Life Outside Festival Set for June 8

See, try and learn ways to spend more time outside in the St. Louis region!

Bring your friends, family and neighbors to the 4th Annual Life Outside Festival!  The event will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10am to 4pm at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Unique from other regional festivals, Life Outside is exclusively about engaging event-goers with new outdoor experiences. Partner organizations from across the region will be at the event, offering attendees the opportunity to see, try and learn about a variety of outdoor activities in a free, fun and supportive environment. Activities will include outdoor experiences related to active living, camping, climbing, cycling, mind and body, nature and conservation, paddling and running.

“Life Outside is a chance for people of all ages, abilities and interests to discover how they can live more of their lives outside. People can come try activities like kayaking, mountain biking or yoga and learn first hand if this is something they want to make part of their lives,” said Elizabeth Simons, community program manager for Great Rivers Greenway. “Whether people already have something they have been thinking about trying, or just want to see what’s new in the outdoor scene, Life Outside will have something for everyone.”

Launched in 2016, the Life Outside Festival has grown each year, drawing new and repeat attendees from throughout the St. Louis region. Attendees can participate in a variety of free activities, including classes, product demos, hands-on experiences and competitions. Based on partner interest and community feedback, Great Rivers Greenway expects the 2019 Festival to be the largest one yet, attracting close to 75 partner organizations and an estimated 5,000 people from across the region.

”I loved being able to try out new things that I’ve always wanted to try, but never knew how to get started or who to talk to,” said a 2018 festival attendee. “I also liked learning about organizations and activities that I didn’t even know existed.”

A wide selection of popular area food trucks will be at the festival with food and beverages available for purchase and 18 musical acts will be performing at multiple stages throughout the festival grounds. Drinking water in reusable bottles and sunscreen will also be available for free.

To ensure greater access to the event, the Life Outside Festival will offer free round-trip shuttles from the North Hanley, Civic Center and Shrewsbury MetroLink Stations. Attendees can also park and ride free shuttles from the Zumbehl Commuter Lot in St. Charles County (adjacent to the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Zumbehl Road) and Pattonville High School (2497 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043).

Skip the day-of registration line by pre-registering online at and picking up your festival packet including Life Outside wristband at the Great Rivers Greenway Visitor Center (6178 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112) on June 6 and 7.

Businesses and organizations interested in providing an outdoor activity at the event can contact Elizabeth Simons, at and 314-932-4904. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

More information about the Life Outside Festival can be found at Festival video available here.