9th Annual Anthem GO Outside Festival, October 18 - 20 - Roanoke


Friday October 18 through Sunday, October 20, 2019
302 Wiley Dr. SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The ninth annual Anthem GO Outside Festival will take place from Oct. 18 - 20, 2019 in Roanoke, VA. Last year, the award-winning festival attracted more than 38,000 adventurers from across the East Coast. Attendees enjoy the unique opportunity to try more than 100 different hands-on outdoor activities, listen to talented musicians, drink local craft beer, and meet other nature enthusiasts - all in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.

GO Fest partners with Across-the-Way Productions, the producers of FloydFest, to bring popular musical acts to Roanoke. The best part? All of the entertainment and activities are free.

GO Fest blends more than 150 outdoor activities, including outdoor rock climbing walls for children and adults, running and cycling races, free mountain bike and watersports demos, an urban adventure scavenger hunt, wilderness medicine and survival skill clinics, free yoga classes, fly fishing, and even log rolling.

The Roanoke region is rich with outdoor amenities and we want to share our enthusiasm for parks and outdoor recreation. There is something new for everyone to try at GO Fest, and it’s all free.

Festival-goers will also catch outstanding stunt performances by BMX, mountain biking, lumberjack professionals, and professional jumping dogs. Travelers visiting Roanoke are encouraged to camp or “glamp” on-site.

Established in 2011, the Anthem GO Outside Festival is a free annual event that encourages healthy outdoor recreation. Organized through a partnership between the City of Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Roanoke Outside Foundation, the three-day festival has evolved into one of the nation’s premier outdoor festivals. Taking place in October, the festival offers more than 150 hands-on activities, live concerts, pro athlete demos, races, craft beer, and camping. Learn more at

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