Chicago Ready to Tip Off NBA All-Star Events

28 Jan, 2020

Experience an unforgettable NBA All-Star 2020 experience in Chicago. The 69th annual game will take place at the United Center on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, marking the first time the NBA All-Star Game will be played in this iconic basketball city in over three decades. 

Here’s everything you need to know about NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago:

NBA All-Star 2020

69th NBA All-Star Game
Feb. 16, 2020
United Center

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.
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NBA Crossover at Navy Pier
Feb. 14 – 16, 2020
Navy Pier

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.
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NBA Rising Stars
Feb. 14, 2020
United Center

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.
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NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles
Feb. 14, 2020
Wintrust Arena

Watch top celebrities from film, TV, and music test their skills alongside NBA legends and WNBA players during this entertaining exhibition game.
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State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
Feb. 15, 2020
United Center

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.
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NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day
Feb. 15, 2020
Wintrust Arena
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.
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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. 

Chicago hotels

Looking for somewhere to stay during NBA All-Star 2020? Search Chicago hotels to find somewhere in the heart of all the NBA action.


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 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

Things to do in Chicago

Looking to explore Chicago while you’re here? Explore attractions, experiences, and events during the NBA All-Star 2020.

Classic Chicago
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 sports
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

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 everything from 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.

Valentine’s Day
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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