March 11 - Spring Outdoors Fashions
Columbia Sportswear
Grand Opening March 12
9:00 a.m.
830 N. Michigan Ave.

10% of all sales throughout Grand Opening Weekend will go toward the Active Transportation Alliance.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, the Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit and engage people in healthy and active ways to get around. For 25 years, we have led the charge for a transportation culture that values safety, health, sustainability and choice. Our expert staff and our committed board of directors are growing choices for transportation like never before. Formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, we create opportunities for people to move and travel safely, actively and enjoyably every day.

About Columbia Sportswear Company Columbia Sportswear Company is a global leader in the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, Columbia products are sold in more than 100 countries and have earned an international reputation for innovation, quality and performance. Columbia products feature innovative technologies and designs that protect outdoor enthusiasts from the elements, increase comfort, and make outdoor activities more enjoyable. In addition to the Columbia brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns outdoor brands Mountain Hardwear®, Sorel®, Montrail®, and Pacific Trail®. To learn more, please visit the company's websites at,,, and www.montrail.

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR GRAND OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS Friday, March 12 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 13 – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 14 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Additional Details: STORE GIVEAWAYS: Friday, 9am – Mobex backpacks to the first 50 people to enter the store Friday, 11 am – $1000 gift card raffle (enter to win in-store 9am-11am) Friday 12-1 pm – WTMX's Eric & Kathy announce winner of $2500 Columbia-WTMX Arizona Vacation-Apparel Package Fri-Sat-Sunday – $500 gift card raffles (enter in-store each day)

IN-STORE LIVE MUSIC: Friday, 8:30-9:00 am – Lincoln Park High School Marching Band Friday, 5:30-6:30pm – David Vandervelde Saturday, 3pm – Death Ships Saturday, 4 pm – Canasta Saturday, 5pm – Majors Junction Sat-Sunday – DJ "Al James the Unfazed" performs in-store Fri-Sunday – Chicago-Area street musicians perform along N. Michigan Ave. Saturday, noon – Columbia and the Oak Park River Forest Marching Band perform in Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Location: 830 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

Cost: Free! 10% of all sales throughout Grand Opening Weekend will go toward the Active Transportation Alliance