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The Most Outdoor Fun You Can Have Inside!

Live Music, Kids’ Activities, Gear/trip Giveaways, Gear Testing,

Clinics and Demos!

 KIDS ADVENTURE PASSPORT!

Our FREE Kids’ Adventure Passport will help kids 12 and under explore games and age-appropriate activities throughout the event and take home prizes, swag, and deals for parents and kids at the end. How it works: To participate, kids 12 and under need to pick up their Passport at the Out There Outdoors booth at the entrance to the Great Outdoors Expo. Once in hand, follow the instructions and find and try each of the activities highlighted in the passport and collect stamps from each activity station/exhibitor. Once all of the necessary stamps are collected, return to the Out There Outdoors booth to collect your free Adventure Passport prizes while they last!

ACTIVITIES ALL WEEKEND LONG

Live Bluegrass & Acoustic Music

Listen to live bluegrass music in the R’N R RV Campground played by musicians from the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Music Association both days of the event.

Fly Tying Demonstrations

Stop by the Long Drift Outfitters booth for a fly tying demo all weekend long. Learn the basics of tying your own flies to catch more fish! Look for the beautiful wooden boat!

Kids’ Bike Riding

Kids of all ages can ride indoors on Strider balance bikes, BMX bikes, and other kids bikes. Spokane BMX will be on hand to talk about local BMX riding and racing!

Sailing Simulator

If you’ve ever dreamed of learning to sail, stop by the Fun To Sail booth and give their sailing simulator a try. They also offer sailing lessons and sell and rent boats. Watch the sailing simulator video here.

Marshmallow Roasting

Roast marshmallows and hang out around the faux campfire at the R’nR RV Center Campground. Listen to live music, check out camping gear, RVs, and enter to win prizes hourly!

Learn About Rafting

Check out rafting gear and learn about how to get started whitewater rafting from seasoned river rafters with the Northwest Whitewater Association. Find out about local rivers, the permitting processes, skills clinics, group trips and more!

RV Life

Check out RVs from R’nR RV Center in the indoor campground and start planning summer camping adventures in comfort! RVs on hand will include the 2023 THOR TRANQUILITY 19P 4×4, the 2024 INTECH O-V-R EXPEDITION, and the hard-to find Winnebago EKKO | Off-Grid Class C RV Motorhome!

Fossil Hunting

Crack real fossil-filled rocks to reveal 49 million year old fossils! Stop by the Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site booth to be a part of regularly-scheduled rock splitting demonstrations.

Camp Coffee Samples

Stop by the Expo Campground area and have the crew at Rambleraven Gear Trader make you a sample cup of coffee featuring DOMA Coffee Roasting Company’s DEEP Instant coffee, which is perfect for camping and other outdoor adventures! Or stop by the Mojo Cyclery booth for a Roast House coffee sample!

Outdoor Gear & Adventure Giveaways

Enter to win over $4,000 in outdoor gear, trips, and other outdoorsy prizes at the Out There Outdoors at the show entrance. Drawings are held hourly in the Campground area.

Full Bar

Enjoy your favorite adult beverage at the bar or while exploring the Outdoors Expo and Golf Show! There’s also food and non-alcoholic beverages available at the Expo.

Kids Adventure Passport

Explore the great outdoors with your kids by completing activities around the Expo and collecting stamps on their passports. Bags with prizes for both kids and moms and dads while they last for completed passports! Get started at the Out There Outdoors booth at the show entrance.

Outdoor Skills Clinics

Stop by and learn from experts in a wide range of outdoor recreation topics at these short 15-20 minute clinics. Topics include outdoor clothing/gear/footwear choices, useful knots for camping, traditional fire making, beginner skateboarding skills, & more. Look for the designated clinic area.

Try Electric-assist & Other Bikes

Thinking about making the switch to an e-bike? Local bike shops including Mountain View Cyclery and North Division Bicycle will have a selection of e-bikes and other bicycles on hand for you to try out.

Nature Arts, Crafts, & Creative Building

Stop by the Greenplay Northwest booth where kids and parents can participate in a nature weaving activity, a bracelet and crown craft, and creative building at a “loose parts” table all weekend long.

 

Kids Story Time & Activities

Several times a day all weekend, kids and parents can take part in free stories and other nature, wildlife, and natural resource-themed activities in an inflatable fish tent!

 

See Live Insects & Reptiles

See tarantulas, amphibians, tortoises, lizards, and snakes up close and personal with Spokane’s Bugs N Snakes! Presenters will give audience members a chance to ask questions, as well as touch and/or hold some of the animals. Saturday at 11:10 AM only.

 

Play Games

Kids and parents can practice disc golf skills, play cornhole and other tossing games, and shoot a target with Nerf archery gear in the Expo Campground area by R’nR RV and Rambleraven Gear Trader.

Skateboarding Demonstration

1:20-1:50 Both Saturday & Sunday

Check out the skateboard demo with the best local skaters, courtesy of One Off Skate Supply, Yousta Skateboards and Paradigm Skateshop! They will be throwing down in a high ollie challenge that’s sure to amp you up. Catch the action both days, Feb 17 and 18, starting at 1:20 pm—it’s gonna be sick!!!! 

Live Acoustic & Bluegrass Music

Saturday, Feb. 17

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Lucas Brookbank Brown is a self-described “americana artist” who hails from the Pacific Northwest.

1-3 PM: Free Spiritz will play American old-time music and bluegrass with harmony vocals.

Sunday, Feb 18

10:30 AM -12:30 PM: Homebrew Stringband will play an eclectic mix of bluegrass, oldies pop, and mountain tunes.

1-3 PM: Brad Keeler will play acoustic covers from the past 100+ years plus his own original music.

All Great Outdoors Expo music happens at the R’nR RV Center indoor “Campground” area. Look for the RVs and faux campfire. Then kick back in a camp chair and roast a marshmallow or sip on an adult beverage while listening to live American string instrument music sponsored by the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Music Association.

Outdoor Skills Clinics

Stop by and learn from experts in a wide range of outdoor recreation topics at these free, short 15-30-minute clinics. Topics include outdoor clothing/gear/footwear choices, useful knots for camping, traditional fire making, beginner skateboarding skills, & more. Look for the designated Expo Clinic Area.

Layering and Footwear Clinic

Saturday & Sunday at 11 AM at the Expo Clinic Area

Choosing the proper clothing and footwear for your next adventure is an essential part of recreating safely in the outdoors. Layering allows you to change with the weather by bundling up when it’s cold or shedding layers when the temperature rises. Selecting appropriate types of clothing and footwear can help you wick moisture, provide insulation, and protect you from the elements. Join the Spokane Mountaineers for this informative clinic.

Altai Hok “Ski Shoeing” Demonstrations

Saturday at 4 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM at the Expo Clinic Area

If you like to hike or snowshoe and are looking for a fun and faster way to explore trails in the winter, the Altai Hoks may be your new favorite winter travel devices. These ski/snowshoe hybrids allow you to travel over the snow and climb hills and then slide back down at a controlled speed. Rambleraven Gear Trader representatives will show you how the Hoks work, what kind of boots and bindings you will need, and where you can go with these incredible winter tools!

Traditional Fire Making

Saturday, 3PM and Sunday at 10:30 AM and again at 3 PM at the Expo Clinic Area

Learn how to use traditional fire-making methods to get a fire going in a survival situation, including a ferro rod, bow drill, feather sticks, and how to make a tinder bundle. These clinics will be taught by Karie Lee Knoke, a wilderness skills expert who was chosen to be on History Channel’s ALONE Season 9, which aired Summer of 2022. Karie teaches wilderness and primitive living skills and is the founder of the Sacred Cedars Wilderness School near Sandpoint, ID.

Beginner Skateboarding Clinic (kids ages 3-7)

2PM Saturday & Sunday at the Paradigm/One Off Skate Supply Booth

Hopper Skateboards and Paradigm Skate Supply present a half-hour beginner skateboard clinic tailored for kids aged 3-7. The clinic will focus on honing balance, stance, and confidence, ensuring a fun and safe introduction to the world of skateboarding. All gear and instruction is provided by highly skilled skateboarders for this free clinic. Space is limited to 10 kids per clinic so sign up early at the One Off Skate Supply/Paradigm Skate booth at the Expo! Clinics will happen right after the skateboarding demonstrations that start at 1:20 PM both days.

Knots Everyone Should Know for Hiking, Camping, Boating, & Other Outdoor Adventures

Saturday & Sunday, 12 PM at the Expo Clinic Area

Learn and practice several useful knots that will make camping, hiking, boating, and other outdoor adventures easier and safer.

Fly Tying with Long Drift Outfitters

All Weekend Long

Stop by the Long Drift Outfitters booth for a fly-tying demonstration all weekend long. Learn the basics of tying your own flies to catch more fish! This is a great opportunity to ask the fly-tying questions you’ve always wanted to ask an expert. Look for the beautiful wooden boat!

13 Essentials for Hiking & Other Outdoor Adventures

Sunday at 1 PM at the Expo Clinic Area

Recreating safely and responsibly in the outdoors is one of the most important teaching points from the Spokane Mountaineers. Their list of “13 Essentials”  help mitigate risks when out enjoying the outdoors. These 13 items can be lifesavers in an emergency, help protect you from the unexpected, and can be tailored to your preferred outdoor pursuits! Join the Spokane Mountaineers for a full 13 Essentials presentation on Saturday at 2:10 PM.

Presentations on Outdoor Adventure Topics

We have some amazing presentations scheduled all weekend, covering a wide range of topics from gravel biking and the Ice Age Floods to survival and an inside look at ALONE Season 9, wildlife safety, UFO sightings, live animals including bugs and snakes, hiking essentials, e-bikes and more. Presentations run all day Saturday and Sunday. Check out the full presentation schedule here.

2024 PRESENTATION, CLINIC  & ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY (Feb 17)

9 AM: Show Opens.

9 AM-5PM: Fly Tying Demonstrations. All weekend long at the Long Drift Outfitters booth.

9:50 AM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

10 AM-4 PM: Free Marshmallow Roasting in the R’nR RV Campground. Roast one of your favorite camp treats on an indoor “campfire.”

10:10-10:50 AM: Gravel Biking in the Inland Northwest. Spokane gravel bike guru and Out There Outdoors “Everyday Cyclist” columnist Justin Short will answer the question: “What are these gravel bikes everyone is talking about and where do we ride them?” Short will give the goods on the recent phenomenon of multi-surface adventure riding known as gravel, covering the spectrum from bikes and gear to the skills needed to safely and confidently get lost in the woods. No doubt he’ll also cover where to go, because he really can’t help himself when it comes to talking about how great the riding is around the Spokane area.

10:30 AM-12 PM: Live Music by American artist Lucas Brookbank Brown in the Expo Campground area.

10:50 AM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and trip prizes!

11 AM: Layering and Footwear Clinic. Learn from the experts the Spokane Mountaineers on how to choose the proper clothing and footwear for your next adventure. This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

11:10-11:50: Bugs n Snakes Live. See tarantulas, amphibians, tortoises, lizards, and snakes up close and personal! Presenters will introduce a variety of exotic reptiles and invertebrates (spiders and stuff!) and give audience members a chance to ask questions, as well as touch and/or hold some of the animals!

11:50 AM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

12 PM: Knots Everyone Should Know for Hiking, Camping, Boating, & Other Outdoor Adventures. Learn and practice several useful knots that will make camping, hiking, boating, and other outdoor adventures easier and safer. This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

12:30-1:50: Behind-the-Scenes of ALONE Season 9 with Karie Lee Knoke. Join Karie Lee as she shares untold stories of her incredible experience of surviving and thriving in the wild for 75 days in the wet and freezing conditions in Labrador, Canada, with nothing but 10 items, as seen on ALONE Season 9. The experience was an opportunity to put ALL life skills to the test. Not just wilderness skills, but mental, emotional, and spiritual skills as well, without interruption of modern-day distractions. There will be time for questions and answers following her presentation.

12:50 PM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

1-3 PM: Live Old-time and Bluegrass Music by Free Spiritz in the Expo Campground area.

1:20-1:50 PM: Sick Skateboarding Stunts and Demonstration. Check out the skateboard demo with the best local skaters, courtesy of One Off Skate Supply, Yousta Skateboards and Paradigm Skateshop! They will be throwing down in a high ollie challenge that’s sure to amp you up. Head over to the One Off/Paradigm Booth for the show.

1:50 PM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

2 PM: Beginner Skateboarding Clinic (kids ages 3-7). Parents and kids can sign up for these clinics at the Paradigm/One Off Skate Supply Booth (clinics take place at their booth too). This free half-hour beginner skateboard clinic will focus on honing balance, stance, and confidence in a fun and safe introduction to the world of skateboarding. Space is limited to 10 kids per clinic! Clinics will happen right after the skateboarding demonstrations that start at 1:20 PM both days.

2:10-2:50 PM: 13 Essentials for Hiking, Backpacking, & Exploring the Outdoors with the Spokane Mountaineers. Recreating safely and responsibly in the outdoors is one of the most important teaching points from the Spokane Mountaineers. While there is always a level of risk when venturing into the outdoors, the group’s list of 13 essential items to carry with you can help mitigate those risks and be lifesavers in an emergency. Items can be tailored to your preferred outdoor pursuits from climbing to hiking to paddling!

2:50 PM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

3 PM: Traditional Fire Making with ALONE Season 9 Contestant Karie Lee Knoke. Learn how to use traditional fire-making methods to get a fire going in a survival situation, including a ferro rod, bow drill, feather sticks, and how to make a tinder bundle. This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

3:10-4:30 PM: The Unexplained in Our Skies—Notable UFO Sightings in Washington State and the Spokane Area. Have you ever seen lights in the night sky that you couldn’t explain? If so, you’re not alone according to Dan Nims, who notes that there are thousands of reported UFO sightings in the U.S. each year. Nims is retired from the U.S. Air Force where he was a fighter pilot and test pilot, and became the Director of Test for the F-22 program and finally Director of Test Resources for the Air Force. As a chief investigator for the WA chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), Nims helps investigate around 200 UFO sightings reported in the Evergreen State each year but adds that there are many more sightings across the U.S. that are reported to other organizations and government agencies.

At his presentation at the Spokane Great Outdoors Expo on February 17, Nims will focus on high-profile and historic cases of UFO sightings in Washington State. Highlights of those reports include the 1947 sighting of a line of “saucer” like flying craft reported over the Cascade Mountains by pilot Kenneth Arnold, a sighting that led to the term “flying saucer” coming into use; sightings around Hanford, Wash., leading up to and during World War II; and other sightings including several large black triangle craft and other lights in recent years in eastern Washington.

Seating may fill up for this presentation, so get your ticket to the Spokane Great Outdoors Expo online at Spokaneoutdoorexpo.com and show up early! Read more about his presentation here.

3:50 PM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

4 PM: Altai Hok “Ski Shoeing” Demonstration. If you like to hike or snowshoe, the Altai Hoks may be your new favorite winter travel devices. Rambleraven Gear Trader representatives will show you how the Hoks work, what kind of boots and bindings you will need, and where you can go with these incredible winter tools! This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

4:50 PM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Grand Prize Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures! You do not need to be present at the drawing to win one of the grand prizes.

 

SUNDAY (Feb 18)

10 AM: Show Opens.

10 AM-4PM: Fly Tying Demonstrations. All weekend long at the Long Drift Outfitters booth.

10:30 AM -12:30 PM: Live Bluegrass and Mountain Tunes by Homebrew Stringband in the Expo Campground area.

10:30 AM: Traditional Fire Making with ALONE Season 9 Contestant Karie Lee Knoke. Learn how to use traditional fire-making methods to get a fire going in a survival situation, including a ferro rod, bow drill, feather sticks, and how to make a tinder bundle. This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

10:50 AM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

11 AM: Layering and Footwear Clinic. Learn from the experts the Spokane Mountaineers on how to choose the proper clothing and footwear for your next adventure. This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

11 AM-3 PM: Free Marshmallow Roasting in the Expo Campground. Roast one of your favorite camp treats on an indoor “campfire.”

11:10-11:50 AM: Fascinating Sites on the Ice Age Floods Geologic Trail. Follow the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail that extends across parts of Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon with photos and descriptions of the well-known features of the trail such as Grand Coulee, Dry Falls, Palouse Falls and the Columbia River Gorge. Flood features in the Spokane area such as Spokane Falls, the Bowl and Pitcher, Latah Creek and the Cheney-Palouse scabland tract will also be included in the presentation sponsored by the Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney/Spokane Chapter.

11:50 AM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground  before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

12 PM: Knots Everyone Should Know for Hiking, Camping, Boating, & Other Outdoor Adventures. Learn and practice several useful knots that will make camping, hiking, boating, and other outdoor adventures easier and safer. This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

12:10-12:50 PM: All About E-bikes. Learn about the different types of electric assist bikes and where you can ride them from North Division Bicycle Shop. Look at some bikes, ask questions, and learn about these amazing distance-boosting bicycles!

12:50 PM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground  before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

1 PM: 13 Essentials for Hiking & Other Outdoor Adventures. Recreating safely and responsibly in the outdoors is one of the most important teaching points from the Spokane Mountaineers. Their list of “13 Essentials” help mitigate risks when out enjoying the outdoors. This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

1-3 PM: Live Acoustic Covers and Original Music with Brad Keeler in the Expo Campground area.

1:10-2:00 PM: Playing Outside Safely in Bear & Cougar Country. Learn about the amazing wildlife we share our trails, campgrounds, and public lands with, including cougars and bears. The presentation by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife biologist Matt Brinkman will cover techniques for safely recreating and avoiding unwanted encounters and what to do in the rare case of a run-in with a bear or cougar in the wild.

1:20-1:50 PM: Sick Skateboarding Stunts and Demonstration. Check out the skateboard demo with the best local skaters, courtesy of One Off Skate Supply, Yousta Skateboards and Paradigm Skateshop! They will be throwing down in a high ollie challenge that’s sure to amp you up. Head over to the One Off/Paradigm Booth for the show.

1:50 PM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground  before the drawing for a chance to win thousands of dollars in outdoor gear and outdoor adventures!

2 PM: Beginner Skateboarding Clinic (kids ages 3-7). Parents and kids can sign up for these clinics at the Paradigm/One Off Skate Supply Booth (clinics take place at their booth too). This free half-hour beginner skateboard clinic will focus on honing balance, stance, and confidence in a fun and safe introduction to the world of skateboarding. Space is limited to 10 kids per clinic! Clinics will happen right after the skateboarding demonstrations that start at 1:20 PM both days.

2:10 PM-2:50 PM: Learn About the 2024 Metaline Falls Bigfoot Festival Speakers. This annual event in the super-scenic northeast corner of Washington State includes talks by a wide-range of bigfoot researchers; a festival with vendors, food, and music; a 5k run or walk; opportunities to meet with presenters; and more!

2:30 PM: Altai Hok “Ski Shoeing” Demonstration. If you like to hike or snowshoe, the Altai Hoks may be your new favorite winter travel devices. Rambleraven Gear Trader representatives will show you how the Hoks work, what kind of boots and bindings you will need, and where you can go with these incredible winter tools! This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

3 PM: Traditional Fire Making with ALONE Season 9 Contestant Karie Lee Knoke. Learn how to use traditional fire-making methods to get a fire going in a survival situation, including a ferro rod, bow drill, feather sticks, and how to make a tinder bundle. This free clinic happens in the Expo Clinic area.

3:45 PM: Great Outdoors Giveaway Grand Prize Drawing. Enter at the R’nR RV indoor Campground for a chance to win one of our grand prizes! You do not need to be present at the drawing to win one of the grand prizes.

Thank you to our Expo Campground sponsors!