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Welcome to NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago! It’s a historic weekend in this iconic basketball city, marking the first time the NBA All-Star Game will be played here in over three decades.
The weekend kicks off with the NBA Rising Stars and NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, leading up to the main event — the 69th annual NBA All-Star Game. And don’t miss the weekend-long fan celebration at Navy Pier, with live performances and special appearances from NBA legends.
While you’re in Chicago, take time to experience all that the city has to offer — our architectural marvels, world-class museums, dynamic entertainment, award-winning dining scene, and beyond.
Here’s your complete guide to activities and events during NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago.
Things to do in Chicago
Welcome to Chicago — we’re glad you’re here! Looking for more to do around the city this weekend? Explore attractions, experiences, and events during the NBA All-Star 2020.
If you want to hit all the essential Chicago sights and experiences, check out the ultimate Chicago bucket list to start planning your trip.
Chicago dining and restaurants
Our city is known as one of the country’s best dining destinations, from deep dish and Chicago style hot dogs to fine dining and Michelin stars. Get a taste of it all with our food and drink guides.
Chicago is one of the world’s top sports cities, home to elite teams, historic stadiums, and a devoted fan base. Explore our guide to Chicago sports.
Explore ancient Egyptian tombs, underwater worlds, Impressionist masterpieces, the depths of space, and beyond at Chicago’s world-class museums.
Architecture in Chicago
Chicago’s iconic skyline is made up of towering skyscrapers, historic landmarks, and some of the world’s most famous buildings. See it all with this downtown architecture itinerary.
Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show, held at McCormick Place from Feb. 8 through Feb. 17, is the largest event of its kind in the U.S. Check out nearly 1,000 vehicles, from concept cars to luxury vehicles, while enjoying family-friendly activities, special appearances, a beer tasting event, and more.
Chicago Theatre Week
Choose from than 100 shows with $15 or $30 tickets during Chicago Theatre Week (Feb. 13 – 23). The annual event celebrates the city’s vibrant theatre scene, with discounted tickets to musicals, dramas, comedies, and more all around the city.
Year of Chicago Music
Experience Chicago’s iconic music scene, featuring jazz to blues, gospel to house, and everything in between. The Year of Chicago Music is a city-wide celebration that will highlight the city’s unique venues and one-of-a-kind sound.
NBA All-Star 2020 kicks off on Valentine’s Day (Friday, February 14). Whether you’re going solo or with your sweetheart, explore the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Chicago.
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Looking for somewhere to stay during NBA All-Star 2020? Search Chicago hotels to find somewhere in the heart of all the NBA action.
NBA All-Star 2020
69th NBA All-Star Game
Feb. 16, 2020
The NBA All-Star Game returns to Chicago for a legendary match-up of the league’s star players. Watch the best in the NBA during the weekend’s main event at the iconic United Center, home of the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls. The halftime show will feature performances by Chicago locals Chance the Rapper and Common. The game will be broadcast live on TNT starting at 7 p.m. CT.
NBA Crossover at Navy Pier
Feb. 14 – 16, 2020
This epic fan event is taking over Navy Pier all weekend long, showcasing the NBA’s connection to pop culture, music, art, fashion, and technology. Don’t miss appearances by current and former NBA players, exclusive product drops, and live performances.
Appearances for 2020 include:
- Friday, Feb. 14: Robert Horry, Ron Harper, Gary Payton, and Lauri Markkanen
- Saturday, Feb. 15: Langston Galloway, Muggsy Bogues, George Gervin, and Coby White
- Sunday, Feb. 16: Glen Rice and Wendell Carter Jr.
NBA Rising Stars
Feb. 14, 2020
The best of the U.S. are ready to take on the world. See the NBA’s rising stars go head-to-head on the court at this annual showcase of the league’s most exciting rookie and sophomore players. The game will be broadcast live on TNT starting at 8 p.m. CT.
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles
Feb. 14, 2020
Watch top celebrities from film, TV, and music test their skills alongside NBA legends and WNBA players during this entertaining exhibition game. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN starting at 6 p.m. CT.
State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
Feb. 15, 2020
State Farm All-Star Saturday Night features some of the NBA’s best players facing off in skills competitions, including Taco Bell Skills Challenge and MTN DEW Three-Point and AT&T Slam Dunk contests. The game will be broadcast on TNT starting at 7 p.m. CT.
NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day
Feb. 15, 2020
Go behind the scenes as the NBA’s biggest stars are interviewed by media from around the world, along with interviews with NBA legends and celebrities and autograph/photo opportunities with legends, NBA mascots and NBA dance teams. After the media event, watch the NBA All-Star Game squad practice for Sunday’s main event. The event will be broadcast on NBA TV starting at 9:30 a.m. CT.
See the full schedule of NBA All-Star 2020 events.
Download the NBA Events App
Unlock access to the NBA All-Star Rewards Program with the NBA Events app. Earn points when you dine at 58 participating Chicago restaurants, then redeem points for exclusive prizes like tickets to NBA All-Star Saturday Night and Sunday’s NBA All-Star game. Download the NBA Events app for a full list of participating restaurants.
Located in the heart of the Midwest, it’s a breeze to get to and from Chicago no matter where you’re coming from or how you like to travel.
Flying to Chicago for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game is easier than ever. O’Hare or Midway International Airports connect to more than 275 destinations around the world. Visit www.flychicago.com for more information on amenities, accessibility, and more.
You can also explore bus, train, motorcoach, and car options for getting to Chicago.
Once you’re here, there are plenty of ways to explore the city, from public transit to bike rentals. Here’s your guide to getting around Chicago.