s. This event is complete with beer, wine, small bites and personal shoppers and style advisors who will assist your guests in finding the perfect item to take home. Or learn about the latest in fashion and get styling tips from the personal styling team at J.Crew on Michigan Avenue. If you’re entertaining a more athletic crowd, head over to Nike so guests can gear up for all their fitness needs with help from the Nike+ team. 

Interactive experiences

A hands-on event is a great way to engage guests and keep the conversation flowing easily. We love the new pizza-tossing experience at Labriola. Guests will have the opportunity to practice tossing the dough before creating the perfect ‘za. For something more competitive, check out the buffalo-sauce competition at Jake Melnick’s, where you’ll split into teams to try to impress judges with the best wing sauce. 

Group activities

Magnificent Mile eventsIf you’re looking for something to get the adrenaline pumping while enjoying the stunning city views from a different vantage point, book an unforgettable event with Chicago Helicopter tours. Or take in city views from Lake Michigan with a nautical party on a luxury yacht with Chicago Elite Yacht.

To discover more unique Chicago experiences and Magnificent Mile events, visit Kapow’s marketplace or contact the experts for more information.


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