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!
Lakeside Center at McCormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
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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.
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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!
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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.
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