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Gateway Outside Expo Introduced for 2023

The 2023 Gateway Outside Expo has been introduced for Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, at Tower Grove Park in downtown St. Louis. The occasion will showcase new out of doors gear, companies, and sources, in addition to interactive demos and experiential points of interest — all in a festive, family-friendly setting.

As well as, the Expo will proceed its partnership with GO! St. Louis because the official packet pickup location for the 2023 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Household Health Weekend. This implies all GO! St. Louis marathoners, half marathoners, 10K runners, and marathon relay groups will decide up their race packets on the Expo. The races are scheduled to happen on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and a couple of, in downtown St. Louis.

“By partnering with the Gateway Outside Expo because the official GO! St. Louis Marathon Weekend packet pickup host, we’re offering our members with an expertise that’s far past the standard race expo format,” stated Mona Vespa, president of GO! St.Louis. “Our members beloved final 12 months’s interactive expertise, the big variety of distributors, and the distinctive ambiance. We’re excited to proceed this partnership in 2023.”

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The partnership with GO! St. Louis resulted within the 2022 Gateway Outside Expo being the most important ever, attracting greater than 200 exhibitors and eight,000 attendees over two days.

“GO! St. Louis hosts our area’s largest working occasion, and its mission to encourage people and households to undertake a wholesome and lively life-style aligns completely with our personal,” stated Brad Kovach, expo director and editor/ writer of Terrain Journal. “We’re actually excited to proceed this partnership and work collectively to make each occasions even higher and extra inclusive.”

Large information for 2023 is that, for the primary time in its historical past, the Gateway Outside Expo will head outdoors when it’s hosted within the northeast quadrant of Tower Grove Park. Entrance to the occasion can be free to the general public, making it extra welcoming and accessible than ever.

“We’re actually excited to take the Expo open air, which is really the place it belongs,” stated Kovach. “Not solely is Tower Grove Park a gorgeous venue, however its openness provides us the chance to function further distributors and actions to encourage folks to get outdoors and have significant experiences in nature.”

The Gateway Outside Expo will spotlight actions corresponding to working, biking, mountain climbing, tenting, mountaineering, and paddling, in addition to journey journey, well being and wellness, and extra. Particular options embrace:

Rock Climbing Wall: Take a look at your skill on a number of totally different routes of various issue. The wall is 23 toes tall, with holds and options that simulate an actual rock floor. Mountain Bike Demo Course. This space permits Expo attendees to check out a mountain bike on simulated off-road obstacles. Cell Life Exhibitors: Tour the most recent overland automobiles, journey vans, mini journey trailers, and toy haulers and take your future out of doors excursions on the street. VIP Occasion: Rub elbows with Expo distributors and luxuriate in choose meals and drinks at this celebratory mixer on the night of Thursday, March 30.

Each the Gateway Outside Expo and Terrain Journal are powered by River Metropolis Open air, an area nonprofit group dedicated to creating alternatives by which all St. Louisans can study out of doors recreation and expertise the psychological, bodily, and emotional advantages that go hand in hand.

These serious about turning into an exhibitor or sponsor on the 2023 Gateway Outside Expo can discover extra data on-line at or contact Steve Schmidt at

About The Gateway Outside Expo

The Gateway Outside Expo is the oldest and largest out of doors recreation and journey sports activities present within the Higher St. Louis space. Browse 200+ vendor cubicles and discover the most recent merchandise, companies, and sources that can assist you discover the various aspects of outside recreation within the area.

GO! St. Louis, an area nonprofit group, encourages people and households within the St. Louis area to undertake a wholesome and lively life-style year-round. It accomplishes this by neighborhood collaborations, school-based programming, and the creation of latest and distinctive health occasions.

Terrain Journal, a nonprofit media group, is devoted to selling out of doors recreation, journey, and tradition in St. Louis and the Midwest. Its mission is to offer inspiration, data, and entry for anybody who desires to discover the various aspects of the outside, whether or not for competitors functions, for his or her well being, or just for enjoyment.

About River Metropolis Open air

River Metropolis Open air (RCO) is a nonprofit group working to construct a vibrant out of doors tradition and model within the Higher St. Louis area by connecting the neighborhood to its out of doors belongings. It envisions a St. Louis that celebrates and structurally helps out of doors recreation neighborhood and tradition, together with all paths to wellness by time spent within the open air.

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