Skateboarder In Midair Doing Trick

Skate Or Die Fest is a single day, all-ages
skateboarding + music + culture festival
at Gas Monkey Live in the heart of North Texas
on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

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.

Great Music

Bowling For Soup · Frankie Cosmos · Surf Curse · The Greeting Committee · Summer Salt

Okey Dokey · Guantanamo Baywatch · Not Half Bad · Fragile Rock · Hall Johnson · Loafers · Pearl Earl

We focused on bands which complement skateboarding’s angsty and sweaty vibes, across the genres of surf, garage, punk, and indie rock.

Sick Skateboarding

A high-energy skate competition, featuring 64 skaters competing in three events for $3,000 in prize money.

The world's largest Game of S.K.A.T.E. Tournament, plus a Best Trick and Miniramp Jam contest.

All skill levels are welcome!

Skate Or Die Fest is an open tournament. Anyone of any skill level may enter any of the 3 events (Game Of S.K.A.T.E. Tournament, Best Trick, and the Miniramp Jam contest.)

How to sign up to participate:

1. Go to our ticket page.

2. Select the Skate Contest Entry ticket ($20). This gets you entry into the contests as well as a ticket to the concerts and festival.

3. We will contact you via email the week of the contest to send you a confirmation and have you fill out a safety waiver.

Sign-up to compete.

World's Largest Game Of S.K.A.T.E. Tournament

A single-elimination bracket tournament with 64 skaters competing through 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.

Miniramp Jam

$3,000 cash purse and prizes

$3,000 of cold hard cash is up for grabs, as well as prizes from skate brands and sponsors.

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.

Be angsty.

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 60º and 75º 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 Artist Uprising.

Want to participate? Email

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.


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. (Want to volunteer to get dunked? Apply here.)

Satisfy Thy Hunger

We’re bringing in some dank food trucks, with delicious fare for everyone, including vegetarians, vegans, and people from Oklahoma.

More information coming very soon.