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, 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 , 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