The GO Outside Festival is a collaboration between Roanoke Outside Foundation and Roanoke Parks and Recreation. This isn’t your ordinary sit-in-your-seat kind of festival – you’re encouraged to get involved.
The festival takes place within Elmwood Park and along Franklin Road and Jefferson Street. Wander through the festival grounds for three days and try your hand at endless outdoor activities. Here, you can test drive a bike, demo a stand-up paddleboard, join a race, and sample craft beer all in one afternoon. Explore the world of outdoor sports when you watch films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival or take in a pro-athlete show. Discover a community of enthusiasts for virtually any outdoor passion and find yourself at home in the Roanoke region’s outdoors.