Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley

presented by
St. Luke’s University Health Network

June 1-2, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley, now in its fifth year, is a free family festival celebrating all things outdoors! Filled with dynamic presentations, hands-on activities and tons of fun, this event is designed to introduce children and their families to the wonders of the world around them. Activities include archery, biking, birding, fishing, hiking, nature photography, visual arts, wildlife presentations and more. This year, guests will enjoy activities and presentations by more than 25 different organizations focusing on conservation, wildlife and outdoor recreation.

Your First Mud Run
June 2, starting at 10 a.m.
Your First Mud Run is the ONLY mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. Courses are 1.5-2 miles and include 10-16 obstacles that are designed for adults and kids. If you ever thought about doing a mud run, this is the perfect “first timer” event! Anyone 5 years old and up can participate in the fun! Visit to register.

NEW! Kids Firefighter Challenge
June 1 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection is proud to partner with ArtsQuest in presenting the first Kids FireFighter Challenge at Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley. The Bethlehem Fire Department and Kister O’Brien will be on-hand promoting fire safety, as well as how to respond if there is an emergency. Activities include navigating the obstacle course to discover what it takes to be a Firefighter.

Activities include:

  • Rescue Drag
  • Fire Hose Pull
  • Fire Hose Practice at Safety House
  • Dress Like a Firefighter

‘Walk With a Doc’ presented by St. Luke’s
June 1 | 10 a.m.
Step Outdoors participants have the unique opportunity to learn from a leading healthcare professional while enjoying an urban hike/walk during St. Luke’s University Health Network’s new Walk with a Doc program at the festival June 1, 10 a.m.

The event, led by St. Luke’s Medical Critical Care physician Dr. Jennifer Axelband, begins with a short educational talk by the doctor, followed by a walk at your own pace and distance. The walk begins at the base of the Hoover-Mason Trestle staircase adjacent to the visitor center; the event is free, but advance signup is requested.

Nature-Themed Artisan Show
ArtsQuest Center Fowler Blast Furnace Room
Featuring 20-plus nature and wildlife artists, this show features a wide range of fine, handmade crafts that promote and reference the outdoors including ceramics, toiletries, clothing, jewelry, essential oils and much more.

The Keystone DockDogs® are Back!
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

“Fetch” might be the oldest trick in the book, but when you add a 40 foot pool of water and a few courageous canines, it becomes a dynamic day of nonstop entertainment. On June 1-2, they’ll offer a competition filled with leaping dogs including events focusing on Big Air Dogs®, Extreme Vertical® and Speed Retrieve.®


  • Archery
  • Birding
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Laser Sporting Clays
  • Nature Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Wildlife Presentations
  • and more!