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Photos from Vans' Homecoming Party

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  • Kristy Van Doren, Cheryl Van Doren, Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley, Steve Van Doren, Vans President Doug Palladini, and Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Genis
  • Heritage Surf Buyer Kevin Morris, Jennifer Eddy and Vans Sales Director Lance Eddy
  • Alex Auchu and Kevin Casillo from Vans Marketing
  • Skateboard legend Christian Hosoi with his father Ivan Hosoi
  • The headquarters was filled with the friends and families of over 500 employees
  • Grant Saltarelli from product marketing with Trevor Hill and Sean Methuen from product merchandising
  • Jennifer Sim, Kelley Wessels, Susie Kreber, Suzanne Kuhns and David Gold
  • Mario Bonaventura, Brian Cooke and Torrey Cooke
  • Jamie Lynn painted live throughout the day
  • Vans skateboarders Jordyn Barratt and Brighton Zeuner
  • Vans surfer Leila Hurst
  • BMX rider Tyler Fernengel
  • BMX demo
  • Skate demos were held throughout the day
  • Vans skater Ray Barbee played on the patio
  • The Vans bell
  • This fountain was created for skateboarding
  • The giant Charlie Brown Vans shoe was popular for photos
  • The crowd gathered to watch the mayor welcome Vans to Costa Mesa
  • The employee art gallery on the patio
  • Enjoying the food and demos
  • A guest checking out the artwork
  • Guests could take home one of the giant Vans shoes
  • Live art on headquarter's windows
  • The main stage had bands playing throughout the day
  • Motorcycles separated the food and skate/BMX demo areas
  • Painting with Pnut
  • Attendees could take home a custom screen printed tote
  • Guests lined up for TK Burgers
  • Wahoos was one of the many food vendors on site
  • The outdoor bar
  • Steve Van Doren telling the story of the creation of the giant Vans shoes
  • The bounce castle was popular among the younger kids

Vans held a Homecoming Party at its new headquarters in Costa Mesa on Thursday.

Vans welcomed the friends and family of over 500 employees as well as athletes, vendors and accounts, giving them an opportunity to see their new home, and thanking them for their help in getting there.

Guests could wander throughout the headquarters and get food and drinks from the many vendors.

Skate and BMX demos went on throughout the day.

Art galleries, including an employee art gallery, were scattered about the campus. Vans ambassador and snowboarder Jamie Lynn painted live throughout the event.

Guests enjoyed the customization station, screen printing, and painting activities.

Live music played on both the main stage and the patio throughout the day, featuring artists such as Cardiel, His Eyes Have Fangs, B and the Hive, Welcome Message, Ben Harper, Super Jam, Thank You, DJ Smokey and Ray Barbee.

Mayor Katrina Foley officially welcomed Vans to the City of Costa Mesa.

Check out photos of the event in the slideshow above.


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