4/20 is just ten days away. I have been compiling a list of events (which is a daunting task, because there are so many out there), which can be found below. I'll be updating this list as my day job and life allow over the next ten days, so don't consider it a polished finished post just yet. If I didn't post an event, it's because I haven't had time to add it yet, not because I'm not recognizing it as a fun thing to do, so please keep that in mind.
Please help me out by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any leads on events in your area, or post them in the comments so that others can benefit from your knowledge. I will be posting this list on 4/20 as well to remind people of what's out there. April 20th is on a Monday this year, so many events will occur over the previous weekend. With no further delay, below is the messy list of 4/20 events that I have compiled so far:
Events courtesy of TWB reader Jason:
Trade Shows/Seminars (4)
Apr. 17-19: Hempcon; Cow Palace, Daly City, CA
Apr. 17-19: Immersion 420 Business Conference; McNichols Event Center, Denver, CO
Apr. 18-20: High Times Cannabis Cup; Denver Mart, Denver, CO
Apr. 20-22: Marijuana Investors Summit; Crowne Plaza, Denver, CO
Apr. 17: Cannabliss Music Festival; Melbourne, FL
Apr. 18-19: 420 Rally; Civic Center, Denver, CO (Rick Ross headlining on 4/19)
Apr. 19: Festival 64; The 1up Colfax, Denver, CO
Apr. 18-20: Sweetwater 420 Fest; Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
Apr. 20: Smokeout Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Apr. 20: 420 Toronto 2015: Dundas Square, Toronto, ON
Apr. 20: Orange County NORML 4/20 Fundraiser; Giovanni's Pizza, Fullerton, CA
Apr. 20: 420Fest; Factory Luxe, Seattle, WA
Apr. 20: Culture Magazine 420 Party; Malone's Bar & Grill, Santa Ana, CA
Apr. 20: 420 Festival 2015; Infinity's End, Charlotte, NC (three store locations)
Apr. 20: 12th Annual SeedleSs 420 Party; House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Apr. 20: Ventura 420 Fest; Crave, Ventura, CA (benefit for ASA)
Apr. 25: The 420 Festival; High Desert Event Center, Victorville, CA
Apr. 17-18, 20: Berner; The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
Apr. 18: Barrington Levy; Casselman's, Denver, CO
Apr. 18: SOJA, Nas and JBoog; Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Apr. 18: CloneAPalooza's 420 Smoker Tour; Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
Apr. 18: Indy Mojo's 420 Tent Party; Mousetrap Bar & Grill; Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 19: The Smokers Club 2nd Annual 4/20 Show; Terminal 5, New York, NY
Apr. 20: Snoop Dogg's 2nd Annual Wellness Retreat, featuring 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky; Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO
Apr. 20: Kottonmouth Kings; Senator Theater, Chico, CA
Apr. 20: Xhibit and Mack 10; City of Angels Boxing, Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 20: Infected Mushroom; Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID
Apr. 20: Wacka Flocka Flame; Webster Hall, NY
Apr. 17: Joe Rogan; Manhattan Center, New York, NY
Apr. 18: Bill Maher; Hult Center, Eugene, OR
Apr. 18-19: Doug Benson; Cobb's Comedy Club, San Francisco, CA
Apr. 19: Bill Maher; Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
Apr. 20: Doug Benson; Comedy Works, Denver, CO
Apr. 20: Friday 20th anniversary screening; theaters nationwide.
High Times Cannabis Cup
Denver Mart 451 East 58th Avenue in Denver
Cannabis Awareness Walk at the state Capitol in Salem
Cannabis Comedy - The Green Show
April 20, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
The Atlas Theatre, Seattle, WA
Southern California - via Culture
CULTURE Magazine 420 Party
When/Where: 7pm-2am at Malone's Bar & Grill, 604 E. Dyer Rd., Santa Ana.
12th Annual SeedleSs 420 Party
When/Where: 8pm at House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., San Diego.
420 All Day Rager
When/Where: 5pm-12:30am at Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach.
420 Freedom Fest by 420Nurses
When/Where: 2pm-2am at 1726 N. Spring St., Los Angeles.
The 420 Stoner Rock n Roll Roadshow
When/Where: 8pm at Tropics Lounge, 1842 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton.
All American Healing 420 Party
When/Where: Doors open 8pm. Shuttle bus service from All American Healing, 126 1/2 S. Market St, Inglewood to the party venue.
Dosher "The Last 4:20" glassware show
When/Where: All day at GooseFire Gallery, 2740 E. Broadway, Long Beach.
Orange County NORML 4/20 Fundraiser & Celebration
When/Where: 7pm-1am at Giovanni's Pizza, 922 W. Williamson, Fullerton.
Soul Clap 420 Party
When/Where: 8pm at Blue Room Café, 217 Pine Ave., Long Beach.
Ventura 420 Fest
When/Where: 8pm at Crave, 281 W. Main St., Ventura.
Bay Area, California - via Culture
April 19 What: Doug Benson Countdown to 4/20. When/Where: 10:30pm at Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., San Francisco. Info: Tickets $25. Go to www.punchlinecomedyclub.com or call (415) 397-7573.
April 20 What: Louie Culture 420 Reggae Party. When/Where: 9pm at Rockit Room, 406 Clemente St., San Francisco. Info: Featuring Louie Culture and Khari Kill. Tickets $15-$25. Go to www.rock-it-room.com.
April 20 What: Reefer Madness: The Musical. When/Where: 8pm-10pm at Benicia Old Town Theatre Group, 140 W. J St., Benicia. Info: Dubbed the "Feel Good hit of the year," when it opened in 1998. Go to www.beniciaoldtowntheatregroup.com or call (707) 746-1269.
April 20 What: 12th Annual 420 Fest. When/Where: 8pm at The New Parish, 579 18th St., Oakland.Info: Featuring Fungo Mungo, Oola Rocksteady, Space Monkey Gangstas and much more. Tickets $14.20-$20. Go to www.thenewparish.com.
April 20 What: Oaksterdam 420 Celebration. When/Where: 3pm at Oaksterdam University, 1600 Broadway, Oakland. Info: Includes a screening of The Green Goddess. Tickets $5-$10. Go towww.cali420ian.com or call (510) 251-1544.
April 20 What: 420 Stones Throw Showcase. When/Where: 10pm at 103 Harriet, 103 Harriet St., San Francisco. Info: Featuring Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam Funk, Jon Wayne and Jonti. Tickets $15. Go to www.1015.com/onezerothree or call (415) 264-1015.
April 20 What: We Fly "HIGH" 2Gether. When/Where: 9pm-1:30am at Fiesta Nightclub, 3840 Monterey Hwy., San Jose. Info: Music by Red Café and DJ Big Von. Tickets $20-$40. Go towww.sauceysoundspresents.com or call (408) 225-4277.
April 20 What: The 4/20 Bake Off feat. Wiz Khalifa. When/Where: 7:30pm at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., San Francisco. Info: Also featuring A$ap Rocky, Chevy Woods, Berner and DeeJay Bonics. Tickets $40. Go to www.apeconcerts.com or call (415) 624-8900.
April 20 What: Hemp Royal Reggay. When/Where: 8pm at Oakland Metro Operahouse, 630 3rd St., Oakland. Info: Music by reggae band Native Elements. Go to www.hemproyal.eventbrite.com or call 510-763-1146.
April 20 What: Womp Island 420 Festival. When/Where: 9pm at Treasure Island Event Venue, 401 California Ave., San Francisco. Info: Performances by Donald Glaude, House Nation Mafia, Shark City and more. Tickets $15. Go to www.wompisland420.eventbrite.com.
April 21 What: Deep Green Festival. When/Where: Noon-midnight at The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Wy., Richmond. Info: Experts include NORML's Dale Gieringer and Harborside's Steve DeAngelo. Tickets $15-$75. Go to deepgreenfest.com.
CANADA - via Cannabis Culture
All events below are on 4/20 unless otherwise noted
Rotary Park, 2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Y1A
Yukon Medical Marijuana Dispensary & Clinic https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yukon-Medical-Marijuana-Clinic/548164308556901
926 Federal Road, Iqaluit, NU, Canada X0A 0H0
4:20pm #Occupy Cannabis Legalization Nunavut Canada
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Sombe K'e ParkCity Hall Plaza
1pm to 420pm Smoke Out
Bring An Open Mind A Musical Instrument And Your Family
Vancouver, British Columbia
Art Gallery Downtown Vancouver
Celebration starts at 1 p.m., goes to 9.00 p.m.
FREE WEED and extra Prizes for Best Pot Plants and Pot Posters
4:20 A SMOKE OUT
Kamloops, British Columbia
Downtown 420 Rally; Lets Smoke out the Sky!!!!!
Monday, April 20 at 2:00pm By Dok Auk
Downtown Kamloops in Kamloops, British Columbia
Terrace, British Columbia
Bob Erb organizing and attending Terrace, B.C. 420 rally
Monday, April 20 at 2:00pm By Erb4Herb
Terrace Court House, British Columbia
420 Edmonton @ the Legislative Grounds Band Shell
9515 107 St., Edmonton Alberta Canada
Keith Fagin Last year almost 10,000 people came!
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Medicine Hat Hempology 101 Chapter
awareness festival in honour of everyone's favourite day!
Red Deer, Alberta
4914-48th Ave, Red Deer
Cannabis Community of Red Deer presents 420!
Join us in marching from Gord's Smoke Shop to City Hall Park on April 20.
We will meet at Gord's at 3:15pm and begin our march at 3:30.
4:19 to 4:20 one minute of silence for victims of the drug war.
Event Title: Lethbridge 420 Rally
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 - Mon, Apr 20, 2015 04:00
Lethbridge City Hall - 910 4th Avenue South
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 - Mon, Apr 20, 2015 04:00
Grande Prairie City Hall - Grande Prairie
10205 - 98 Street T8V 2E7
Dethura Metal Promotions presents: 4:20 Party at Lepp's!!
PRIZES to be won! 420 Saskatchewan
2:00pm-4:20pm Victoria Park Downtown Regina
Free Herbal Aire Vaporizer for best sign,with lots more prizes for other signs
We are doing a 420 at The Rollin Zone in Yorkton
It looks like we're going to have a good turnout
Costume 'pot eyes' Masks
HASHMOB Yonge & Dundas Square
Protest starts at NOON Cannabis Cannon Goes Off at 4:20
City Hall 71 Main St Hamilton, Ontario
HASHMOB Smoke Out
2:00pm Smoke Out Prizes at 4:20pm
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Noon until 5:00pm Saturday April 18th
Niagara Falls Hwy 420 & Victoria Ave. Parkette 2 p.m
March on Clifton Hill 12th annual 420rally
420 ANTI-PROHIBITION RALLY NIAGARA FALLS 2015
The Brantford Cannabis Club will be gathering at Victoria Park
There will be entertainment and tons of free give-aways!
Each year on 4/20 thousands gather at Victoria Park downtown to celebrate.
Over 2,000 people joined the festivities in 2012 that included live music.
London is also the hometown of Marc Emery.
Glen Abbey Golf Club
1333 Dorval Dr, Oakville, Ontario L6M4G2n
2014 included live music.
420 Freedom Rally
Event for 420 Kitchener marijuana march
Monday, April 20th/2015 Kitchener City Hall,
200 King Street West, Kitchener, ON . 4th Annual, don't miss out!
Cenotaph Park Corner of Georgina Av & Amwell St
ending in front of Temiskaming Shores City Hall.
420 March for Freedom
North Bay, Ontario
Be on the corner of McIntyre St E & Sherbrook St,
in the Park next to North Bay City Hall. 200 McInyire St E
Fill The Hill 2015
4.20 celebration in your nation's capital in front of the Parliament Buildings!
Parliament Hill, Ottawa 4:20pm
Every year on April 20, thousands of people gather
at Mount Royal monument to celebrate 4/20.
Police don't make arrests, although they do make their presence known
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
4:19 to 4:20 one minute of silence for victims of prohibition
420 smoke out at The Peace Pavilion
2:00-5:00pm Marc Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine
emerged unscathed after smoking pot in Charlottetown
Canada, North America
First Annual 420 Strike on Monday April 20, 2015
Public Event · By Cannbis Culture