X Games California 2023 is right around the corner with three action-packed days the whole family will love. For all your planning needs, in this article you’ll find everything you need to know to make this festival the highlight of your summer!
What Is X Games California 2023?
If you’ve never heard of X Games, it’s the premiere action sports competition in the world! “Action sports” includes a wide range of athletics that typically involve a lot of speed and risk. Some action sports include skateboarding, dirt bike riding, BMX, and snowboarding.
At X Games California 2023, three of the most popular action sports will be featured: Skateboarding, Moto X, and BMX. Outrageous and innovative tricks are the focus of X Games competitions, so fans can be sure to see these athletes push their sports forward in game-changing ways.
Where & When Is X Games California 2023 Being Held?
X Games California 2023 will be held July 21-23 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center (10 W Harbor Blvd).
Actually, X Games will be moving up the West Coast with events in San Diego and Los Angeles. Your tickets will get you access to the main event—Finals weekend—where only the best athletes will go for gold!
History of X Games
X Games began when ESPN realized there was significant interest in action sports such as skateboarding. In 1994, it was announced that the first competition (then called “Extreme Games” would be held the following year in Rhode Island. Events included bungy jumping, in-line skating, skysurfing, water sports and more.
It was originally planned for X Games to be held every 2 years, but after an incredible response and an attendance of nearly 200,000 people, ESPN quickly decided to make the games a yearly event. They also changed the name to X Games, and the competition has only grown in popularity and significance since!
Who Can You Expect To See?
At X Games California 2023, you can expect to see the best action sports athletes in the world, such as Tony Hawk, Sky Brown, Elliot Sloan, Nyjah Huston, Garrett Reynolds, and Momiji Nishiya!
Where Should I Stay?
There are several hotels near the Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center that you can book for the three-day festival:
Below $100 per night
- Travelers Beach Inn (929 E Thompson Blvd) – 4 min. drive, 18 min. walk to fairgrounds
- Motel 6 Ventura (350 E Thompson Blvd) – 3 min. drive, 8 min. walk to fairgrounds
$100-$200 per night
- Clocktower Inn Ventura (181 E Santa Clara St) – 3 min. drive, 8 min. walk to fairgrounds
- The Pierpont Inn (550 Sanjon Rd) – 7 min. drive, 25 min. walk to fairgrounds
- Amanzi Hotel, Ascent Hotel Collection (298 S Chestnut St) – 5 min. drive, 15 min. walk to fairgrounds
$200+ per night
- Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach (450 E Harbor Blvd) – 3 min. drive, 8 min. walk to fairgrounds
Besides The Sports, What Is There To Do At X Games California 2023?
There’s plenty of action at X Games California 2023, but there’s even more to enjoy than the sports! There’s fun for the whole family with live musical performances from surprise artists, an interactive festival village, learn-to-ride courses for kids, a skatepark, a BMX dirt track, food, gaming, and more!
To make things even better, the fairgrounds are located right on the water. So you can hit the beach, watch Tony Hawk, and see a concert all in the same day.
Are You Ready To Be A Part Of History?
There’s so much to discover at this year’s X Games, with more details being revealed all the time! So check back often for updates, grab your tickets, and start planning your trip to Ventura for X Games California 2023!