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Event Information:

  • Wed
    05
    Jun
    2019

    Hospitality Industry Summer Picnic Kickoff Event hosted by Here’s Chicago and WCF Events

    4 p.m. - 8 p.m.UIC Picnic Grounds 800 W. Maxwell St. Chicago, Illinois 60608

    WCF EVENTS AND HERE'S CHICAGO SUMMER PICNIC 2019

    MEETING & EVENT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

    You're invited to a complimentary Hospitality Industry Summer Picnic Kickoff Event hosted by Here’s Chicago and WCF Events! Kickstart the upcoming Summer Picnic and Barbecue Season by sampling some of WCF’s newest summer outing ideas! This is an event for event & hospitality industry professionals only (no family members please).

    • Free Food and Drinks - welcome in summer with your classic bbq favorites along with some great new menu ideas! Don't forget to wash it down with a cold beverage of your choice - beer, wine or something special from our brunch mimosa & bloody mary bar!
    • Featuring elements from WCF Events’ Newest Summer Event Programs – Brunch at the Park & Food Truck Rally!
    • The Newest in Outdoor Entertainment – Giant Games and More!
    • Volleyball and Bags Tournaments
    • Softball Pick-up Games
    • DJ and Entertainment

    Come down to experience the newest in summer outing entertainment! This year we are featuring new summer outing trends geared toward the millennial workforce (that are family friendly too!). Bring a team of industry professionals or join a team and meet new people! There will also be a plethora of fun, new outdoor entertainment to check out including Giant Games, Lawn Games, and more! Don’t worry, if activities are not your thing you can also try our specialty summer cocktail, enjoy some great food and spend some quality time with your colleagues and peers.

    Brought to you by: 

    WCF Corp Sponsors 2019

    Directions to UIC Picnic Grounds

    800 W. Maxwell St. (Corner of Maxwell St. & Halsted) Chicago, IL

    The picnic grounds at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) are located directly west of the intersection of Maxwell St. and Halsted St (800 W. Maxwell St.). To reach the picnic grounds, guests must enter through the east gate located at the end of the cul de sac on Maxwell St. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot.

    Public Transportation

    Take the Blue Line Subway (Free transfer from Red Line is available at Washington and Jackson stops). Get off at the UIC/Halsted stop and walk 7 blocks south on Halsted to Maxwell Street. Turn right (west) on Maxwell Street and proceed ½ block to the east gate. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot

    From the Chicago Loop

    Proceed west from the Loop area to Halsted. Turn left (south) on Halsted and proceed to Maxwell Street. Turn left (east) on Maxwell Street and proceed ½ block to the parking garage. From the parking garage, proceed west along Maxwell Street across Halsted and enter the gate at the end of the street. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot

    From the North

    Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) east towards Chicago. Exit at 18th Street. Merge onto Union Avenue. Turn right (west) on 18th Street. Turn right (north) on Halsted and proceed to Maxwell Street. Turn right (east) on Maxwell Street and proceed ½ block to the parking garage. Parking is available in the parking garage. From the parking garage, proceed west along Maxwell Street across Halsted and enter the gate at the end of the street. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot

    From the West

    Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) east towards Chicago. Exit at Racine Avenue. Turn right on Racine and immediately make a left onto Harrison Street. Take Harrison Street to Halsted Street and turn right. Then take Halsted to Maxwell Street. Turn left (east) on Maxwell Street and proceed 1/2 block to the parking garage. Parking is available in the parking garage. From the parking garage, proceed west along Maxwell Street across Halsted and enter the gate at the end of the street. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot

    From the South

    Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) west towards Chicago. Exit at Canalport Avenue/Cermak Road. Merge onto Union Avenue. Turn left (west) on 18th Street. Turn right (north) on Halsted and proceed to Maxwell Street. Turn right (east) on Maxwell Street and proceed 1/2 block to the parking garage. Parking is available in the parking garage. From the parking garage, proceed west along Maxwell Street across Halsted and enter the gate at the end of the street. Parking—$2.00 to $10.00 Fee based on time in lot


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