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.

Life Outside 2017 was a blast! But don’t just take our word for it…check out the video and photos below to see all that we had to see, try and learn!



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!


Partner Activities

The following organizations were in attendance at Life Outside 2017!


Generous support for Life Outside 2017 provided by:

Festival Sponsor
Backpacker Magazine

Event Sponsor
Alpine Shop | Great Southern Bank | Husch Blackwell | Integrity | Loomis Associates | St. Louis County Parks | St. Louis Sprout and About | Terrain Magazine

Community Sponsor
KDHX | Missouri American Water | REI | Siteman Cancer Center | Urban Chestnut

Contact: Elizabeth Simons, esimons@grgstl.org, 314-932-4904 for any additional sponsorship assistance.


Help promote Life Outside!

Here is a variety of material to help get the word out to your friends, families, groups and clubs about Life Outside! Stay tuned, we will be adding more to this section as we get closer to the festival.

Life Outside vector logo (EPS)
Life Outside logo (PNG, transparent background)
2017 Life Outside Festival Flyer (PDF)
2017 Life Outside Festival Poster (PDF)
2017 Life Outside Preview Videos (ZIP)
2017 Life Outside Social Media Optimized Graphics (ZIP)
Photos from 2016 Life Outside Festival (ZIP)

Contact: Seth Treptow, streptow@grgstl.org, 314-932-4910 for any additional media assistance.