2019 420 Celebrations
This last year has been an exciting one for cannabis in the US. From states passing decriminalization legislation to those jumping on the legalization bandwagon for either recreational or medicinal use, the future of cannabis has never looked so bright.
As a result, 2019 is shaping up to be the best year yet for large-scale cannabis focused festivals and events and other celebrations of all things 420 related.
As more and more states push through legislation to legalize cannabis use, an increasing number of cities are joining the nationwide party on April 20th.
With so many great events to choose from on that one day, you may find it difficult to settle on just one! Luckily, we’ve put together a few stoner friendly festivities taking place throughout the year ahead.
So no matter what the season, there’s likely a festival or event near you that you and your friends can use to celebrate.
Read on to find out about a few of our top picks…
Events on or around April 20th, 2019
National Cannabis Festival: Washington DC 4/20/19 One of the biggest cannabis festivals on 420 takes place in our nation’s capital. This exciting event features education sessions, yoga, games, contests, food, drinks, guest speakers, and live performances by an impressive roster of bands including Ludacris, Action Bronson, DJ Biz Markie, Backyard Band, Strykers Posse, and Black Masala. There are also several other events spread throughout the city during the week leading up to 4/20, so book your flights a bit early to take full advantage of what DC has to offer!
Mile High 420 Festival: Denver, CO 4/20/19 With Colorado being at the forefront of the recreational legalization movement, you can be sure that they know how to party 420 style! The Mile High 420 Festival is a free event featuring several fun munchie approved food trucks, various merch booths, local bands, and headlining national acts such as T.I. and Jermaine Dupree.
Grim Reefer Fest: Baltimore, MD 4/20/19This statement from their press release is enough to pique our interest: “Emerging from the fog a smokey specter materializes, the Grim Reefer. His bloodshot gaze beckoning you forth to test your mettle against a tidal wave of earth-shattering, skull shaking, sonic fuzz that flattens the land.” Featuring Psych, doom, and stoner rock and metal acts such as Ruby the Hatchet, Haze Mage, Heavy Temple, Tombtoker, Mountainwolf, and more.
420 Trippie Hill w/ Berner & Friends: San Francisco, CA 4/20/19 The Bay Area’s biggest 420 event featuring Berner, Nef the Pharaoh, Los Rakas, Kool John, Celllski, Mistarogers, Guapdad 4000, and an assortment of stoner approved DJs.
SHREAD 420 featuring Grateful Shred: Los Angeles, CA 4/20/19Celebrate 420 with one of the best Grateful Dead tribute bands, the Grateful Shred. Also featuring performances by Circles Around The Sun, Howlin Rain, Ryley Walker, Pinky Pinky, Kirin J Callinan, Lola Kirke, Pacific Range, Scott Gilmore, Austin McCutchen, Sammy Brue, The Flying Fantastic Aquarium Drunkard Circus Show, DJ Johnny Basil, and the Return of the First Annual Celebrity All-Star Bong Rip Competition.
420 Cann Expo: Mt. Pleasant, MI 4/20/19 For a free event that focuses more on business and education, don’t miss the 420 Cann Expo in Michigan. With comprehensive presentations on health, science, horticulture, business growth and the complex laws surrounding the cannabis industry in this Midwestern state, it promises to be the largest gatherings of attendees, cannabis companies, and service providers found anywhere in Michigan
Good Luck Comedy Fest: Boston, MA 4/18/19, 4/19/19, 4/20/19 A smoker approved comedy fest featuring surprise guest stand-up comedians (TBA) and DJs spinning the best Hip-hop, R&B, Trap, and old school jams.
Days on the Green Music Festival: Phoenix, AZ 4/19/19 – 4/20/19 This two day music festival in Arizona is not to be missed with performances by Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Iration, Pepper, Tribal Seeds, Katastro, Common Kings, Fortunate Youth, Hirie, Pacific Dub, Bikini Trill, The Supervillains, Law, Tyrone's Jacket, and Barefoot.
Other annual 420 friendly events worth checking out
HempFest: Seattle, WA 8/17/19 – 8/19/19Seattle’s biggest 3-day 420 festival celebrating all things hemp and cannabis related will feature live music, guest speakers, seminars, vendors, food, and more. The 2019 lineup has yet to be announced, but if it’s anything like previous years, it’s bound to be a good time.
The High Times Cannabis Cup: Multiple Cities and DatesThe High Times Cannabis Cup could be considered the Oscars of the weed world. Judges from around the world vote for their favorite cannabis strains. The event also features live music, seminars, and an expo of new products and producers.
The Cannabis Drinks Expo:San Francisco, CA 7/25/19 The premier expo to tackle the subject of marijuana’s role in the beverage industry will highlight marijuana-infused beverages and feature guest speakers with various roles in the cannabis and beverage industries.
Psycho Music Fest: Las Vegas, NV 8/16/19 – 8/18/19 Though not specifically billed as a cannabis event, this yearly music festival’s 2019 line-up is sure to please any fan of stoner or doom metal with bands like Electric Wizard, High on Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Yob, and more!
4/20 is a Time to Come Together
420 is a date that embodies the spirit of cannabis culture. It is a time for coming together as a global community, celebrating our hard-earned freedoms and to enjoy the company of those we care about.
Having been conceptualized, largely by accident or chance back in the 1970s, this canna-holiday has since taken on a life of its own and represents a perfect time to enjoy your favorite herb with other like-minded individuals.
Remember, always check with your local rules and regulations, abide by the law, and enjoy! Grab something from Hemper to enjoy with at these events.
From our pipe to yours, cheers!
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