Skateboarding will be an Olympic sport starting at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, and this summer Long Beach will be the proving grounds for future Olympians.
Downtown Long Beach will host The Dew Tour, presented by TEN: The Enthusiast Network and Mountain Dew, for the fourth consecutive year June 13-16 off of Shoreline Drive. The free four-day professional skateboarding competition also creates a festival atmosphere at the Long Beach Convention Center and Rainbow Park Lagoon.
The unique Team Challenge and individual Park and Street events will take place on a constructed skatepark in the Long Beach Sports Arena parking lot, and the interactive sponsor village surrounding it will include music, local food vendors, lifestyle activations and a public skate park.
“We are so happy to return to Long Beach, a community that is known worldwide for its fantastic skateboard culture,” Adam Cozens, Dew Tour vice president and general manager, said in a release. “The past three years have been a solid collaboration with local businesses and the greater skateboarding community who have welcomed us to their city.”
Dew Tour will be televised nationally on NBC and live-streamed on dewtour.com, Facebook Live, Youtube and other major platforms.