Flower Show State Street

Macy’s Flower Show in Chicago

Every year Macy’s welcomes Spring with the annual Flower Show—a magnificent themed floral extravaganza that takes place in three flagship stores across the country. This spring, Macy’s Herald Square in New York City, Macy’s State Street in Chicago and Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco celebrate a more than 70-year floral tradition with Journey to Paradisios, Operation: Inspiration, an otherworldly realm of glorious blossoms, lush plant life and amazing flora where visitors experience what could exist in the great beyond.

If you happen to be in Chicago for the Flower Show, head to State Street to enjoy a host of themed in-store events including floral workshops, culinary experiences, family fun days, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom!

Sunday, March 24 – OPENING DAY!

Supernova Sunday: 2PM – 4PM, First Floor

  • Cosmic Nail Design by Lady Legs:
    Offering polish changes with on theme nail art to enhance the Macy's flower experience! Ellegra, who only goes by Legs, was raised in California with a love for nail art since a young age, when she moved to Chicago 6 years ago, she didn't see the nail art she loved available here so she went to nail school and never looked back! Recently Legs has opened her own nail art studio in Lakeview.
  • Aura and Chakra Readings by Katarina:
    What will the color of your aura reveal about your past, present, or future? Find out with a chakra and aura reading!
  • Virtual Spaceship Building by Kids Stem Studio:
    Young learners will learn how to build a spaceship virtually! Using laptops, an array of parts will be provided to assemble and build spaceships using combinations of the various parts, each with their own function, which will then determine how the spacecraft behaves. This physics-based flight simulation enables the learner to setup and execute complex flight maneuvers to navigate into distant moons and planets! 
  • Glitter Freckles by Fearless & Bella:

    Fearless & Bella will make your cosmic inspired sparkle dreams come true! Be sure to visit them to get sparkly and shimmery glitter freckles!
    Fearless & Bella is a Chicago based company that creates gorgeous hair and makeup for weddings and special events. They are a group of stylists who strive to give you an unforgettable experience from beginning to end, while making clients look stunning for their special day.
  • Galaxy Lips by MAC Cosmetics:
    MAC will be taking lip art to the next level! Be sure to stop for a stunning lipstick application in colors of the galaxy! 
  • Galaxy Dance Performance by Creative Impact Group:

    You don't want to miss this one of a kind, roaming performance! 

Monday, March 25

Galactic Character: 11AM – 1PM, First Floor

Our roaming Characters are sure to wow you! Don't forget to find them for a special treat and a selfie! 

Seminar: Flowers of the Universe by Adler Planetarium: 12PM – 1PM, 7th FL – Frango Café 

Great observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope have returned incredible images of celestial objects that in some cases remind us of flowers here on earth -- and that is no coincidence! The shapes and arrangements of many natural objects, from the patterns of sunflower seeds to the arms of spiral galaxies, are governed by simple mathematical principles. 

Join Astronomer Mark Hammergren from Adler Planetarium as he showcases beautiful examples of these vastly different yet still intimately related objects.
Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Tuesday, March 26

Workshop: Modern Floral Design with Anemone Chicago: 12PM – 2PM. 7th FL – Frango Café

Join Anemone Chicago in creating modern floral arrangements you can take to display in your home! RSVP is required. Seating is first come, first served. 

Wednesday, March 27

Class: Anti-Gravitational Workout By Bellicon Studio: 5:30PM & 6:30PM, 7th FL – Narcissus Room

Join bellicon Studio for their 45 minute bounce class for a mix of cardio and strength interval training. You will leave with a complete full body workout and will work every muscle from the inside out. After the class, head to the 4th Floor Women's Active Department for light refreshments by Vital Proteins and light bites. Class options are 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Space is limited so be sure to purchase your tickets here!

Dining Experience: Stellar Farm to Table with Chicago Supper Club: 6PM – 8PM, 7th FL – Frango Café 

Join us for a three course dining and wine pairing experience with Chicago Supper Club! RSVP here.

Thursday, March 28

Cosmic Cooking Demo: One Eleven Events: 12PM – 1PM, 7th FL, Culinary Studio

Learn how to make delicious recipes using the finest seasonal ingredients with Macy's one eleven events General Manager and Executive Chef Stephanie Monti.

Seating is first come, first served.

Workshop: Moonstone Necklace & Smudge Sticks By With Grace: 5:30PM – 7:30PM, 7th FL – Frango Café 

Join With Grace Jewelry Shop to craft a dainty everyday layering moonstone necklace and California white sage smudge stick to celebrate the welcoming of spring.. Seating is first come, first served, RSVP is required.

Friday, March 29

Cosmic Cooking Demo: Tied House: 12PM – 1PM, 7th FL – Culinary Studio

Join James Beard Award-Winning chef, Debbie Gold, as she shares recipes using creative creations.

Seating is first come, first served.

Plant with Purchase: 12PM – 2PM, 7th Floor

With any purchase at Macy's on State Street receive a beautifully potted plant!*

*To receive plant on 3/29/19, purchase must be made on 3/29/19. One per customer. While supplies last and time permits. 

Futuristic Friday: 12PM – 2PM, First Floor & 7th Floor – Frango Café

  • Honey Lavender Lattes by On The Go Jo:

    Stop by and grab a gorgeous floral latte and cafe experience by on the GO! What is On The Go Jo? They're a Chicago's premier mobile coffee cart, serving coffee, specialty espresso drinks, tea, hot chocolate, iced drinks, and a variety of fresh baked goods. They are not your average Joe! 

On The Go Jo rolls their unique mobile café right to where events are: weddings, events, corporate gatherings, festivals, and more. Customers will sample a Honey Lavender Latte: Floral notes lightly sweetened with organic honey, this perfect pairing tastes like Spring in a cup!

  • Glitter Freckles by Fearless & Bella:

    Fearless & Bella will make your cosmic inspired sparkle dreams come true! Be sure to visit them to get sparkly and shimmery glitter freckles!

Fearless & Bella is a Chicago-based company that creates gorgeous hair and makeup for weddings and special events. They are a group of stylists who strive to give you an unforgettable experience from beginning to end, while making clients look stunning for their special day. 

  • Blooms of the Zodiac by Floracracy:

    What does your favorite flower say about your future? Pick a flower, or let the Floracracy Zodiac quiz show you the way, and then receive a flower along with a card revealing what your choice says about your future!
  • Constellation Calligraphy by Delaina J Designs:

    To make your trip to the annual flower show even more memorable Delaina Doshi, the calligrapher of Delaina J Designs, will be on site to personalize your zodiac sign! Delaina will write your name, mantra or word for 2019 for on your zodiac sign for you to take home as a keepsake from the day.
  • Steller Stilt Walker by Creative Impact Group:
    Don't forget to check out our Steller Stilt Walkers roaming around, talking pictures with customers! 

*One per customer. While time permits and while supplies last.

Saturday, March 30

Baby Rave and After Party!: 11AM – 2PM, 7th Floor - Narcissus Room & 5th Floor - Kids Department

Dance party for your crew ages 0-8! Join Macy's for 60-minutes of live action, featuring the beats of DJ Matt ROAN, the tricks of Magical Myster AJ and the tunes of Mr. Dave. Complete with glow sticks and visuals, this action packed show will not disappoint. RSVP required for this portion of the event.* 

After the Rave, join us on the 5th Floor Kid's Department for the After Party! Enjoy a Reading Circle and coloring with Lewis the Duck, Homewood Suites' mascot! Other fun activities included metallic balloon twisting, space tattoos and galaxy slime making!**

*One per customer. RSVP required for Baby Rave. **PLEASE NOTE: STROLLER PARKING VERY LIMITED. Standing/dancing room only.

Sunday, March 31

Supernova Sunday: 2PM – 4PM, First Floor

  • Botanical Drawing by Evanston Art Center:
    Enjoy watching Lyndsay Murphree creating a stunning one of a kind Botanical Drawing live at Macy's Flower Show with a chance to enter and win this piece!* Lyndsay is certified in botanical art; she serves as a co-president for a local botanical art group, and is an active member of the American Society of Botanical Artists.
  • Holographic Hair Bar by Blueberry Moon Salon Spa:
    Stop by and enjoy galaxy themed hair glitter and tinsel by artists from Blueberry Moon Salon Spa!
  • Blooms of the Zodiac by Floracracy:

    What does your favorite flower say about your future? Pick a flower, or let the Floracracy Zodiac quiz show you the way, and then receive a flower along with a card revealing what your choice says about your future! 
  • Galaxy Eyes by MAC Cosmetics:
    MAC will be taking eye art to the next level! Be sure to stop for a stunning lipstick application in colors of the galaxy!
  • LED Performance by Creative Impact Group:

    You don't want to miss this one of a kind, roaming performance! 

* One per customer. No RSVP required. Winner to be announced at 4pm on event day, winner must be present to receive prize.

Monday, April 1

Galactic Character: 11AM – 1PM, First Floor

Our roaming Characters are sure to wow you! Don't forget to find them for a special treat and a selfie!

Seminar: To The Moon and Beyond by MSI Chicago: 12PM – 1PM, 7th FL – Frango Café 

Join Dr. Voula Saridakis from MSI Chicago at a look at our achievements in space travel that helped us reach the Moon and a look forward to future possibilities in space exploration.

Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

Tuesday, April 2

Cosmic Cooking Demo: The Dearborn: 12PM – 1PM, 7th FL – Culinary Studio

Join us for a cooking demonstration with Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri whose cooking is rooted in classical technique, allowing the ingredients to shine and Pastry Chef Julianna Westgor's playfully elevated desserts offer the right amount of nostalgia.

Seating is first come, first served.

Workshop: Plant Painting With Leelee's Garden: 12PM – 2PM, 7th FL – Frango Café

Join Leelee from Leelee's Garden to learn how to collage with moss, bark, air plants and other natural ingredients to make a framed plant "painting", a living work of art for your home. RSVP is required and seating is first come, first served.

Wednesday, April 3

Cosmic Cooking Demo: VU Rooftop and Bar: 12PM – 1PM, 7th FL – Culinary Studio

Join Executive Chef Nolan Narut from the VU Rooftop Bar as he features chef inspired, ingredient-driven shareable and social plates.

Seating is first come, first served.

Workshop: Crescent Dreamcatches with Indigo & Violet Studio: 5:30PM – 7:30PM, 7th FL – Frango Cafe

Join us to craft a crescent dreamcatcher with Indigo & Violet Studio. You'll make a one-of-a-kind, modern, and intergalactic take on the traditional wall hanging with yarn, string, flowers and feathers. RSVP is required. Seating is first come, first served.

Thursday, April 4

Cosmic Cooking Demo: Walton Street Kitchen + Bar: 12PM – 1PM, 7th FL – Culinary Studio

Enjoy a cooking demonstration by Chef Thomas Leonard of Walton Street Kitchen + Bar featuring dishes that tap into timeless classics but with a worldly, seasonal approach.

Seating is first come, first served.

Workshop: Astrology For The Astro-Curious With The Modern Astrologer: 5:30PM – 7:30PM, 7th FL – Frango Café

Let's take the eye rolls out of Astrology with The Modern Astrologer by pairing the vastness of an astrological birth chart with the energy of the planetary cycles as a way to optimize our lives. RSVP is required. Seating is first come, first served.

Friday, April 5

Futuristic Friday: 12PM -2PM, First Floor & 7th FL – Frango Café

  • Virtual Spaceship Building by Kids Stem Studio:
    Young learners will learn how to build a spaceship virtually! Using laptops, an array of parts will be provided to assemble and build spaceships using combinations of the various parts, each with their own function, which will then determine how the spacecraft behaves. This physics-based flight simulation enables the learner to setup and execute complex flight maneuvers to navigate into distant moons and planets!
  • Holographic Hair Bar with Blueberry Moon Salon Spa:
    Stop by and enjoy galaxy themed hair glitter and tinsel by artists from Blueberry Moon Salon Spa!
  • Galaxy Terrarium Bar with Leelee's Garden:

    Join Leelee of Leelee's Garden to create a work of art out of plants at our galaxy terrarium bar.
  • Candle Making with Chicago Candle Co:
    Guests will get a chance to hand pour a small votive candle with flower petals and choice of scent! Learn about candle making from the team at Chicago Candle Co! Check them out on @chicagocandleco or visit their Facebook by clicking here!
  • Leaf Art by Lisa Wronski:
    Lisa will be displaying some of her recent drawings and paintings on leaves during the Macy's Flower Show. Stop by to watch and learn about her process and enter to win an original leaf drawing.**

Lisa Wronski is an architect and artist who is interested in capturing the urban landscape around her. Her goal is to portray recognizable scenes and atmospheres, such as a busy street corner or familiar architectural types. Recently, she has been exploring drawing and painting on non-traditional mediums such as coffee cups, boxes, and leaves. 

  • Connectivity Characters by Creative Impact Group:

    You don't want to miss this one of a kind, roaming performance!

*One per customer. **Winner to be announced every 20 minutes on event day, winner must be present!

Cosmic Cooking Demo: The Delta: 12PM – 1PM, 7th FL – Culinary Studio

Enjoy recipes from The Delta specializing in the food, beverage and culture of the Mississippi Delta region of the U.S.

Seating is first come, first served.

Plant with Purchase: 12PM – 2PM, 7th FL

With any purchase at Macy's on State Street receive a beautifully potted plant!*

*To receive plant on 4/5/19, purchase must be made on 4/5/19.One per customer, while supplies last and time permits.

Saturday, April 6

Kids Space Camp: 1PM – 3PM, 5th FL – Kids Department

If your kids love space, this camp is the place to be! Adler Planetarium will be hosting Young Astronaut Training, there will be rocket making crafts, robot performance by Creative Impact Group, story time with Big City Readers, space tattoos and more! 

* One per customer.


Unfortunately, things happen; events change or may be canceled, and supplies may run out! 
And if you can’t make it, don’t worry! Macy's also has lots of other fun things to do, so don't forget to check out other events happening near you!

To read more about the Flower Show, click here! Planning on traveling our other cities? Check out what’s happening in New York’s Herald Square or Union Square’s San Francisco!