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Outdoor Market

Outdoor Market

U.S. National Whitewater Center
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214, USA

Start Date
Start Time
9:00 AM
End Date
End Time
5:00 PM

Outdoor Market offers a unique setting for guests to get hands-on experience with gear from top brands in the outdoor industry. Over three days, this festival offers guests the opportunity to demo bikes, trail running shoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, climbing gear and more throughout the 1,300 acre facility at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. 

During the festival, guests can also participate in group rides, runs and paddles, as well as yoga practices and educational, participatory, and tech clinics. Opportunities to unwind from the festival’s active nature include craft beer, food, and films.

The 2019 Outdoor Market schedule is coming soon. Last year featured over 40 clinics and workshops.

As with all of Whitewater’s Festivals, Outdoor Market is open to the public and does not require tickets. Majority of the clinics and workshops are free to participate in, however a select few have spatial limitations or registration requirements.


Demo the latest and greatest outdoor gear at Outdoor Market.  Exhibitors will be set up throughout the facility with their newest products on the market. Whether you want to try out a new mountain bike, pair of climbing shoes, trail runners, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard… it can all be done at the Outdoor Market.  These opportunities are available to entry level enthusiasts and experts alike.


Some of 2018’s exhibitors included Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Specialized, Giordana Cycling, Shimano, Niner Bikes, Transition Bike, Deuter, Kish Fabrication, inov-8, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Mad Rock Climbing, Salomon, Astral, Giant Bicycles, Rockgeist, and Smith Optics.

Specialized, Giant Bicycles, Niner Bikes, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, BH Bikes,REEB Cycles, Shimano, Giordana, Strider, Jill Kintner - Red Bull, Smith, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Salomon, INOV-8, and more.

The full schedule lineup can be found here and can be filtered by day or sport.

Strider Adventure Zone throughout the weekend. See website for details.

Multiple food, beverage, and beer options are available throughout the facility.

If you are interested in becoming a Vendor or Exhibitor, please submit an online application here

Please contact events@usnwc.org for Event Demographics. 

Outdoor Market takes place at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (Whitewater Center) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dedicated to the promotion of the active lifestyle since 2006, the Whitewater Center has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its 30+ land and water-based activities, outdoor instruction and certification programs, festivals, races, films, and various outdoor events throughout the year. Whether you visit the Center’s 1,300 acres on the Catawba River or engage in the brand’s mission through one of our off-site initiatives, the Whitewater Center empowers guests to play, relax, and learn outside.

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