Macy's Flower Show
Every spring, Macy's on State Street bursts and blooms with the spirit of the season. During the annual Macy's Flower Show, expert florists adorn the entire store with flowers from around the world - from Palace Roses to Hinoki Cypresses. A wonderful array of free workshops and related events rounds out the flowery fun. This year's show, Secret Garden, will usher in spring with a lovely in-store garden filled with secrets and surprises on Sunday, March 23 - Sunday, April 6.

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My kids have always loved shopping for spring clothes and shoes at a Macy's filled to the brim with lovely, scented flowers, and the excellent programming, for adults and kids, makes a visit to Macy's during the Spring Flower Show a must-do. Be sure to visit the Event Center on the 9th floor, where artist Shaun Hays, a chalk art master, will be creating an amazing 3D illusion over the course of several days: Visit often to see his progress and take pictures with the finished masterpiece. On March 25, at noon, artist Sevin Surucu will also be on hand at the 9th floor Event Center, to demonstrate the authentic, ancient Turkish art of Watermarbling, a unique art form produced by sprinkling color pigments into a trough of oily water, known as "size", and utilizing special brushes to create various designs that are then transferred onto a sheet of paper or other surface.

Macy's Flower Show

Families will want to visit on Family Fun Days (March 29 and April 5, 2 p.m.). In addition to fun, free crafts and face painting, you'll also be able to visit with representatives from Museum of Science and Industry and enter to win a family four pack of tickets good for Museum Entry and the Omnimax Film Flight of the Butterflies. On the April 5th Family Fun Day, Radio Disney will be on hand, playing music and games for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to meet the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners and plant your own mini Secret Garden.

Here's an added perk: Present your out of state ID, hotel room key, or Flower Show brochure at the 7th Floor Visitor Center & receive a 10% Off Visitor's Savings Pass.

Free to the public, Macy's Flower Show will be open during regular store hours. For more information, or a schedule of events, visit visitmacyschicago.com