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April 20th is just around the corner!
Ever wondered why the holiday is celebrated on 4/20? Its origins are not entirely clear. But, according to Vox, in the 1970s, teenagers in California may have started it by smoking cannabis daily at 4:20 p.m. Since then, 420 became popular among enthusiasts as a code for smoking cannabis and eventually inspiring the 4/20 holiday.
Don’t have plans for the big day yet? Emerald has that covered with our list of 4/20 events for cannabis lovers to attend throughout the nation.
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When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 4:00 p.m.
For women looking for a more casual style meet-up on 4/20, this Zoom meet-and-greet will be just the fit. Shonitria Anthony, aka Blunt Blowin’ Mama, is leading the cannabis smoking session. Blunt Blowin’ Mama is a community made to bring together fellow mothers and women through their love of cannabis. Feel free to join for a safe space to smoke.
When: Saturday, April 16, 2022 – Sunday, April 24, 2022
Where: San Francisco
During this citywide festival, cannabis dispensaries will make special promotions for the occasion. Among other activities, the event includes a scavenger hunt and tours of the Bay Area’s cannabis history. On April 20th, locals will have an annual gathering in the Golden Gate Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. On April 23rd, the author of the autobiography Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana and the Stoning of San Francisco, Alia Volz, will be signing books at Fisherman’s Wharf.
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 4:20 p.m. – Thursday, Apr 21, 2022, 4:20 a.m.
Where: Club Amazura, Queens, New York City
Looking for a place with good vibes? This 4/20 celebration hosted by Damn Sam Productions and NY Harvest Fest will take place at a 3,000+ capacity megaclub. For music, it will feature The Original Wailers, DJ Tony Touch, DJ Keoki Plays Dead, DJ Ozz, Freaky Frank Clementi, Osseo, and a special appearance by hip hop artist Immortal Technique. Not only that, there will be cannabis vendors, cannabis competitions, a fine art gallery, and even a brownie bake-off.
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Boynton Beach, Florida
This event focuses on natural wellness. As such, attendees can expect massages, speakers that focus on health, and medical card evaluations. Additionally, the event also features a magic and mentalism show by Chris Carstens, performances, and a silent auction. Overall, Hemp, Health, & 420 hopes to combine entertainment and educate event-goers on the medical properties of cannabis. PurWell, the company hosting the event, focuses on making hemp products to provide general health and wellness benefits.
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Garden Shoppe, Hollister, California
Marci Huston, the owner of a bar at The Garden Shoppe, hosts this movie night which features the 4/20 classic, Up in Smoke. This 1978 stoner comedy filled with weed-related jokes will give audiences a good laugh while staying in line with the 4/20 spirit. There is no cost to attend — but the only requirements are that attendees be at least 21 years old and do not bring any outside beverages.
When: April 20, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Those looking to show their artistic skill can join this 4/20 paint session. There will be two times for painting, 6-8 p.m. and 9-11 p.m., with spots only guaranteed with a ticket. For $35, finger food and paint will be supplied for the event as well as a sample of the “Vibe” THC-infused drink. In addition to this, attendees can expect vendors, a DJ, a picture booth, and give-aways.
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Hawks Nest At The Harbor, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Consumers can’t go wrong with some good ole BBQ. At this party, Chef Audy will be cooking up some rib tips, hot dogs, burgers, and brats. While enjoying food fresh off the grill, guests can also participate in the Best Rolling Competition, sponsored by Pure Hemp Rolling Papers. Attendees can also expect other prizes and fun activities throughout the celebration.
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
At this event, the well-known cannabis enthusiast Snoop Dogg and Koe Wetzel will be collaborating for a special concert for 4/20. While tickets start at $45, attendees can also purchase different packages, which include a munchie bag, exclusive merch, and they can even take photos with Snoop Dogg himself.
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, Sacramento, California
Mike Glazer, an Emmy-nominated comedian, will host this show. Previously, he has starred in the High Guy series with Snoop Dogg as well as hosting the cannabis comedy podcast, Weed + Grub. Attendees are required to be at least 18 years old and have no cameras or recording devices.
When: Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022, 8:00 p.m. – Thursday, Apr 21, 2022, 2:00 a.m.
Where: The Main Course, Columbia, South Carolina
At this rave, expect wild festivities from electronic dance music, light shows, and fog machines. Vendors will be selling a variety of art, clothing, jewelry and hemp. On top of that, it will feature these local producers and flow artists in one hour segments: Chef Pandah, nJaded, M3rmade, PVSTY, Honey Bear, and BlXK MNTN. Attendees must be at least 18 to attend and “21 to consume alcohol and delta-8-THC products,” according to the Eventbrite listing.