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Tickets

  • General Pass

    • $30.00 (ages 6 and up)
    • Ticket is valid for Saturday, October 16th or Sunday, October 17th, 2021
    • Children 5 and under are free.

  • 2-Day Pass

    • $50.00 (ages 6 and up)
    • Ticket is valid for Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th, 2021
    • Children 5 and under are free.

  • Diamond Pass

    • $125.00 (ages 6 and up)
    • 2 Day Pass
    • Limited Quantities
    • 1 Entrance to show Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:00 AM
    • 1 Entrance to show Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:00 AM
    • 1 Diamond Pass Badge
    • 1 Attendee Welcome Bag
    • 1 Raffle Sheet

  • Ultimate Pass

    • $225.00 (ages 6 and up)
    • Limited Quantities
    • 1 Entrance to Show Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:30 PM
    • 1 Entrance to Show Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM
    • 1 Entrance to Show Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM
    • 1 Ultimate Pass Badge
    • 1 Attendee Welcome Bag
    • 1 Raffle Sheet
    • 1 $50 voucher for use at the Reef-A-Palooza Apparel table (non-transferable)

Hotel & Travel

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Enrich your life with a stay at The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. Located just 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport and 26 miles from downtown Chicago, with easy access to I-355 and I-90 expressways. This  four-star hotel boasts 500 intuitively designed rooms and suites with deluxe amenities. Enjoy a fine dining experience at Sam & Harry’s Steak House, a relaxing meal at Gather Bar or Starbucks® coffee in the cafe.

 

Group Rate is $138.00 +tax, per night
Valid 10/14/21 thru 10/17/21
Cutoff date is September 23, 2021

BOOK AT THE SPECIAL RATES. HURRY SPACE IS LIMITED.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS

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Reef-A-Palooza Chicago

DATE: October 16-17, 2021
VENUE: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Reef-A-Palooza Chicago will be in the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois on October 16-17, 2021. Chicago was a success for our inaugural year and is now part of our show lineup, along with Reef-A-Palooza shows located in California, Orlando and New York.

 

Immerse yourself with the latest products and hottest corals on the showroom floor and then head out to experience Chicago. Choose between all of Chicago’s top restaurants, nightlife spots, shopping districts, sporting events, museums and performing arts.

 

Reef-A-Palooza can best be described as an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community.

SHOP APPAREL

Why Should You Attend Reef-A-Palooza?

EXPLORE

Explore products and technologies. Purchase the hottest new corals or see new cutting edge equipment.

EDUCATE

Learn about ground-breaking new products, socialize with fellow hobbyists, and meet hobby influencers.

CONNECT

Create vital connections by socializing with business owners, industry leaders, authors, scientists and hobbyists.

Sneek Peek: Reef-A-Palooza Chicago

See below for a preview on what to expect when you attend Reef-A-Palooza Chicago.

Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2019 – Setup Day

Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2019 – Sunday Before Opening

Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2019- Day 1 – Opening Day

Schedule

Reef-A-Palooza Chicago is packed with an impressive lineup of events throughout the day. Don’t miss out on the showroom floor where you can purchase the hottest new corals or see new cutting edge equipment. Don’t forget to enter the daily raffle drawings to win coveted prizes. Explore the calendar for the times and dates of the events at Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2021.

  • DAY 1: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

    • 11:00 AM – Show Room Floor Open
    • 4:00 PM – Raffle
    • 6:00 PM – Show Room Floor Close

  • DAY 2: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

    • 11:00 AM – Show Room Floor Open
    • 4:00 PM – Raffle
    • 6:00 PM – Show Room Floor Close

2

DAYS

100+

VENDORS

110+

RAFFLE PRIZES

Don’t miss out on all the fun, purchase your tickets today.
Cash only at the door.

Show Room Floor

Find your way around the show.

The exhibit hall features over 130 vendors. The current floor plan is reflective of exhibitors that have been plotted so far in the booth selection process. Booths represented as RED are reserved. Stay up to date with the new exhibitor additions.

 

If you are interested in exhibiting, please reach out to the Exhibition Sales team at info@reefapaloozashow.net to reserve your space now.

WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO FIND YOUR WAY AROUND THE SHOW? 
DOWNLOAD THE FLOORPLAN.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tradeshow Details

Where Does Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2021 Take Place?

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, 1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

WHAT IS REEF-A-PALOOZA AND WHO IS IT FOR?

Reef-A-Palooza is an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community.

HOW MUCH IS PARKING?

Parking is free.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO ATTEND?

Please visit the Tickets section to see all ticket options and prices.

WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT START AND END EACH DAY?

Saturday and Sunday, October 16-17, 2021 - 11am-6pm

WHERE IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) just 13 miles away from the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.

DOES THE VENUE HAVE CASH MACHINES?

Yes, ATMs will be available.

ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS OFFERED?

Children 5 and under are free. No other discounts are available.

WHAT IS YOUR TICKET CANCELLATION POLICY?

No refunds will be given.

HOW CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS?

Tickets are available for purchase with a credit card on the website. Cash only tickets at the door.

RAFFLE

No purchase necessary to enter raffle. You can pick up one free raffle ticket the day of the show at the show location or you can request one free raffle ticket by mail. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at the show. Must be present the day and time of the raffle to win. To request one free raffle ticket, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to Reef-A-Palooza Chicago. Reef-A-Palooza Chicago Attention: Free Raffle Ticket - 5420 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821

Things to Do

Explore Chicago After Reef-A-Palooza

NIGHTLIFE

Swanky speakeasies. Laugh-a-minute comedy clubs. Innovative craft breweries and distilleries. Sophisticated piano bars. Sultry blues and jazz clubs—Chicago is where you kick back, hang out, and feel right at home.

FOOD & DRINKS

Chicago is a scorching hot spot for the culinary-inclined, food-obsessed, drinks-loving restaurant super fan. If this describes you in a nutshell, you’ll kick yourself for missing these upcoming Chicago food and drink events.

ATTRACTIONS & TOURS

Take in the sights, live for the adventure. This is a city to be toured—whether by foot, bike, trolley or even Segway.

BRING THE FAMILY AND PLAN YOUR TRIP

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Don’t miss out on all the fun, purchase your tickets today.
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Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor for Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2021?

Each year thousands of hobbyists and professionals come to Reef-A-Palooza to look for products and services that will enable them to develop their reefing skills, solve reef-keeping challenges and find inspiration to create amazing reef tanks. Most of Reef-A-Palooza attendees directly purchase or recommend the purchase of reef products and services. By exhibiting in 2021 you’ll reach thousands of new prospects each year.

At Reef-A-Palooza your brand will be seen by thousands of hobbyist, thinkers and doers. Reach the A-List speakers, shot-calling attendees and thousands more who visit the conference annually. If you want to sell your product or service, Reef-A-Palooza is the perfect place to be. Get the most from your visit to Reef-A-Palooza by expanding your reach through marketing and PR. Contact us about our promotional opportunities and find more ways to promote your brand at the show.

RETURNING EXHIBITORS

CONTACT:
KRISTINE TURNIER
SHOW MANAGEMENT
INFO@REEFAPALOOZASHOW.NET

NEW EXHIBITORS/SPONSORS

Thank you for your interest in attending REEF-A-PALOOZA CHICAGO  (October 16-17, 2021). Please fill out the information below to get show and registration email updates.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS

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BADGE SPONSOR

WATER SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSOR

SEE YOU IN CHICAGO, OCTOBER 19-20, 2019