You can’t deny the impact that 420 has had around the world. In every state, country and continent people unite together to celebrate this magical little herb. Living in Denver means you are completely in luck when it comes to finding an awesomely hazy way to celebrate. Take a look at some of the events going on this weekend and throughout the rest of the year and don’t forget to stop by 710pipe locations for customer appreciation day where Pipe Dream glass will clean your favorite pipe for free and you can enjoy food, music and much more.
420 On The Block is a three-day music festival starting on Friday, April 20 at 3:00PM and ending on Sunday, April 22 at 9:30PM. This crazy party will be held in a Fox Street compound. Musical lineup includes Mikey Thunder, Tnertle, The Sweet Lillies, OrKa Odyssey, The Reminders, Wake Up and Live, and Jyemo Club. In between shows you can also check out the 420 Bizarre that has hundreds of vendors that’ll help you discover what’s new in the cannabis product world.
The fun doesn’t stop there! They will also be hosting the 2nd Annual 420 Challenge which gives you the chance to win over $7,000.00 in merchandise, gift cards, and cash. Through a series of carnival games, scavenger hunts, and Weed Olympics that lasts over the 3-day period.
The Mile High 420 Festival is the free 420 gathering that is packed full of music, food, comedy, yoga and a cannabis community that knows how to get down and party. Headlining entertainment just as Lil Wayne, Lil Jon, Inner Circle, The Wailers, Whitewater Ramble and the most talented performers and comedians in Colorado. This smoke-filled party starts at 10AM in Civic Center Park on Friday April 20th and lasts until 7PM.
420 Wellness Retreat
For the second year in a row Snoop Dog is Coming to Colorado to celebrate 420 with the best party city in the world. This time he is coming with hip-hop trio Migos and Lil Pimp. They will be preforming at 5:00 PM at the Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre on Friday, April 20, 2018.
If you are looking for a more relaxing scene then the 420 Fest is the place for you. With a Holistic Cannabinoid Zone that features holistic healers, growers, educators, aromatherapy, hemp health, and cannabis cooking. As well as live music and live entertainment as you peruse over 50 nationally recognized tattoo artists, and hundreds of 420 friendly vendors. They are the largest indoor 420 party in Colorado located at Colorado Springs Event Center. This event starts on Friday at noon until Sunday 7:00 PM.
Also, in Colorado Springs this year is the Colorado 420 Fest. This is a two-day party where you will get the opportunity to blaze, dab and enjoy the entertainment. With vendors from all around the country you can enjoy national headlining artists such as Lethal Injektion and LoveRance. They also offer sightseeing tours, giveaways, raffles, roaming entertainers, photo ops with cannabis models and guest speakers.
Nationally Well-Known Parties
If you happen to be wondering what other US cities are doing this year.
Atlanta, Georgia - Sweetwater 420 Fest
Although Georgia is still working out some legalization issues, it doesn’t stop them from celebrating this national holiday. The Sweetwater 420 Fest has been going on for 14 years and they don’t plan to stop anytime soon. This year they have stoner approved acts like String Cheese Incident and Umphrey’s McGee. But they don’t stop there they also have a 5K race with cold beer waiting for you at the finish line, a Cornwall tournament and they even go as far as to have a play area for kids, so the parents can enjoy the festivities.
For California this year there 420 festivities are especially meaningful as this is the first year that Colorado has had legalized cannabis for adult use. The 420 Hippie Hill Festival is no exception, as the celebration has been going on since the 1970s it should be one of the bigger events in California. This all day free event is held at the Golden Gate Park and they are expecting this year to be just as crazy as it has been for the last 48 years.
Portland Oregon - Northwest 420 Fest
If you’re looking for a hippy-style place to party than Portland has definitely got that down to a tee. This three-day cannabis infused event takes over an entire ghost town area called “Friend”. One great thing about this event is that the party doesn’t stop even after the sun goes down. For most people they just set up their tents and camp for the three-day period. While you’re there you can also see great art, participate in educational speakers, peruse through several cannabis vendors with food glassblower’s games and over 30 bands and DJs.
Washington DC - National Cannabis Festival
Nothing like celebrating our nation’s 420 freedom, then the national capital. The third annual national cannabis Festival features headlining entertainment such as Cypress Hill and has a whole list of national and local bands to follow. With glass art galleries, hundreds of vendors, several educational opportunities and many other fun filled events is sure to be a great party.
Still Looking for More 420 Events?
Although, many of these events don’t take place on April 20th there still some of the biggest pot parties in the world. If you want to get your travel on and celebrate 420 all year round check out some of these awesome events.
Cannabis Cup Amsterdam (July 13-15, 2018)
While the Cannabis Cup sponsored by High Times, is celebrated in several locations and has been around for the last 30 years. The biggest celebration on this tour list is the place where it all began: Amsterdam. Where this tour features several of the best strains of THC on the planet, this year they are planning for a particularly large event as in many parts of the world marijuana has been decriminalized.
Chalice California, San Bernardino (July 13-15)
If you’re looking for a more local cannabis infused party this summer, then San Bernardino would be a great choice. This year they’ll have acts like Bassnectar, Ludacris, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Cut Chemist, and more that haven’t been announced. This year will certainly be a huge party as California moves closer to decriminalization
HempFest Seattle Washington (August 17-19, 2018)
This 28-year-old festival claims to be “the world’s largest event advocating for the decriminalization of marijuana”. With many music groups, vendors, educational opportunities and marijuana advocates this party is grown to be one of the largest in the world and this year should be no exception.
Spannabis, Madrid, Spain (October 5-7, 2018)
As the largest international cannabis tradeshow Spannabis offers a glimpse into the future of cannabis. Vendors and cannabis enthusiasts come from around the world, to show their amazingly strong strains, as well as new and innovative cannabis technologies. You are sure to learn more from this three-day festival than anywhere else in the world.
Jamaica - Stepping High Ganja Festival, Negril, Jamaica (March 2019)
As the largest reggae capital in the world this ganja infused party is the longest running cannabis Festival. Featuring several famous and local reggae stars, vendors and educational workshops you are sure to get high on the culture as well as the pot in the beautiful country of Jamaica.
No matter what you do this April 20th, if you choose to travel or stay local. Remember to stay safe and enjoy friends and family as you celebrate your 420 freedom!!