420 Events in America 2016

Published on April 12, 2016, By Lynn B

Marijuana News

420 Events: There are several awesome 4/20 Events this year in the USA. Do you already have plans? Check to see if your city has an event! If you live outside of the United States, check out our list of International 420 Events.

Denver 420 Rally

Denver, Colorado

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Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Time: TBA

Location: Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

The Official Denver 420 Rally 2016 will take place again this year in Civic Center Park, where an estimated 80,000 people convened last year for the very same event. This is a FREE event that is open to the public. The event will offer live music from Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne, speakers, vendors, and more (to be posted on the website). The 420 Rally’s purpose is to continue the tradition set by Governor Ken Gorman, who started the march over 20 years ago in Denver. More information is to be posted, and can be found at the website (linked above). Also check out the Facebook page for more information.

Hempcon 2016

San Francisco, California

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Date: April 15 – April 17, 2016

Time: 5pm Friday – close Sunday [PST]

Location: Cow Palace Arena, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014

Hempcon is a three-day medical marijuana event held to showcase the benefits of medical marijuana through various speakers, vendors, entertainment acts, exhibits, and seminars.  This event is 18+ only with valid ID, and there are on-site doctor evaluations available at the event for those who are not yet medical marijuana patients. The organizers have put together a large array of fun activities, including a scavenger hunt, joint-rolling contest (“Rolling Legends”), prize giveaways, and interactive games that will span the entire weekend. This event will be held indoors and outdoors, and is a Prop 215-friendly event. Tickets are $40 for one-day entry, and can be purchased at this website.

Austin Reggae Festival

Austin, Texas

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Date: April 15 – April 17, 2016

Time: 3pm Friday (12pm Saturday & Sunday) – 10pm each night [CST]

Location: Auditorium Shores, Town Lake Metropolitan Park, 800 W Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704

The Austin Reggae Festival is held annually to show support for cannabis culture in the South. The event is held outdoors, and offers live musical entertainment all weekend long, as well as vendors (pipes, crafts, art, tapestries, food, accessories, and attire), speakers, and plenty of open space to lay down a blanket, gather your friends, and light up some green deep in the heart of Texas. Bring plenty of sun protection and water! Tickets are $40 for a three-day wristband, or $15 for a one-day pass (taxes and fees not included) and can be purchased here or here.

Homegrown 024

Houston, Texas

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Date: April 16 – April 17, 2016

Time: 12pm Saturday – 9pm Sunday [CST]

Location: Eastdown Warehouse, 850 McKee St, Houston, TX 77002

Homegrown 024 is a two-day event held over the weekend preceding 4/20, which will include a huge lineup of live musical entertainment. The event page includes an impressive lineup of about 50 bands, including headliner Green Jelly, as well as other festival offerings such as the Miss Homegrown bikini contest, art and craft vendors, $2,000 in prize giveaways, and multiple food trucks. The event is sponsored by United Music Alliance, Music News, Celestial Lighthouse Entertainment, and Eastdown Warehouse. Tickets are $10 in advance from one of the performing bands, or $12 at the door. For more information, check out the Homegrown 024 event page.

Miami 420 Party

Miami, Florida

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Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Time: 5pm Saturday – 12:10am Sunday [EDT]

Location: 004CONNEC, 2400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

Dab Day Productions hosts the Miami 420 Party this year at the first and only graffiti shop and gallery in Florida, called 004 Connec, which is nestled in the heart of the Wynwood Art District. The event offers plenty of 420 vendors, live music, graffiti artists and glassblowing, and refreshments on sale. Tickets range from $11.54 – $32.64 (including fees) and can be purchased at the event website.


Portland, Oregon

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Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time: 12:30pm – 8pm [PDT]

Location: Castaway Portland, 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

After a huge success with the premiere of GanjaCon last year in Eugene, Oregon, this year’s event will be moved to the Pearl District in Portland. The event celebrates legal cannabis, with amazing offerings such as an extensive expo, free cannabis samples from competing growers, swag giveaways, vendors, speakers, and live entertainment. The largest weed competition in Oregon, GanjaCup, is hosted at GanjaCon; the results will be announced at the conclusion of the event. Tickets range from $39 for general admission to $126 for VIP (if purchased in advance, available at this website). Tickets at the door are $55 for GA and $150 for VIP. This is a 21+ event. Have a look at the official website and Facebook event page for further details.

420 Eve on the Rocks

Morrison, Colorado

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Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time: 4:15pm [MDT]

Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465

Ring in the 420 holiday with this exciting concert lineup hosted at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. The lineup for the event includes many pro-cannabis artists, such as Method Man & Redman ft. Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Collie Buddz, Joey Badass, Stick Figure, The Underachievers, and Dizzy Wright. The tickets for the event range from $42-$150 (before taxes and fees), and can be found at the 420 Eve event page.

High Times Concert Series ft. Cypress Hill

Denver, Colorado

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Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time: 7pm [MDT]

Location: 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, CO 80021

In lieu of a full-on Cannabis Cup held in Denver this year (which has been moved to California this year), High Times will be hosting a concert and award show the night before 4/20. The location of the event is in Broomfield, Colorado, which is just 17 miles northwest of Denver, near the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. The event will feature headliner Cypress Hill as well as Action Bronson, George Clinton & Parliament, Funkadelic, and Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available to purchase at the event page.

Herb N Baked #420Smokeout

Los Angeles, California

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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time: 9pm – 2am [PDT]

Location: 3409 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

This is the first year of the Herb N Baked #420Smokeout, hosted by G Extravagant in Los Angeles. The party will take place at The Overpass in the Silverlake area of town, and will consist of an open bar (while supplies last), live DJ, and various surprise guests. The event is 420 friendly (medical cards not required for entry), 18+ to enter, and 21+ to partake in the open bar. Tickets are available at the event page; they cost $45, and each ticket covers entry and access to the open bar.

4/20 Sixteen!

Houston, Texas

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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time: 5pm – 11:59pm [CDT]

Location: Eastdown Warehouse, 850 McKee St, Houston, TX 77002

This Houston-based 4/20 celebration will take place at the Eastdown Warehouse and will include live music, food trucks, and tons of street and performance art. The event – hosted by Generators Playground – will have both indoor and outdoor areas for participants to explore. About a dozen bands, a few food trucks, and several vendors are already slotted to attend the event, but more may still confirm their attendance in the weeks to come. This is a kid-free, 18+ event. Complete event information can be found at the event page. Tickets can be purchased here in advance for $9.43, or at the door for $10.

420 in the Park

San Francisco, California

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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time: 10:30am – dusk [PST]

Location: Hippie Hill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117

Cannabis consumers and supporters from all over will flock to Hippie Hill, located at the East end of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, to celebrate cannabis culture. This is a free event that is not officially organized by anyone, and, as such, participants are asked to please be extra mindful of the trash they bring into the event – every bit should leave with you. People usually start gathering around mid-morning with the peak of the event happening at the famed 4:20pm, then petering out until dusk. More information on the gathering can be found at the event page.

3rd Annual MERRY JANE Wellness Retreat

Greenwood Village, Colorado

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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time: 4:30pm [MDT]

Location: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

The Merry Jane Wellness Retreat returns to Fiddler’s Green for a third year of music, entertainment, fun, and – most importantly – weed. Snoop Dogg is glad to be back in a state he has grown so fond of these past several years, and will be joined at the event by headliner Future, and special guests Kevin Gates, Tory Lanez, and Raven Felix. Tickets are selling quickly and at the time of this posting only Reserved 2 ($55 pre-tax) and GA Lawn ($35 pre-tax) tickets were left; they are available here. For more information, check out the Merry Jane Wellness Retreat official website.

CRIZZLY: A 420 Event

Lawrence, Kansas

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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time: 7pm [CDT]

Location: The Granada Theater, 1020 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044

Crizzly is a well-known, Texas-born, crunkstep musician who will be headlining this event at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, Kansas, to celebrate the 4/20 holiday. The event is hosted by Hy-Tekk Productions and is open to all ages. A full lineup will be announced soon via the event’s Facebook page. Tickets are available at $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.

SweetWater 420 Fest

Atlanta, Georgia

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Date: April 22 – April 24, 2016

Time: 3pm – 11pm Friday; 11:30am – 11pm Saturday; 11am – 10pm Sunday

Location: Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Avenue W Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313

The SweetWater 420 Fest will be kicking off this year on the weekend following 4/20, with an incredible entertainment lineup: lots of awesome vendors, a 420 Fest 5k Race, 420 Lyrics & Laughter Tent, 420 Disco, the SweetWater Experience, and more. 420 Fest passes provide access to all three days and five stages of the event, and are on sale on the official event website. The fest passes cost $123 (before taxes and fees, at the time of this posting), at a discounted advanced price. Regular ticket price is $138 (before taxes and fees). This event is open to all ages, though there will not be a Kid Zone this year. Patrons under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult of at least 25 years of age. Children under 10 are free with a wristband-bearing adult; everyone 10 and older requires a wristband for entry. Check out the Festival FAQ’s for more important information, such as prohibited items and ticketing information. A daily music lineup can be found on the official website as well.

NYC Cannabis Parade 2016

New York, New York

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Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time: 12pm – 5pm [EDT]

Location: Union Square Park, South Plaza, 201 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003

The annual #NYCCannabisParade is a long-standing event to show political support for ending cannabis prohibition, to express public support of cannabis culture, and to foster a peaceful, inclusive event for all cannabis supporters. This year could be a breakthrough year for New York, as their medical marijuana program was scheduled to go into effect this past January, with sub-par results. The demand for full legalization is growing every day, and this could be the year to make the difference. More details will become available as the event nears, and updates can be found on the Facebook event page. The lineup for 2016 has not yet been posted, however, previous lineups and other information on volunteering and sponsorship can be found on the official website for the NYC Cannabis Parade.

This post was originally published on April 12, 2016, it was updated on March 15, 2017.



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