Anthem GO Fest

An annual three-day celebration of everything outdoors in Roanoke, Virginia.

What is Anthem GO Fest?

This isn’t your ordinary sit-in-your-seat kind of festival – you’re encouraged to get involved by test driving a bike or stand-up paddleboard, learning to fly cast, joining one of 12 races, camping out, sampling craft beer, taking a survival class or engaging in over 145 activities during this three-day smorgasbord.




The Roanoke Go Outside Festival, sponsored by Anthem, is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outside recreation. By combining the things outdoor enthusiasts love – camping, music, gear, races, and demos all in a beautiful outdoor setting – GO Fest is a celebration of everything outdoors. Roanoke GO Fest is a partnership between the nonprofit Roanoke Outside Foundation and the City of Roanoke Department of Parks and Recreation.

Watch pro BMX stunt shows, learn to fly fish, demo a mountain bike, test your balance on a slackline, try out some climbing shoes, learn some wilderness first aid, test your balance on a SUP, crawl into your tent, enjoy a craft beer or two, listen to killer music, then wake up the next morning and try something new. Ride a big wheel, learn how to fix your outdoor gear, enter the Wild Gear Chase, watch the lumberjack show, watch the ultimate air dogs, build a custom headlamp, chill out in an ENO hammock, play around of disc golf, enjoy a beer or two while listen to music, crawl into your tent, then wake up the next morning and try something new.

As fellow outdoor sports enthusiasts, we aspire to share our love and passion for outdoor recreation with the entire world! GO Fest is fully funded by our wonderful sponsors, so when given the chance… SUPPORT THEM!


2020 Anthem GO Fest

Due to this new world-wide COVID environment, GO Fest will not take place this year in the traditional fashion. We have some big things in the works to be announced soon, think– a socially distanced benefit concert, region-wide scavenger hunt, off-site equipment demos and clinics, etc. To stay in the loop click the button below to get updates (we promise not bug you with dozens of emails). And don’t worry, with your support , GO Fest will be back and better than ever in 2021.