The Jackalope Fest is coming soon! And you certainly don't want to miss it. A weekend filled with thrills, activities, extreme sports and above all, fun! Come to Montreal's Esplanade Financière at the Olympic Stadium from August 17 to 19 to enjoy one of the craziest action sports festivals of all time!
To make sure you don't miss anything or to know more about the schedule, riders, activities and competitions happening at this epic event, keep reading.
The Jackalope Festival is the largest event gathering so many action sports in Canada. Period. This year is the lucky edition too! Yup, Jackalope is celebration its 7th year. And after all this time, it has become one of the most epic event for adrenaline fans. Whether you come for the open-to-all clinics and initiations, for the skateboarding, slackline, BMX, motocross demonstrations or to check out the world-class competitions taking place as part of the festival, you will have a great time, guaranteed!
The goal of this exciting weekend: To Inspire people to keep doing sports and to discover or rediscover the sports being promoted at Jackalope, including skateboarding, BMX, basejumping, rock climbing, fixed gear and many others. Each year, the Jackalope team members fulfill their mission, and this year will certainly respect the tradition!
Skateboarding at Jackalope
Although all the sports presented at Jackalope are interesting and entertaining to watch, skateboarding is what interests us the most, of course. With the legendary return of Tony Hawk accompanied by his friends Bucky Lasek, Andy McDonald, Lizzie Armanto and even more for a demo of Vert Ramp which will certainly be breathtaking, you won't have enough of your two eyes to see it all. Matter of fact, it's worth attending the festival just for that demo.
To make sure you don't miss the demo, show up on the Jackalope site on Saturday August 18th before 8pm. It's also possible to meet the Birdman in person if you have a VIP pass. The feeling when you see Tony Hawk land his tricks live with a 10,000 people screaming in awe at the bottom of the ramp is just crazy. 4 words: DON'T-MISS-IT!
Skateboarding's World Cup
Skateboarding is the star at JACKALOPE! In addition to the demo from Tony Hawk and his crew, the festival hosts the only Skateboarding World Cup stop on Canadian soil. With the introduction of skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Jackalope will be the opportunity to see our Canadian athletes perform, both men and women, and maybe end up on the national team.
What's also really cool is that this year's women's category will have a cash purse of $20000, same as for the men. Come see the girls shred during the women's finals, which will take held on Sunday, August 19th from 4:00 pm. Followed immediately by the men's semifinal and final, the highlight of the Jackalope show.
Finally, don't forget to show up on Friday, August 17, from 7:00 pm to check out the skateboard Best Trick contest. An open session where we reward the riders for the best maneuvers landed. It's always during the Best Tricks that we see the most impressive things. A great way to kick off the festival!
More things to do and to see
Even if what we come to see is skateboarding, there is so much things things to do and see at Jackalope. Whatever your into, you will have your money's worth.
- BOULDERING | In urban settings, bouldering’s popularity is on the rise. JACKALOPE is the event if you want to see how the pros do it and try it out yourself. It has also been selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
- FIXED GEAR | You say Montréal, we say fixie! And JACKALOPE is primed to make this little beauty a star! Professionals and amateurs will be flocking to the Olympic Park competitions and vying for the gold!
- LIFESTYLE & DIVERTISSEMENT | Installations custom-made for summer fun, DJs cranking up the heat, to mention food trucks, pop-up shops, after parties and more. In between competitions, the public is invited to come and try skateboarding and slacklining. And why not kick it up (and cool off) with a water gun fight or bliss out with an outdoor yoga session amidst this great big JACKALOPE playground?
HOPING TO SEE YOU AT JACKALOPE FEST THIS WEEKEND