• May 16-17, 2020
  • Northerly Island—Chicago

At the Show

Adventure awaits you around every corner at Outside Experience 

Climb, Bike, Paddle, Run and More!

Outside Experience is back for another year of adventure, fun and outdoor activities – this time, on Northerly Island in Chicago! Join us May 16-17 for an action packed weekend with some of your favorite brands and outdoor enthusiasts.

Stay tuned for updates on the 2020 Outside Experience Show

Take a look at the 2019 recap for just a sample of what you'll experience in 2020!

Adventure Zones

Explore all ten Adventure Zones to discover the latest gear and inspiration from leading active lifestyle brands.

Click on an Adventure Zone to learn more.

ADVENTURE VEHICLES

RUNNING

WATER SPORTS

CLIMBING

TRAIL BLAZING

WINTER SPORTS

TRAVEL

BIKING

LIVING WELL

BACKYARD ACTIVITIES

PETS

CAMPING

2019 Speakers and Guests

Attendees heard from these incredible speakers and guests
View 2019 Schedule of Events >>

Live Performance by Ha Ha Tonka

Midwest Made

Outside Experience is proud to feature an array of Midwest Made brands and businesses. Each brand from Chicago and the greater Midwest will feature a special designation on their booth sign, proudly designating them as Midwest Made.

Current Midwest Exhibitors

B Corp Village

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.