Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2019

by | Aug 25, 2019 | Events | 0 comments

We’re excited to present for the first time ever, Reef-A-Palooza Chicago. Taking place October 19 & 20, 2019, at the luxurious Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.
Reef-A-Palooza is a two-day event with over 140 of the industry’s leading coral, fish, and dry goods vendors. The main purpose of the show is to provide an enjoyable, positive atmosphere that promotes education and product knowledge for everyone, from the beginning hobbyist to the advanced hobbyist. Participating exhibitors range from large manufacturers and retailers and small livestock sellers.
There will be speakers scheduled both Saturday and Sunday. The speaker line-up includes world-renowned author and owner of Two Little Fishies, Julian Sprung/author of The Conscientious Marine Aquarist, Bob Fenner/and hobbyist and President of the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society (SCMAS), Greg Carroll. Come out and learn something new! Don’t miss the huge raffles on Saturday and Sunday. With over one hundred items to raffle off, there is something for everyone.

If traveling from out-of-town, come stay at the show venue, the beautiful Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Relax and enjoy the luxurious facilities, amazing restaurants, Gather Bar, spa, gym and so much more. There is something for everyone.

Bring the entire family to the show for a fun-filled weekend at Reef-A-Palooza! Kids ages 10 and younger get in free!

Get in line early. The first 500 paid entrance tickets holders in line Saturday and Sunday will receive a welcome bag full of goodies, coupons and samples!

Show Details

Saturday, October 19 th , 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 20 th , 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
$20.00 admission per person per day. Kids 10 and under are free.
Purchase tickets in advance through our website at
Free event parking.
For more information on tickets, hotel and the event, please visit their website at, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

  • xeniaforever

    As senior editor here at reefs, I get to work with scientists from all over the world, and have made some wonderful friends in the industry! I also write for the site, and am the office manager at FRESH New London and the mother of two brilliant, talented young women.


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