Visit Mississauga is pleased to announce that it will host the JACKALOPE action sports festival for the first time ever from July 12 to 14, 2024 at Mississauga’s Celebration Square and Square One Shopping Centre. JACKALOPE will return to Mississauga in 2025 and 2026. Thrill-seeking audiences will be treated to free, adrenaline-filled urban programming featuring skateboarding, bouldering, breaking, freestyle motocross and base jumping. Whether you’re competing, new to the sports or simply a fan, JACKALOPE is sure to take your breath away.
“Visit Mississauga is thrilled to partner with Tribu Experientiel Inc. and bring JACKALOPE to Mississauga over the next three years,” said Victoria Clarke, CEO of Visit Mississauga. “Action sports are on the rise, especially since their inclusion in the Olympics, and this is the perfect time to bring an event like JACKALOPE to Mississauga and provide everyone with the opportunity to experience these exciting sports in person, beginning with a sneak preview of a freestyle snowmobile demonstration at Celebration Square on New Year’s Eve.”
THE JACKALOPE SERIES
JACKALOPE, a TRIBU property, was founded in Montreal (QC, CAN) in 2012 with the mission of shining a light on action sports by creating opportunities for communities to come together and celebrate their passion. Since then, thousands of Canadian and international athletes have participated and made the festival on their own. Stars have been born and its main disciplines have recently been added to the Olympics (skateboarding, bouldering, breaking).
Within the last decade, JACKALOPE has been conducting introductory action sports tours across Canada and has recently exported its concept to Virginia Beach (VA, USA). The festival has also been sponsoring international skateboarding events in London, Miami, New York, Prague and more. It also has a window on the world with its TV platform and BLOG.
“We’re delighted to be able to bring JACKALOPE to more Canadians. Our event is very popular in North America, and we’re very proud to bring it to Ontario. I hope Mississauga is ready for the excitement!” says Micah Desforges, founding president of TRIBU and promoter of the JACKALOPE Series. “We’d like to thank Visit Mississauga and the city for its warm welcome and great cooperation. We look forward to meeting its citizens and experiencing something great with them.”
JACKALOPE VIRGINIA BEACH : JUNE 14-16, 2024
JACKALOPE MISSISSAUGA : JULY 12-14, 2024
JACKALOPE MONTREAL : SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2024
The full program and schedule for JACKALOPE Mississauga will be announced soon. The public will be able to try their hand at skateboarding and bouldering, and even tandem jump with professional base-jumpers.
JACKALOPE will also feature free skateboarding (street and vert ramp), bouldering, breaking competitions, and freestyle motocross demonstrations.
The event will feature DJs, a pop-up marketplace, food trucks, after-parties, and more. For more information, visit JACKALOPE Mississauga.
TRIBU builds solid relationships thanks to the power of adrenaline. It helps organizations forge stronger ties with youth and adults who are young at heart by creating daring, integrated experiences that get the adrenaline flowing and make indelible memories. TRIBU is making sure that its generation will always have ways to have fun, celebrate and get inspired. www.tribu.co
ABOUT VISIT MISSISSAUGA
Visit Mississauga, is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for the City of Mississauga. The organization is industry-led and responsible for developing a tourism strategy and leading tourism marketing and development efforts for a destination. The organization’s mandate of implementing the City of Mississauga’s Tourism Master Plan Tourism Mississauga is committed to promoting local businesses and bringing large scale events and attracting visitors to the City. To learn more about Visit Mississauga, or check out other exciting events coming to Mississauga; go to www.visitmississauga.ca