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The Outside Experience Is Coming Back to Chicago

May 16–17, 2020, Outside Experience is moving to Northerly Island with even more gear demos, clinics, inspiration, and adventure 


Last year we tried something totally new by hosting the inaugural Outside Experience, a weekend full of adventure vehicles, yoga, paddling, craft beer and whiskey, bike demos, group runs, inspiring talks from top adventurers, live music, and much, much more. Our goal? To bring the best of the world Outside to life in the city where our magazine was founded: Chicago.

Our first festival was so much fun that we’re doing it all again, this time at an outdoor venue with even more of the activities, brands, music, and personalities that made last year such a resounding success. From our new base camp at Chicago’s iconic Northerly Island—a park surrounded by Lake Michigan and boasting trails, a beach, and a lagoon—top brands like Go RVing and Eddie Bauer will be showing off their latest and greatest gear in the ultimate open-air setting. Meanwhile, families will enjoy the dog competitions, intro-to-fishing clinics, adventure films, and kids’ rock-climbing sessions. 

So mark your calendars and grab your tickets for Outside Experience: May 16–17, 2020, at Northerly Island Park.

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