Skate Or Die Fest is a single day, all-ages festival celebrating skateboarding + music + art, set at Gas Monkey Dallas in the heart of North Texas.
The ultimate experience for the angsty teenager in all of us, combining the excitement of skateboarding, with its deep connection to music, art, and culture.
music on two stages (headlined by Bowling For Soup and Frankie Cosmos), skate competitions, pro skate demos, a puppy petting zoo, and live art installations, along with plenty of angst and nostalgia.
SUNDAY, OCT 22, 2017 @ Gas Monkey Dallas
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT SKATEORDIEFEST.COM
— Great Music —
Bowling For Soup · Frankie Cosmos · Surf Curse
The Greeting Committee · Summer Salt · Guantanamo Baywatch
Okey Dokey · Not Half Bad · Hall Johnson · LOAFERS · Pearl Earl
We focused on bands which compliment skateboarding’s angsty and sweaty vibes, across the genres of surf, garage, punk, and indie rock.
— Exciting Action Sports —
A high-energy skate competition, featuring 200 skaters competing in three events for $3,000 in prize money.
The world's largest Game of S.K.A.T.E. Competition, plus a best trick and highest ollie contest.
WORLD'S LARGEST GAME OF S.K.A.T.E. COMPETITION
A single-elimination bracket tournament with 200 skaters competing through 10 action-packed rounds to be crowned the top champion and take home the purse!
BEST TRICK CONTEST
The top 16 skaters from the S.K.A.T.E. Tournament earn a spot in our Best Trick Contest, down a sweet stair and rail set, where they compete to earn even more money.
HIGHEST OLLIE CONTEST
Throughout the day, any of the competing skaters can qualify for the highest ollie contest, which will be held prior to the Best Trick.
$3,000 CASH PURSE + PRIZES
$3,000 of cold hard cash is up for grabs, as well as prizes from skate brands and sponsors.
* HOW TO ENTER THE SKATE CONTEST *
Simply head to our ticket page and purchase the "Skate Tournament Entry Free + GA Fest Pass" option. This pays for your tournament entry and entry into the festival. This is an open event and all skill levels are welcome.
— The Experience —
Eat delicious food.
Chill with cute adoptable puppies.
Get tangled up in an art installation.
Watch a muralist paint a masterpiece.
Make your own masterpiece.
Explore the vendor village.
Take the perfect selfie.
Dunk a politician.
Come let loose with friends, make memories, get nostalgic as hell, and bask in the good vibes.
Cherish the amazing fall weather. Historically it’s between 75º and 60º F on this date (and thank goodness because we hate music festivals where you sweat through your shirt, like yuck dude.)
ARTIST UPRISING VENDOR VILLAGE
Enjoy a great selection of local artisans, curated by local startup and artist collective Artist Uprising.
PUPPY PETTING ZOO
Take a break from the music and hang out with some of the sweetest lil puppies you have ever seen. They are all adoptable too, so you could (and should) take home your new best friend. Good boy.
DUNK A POLITICIAN. FOR CHARITY.
Let out your frustration at the current political climate by throwing some balls at our Politician Dunk Tank. A donation to charity gets you a chance to dunk Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, or perhaps even one of our local politicians.
SATISFY THY HUNGER
We’re bringing in some dank food trucks, with delicious fare for everyone, including vegetarians, vegans, and people from Oklahoma. And Gas Monkey Dallas will have their kitchen open, serving incredible American options.
— OUR PARTNERS —
A huge thanks goes out to our early partners: Gas Monkey Dallas, Artist Uprising, This New Band, and AUSTERE!
— VENDOR APPLICATION —
We are now accepting applications for vendors at the festival. Please apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/dYL2Dm9grddyoP092
— SPONSORSHIP + PARTNERSHIP INQUIRIES —
If you are interested in sponsoring or partnering with the festival, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org