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July 7-10, 2022 | South Main, Buena Vista, Colorado


The Out Living It Festival is First Descents’ very own multi-day, multi-sport mountain festival designed to celebrate the healing power of adventure and community! We couldn’t ring in 20 years without a massive Out Living It celebration, so on July 7-10, 2022 we’re gathering hundreds of supporters, alumni, and friends in Buena Vista, Colorado, for one epic weekend!

We can’t wait to adventure with you!

There will be rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, live music, campfires, camping, and more! All activities will be made accessible and adaptive so make plans to join us for the ultimate adventure weekend!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you probably have some questions so check out our FAQ's to learn about travel, costs, activities, and more! Still have questions? Reach out to [email protected]!

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Adventure Activities

It wouldn’t be an Out Living It Festival without big adventure! Festival attendees will have the opportunity to enroll in whitewater kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, climbing, and hiking clinics throughout the weekend. There is something for everyone!

Nightly concerts, Morning Yoga, and More!


We love to end our days with an epic dance party! Kick off the morning with sunrise yoga and cap each evening with live entertainment and music! It will be a jam packed weekend of awesome entertainment!

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Who doesn't love gear?

Gear Village

We're bringing all our favorite brands and partners together for the ultimate collection of SWAG, beer gardens, food trucks, and epic outdoor brands! Attendees will have the opportunity to sample demo gear, check out new products, and snag delicious beverages and food along the way. Want to exhibit in the Gear Village? Booths start at $1,000!

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Stay tuned for more info on lodging


Attendees can choose their own adventure! We'll have lodging options including a campground and hotel block at the Surf Hotel & Chateau in Buena Vista, Colorado.

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Stay tuned for more details on Out Living It Festival partners and sponsors…

Want to sponsor or exhibit at the Out Living It Festival? Contact Ray Shedd, Director of Advancement, at [email protected]