Celebrated annually on the 13th of June, International Axe Throwing Day is a day for fellow axe throwers to rejoice in the sport of axe throwing! A once Canadian backyard pastime is now sweeping the globe! Axe throwing has become a popular sport, mostly due to the fact that it’s unique, fun and sport that everyone can enjoy!
Facts About Axe Throwing
- The sport of axe throwing can be done recreationally with friends and family or competitively.
- The sport has been made popular and mainstream by the largest axe throwing club in the world, Bad Axe Throwing who commercialized the sport.
- There are standardized rules and regulations, identified by The World Axe Throwing League including throwing distance, point system, target size etc.
- Professionally trained axe throwing coaches teach participants how to throw an axe, aiming for the bullseye on the target.
- Most axe throwing facilities offer axe throwing leagues that run for 8 consecutive weeks
- The majority of axe throwing facilities cater to special events such as birthday parties, team building functions and bachelor/bachelorette parties.
- It’s a sport that everyone can participate in.
History of Axe Throwing
The sport of axe throwing is believed to have originated from loggers in the 19th century, now referred to as lumberjacks. Axe Throwing facilities have taken an urban approach, offering up a sport of throwing axes. Similar to darts, there is a large target in which the participant is to aim for the bullseye. Recently, the sport has evolved to a worldwide phenomenon.
Customs, Traditions and Celebrations
International Axe Throwing Day can be celebrated in a number of different ways. Axe throwers can choose to build their own target and celebrate in their own backyard. Participants can also visit a nearby axe throwing club where all supplies are available. Members of The World Axe Throwing League offer complimentary axe throwing across their locations in Canada and the U.S.
When is International Axe Throwing Day?
|This year (2018)||June 13 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2019)||June 13 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2017)||June 13 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|