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This rendering shows what the Jackalope Fest will look like at Virginia Beach this June.

Virginia Beach to Host Action Sports Jackalope Festival

The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting Jackalope Fest, an action sports festival made famous in Montreal, from June 2–4, 2023. The main venue for all competitions will be on the beach at Neptune’s Park at 31st Street. Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk will offer a demonstration on June 3, with several stars […]

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Jackalope's popular street competition and full festival of events will be heading to Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 2023. Photo courtesy of Jackalope.

Jackalope Festival Returns to Montreal, Adds Virginia Beach to Schedule

The Jackalope action sports festival will return to Olympic Park in Montréal in August and will add an event in Virginia Beach, Virginia, starting in June 2023. Jackalope, presented by Vidéotron, will be at the Esplanade of the Olympic Park in Montréal from August 19–21 with about 500 male and female athletes from 20 countries […]

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Photo: Courtesy of Jackalope

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How One Event Organizer Repositioned His Business

Twenty years ago, Micah Desforges launched Ripper Skateboards, a project that began as a passion play of sorts for the Montreal native who was a skateboarder and action sports enthusiast. Over the course of a decade, the brand grew in popularity, generating a social media following that still boasts nearly 70,000 followers on Facebook even though […]

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