Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Days at the Capitol in Jefferson City

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Press Release



JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A variety of free activities, from rock climbing and kayaking to archery and fishing, are being offered during Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Days Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City.

This day-long event, in partnership with Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is being hosted to introduce Missourians to the many different ways they can enjoy the outdoors this summer. The enjoyment can last all summer by exploring the many different recreational outdoor opportunities at Missouri’s state parks.

Free activities, programs and demonstrations are possible thanks to participation from Coleman and conservation partners including Wonders of Wildlife, National Rifle Association, National Wildlife Federation, and others.  Activities will include:

  • Ascend kayak pool
  • King of Bucks Truck
  • NASCAR show car and trailer
  • Mountain Man Rendezvous Skills Village offering dutch oven cooking and baking, soap making, woodcarving, candle making, weaving and quilt work
  • Native American Outdoors Skills demonstrations include feather crafting, moccasin making and beading
  • Bass Pro Shops and Ascend Camping Village demos camping equipment, meat smoking and grilling, metal detecting and native fish carving
  • Wonders of Wildlife display includes live animal shows, archery activities and outdoor games
  • Progressive bike ramps pump track activities

In addition to the huge variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations, Outdoor Days participants also can enjoy live performances by recording artist Liz Moriondo, Camo the Clown, and Wonders of Wildlife Birds of Prey.

The event will coincide with Kidsfest, a free event hosted downtown by Jefferson City Parks and Recreation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Also on June 4, Governor Jay Nixon, in conjunction with Bass Pro Shops and Missouri State Parks, will host the second annual Governor’s Capitol Campout.  This pre-registered event provides 25 Missouri families the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of outdoor adventures and sleeping under the stars at the Jefferson City Capitol Complex.

“Whether it’s hiking, jogging or just playing a game of catch, getting outdoors has always been a proud Missouri tradition,” said Gov. Nixon.  “My administration has made it a priority to promote the outdoor assets our state has to offer, and we are excited to partner with Bass Pro Shops and the Department of Conservation to kick off Great Outdoors Month here in Missouri.”

All of these events are in celebration of the National Recreation Coalition’s Great Outdoors Month.   Proclaimed by nearly every governor in the nation, Great Outdoors Month is an ideal platform for encouraging families to enjoy the outdoors and help uphold our conservation legacy.

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