Come experience one of the most popular warm-weather festivals in Virginia. The Go Outside Festival (GO FEST) is a favorite for both locals and visitors. Come enjoy three days’ worth of fun outdoor activities and events at this popular festival that will get you out and about to enjoy outside recreation.

Get Out for Fun

Come get active and enjoy some outdoor recreation at the annual Roanoke Go Outside Festival. Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, this event promotes an active lifestyle by encouraging people to simply get out and enjoy themselves. This is a festival focused on bringing joy to everything outside. You’ll get to enjoy camping, races, music and much more!

The Activities

The GO FEST is the place to be for all things outdoors. You’ll get to listen to local artists, stroll along while sampling craft beers, discover fly fishing and watch a lumberjack show. The best part about it is that it is a three-day event. So, you can always come back for the next two days for a new experience! The whole purpose of this festival is to encourage people to get out and be active, so make sure that you take advantage of this three-day event. With free admission, there is no excuse for why you can’t enjoy the GO FEST and experience the various activities to the fullest.

Perks of the Roanoke Go Outside Festival

The Go Outside Festival offers a number of perks to ensure that you have a wonderful time at this 3-day event. They include free parking at the Riverside garage which is right across from GO FEST site. There will also be a free bus on Saturday and Sunday bus that will run every 15 minutes to/from the Elmwood Parking Garage located in downtown Roanoke. If you prefer to bike to the GO FEST, there are two biking options available. You can use one of the bike racks provided by Ride Solutions which will be located at the main festival entrance and the pedestrian bridge near the river. Please remember to bring a lock to secure your bike. A Zagster bike station will also be provided for your convenience.

The outdoors beckon you with the annual Go Outside Festival. Make sure you come out to enjoy the festivities. Click here to browse through our amazing vacation rentals, and learn more about us!

The Anthem GO Outside Festival (GO Fest)
October 18-20, 2019
Rivers Edge Sports Complex
210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, VA 24016
Free Admission