The scent of a cigar can awaken long-forgotten memories of the birth of a child or the year you spent sleeping in a humidor. Celebrate the good times with this Groupon.
$119 for Silver Admission to Big Burn Chicago ($200 Value)
- Complimentary handcrafted cigars from more than 30 vendors
- Five drinks tickets, redeemable from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Live music, luxury raffles, and hors d’oeuvres
- Admission to after-party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- Read more about Silver admission here
Orchestrated by celebrity host Chris Gardner, Jr., Big Burn Chicago takes place on Wednesday, May 1, at 6 p.m. The festivities will unfold at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, inside a 50,000-square-foot smoking tent and a 6,000-square-foot hookah lounge. Portions of the event’s proceeds benefit charities such as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Wounded Warrior Project.
Big Burn Chicago
Originally devised as a way to raise money for the annual Chicago Pipe Show, Big Burn Chicago has carved out its own niche among Chicagoland’s many festivals and events. During this inaugural event, cigar smokers from around the region will flock to the grounds of the Pheasant Run Resort in nearby St. Charles. There, inside a 50,000-square-foot smoking tent and adjoining 6,000-square-foot hookah lounge, they’ll sample cigars from vendors such as Drew Estate, Cao, and Rocky Patel and sip smoke-friendly spirits from distillers including Gentleman Jack and Woodford Reserve. The party extends far past the puffs, with live music and platters of hors d’oeuvres keeping guests engaged and entertained. To pile on the luxury, a raffle will also treat lucky guests to sumptuous prizes including a Mercedes-Benz CLA, Rolex watches, and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.