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JACKALOPE Action Sports Festival to Thrill Mississauga Residents This Summer

Mississauga, ON – Get ready for an adrenaline-packed weekend as the JACKALOPE Action Sports Festival makes its debut in Mississauga from July 12 to 14, 2024. Hosted by Visit Mississauga in partnership with TRIBU, this three-day extravaganza promises thrills, spills, and non-stop excitement for attendees of all ages.

For the first time ever in Ontario, action sports enthusiasts will converge at Mississauga Celebration Square and Square One Shopping Centre to witness the best in skateboarding, bouldering, break dancing, and freestyle motocross. With live entertainment, delectable food options, and a vibrant pop-up marketplace, JACKALOPE Mississauga is set to become a highlight of the summer calendar.

Victoria Clarke, CEO of Visit Mississauga, expressed her excitement about bringing this dynamic event to the city. “Mississauga – you won’t want to miss this exciting spectacle. We are thrilled to partner with TRIBU to bring JACKALOPE to Mississauga over the next three years. Action sports are on the rise, especially since their inclusion in the Olympics. This is the perfect time to bring an event like JACKALOPE Mississauga to our city and provide everyone with the opportunity to experience these exciting sports in person.”

Attendees will have the chance to witness talented athletes compete in vert and street skateboarding, bouldering, breaking, BMX exhibitions, and freestyle motocross. Additionally, the festival will feature freestyle skate demonstrations, live DJs, music performances, food trucks, and much more.

Micah Desforges, founding president of TRIBU and promoter of the JACKALOPE Series, expressed his enthusiasm about expanding the event to Ontario. “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.”

Square One Shopping Centre Director Stephen Gascoine shared his anticipation for the festival’s arrival. “For the first time ever, area residents now have the opportunity to experience and be inspired by extreme sports right here in the heart of Mississauga. The JACKALOPE Mississauga will bring an unmatched experience to our guests and our city.”

The JACKALOPE Mississauga program, schedule, and lineup of athletes will be announced soon. For more information and updates, visit the official JACKALOPE Mississauga website.

Don’t miss out on this action-packed weekend – mark your calendars for July 12 to 14 and experience the energy rush and dynamic culture of action sports at JACKALOPE Mississauga!


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