On June 21st, skateboarders around the world come together for Go Skateboarding Day to skate through cities and participate in sponsored events.
Go Skateboarding Day can be heard around the globe and brands like Vans, DC Shoes, Nike SB, and local skateshops host some pretty astounding events in order to give back to the community. At these events, skateboarders get to meet their favorite pros, grab free product, and in some cases, eat free food.
Here are some of the biggest players in this year’s Go Skateboarding Day:
Vans is going huge this year with an international tour to 76 international stops across Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. Each event will be packed with skate jams, giveaways, photo shoots, and afterparties.
With four stops across the globe, it is safe to say that DC is going pretty big too. #DCGSD2017 will be hosting giveaways, live skate jams, contests, and much more in San Diego, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Barcelona.
Nike is posting up in New York this year to host giveaways, a best-trick contest, and even teamed up with California Skateparks to conduct repairs to Les Coleman Skatepark of New York.
Chances are, your local skateshop is doing something to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day. A local skateshop based out of Oregon, Tactics is gathering their community for a cross-town group skate to a local skatepark for a fun-filled day of skateboarding festivities.
Many skateboarding foundations celebrate Go Skateboarding day by hosting donations to an assortment of communities. For example, Skateistan has been asking the public to donate in order to, “Give the magic of skateboarding to children in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa.”