Navy Pier Centennial Wheel

Chicago's Navy Pier will be rolling out the red carpet for sweethearts on Valentine's Day. Whether you're looking to celebrate the special day with your kids or your beloved, or if you still need to find that special someone, there's fun and romance on the menu at Navy Pier this Valentine's Day — from speed dating to dinner cruises. Here are six ways to celebrate at the Navy Pier:

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1.  Find True Love 200 Feet Above Ground

Thursday, February 9   |   7–9 p.m.

Centennial Wheel

Navy Pier will be playing matchmaker this February...  nearly 200 feet above ground! The speed-dating event kicks off with participants gathering for a special cocktail reception at Navy Pier's new craft cocktail bar, Tiny Tavern, followed by speed dating on the Centennial Wheel. Each gondola will hold one to two couples, who will "date" for one full rotation before moving on to the subsequent gondola.

Participants will receive a special Navy Pier date package at the end of the event that can be redeemed in the month of February. The package includes a complimentary cruise aboard the Odyssey, courtesy of Entertainment Cruises, and exclusive offers to dine at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (prix fixe menu available for $50 per couple) and Riva Crab House (half-priced appetizers).

Participants will also receive a complimentary ticket to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, held at Navy Pier from March 18 through 26. Tickets to the speed-dating event are $40 and include drinks and appetizers at Tiny Tavern, a unique ride experience on the iconic Centennial Wheel, and of course, the chance to meet your true love!

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2.  Take a Selfie on Chicago's Giant, Spinning Photo Booth

February 14

Navy Pier Centennial Wheel

Navy Pier will be offering one of the city's best photo opps this Valentine's Day, February 14, when the Centennial Wheel transforms into a giant spinning photo booth. Have fun with the themed props in each gondola and share the fun on your social networks. Lucky couples waiting in line will also be randomly selected throughout the day for a special upgrade to the VIP gondola, which offers a private experience with four plush seats and a glass bottom for a unique view below.

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3.  Enjoy Shakespeare's Witty Repartee in Love's Labor's Lost

Show runs February 7 through March 26

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be presenting Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden. Set in the decadent courts of the 18th century, this playful romantic comedy highlights Shakespeare's witty wordplay in a joyful celebration of love. Tickets are on sale now starting at $48 (subject to change).

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4.  Show Yourself Some Love with a Great Workout   FREE!

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 2 through March 30

My Sweaty Valentine Zumba

There's one person you're stuck with for eternity: YOU! So take some time to show yourself some love with a fun workout. My Sweaty Valentine will be hosting a special edition of its free Resolution Revolution fitness program every Tuesday and Thursday from February 2 through March 30. Expect a high-energy exercise session, powered by Fitness Formula Club. The class runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will take place in the southwest corner of the New Food Experience, across from Ben & Jerry's.

 

 

5.  Set Sail on a Valentine's Cruise

Cruises sail on February 11, 12, and 14

Odyssey Cruise at Navy Pier

Set off on a romantic adventure on the high seas of Lake Michigan. Entertainment Cruises will be offering a number of love-inspired cruises in February. Book your seat by Friday, February 3, and receive 20% off any of the special cruises listed below:

Odyssey Cruises

  • Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise on Saturday, February 11
    Boarding 6 p.m. | Sailing 7–10 p.m. | Tickets start at $101.90 per person
  • Valentine's Day Brunch Cruise on Sunday, February 12
    Boarding 12:15 p.m. | Sailing 1–3 p.m. | Tickets start at $69.90 per person
  • Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise on Tuesday, February 14
    Boarding 6 p.m. | Sailing 7–10 p.m. | Tickets start at $109.90 per person

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Spirit of Chicago

  • Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise on Saturday, February 11
    Boarding 6 p.m. | Sailing 7–10 p.m. | Tickets start at $89.90 per person
  • Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise on Tuesday, February 14
    Boarding 6 p.m. | Sailing 7–10 p.m. | Tickets start at $89.90 per person

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6.  Indulge in Special Dining Offers

Riva Crab House

Riva Crab House

At Riva Crab House at Navy Pier select bottles of wine will be available for just $2.14 with the purchase of two entrees from a select menu on February 9 and 10. The restaurant is also featuring a three-course prix fixe menu for $130 per couple, with a complimentary glass of champagne, from February 11 through Valentine's Day.

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Harry Caray's Tavern

From Monday, February 6, through Tuesday, February 14, Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier will be offering sweet heart-shaped cookies that they can decorate with colored frosting and candy for $3 each, as well as Build-Your-Own Heart-Shaped Pizzas for $13.

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For more information about Navy Pier's Valentine's Day events and promotions, visit navypier.com.