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Plan the perfect Valentine’s Date Night at Navy Pier


Valentine’s Day Date Guide 2020

Love is in the air at Navy Pier! Valentine’s Day weekend is approaching and Navy Pier has something to offer for every type of couple. Check out our date night guide below and visit Navy Pier’s website for more information & inspiration.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Thrill Seekers

Couples who love adventure can celebrate National Ferris Wheel Day together. On Thursday, February 13, Navy Pier is extending free rides to 2,020 pre-registered guests on the Centennial Wheel from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The iconic, 200-foot-tall Wheel features enclosed and temperature-controlled gondolas, offering guests unparalleled views of the city and lake. Reserve a free ticket on Eventbrite here! Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Navy Pier’s dining establishments will be offering various specials or themed menus for the holiday! Foodies can enjoy meals on land and water, as well as a few fun treats: America’s Dog & Burger, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Harry Caray’s Tavern, Hornblower Cruises – Odyssey Lakefront Valentine’s Day Dinner and Spirit Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Chicago, Offshore, Riva Crabhouse and more. 

Sports Lovers

NBA All-Star 2020 is heading to Chicago February 14 – 16, and Navy Pier is home to two major events: NBA Crossover in the Aon Grand Ballroom and Jr. NBA All-Star 2020 in Festival Hall. The Pier is set to deliver an exciting and unforgettable experience in Chicago and is perfect for sports-loving couples to enjoy Valentine’s Day weekend.

Music Fans

Kick off Valentine’s Day weekend on Thursday, February 13 at Navy Pier’s first-everWinter Music Series, the Pier’s newest free program to showcase an eclectic mix of live music from local musicians and ensembles each Thursday evening in February. February 13’s event features sounds from Clif Wallace Big Band.

Date Night Giveaway

One deserving couple will win a complimentary Valentine’s Day date at Navy Pier, including a VIP ride on the iconic Centennial Wheel, a three-course dinner at Offshore, a Riva Crabhouse gift card, gifts from The Urban Neighborhood Gift Shop and more! To enter, couples must submit their love story online through a Google form here no later than Friday, February 7. 


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