Despite May showers, crowds gathered at the 13th annual Zumiez Couch Tour in Happy Valley, OR.Clackamas Town Center hosted Zumiez in their partners Neff, Oakley, Sector, Drink Water, TWS, and Skull Candy. The six-hour event was filled with activities suited for all ages. Zumiez fans were entertained with contests, professional skateboarders, and live music. Alligators were surprise guests at the event, giving attendees had the chance to pet and hold live reptiles this year.
Dancing and headbanging was brought to the festival by Volcom, as they sponsored the musical segment of Portland’s event.
Portland native band, Red Fang, headlined the event, along with Mod Sun, a nationally renowned hippy-hop artist, who hails from Minnesota. DJ Chris Karns is touring with the Couch Tour, laying down tracks in all nine cities.
Tour manager, Shane Deegan, describes the event as a time for Zumiez and their brands to give back to their customers. The Couch Tour allows fans to interact with the Zumiez team, the brands they work with, as well as give skate fans an opportunity to see their favorite professional skateboarders for free.
We’ll see you next year, Zumiez.