National Ferris Wheel Day - February 14
Wed, Feb 14, 2024

National Ferris Wheel Day

National Ferris Wheel Day allows you to plunge into a charming time for a few moments and feel like a child again. Today, you can safely leave behind all fears and doubts, going to the amusement park. From the Ferris wheel you can enjoy the stunning view and notice how time stops around. The celebration takes place on February 14.


The holiday was established in honor of George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., who gained fame thanks to his unusual invention. The future civil engineer was born in 1859, almost forty years later he presented his first major project to the world. He even created a smaller copy of the attraction, which he presented at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.

In 1893, the first Ferris wheel was created. Its total cost was seven hundred thousand dollars. It reached a height of over 250 feet. At the same time, sixty passengers could ride the attraction. There were more than a million people who wanted to ride on the wheel. People stood in a huge queue for a few minutes of true pleasure.

Ferris died too soon, not having lived to be forty, but his invention continues to live. Now it can be found in almost every major city. In many, it has become the main visiting card for curious tourists, because from a great height there is a beautiful view of the local beauty.

Interesting facts

  • In 2014, the construction of the wheel, which was recognized as the tallest in the world, was completed in Las Vegas.
  • The lucky one who rode on the very first attraction had to pay only fifty cents.
  • Ferris had long nurtured the idea of creating a wheel, but could not find a way to display all thoughts on paper. Sitting in one of the cafes, he began to make drawings on napkins.

How to celebrate

There is no better day to go to an amusement park with a friendly company. Climb the Ferris wheel, take unforgettable pictures and try to remember this moment forever. It is enough to imagine yourself as a bird soaring in free flight, and enjoy the amazing panorama.

When is National Ferris Wheel Day celebrated in 2024?

National Ferris Wheel Day is observed on February 14 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday February 14 2024
Friday February 14 2025
Saturday February 14 2026
Sunday February 14 2027

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