• July 13-14, 2019
  • McCormick Place | Chicago


What is Outside Experience?

Outside, America’s preeminent active lifestyle brand, is excited to announce Outside Experience, presented by Go RVing, an unprecedented two-day event for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages.

From interactive gear demos to craft beverage tastings, live music performances and more, Outside Experience is the perfect adventure festival to enjoy this summer!  

FAQ & Policies

Get the Outside scoop (sorry) on everything you need to know about Outside Experience, from hours and pricing to accessibility, security and more. View FAQ & Policies >>

Getting Here

Event Location
Outside Experience
Lakeside Center at McCormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
McCormick Place Area Map >>

Where to Stay
We've negotiated travel discounts and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Chicago affordable.
Explore Official Outside Experience Hotels >>


Plan your trip with Chicago Concierge
Chicago Concierge is a FREE concierge service with connections to hundreds of local business! Whether you’re vising from out of town or a Chicago local, take advantage of the deals offered exclusively for Outside Experience attendees including Big Bus Chicago Tours, City Boat Tours, Sky Deck Viewings and amazing restaurant discounts. Check out their Dine Around Program to access special 3 course prix-fixe menus at top restaurants throughout Chicago in addition to preferred seating times and tables. Not sure where to start? Contact a concierge to receive personalized recommendations to make your experience in Chicago as seamless and enjoyable as possible! 
Plan Your Trip >>


WARNING! Beware of Unauthorized Contacts from Companies Offering to Book Your Hotel Rooms
Reed Exhibitions has received numerous reports that several companies are fraudulently posing as authorized travel vendors for Outside Experience, and these companies may attempt to contact you and offer housing accommodations for the show. Reed Exhibitions urges you to BEWARE of these types of companies. These companies, and ones like them, are not endorsed by, or affiliated with, Reed Exhibitions or the show, and the services purported to be offered are likely fraudulent. It is important to note the information these companies provide is often completely untrue. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Connections Housing is the ONLY official housing company associated with Outside Experience.Transportation

We encourage you to ride your bike to Outside Experience. A secure bike valet will be provided. Should you choose to come by vehicle, use these helpful tools:


McCormick Place Parking Lot C
Fort Dearborn Drive, Chicago, IL 60616


Parking for Lakeside Center is $36 and can be reserved in advance here. Parking is also available at the new Marriott Marquis Chicago. The self-parking lot is $23 for 0-16 hours and $36 for 16-24 hours.


We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot for Outside Experience, visit the McCormick Place SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

There is also parking available at the new Marriott Marquis Chicago. The self-parking lot is $23 for 0-16 hours and $36 for 16-24 hours.
Directions to McCormick Place Parking Lot C >>
Additional Transportation Resources >>

Contact Us

Contact Customer Service

Call: 888-267-3796

Email: info@outsideexperienceshow.com

Sales & Sponsorship

Jon Fontane, Event Director |  jfontane@reedexpo.com

Exhibitor Support

Pablo Cameselle, Customer Success Manager | pcameselle@reedexpo.com


Katie Genovese, Marketing Director | kgenovese@reedexpo.com

Lauren Csire, Marketing Manager | lcsire@reedexpo.com


Heron Agency | outsideexperience@heronagency.com.com

Content & Activations

David Printz, Content Manager |  dprintz@reedexpo.com


Diana White, Operations Manager |  dwhite@reedexpo.com

Jon Fontane, Event Director |  jfontane@reedexpo.com