JACKALOPE, the biggest action sports festival in Canada, takes over the Esplanade of the Olympic Park from August 19 to 21.

Some 500 male and female athletes from 20 countries will be flexing their muscles, skills and creativity during the street skateboard, bouldering and breaking competitions, not to mention freestyle motocross, BMX and BASE jump demonstrations.

“JACKALOPE has been headlining skateboard and bouldering since its inception. And now that these disciplines were introduced to the public during the last Olympic Games, we hope to see even more local talent grow,” said Micah Desforges, JACKALOPE President and Founder. “Our mission has always been to put action sports in the spotlight by creating opportunities for the community to come together, celebrate their passion and take it to the next level.”

New this year: a live webcast of the event that gives the public an inside peek at the finals of each discipline.

SKATEBOARD – JACKALOPE presents its hugely popular and highly-anticipated street competition, which is recognized by the Skateboarding World Cup. Kids 13 years of age and younger can have their moment of glory during competitions created specifically for them. The public can also expect plenty of jaw-dropping moments as they watch a demonstration by world-renowned professional athletes Elliot Sloan, Mitchie Brusco and Jimmy Wilkins on the ramp. The athletes have 13, 12 and 8 X-Games medals respectively to their name.

VERT – World famous athletes are invited to offer you a show in the Green, Elliot Sloan, Jimmy Wilkins, Mitchie Brusco, and the newcomer Gavin Bottger, 15 years old, nicknamed ‘Park killer’ and the young Canadian prodigy of 9 years old, Tony Hawk’s little protégée : Reese Nelson

BOULDERING – The competition kicked it up another notch, becoming the only Canadian stop in the North American Cup Series (NACS).

BREAKING – New this year, JACKALOPE will be shining the spotlight on breaking as part of the Canadian Championships.

BASE JUMP – While they usually jump from the Olympic Stadium, this year the BASE jump athletes will be leaping from a construction crane over 90 metres (300 feet) tall before landing in the festival’s VIP zone.

MOTOCROSS – Canadian athlete Christian Martinez and her group will be making everyone’s adrenaline spike with her mind-blowing acrobatics.

BMX – Kevin Fabregue,  Jeffrey Whaley and Maxime Chalifour, three athletes who grew up in Montreal and toured with the Cirque du Soleil’s Volta show for five years will be performing at JACKALOPE. Ever since BMX became an Olympic Game sport, all three have joined their respective national teams and compete worldwide.

JACKALOPE MONTRÉAL also features non-stop DJ shows and Quebec hip-hop music performances, and…

Pop-Up Shops
Once again this year, the festival will host just over 30 different brands directly on the OIympic Stadium’s Esplanade, from clothes, accessories, drinks and so much more! Our POP-UP show section is for streetwear fans, action sports enthusiasts and even families who would want to get some back-to-school shopping done. It is the perfect opportunity to discover local businesses, from Quebec or even all across Canada!

Food Trucks
There is something for everyone, sweet tooth, big thirst, sweet and sour, vegan, you name it.

BeaverTail – For your end-of-day sugar craving, you can treat yourself to a real classic from your childhood. Homemade Canadian pastries just the way we like them.

Le Gras Dur food truck is real good food, entirely homemade in the kitchen, “like in the old days”.

Lemon Heaven – On a sunny day, a lemonade is always welcome. Plus, Lemon Heaven lemons are freshly squeezed in front of you. You can’t get much fresher than that.

Tomio Sushi – A Japan-Thai-Viet fusion food truck? Say no more. Healthy restaurant meals, live from the Olympic Park.

Mi Corazon – Tacos, poutines, burritos, it’s like Quebec meets Mexico in a food truck. The best part is that it’s 100% vegan. AND they have a hot sauce bar!

OlaOla – OLAOLA offers healthy, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free alternatives made with fruits and vegetables saved from food waste to cool you down in hot weather. Small cold desserts that won’t make you feel guilty, what more could you want?

Streetpizzadelivery – For pizza lovers, this is the food truck for you. Fresh and tasty street pizzas. There is no shortage of choice!

The Boîte à Homard is a food truck sister of the well known Déso Burger food truck. This time, it offers you a menu of the sea, composed of the most beautiful oceanic tapas. Sticks, tartars, shrimps, lobster… In short, the kind of meal that makes you want to go south.

Ô Soeurs du Lac – The Food Truck Ô Soeurs du Lac serves Lac St-Jean cuisine, prepared with Lac St-Jean ingredients such as fish and local cheeses. Good fresh food from Lac St-Jean on your plate.

To purchase your tickets visit: www.jackalope.tribu.co
Free for children 10 years old and under.