Life Outside Partners

More things to see, try and learn than you could shake a stick at...if you were so inclined.

Register as a 2019 Life Outside Partner

Retailers, nonprofit organizations, outfitters and clubs who are part of the outdoor culture of the St. Louis region are invited to host an activity at the Life Outside Festival that highlights the human-powered aspects of outdoor recreation. Organizations hosting an activity at the 2019 Life Outside Festival are considered Festival Partners. Share what you do best with residents of the St. Louis region and showcase your own programs or products along the way. Complete the form below to register as a 2019 Life Outside Partner. There is no fee to register as a Partner unless you are renting equipment or need electrical hookup. Questions about Partner registration? Contact Elizabeth at or 314-932-4904. Want to be a part of all the fun but aren’t an outdoor recreation business or organization? Consider Festival Sponsorship.

Life Outside 2019 Partner Registration

2018 Life Outside Partners

The following organizations participated in Life Outside 2018! Don’t miss your chance to connect with all these amazing organizations while you see, try and learn all that St. Louis has to offer for Living Life Outside! Any questions? See our FAQ page!

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Active Living

  • Backpacker Magazine
    • Gear demos
  • City of Wildwood
    • Yard games
  • Damsel in Defense
    • Warrior workshops on situational awareness for outdoor activities – cycling 10am and 1pm, urban running 11am and 2pm, trail running/hiking 12pm and 3pm
  • Disney/Pixar’s INCREDIBLES 2 & Coppertone
    • Sunscreen & movie giveaways
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Edward Jones Family YMCA & YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood
    • Kickboxing at 10am & 11am, yoga at 1pm & 2pm
  • Gateway Arch National Park
    • Archery for children and adults
  • Gateway Greening
    • Gardening classes and activities
  • Hidden Valley
    • Simulated ski and snowboard games
  • LiveWellSTL
    • “Roll the Dice” exercises and website demo
  • Maryland Heights Parks & Recreation
    • Mini fitness classes
  • Missouri American Water
    • Clean water station
    • Parachute play, 10am read aloud and book giveaway, ExerStart class at 10:15am and 10:45am, 1 mile hike at 10:30am and 11:15am, healthy snack making at 1pm, Essentrics class at 1:30pm and 2pm, 3 mile bike ride at 2pm
  • Paragliding Unlimited
    • Gear demos
  • Popticals
    • Sunglasses demos and education
  • Raintree School
  • St. Charles County Parks & Recreation
    • Horseshoe pitching and washers competion
  • St. Louis Astronomical Society
    • Telescope training, safe sun viewing
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Young Athlete Center
    • First-aid kit assembly for kids, sports wheel, stretch demos at 11am and 1pm
  • St. Louis County Library
    • Giant games and blocks, hourly storytime
  • St. Louis Running Tour
    • 3-5 mile park running tours at 11am and 1pm
  • St. Louis Science Center
    • Drone demos, obstacle course
  • The Fit Wheel
    • Fitness apparel
  • Tinkergarten
    • Unrecipe for paint and not-a-sheet
  • VanDoIt
    • Adventure van demos
  • Washington University Physical Therapy
    • Movement analysis and ask the expert
  • Wyman Center
    • Music DJ and photobooth

Camping & Hiking

  • Blop Tent
    • Tent camping tips and tricks
  • KAMP
    • Tree tent demo
  • Ozark Trail Association
    • Backpack/camp setup demos at 11am and 1pm, backpack/camp breakdown demos at 12 & 2pm
  • Pine Valley Outfitters
    • Hammock hangout
  • REI
    • Gear demos, camp lounge and kitchen, hiking and backpacking discovery tables, 10am hiking basics, 11am camping basics, 12pm camp cooking basics, 1pm backpacking basics, 2pm tent basics and tent setup competition
  • Sierra Club of Eastern Missouri
    • Guided hikes at 11am, 1pm and 3pm – wear closed toe shoes
  • The North Face
    • Bag toss, giveaways
  • The Overland Shop
    • Vehicle tent and awnings demos


  • Climb So iLL
    • Pull-up bar challenge
  • Go Ape Treetop Adventures
    • Bag toss, giveaways
  • Upper Limits
    • Climbing wall
  • Vertical Voyages
    • Tree climbing ages 8+, climbing knots

Cycling/Mountain Biking

  • Big Shark Bicycle Company
  • Bike MS
    • Bike balance beam
  • CyclingSavvy
    • Train Your Bike drills at 11am, 1pm and 3pm – Under age 18 must be accompanied by guardian, must bring own bicycle and helmet
  • Recycled Cycles & Service
    • Fix a flat demos at 10am, 11am and 2pm, bicycle sizing at 12pm
  • St. Louis BWorks
    • Fix a flat demos
  • St. Louis Mountain Bike Camps and Guided Path Adventures and Mountain Bike Shed
    • Mountain bike obstacle course
  • Velofix St. Louis
    • Hourly fix a flat demos

Electric Bikes

  • BULLS Bikes USA
    • eBike demos
  • KATY Bike Rental and Shuttle
    • Copenhagen wheel demos
  • Pedego Edwardsville
    • eBike demos


  • AmeriCorps St. Louis
    • Wildland firefighter pack test, trail tools sharpening demo at 10am, 12pm and 2pm, conservation corps demo at 11am, 1pm and 3pm – for pack test must be ages 18+ and wear closed toe shoes
  • Audubon Center at Riverlands and St. Louis Audubon Society
    • Bird adaptation station and bird walks at 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm
  • Endangered Wolf Center
    • Tracking radio collars try-it activity
  • Forest Park Forever
    • Nature art
  • Forest ReLeaf of Missouri
    • Tree identification
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
    • Plant education, Japanese dry garden
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
    • Hands-on touch table
  • Missouri State Parks
    • Pollinator demos, nature noises, mock campfire
  • St. Louis Earth Day
    • Waste sorting for attendees
  • Stream Teams United
    • Macroinvertebrate ID and watershed demos
  • Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center
    • Ecology education
  • Wildlife Rescue Center
    • Wildlife stamping, wildlife tracks
  • World Bird Sanctuary
    • Photos with live birds, crafts, touch items

Paddling/Water Sports

  • Alpine Shop and Team River Runner
    • Guided kayak tours – ages 10+
  • Big Muddy Adventures
    • Canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding – ages 5+ for voyageur canoes, ages 10+ for canoes, kayaks and paddleboards, wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get wet
  • St. Louis Canoe & Kayak Club and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Water safety, hourly kayak classes for ages 10+
  • Timber Longboard Company
    • Stand-up paddleboard demos


  • Four Legged Running
    • Runner-friendly exercises – wear closed toe shoes
  • Terrain Trail Runners
    • 6 mile Bootlegger Trail run at 9am

Yoga/Mind & Body

  • Missouri Falun Dafa Association
    • Hourly meditation demos
  • Yoga Buzz
    • Yoga class at 10:30am
  • YoGoGirls
    • All levels yoga class at 12pm, AcroYoga at 3pm