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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Spinning with Singles: Group Speed Dating on the Centennial Wheel

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Navy Pier is teaming up with Entertainment Cruises to host Spinning with Singles, a special Valentine’s Day speed dating event for singles ages 21 and over on the Centennial Wheel and aboard the private yacht, Chicago Elite. Local singles are invited to mix and mingle with other singles at this one-of-a-kind evening in hopes of forging a love connection on Valentine’s Day – and National Ferris Wheel Day!

Participants will have the exciting and unique opportunity to ride the iconic 200-foot attraction in groups and meet new people at every rotation. The fun continues on water with a special dock-side reception aboard Chicago Elite, complete with hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and music by DJ Lovebug. Participants are encouraged to connect with those they were not able to meet on the Centennial Wheel or continue the conversation with someone who may have piqued their interest. At the end of the event, each participant will receive a special package of exclusive offers to Navy Pier experiences – perhaps to share with a date!

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What’s Included

Each ticket includes an exclusive ride experience on Chicago’s treasured icon, access to the dazzling triple-deck private yacht, food, open bar, and of course, the opportunity to potentially make a romantic connection. Participants will also receive a special package which includes discount offers to a dinner cruise on the Odyssey, an Entertainment Cruises sister dining vessel; Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour; Brown Sugar Bakery; a special treat bag, courtesy of KIND; and more.

Event Schedule

Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to ensure participation in the group speed dating. Centennial Wheel boarding will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. | Registration at Crystal Gardens

6:45 p.m. | Event overview

7:00 p.m. | Group Speed Dating on Centennial Wheel

8:00 p.m. | Dock-side Mixer aboard Chicago Elite

9:30 p.m. | Event ends

Weather Advisory

Participants are strongly advised to dress weather-appropriate, as a portion of this event will take place outdoors. In the event that the Centennial Wheel cannot operate due to weather-related conditions, the entire event will be held aboard Chicago Elite. Participants will be provided complimentary Centennial Wheel tickets to redeem for a future ride.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Guests must be 21+ to attend. Navy Pier reserves the right to request a valid, government-issued I.D. from any participant at any time.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

For driving directions and parking information, see getting to Navy Pier and parking. For walking directions to the Crystal Gardens upon arrival at the Pier, access our map at navypier.org/visit.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email navypiercommunications@navypier.org with any questions.

What’s the refund policy?

Ticket purchasers can receive a full refund up to 7 days before the event start date. Tickets are non-refundable thereafter.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Event staff will happily accept either a printed ticket or a digital ticket at the door. All guests are required to present a valid ticket upon arrival.

Getting Here & Parking

Planning to attend this event? Getting to Navy Pier has never been easier. Learn more about our convenient transportation and parking options.