Sure most skateboarders would say every day is Go Skateboarding Day.
But, really, the international day for everyone and anyone to grab a deck and speed down the street is Thursday.
The International Association of Skateboard Companies started the event in 2003 in Southern California as low-key skate sessions and barbecue. In less than a decade it blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon.
In honor of the day, Dunedin Parks & Recreation hosts a skate party at Stirling Skate Park from 2 to 11 p.m. For just $2, people from Dunedin and surrounding cities may join for food, a piñata, raffles and contests.
Tacos and other concession items will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes include skateboarding DVDs, skate vouchers for Stirling Skate Park and other skateboarding-themed items.
All skateboarders must wear a helmet. Skateboarders 17 and under must also wear elbow and knee pads. Skaters must also bring a signed waiver (the City of Dunedin release form for adults and for a child are attached to this article; they can also be found on the city website).
Stirling Skate Park is at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin.
Here's what else is going on around Tampa Bay:
- Ross Norton Skate Team performs a demonstration; sometime after 9 a.m.; Ross Norton Extreme Skate Park, 1426 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater
- Skate Park of Tampa barbecue; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a free barbecue at 1 p.m. and a best trick contest at 2 p.m. Free to skate with a donation to the Boards for Bro's Foundation, which gives skateboards to low-income children; 4215 E. Columbus Ave., Tampa