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Summer X Games 2023 – Ventura CA info

Although they are calling it Los Angeles is in Ventura CA… Read on…

Ventura, CA – May 3, 2023 – Today, X Games, the leading action sports content provider and event producer, announces its plans for the world’s most elite action sports athletes to light up the Southern California coast with a series of engaging events spanning from San Diego to Ventura. This July, X Games California 2023 will make a triumphant return to the roots of action sports inviting beloved fans back to the live action.

“I am looking forward to seeing X Games return to a big fan experience, and to celebrate skateboarding like never before,” said 10-time X Games gold medalist Tony Hawk. “And I hope I can come up with some new tricks by then.”

This summer will mark the first time in three years since X Games fans came together to enjoy Skateboard, BMX, and Moto X competitions in a large event format, complete with a fan festival and music performances. Ventura, California will serve as the final stomping ground and last stop of the tour for the world’s best action sports superstars to compete at the Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center from Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2023. The weekend will feature competitions, an interactive festival, and live music over the course of three days.

“Our city has a long history of supporting big events, and it is an honor to be selected by the X Games to host this prestigious international competition in July,” Ventura Mayor Joe Schroeder said. “We look forward to welcoming thousands of athletes and fans to our community and showing the world all the unforgettable things Ventura has to offer.”

“We are thrilled to return to the home of action sports this summer. We are reimagining events along the coast of California and strengthening the fan experience whether you’re watching live in-person or on broadcast,” said Steve Flisler, X Games CEO. “Ventura is rolling out the red carpet. It provides the ultimate ocean and mountain backdrop to showcase never-been-done tricks and the progression of action sports, celebrating the greatest athletes on the planet in their respective disciplines.”

X Games is partnering with Visit California and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner for a summer campaign to bring awareness to fans in the surrounding area and to provide a sustainable way to travel up the coast to each of the X Games events. The Pacific Surfliner is the second busiest Amtrak route in the country and one of the most scenic train routes in America. The train travels along the Southern California coast, through diverse landscapes that include beaches, low mountain passes, and agriculture. The Ventura stop is part of the Fairgrounds parking lot and will drop fans off a few feet away from where finals weekend will take place.

“For decades, California has been the epicenter of action sports, producing some of the most talented athletes in the world. It’s only fitting that the X Games make their way back to the ultimate state for play to celebrate the culture that inspired these incredible events,” said Visit California President & CEO Caroline Beteta. “We’re honored to host the X Games in Ventura and can’t wait to see the next generation of extreme athletes take the stage.”

X Games California officially kicks off in San Diego on Sunday, July 16, with Real Street and Real BMX Best Trick contests. Ten of the best street athletes from both skateboard and BMX will battle for the first gold medals of X Games California 2023. Continuing its tour up the coast, X Games also will host a pop-up event and competition with a kick-off launch party in Los Angeles during the following week before culminating in three days of competition in Ventura.

The waitlist for X Games California 2023 is now open! Head over to our Fever Ticketing Partner to join the waitlist to get early access to tickets. Tickets go on public sale on Wednesday, May 10, at 9 a.m PST.

The Gold Medal events will air live on ABC and ESPN networks and streamed online

The X Games California 2023 summer edition will feature a full slate of events, including the below to be revealed in coming weeks:

  • Skateboard: Park, Street, Street Best Trick, Vert, Vert Best Trick
  • BMX: Park, Park Best Trick, Street, Dirt, Dirt Best Trick
  • Motocross: Best Trick, QuarterPipe High Air, Best Whip