Life Outside

Free Festival of the Outdoors from Great Rivers Greenway and Partners!

The Life Outside festival brings together area businesses, nonprofits and clubs to offer activities for people of all ages. Attendees can see, try and learn ways to spend more of their lives outside. Free activities include tree climbing, kayaking lessons, birdwatching, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, nature crafts and activities for kids, walks and bike rides throughout the day, gardening and yoga. New this year – free shuttle service from around the region, see below!

Save time by registering online – then you can just pick up your wristband at our office (6178 Delmar Blvd in the Loop) on June 7th or 8th 8am-5pm or at the festival when you arrive.

Beginners Welcome!

We have an amazing culture of the outdoors here in St. Louis, but it can be hard to know how to get started with any particular activity.

What equipment do you need? Where do you go? Do you need to join a club? When is a good time to get started? Do you really need all that stuff? How do you get all that stuff into your car? What if you invest your time and money into the activity, and then decide it’s not for you? 

It can be intimidating, but Life Outside is a great way for people to learn directly from the experts without the hefty price tag or time commitment. So come out to Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park  on June 9, 2018 and find out how you can spend less of your life on the couch, and more of it outside!



See menu at the top of the page or links below for all the important information:

Live music all day from River Bend Bluegrass, Mario y Jingo, FIRE DOG and Saint Boogie Brass Band!

Food and drink vendors include: Savor The Southwest, Sia’s Italian Ice, Pi Pizzeria, Stlouisianaq Food Truck, Orlando’s Catering and Banquets, New York Tom’s Foodtruck, Kona Ice and Wayno’s – Mobile International Cuisine!

What to bring – we’ll provide water bottles and a filling station from Missouri American Water and sunscreen from Siteman Cancer Center and Coppertone, lounges where you can sit in shade and take a break, and drawstring bags with next year’s date on them! Feel free to bring your own food and drink, plus we’ll have many food trucks on site, too. Wear something you can move in and don’t mind getting wet or dirty and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

Getting here:

FREE shuttle service provided from key transit centers around the region, plus driving directions below!
To get to the festival at Sailboat Cove (Tremayne Shelter) in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park (13725 Marine Avenue, Maryland Heights, MO 63146):
  • From I-70: Take exit 231A and drive 2.5 miles south on Maryland Heights Expressway. Turn left onto Marine Avenue. Sailboat Cove will be on your right in 0.5 miles.
  • From Page Avenue: Take exit 17 and drive 2 miles north on Maryland Heights Expressway. Turn right onto Marine Avenue. Sailboat Cove will be on your right in 0.5 miles.

There is parking in the paved lot and the grass lots (people will direct you) at the Tremayne Shelter (where the star is in the map above) or the other normal lots in the park if you’d rather walk or bike into the festival grounds!