The 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend will take place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada, home of the Toronto Raptors.
This will mark the first time in history for the NBA All-Star Weekend to be held outside of the United States. Just as with every new location, Toronto will add a different flair to the annual celebration and the event weekend is sure to be full of famous faces, music, paries, and, of course, basketball!
In fact, here are five things to look forward to at the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend:
1. Some Special Celebrities
Drake will be an ambassador for the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend and plans on making it an event unlike anyone has seen. The annual game has long been a star-studded event, but Drake’s star power is sure to bring in unexpected celebrities from all over the globe to enjoy the NBA’s best go head-to-head. If with NBA All-Star heading to Canada, there's a good chance the one and only Justin Bieber may be a part of the festivities, as well.
2. The Distillery District
One great way to enjoy any down time while in Toronto for the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend is to explore the waterfront neighborhood, known for great sight-seeing. Full of art and history, a trip to the Distillery District is a great way to add a bit of culture to your trip. While you're exploring, you can even sample some of Toronto's craft brews!
3. Vacay Potentional
The 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend is the perfect excuse to vacation in Canada’s biggest city. You can extend your weekend in Toronto to a full weeks stay and visit some of Toronto’s best kept secrets.
For instance, if you’re wanting to escape the big city for a few days and see what else Canada has to offer, you can hop on a ferry and head to the nearby Toronto Islands. Entrance to the islands is free, and you will even get a great view of the city skyline! You can also travel back in time if you choose to prolong your getaway with a trip to the Black Creek Pioneer Village.
4. The VIP Experience
In such a big, one-of-a-kind city, a little guidance can make all of the difference. With NBA-Events, you can receive on-site hospitality complete with complimentary amenities while being a #NBAVIP throughout all of the weekend festivities. Along with the VIP experience, you can opt to include accommodations, which will set you up at some of the finest nearby hotels, and transportation to and from the arena.
5. Enjoy Great Food
There are lots of wonderful restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, and other places to eat and drink while in Toronto. A few more noteworthy restaurants located in downtown Toronto area include Izakaya, Monsoon, Sassafraz, and Sotto Sotto. If you want to be treated to some gourmet food while on-site attending the 2016 NBA All-Star festivities, you can become an #NBAVIP through NBA-Events’ Official Ticket Packages and have exclusive access to a complimentary, gourmet meal and open bar within hospitality throughout the weekend.
Go to the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto!
With NBA-Events’ Official Ticket Packages, you can have an all-inclusive experience while living out the ultimate basketball fan’s dream weekend. With Official Packages, you will become a #NBAVIP and receive exclusive access, extras and amenities throughout the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend! In the past, packages have included VIP extras such as meet-and-greets with NBA legends, access to the on-site VIP hospitality suite complete with gourmet buffets and an open bar, post-game on-court access, and much more!
Official Ticket Packages for the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend have yet to be released, but you can be the first to know when they do by placing your name on the 2016 Quick Call-Back List.