Making the trip down to Dew Tour 2017 is worth it for the skating alone, but there's so much more to see and do—and skate. The Dew Tour Experience is a massive village of things to do while you're here. It's a pop-up shop of brands and sponsors, and they all have stuff for you to do.

Fans lined up and ready to invade the Dew Tour Experience zone. Photo: Ferdig

It wouldn't be a Dew Tour experience without plenty to skate. The first thing you're going to notice is the Skatelite public course, mini ramp, and pump track—and it's all for you to skate. There's also a colorful course that's hard to miss—Dew Tour partnered with LA-artist Steven Herrington, to bring his colorful characters to life. Drop in on the mouth, ollie the tree, and grind the glasses—you'll never have the chance to do those things anyplace else.

Mountain Dew Skate Garden featuring art instlations by Steven Harrington. Photo: Crosland

If you brought your board, all you have to do is sign a waiver, grab a helmet (if you're under 18), and you're ready to shred. And don't worry—there's a skateboard check available, so you don't have to lug it around all day.

If you want to take a break from watching and skating, take a stroll on through the Dew Tour Experience village, and try out all the activities, and walk away with an armful of swag. Pro-Tec, who donated helmets for under-eighteen skaters who want to skate, has a Nerf-gun contest where you can win shirts, hats, and keychains. Transworld Skateboarding has a wheel-and-truck game guests can play for tee shirts.

Pump track that offers endless fun. Photo: Crosland

There's tons to see, and even more to do, so if you're not here already, make sure you get down to the Dew Tour, at the Long Beach Convention Center—and remember to bring your board!