Outside Festival Announces the Official Weekend Lineup for The Inaugural Festival, May 31 – June 2

May 23, 2024
  • The Summit industry gathering features Senator John Hickenlooper and the brightest outdoor minds.
  • Festival tickets are still available at $59 for single-day and $79 for the full weekend.
  • Kids under 12 get free entry to the festival and their own Kids Zone.

DENVER, CO – MAY 23, 2024 /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – With less than 10 days until the first-ever Outside Festival takes over the Mile High City, festival organizers announce the highly-anticipated full-weekend schedule with more than 11 musical headliners taking over the mainstage in Civic Center Park, more than 20 inspiring films, 25 outdoor visionary speakers featured at the Denver Art Museum, and downtown parks packed full of experiences and fun for all.

Throughout the weekend, with major roads like Broadway and 14th opening to foot traffic, downtown will come to life with more than a dozen experience zones filling Civic Center Park, The Big Gear Show and (e) Revolution Show taking over Veterans Memorial Park, and Film x Ideas Series at the Denver Art Museum.

The new Outside Festival mobile app (available on Apple and Google Play) allows festival goers to reserve seats for Film x Ideas Series, presented by Columbia Sportswear, see the weekend lineup, explore experiences, food, vendors, and plan the day by creating their custom schedule. Programming on both Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, will kick off at 1 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. A full weekend schedule can be found at TheOutsideFestival.com.

Friday Highlights: Outdoor industry professionals can kick off the weekend on Friday, May 31 with The Summit held at the Denver Art Museum, featuring top industry-leading speakers including Senator John Hickenlooper, Senator Michael Bennet, and more. Tickets to The Summit are limited; purchase includes the day’s meals, two general admission tickets to the weekend’s Outside Festival, and more. This event is ticketed and not open to the public.

Saturday Highlights: Festival-goers won’t want to miss kicking off the day in the mainstage meadow with a group yoga flow, led by CorePower Yoga, to the beats of DJ Rich Cocao. The North Face climbing competition and the Incredible Dog Experience by Purina Pro Plan occur in the park throughout the afternoon. At the Denver Art Museum, speakers and panelists include three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, Protect Our Winters (POW) founder Jeremy Jones, climate activist and fashion model Quannah Chasinghorse, wildlife ecologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, photographer and filmmaker Cory Richards, bestselling author Kevin Fedarko, deaf mountaineers Shayna Unger and Scott Lehmann, and U.S. Senate candidate Caroline Gleich. The afternoon also includes two different showings of inspiring films themed around adventure and journeys. To top it all off, Say She She takes over the main music stage in Civic Center Park at 5:00 p.m. with Lettuce at 6:45 p.m. and Thundercat to follow at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday Highlights: Day two continues throughout Civic Center Park with more climbing competitions, dog showcases, and a chance to take a dip in Cold Plunge Alley in the Wellness area. Speakers include record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad, director, photographer, and climber Jimmy Chin, and alpinist Conrad Anker. Sunday’s films are themed around resilience and discovery. The music mainstage in Civic Center Park will feature The Heavy Heavy at 5:00 p.m., Andrew Bird at 6:45 p.m., and finish off the weekend with the Fleet Foxes at 8:30 p.m.

While access to Film x Ideas is included in the festival ticket purchase, ticket holders are strongly encouraged to reserve seats through the Outside Festival mobile app (available on Apple and Google Play) or on the online reservation page as seats are limited. Attendees are also encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before the listed times to claim their reservation or risk their seat being forfeited to walkups in the standby line. Please note that the Denver Art Museum will open its doors early at 12:30 p.m. for the Shaun White conversation on Saturday, June 1, and the Diana Nyad presentation on Sunday, June 2. Both events will begin at 1 p.m. respectively.”

Attendees of the inaugural Outside Festival are truly going to be blown away by everything we’ve put together this year,” said Robin Thurston, CEO of Outside. “This festival is packed with value and inspiration, offering the opportunity to hear from and see 25 outdoor visionaries. With nearly two dozen films set to give attendees chills and energy, and a ridiculously amazing music lineup featuring Thundercat and Fleet Foxes, all within a mega-packed weekend around Civic Center Park, this festival is going to be incredible—you won’t want to miss it!”

All weekend events take place in and around Civic Center Park in downtown Denver, which means there are abundant alternative transportation options. Please consider biking, bussing, or walking to save money and lessen your festival footprint. For more information, including tickets, travel and parking, please visit www.theoutsidefestival.com.

Sponsors for the Outside Festival include Ford, The North Face, Liquid Death, Purina Pro Plan, UCHealth, Solo Stove, Columbia Sportswear, Asheville, Ball Corporation, ZOA, Southwest, Sierra Nevada, High West, Teremana Tequila, Pacifico, Sunny D,  L.L.Bean, G Adventure, Colorado Tourism, Public Land Trust, Partake, SunBum, Laird Superfood, Teva, Osprey, Fjallraven, EVOLVE, Kane Footwear, Roll Recovery, Mountain House, Tom’s of Maine, Out & Back Outdoor, West Virginia, Asheville, AutoCamp, Royal Robbins, Bacardi, Passenger, Red Rocks, Gundlach Bundschu, La Sportiva, YO Colorado, Zeal Optics, Adaptive Adventures, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Black Lab Sports, Boulder Book Store, Chautauqua, Crested Butte, Fort Collins, Katherine Homes Hats, Latin Travel Collection, Lumenati, Macs Adventure, Pueblo, Radia Studios, Red Wood Ice Tubs, Ride like a Ninja, Seven Corners, WildReality, Ball Corporation, Be a Good Person, Butterfly Pavilion, Corepower Yoga, ELK, Food for Thought, Grassroots Gravel, Kind Box, Lyft, Modern Market, NOSO Patches, Open Hearts, REI Path Ahead Ventures, Roll Mobility, Shar Snacks, Visit Jordan, Yeti Cycles, Nikwax, World Expeditions Roll Recovery, YMCA of the Rockies, the State of Colorado, Visit Denver, the Denver Art Museum, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

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About Outside Festival

The first-ever Outside Festival will take place in downtown Denver from June 1-2, 2024. This new event is a one-of-a-kind celebration of everything outdoors, featuring music, films, speakers, and gear partners, including The Big Gear Show and (e)revolution. The festival is designed for beginners and experts alike, with experiences and inspiration for climbers, hikers, cyclists, skiers, and the everyday recreationist. The Outside Festival is driven by a partnership between Outside Interactive Inc., The State of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Office, and Visit Denver—all with a shared desire to make the outdoors more accessible and more inclusive. For more information, including tickets, please visit TheOutsideFestival.com

About The Big Gear Show: The Big Gear Show reinvents the outdoor industry show experience by combining three great events that fuse hot market segments with a powerful community-wide festival that celebrates discovery and the adventurous spirit. The Big Gear Show brings to life the broader and more inclusive outdoors, delivering human-to-human interaction and a positive setting for those wanting to engage the industry, the products and the people behind them.

About (e)revolution Show: The e-bike revolution is here! And so is (e)revolution™,the world’s first exposition focused solely on e-bikes and the demonstration and education of e-bikes for retailers, manufacturers and most importantly, consumers. (e)revolution is dedicated to the growth of human-powered bicycle recreation and transportation. It is our mission to expand participation through the promotion, demonstration, and education of e-bikes. More information at www.e-revolution.bike. 

About Outside Interactive Inc.

Outside Interactive Inc. is the premier destination for outdoor inspiration, activation, and reward. Each month, Outside reaches 80 million of the most active consumers in the world across its network of 25 media, digital, and technology platforms, creating an experience for both longtime adventurers and those just getting started. Outside’s mission is to get everyone outside. Outside’s subscription offering, Outside+, bundles best-in-class storytelling, videos, gear reviews, mapping apps, online courses, discounted event access, and more to help people experience healthy, connected, and fulfilling lives. Learn more at outsideinc.com.