Flower Show Union Square

Macy’s Flower Show in San Francisco

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 San Francisco for the Flower Show, head to Union Square for their 73rd Annual Flower Show to enjoy a host of themed in-store events including floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom!

On-Going Events

Enjoy these activations that will be going on during almost the whole two weeks!

Flower Show Tours: Various Times, Lower Level – Visitor Information Center

Get an out of this world experience at Macy's Flower Show when you plan ahead! Make a reservation for a guided tour of the show, where you'll learn about the spectacular floral displays and inspiration behind the exhibit.

Plus, you'll receive a 10% off Visitor's Savings Pass with your tour reservation. Reserve a tour here or call (415)954-6271.

Flower Show Collaborations: During Store Hours, Throughout the Store

Check out unique space odyssey-inspired creations from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) students. You can also snap a photo in a replica NASA Apollo spacesuit presented by Chabot Space & Science Center!

Chabot Space & Science Center: Artifacts On Display: During Store Hours, Main Level

Explore Macy's Flower Show, and see a genuine space suit and other authentic artifacts on display from Chabot Space & Science Center!

Chabot Space and Science Center seeks to inspire visitors of all ages about the wonders of science, space and our planet through a wide range of hands-on indoors and outdoors exhibits, a tinkering space, planetarium shows, community-based STEAM events, and three historic, research-level telescopes that are open weekly for free public viewing.

Sunday, March 22

Flower Show Beauty Event: 12PM – 7PM, Main Floor – Cosmetics

Kick-off the start of Macy's Flower Show and join us in the Cosmetics Department for select signature beauty services as well as enjoy 15% off almost all brands and products!

Make a skincare purchase, receive your signature services card and book an appointment with one of our experienced beauty artists to address any or all of your skincare needs. 

Plus, when you make a qualifying purchase, receive an exclusive gift with purchase* for one of our famous beauty brands. Don't forget to stop by the Fragrance department for an unforgettable Gucci Bloom tea ceremony and experience the 3 different distinctive scents.

Cooking Demo with Urban Tavern of Hilton San Francisco Union Square: 2PM – 4PM, Lower Level – Cellar Demonstration Kitchen

Head out on a mission in search of delicious food! Take your taste buds on a journey as the Urban Tavern culinary team from Hilton San Francisco teaches you how to take healthy recipes from their professional kitchen to your own home. 

Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Serving up good health! For more healthy recipes, visit foodforhealth.kp.org.

Tuesday, March 26

Sun & Stars Floral Wreath Workshop With Home Sweet Flowers: 2PM – 4PM, Lower Level – Cellar Demonstration Kitchen

Embrace your inner floriculturist by making a floral constellation-inspired wreath with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers. She'll teach you about the best stems to use, where to forage them, and how to dry them so that you walk away with your very own masterpiece.

Lorena is the co-founder of the floral design studio named Home Sweet Flowers in San Francisco. She began HSF with her husband in 2013 from their home basement, since then their small business has flourished. She focuses on creating whimsical arrangements and loves that just-picked-from-the-garden style!

Tickets are $10 and include all supplies needed to create your wreath. Plus, you’ll receive a $10 Macy's gift card when you check in at the event! Space is limited, so RSVP today. Purchase your ticket here.* 

*Gift cards are only distributed to registered guests. One per customer.

Thursday, March 28

Freckled Floral Demo & Workshop: 2PM – 3PM & 5PM – 7PM, Lower Level - Cellar Demonstration Kitchen

Learn how to energize your home with flowers and plants! At 2PM, Tara Wharton of Freckled Floral will demonstrate her tips and techniques in creating a gorgeous green arrangement with unique flora. Open seating available. First come, first served.

Then at 5PM, Tara will show you how to design your own exotic wall plant! Tickets are $10 and include all supplies needed to create your flourishing frame. Plus, you’ll receive a $10 Macy's gift card when you check in at the event! Space is limited, so RSVP today.Click here to purchase your ticket!*

*Gift cards are only distributed to registered guests. One per customer.

Saturday, March 30

Flower Show Scent Event: 11AM – 6PM, Main Floor - Fragrances

Macy's is the fragrance destination and our experts have the inside scoop on the distinct 6 scent categories from the hottest name brands. From spicy to floral or fresh to citrus - all the newest fragrances are in store! Meet with a fragrance expert and receive a personalized scent explorer card that recommends top fragrances from each category. 

Plus, take home a brand new fragrance painted by a professional artist when you make a qualifying purchase.

Cosmic Candle Making Workshop With Lighten Up Shoppe: 3PM – 4PM & 5PM – 6PM, Lower Level - Cellar Demonstration Kitchen

Join Lighten Up Shoppe for a galactic adventure as you learn how to make your own celestial candle. You'll leave this workshop with a delightfully-scented, clean-burning, soy candle made with essential and fragrance oils. The 8 ounce cosmic candle you'll create will have a burn time of 40 hours. 

Tickets are $10 and include all supplies needed to create an 8 ounce candle with a 40-hour burn time. Plus, you’ll receive a $10 Macy's gift card when you check in at the event. Space is limited, so click here to RSVP.

*Gift cards are only distributed to registered guests. One per customer.

Sunday, March 31

Kids Exoplanet Workshop With Chabot Space & Science Center: Level 6 – Kids Department

There's plenty of out-of-this-world fun in store for the whole family at Macy's! Take the kids to design their very own exoplanet to bring home while they learn about space exploration with Chabot Space & Science Center. Kids also receive a free custom Flower Show apron and other goodies!

First session is from 11AM – 11:30AM. Second Session is 1PM – 1:30PM. RSVP for your session here!

Chabot Space and Science Center seeks to inspire visitors of all ages about the wonders of science, space and our planet through a wide range of hands-on indoors and outdoors exhibits, a tinkering space, planetarium shows, community-based STEAM events, and three historic, research-level telescopes that are open weekly for free public viewing.

Tuesday, April 2

Rust and Flourish Demo & Workshop: 3PM – 4PM & 6PM – 7PM, Lower Level – Cellar Demonstration Kitchen

Discover and tame the wild and weird with Ricci Cande of Rust and Flourish! At 3PM, Ricci will demonstrate how to create an out of this world floral arrangement using unique space- and alien-esque flowers. Then at 6PM, join Ricci to build your own take-home carnivorous plant terrarium!

Tickets are $35 and include all materials needed to craft your personal design. Plus, receive a $10 Macy's gift card upon check-in! Seats are limited, so RSVP to save your space.*

Rust & Flourish is an event and design studio based in Oakland, California. A woman-owned and driven business, they are a team with a love for art, texture, color, and plants. They are advocates of the slow-flower movement, striving to use locally sourced, seasonal, and foraged materials. As a team of artists, they celebrate ingenuity and focus on nourishing the creativity of our clients.

*Gift cards are only distributed to registered guests. One per customer.

Thursday, April 4

Crimson Horticulturalist Rarities Demo: 2PM – 3PM, Lower Level - Cellar Demonstration Kitchen 

What's alive, thrives and dries? Find out when Allison Futeral of Crimson Horticultural Rarities reveals her secrets to a magic touch in arranging a beautiful herbaceous bouquet with live and dried plants. She'll offer tips on how to replant the bouquet elements and revitalize them for your home. Open seating available. First come, first served.

Crimson Horticultural Rarities is an indoor plant boutique with a focus on rare or unusual horticultural specimen, handmade pottery, and a variety of botanically inspired goods for the body and home. Crimson is carefully curated to create a beautiful and intimate setting for you to come explore and learn about plant life.

The Sak VIP Crochet Workshop: 4PM & 6PM, Floor 2 - Handbags

Join us at Macy's as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Sak! Check out the latest handbags from The Sak, enjoy light bites, and learn to crochet during special hands-on workshops at 4PM and 6PM with crochet street artist London Kaye. Learn tips and tricks from the pro and receive all the supplies to make your own crochet mini pouch. Plus, spend $75 or more at The Sak and receive a complimentary hand-crocheted coin purse, a $39 value. RSVP for the event here!*

London Kaye is a celebrated street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade.

*Seating is limited. RSVP required. Purchase must be made at Macy's Union Square between March 31, 2019 through April 6, 2019.

Saturday, April 6

Kids Exoplanet Workshop With Chabot Space & Science Center: Level 6 – Kids Department

There's plenty of out-of-this-world fun in store for the whole family at Macy's! Take the kids to design their very own exoplanet to bring home while they learn about space exploration with Chabot Space & Science Center. Kids also receive a free custom Flower Show apron and other goodies!

First session is from 11AM – 11:30AM. Second Session is 1PM – 1:30PM. RSVP for your session here!

Chabot Space and Science Center seeks to inspire visitors of all ages about the wonders of science, space and our planet through a wide range of hands-on indoors and outdoors exhibits, a tinkering space, planetarium shows, community-based STEAM events, and three historic, research-level telescopes that are open weekly for free public viewing.

Macy’s Culinary Council and Chef Tanya Holland: 6PM, Lower Level - Cellar Demonstration Kitchen

Treat yourself to the dinner of your dreams with Macy’s Culinary Council and Chef Tanya Holland! Chef Holland will prepare a delicious three course meal for you to enjoy. What better way to learn how to make some of her favorite recipes!

To purchase your $35 ticket to the dinner, click here!

Your ticket purchase will include*:

  • 3-course dinner with beverage pairings
  • A $10 Macy’s rewards card
  • Chef Holland’s cookbook, Brown Sugar Kitchen
  •  And a surprise gift!

*One per customer, while supplies last. Rewards card valid 4/6/2019. Rewards card and cookbook distributed upon check-in. While supplies last and time permits. Offer non-transferable, one offer per household, and not for resale. Employees are not eligible to receive.

Monday, April 8

Delancey Street Plant Sale: 9AM – 2PM, Pier 32 on the Embarcadero

Wonder where the blooms go when the Flower Show ends? Get a chance to take home plants and flowers from the exhibits! All proceeds benefit the Delancey Street Foundation, the country's largest self-help residential organization for people who are rebuilding their lives.


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 to our other cities? Check out what’s happening in New York’s Herald Square or Chicago’s State Street!