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Go Outside Festival kicks off at Rivers Edge Sports Complex Friday

Admission free to public

ROANOKE, Va.

The annual Go Outside Festival kicks off Friday.

Organizers have been out transforming the Rivers Edge Sports Complex all day for the festival, which they say is a celebration of everything outdoors.

This is a chance for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a combination of activities, including music, races and much more.

“It's a celebration of what our community is becoming. This is a free, outdoor sports festival with hiking, paddling, climbing, eating and everything you can think of,” said organizer Pete Eshelman, at Go Outside Festival.

The festival continues with a variety of activities all weekend.