“You either love weed, or you’re wrong” – Unknown
No surprise here, we love weed. From its euphoric high and variety of forms to its medicinal uses and recent glow up, cannabis is–simply put–awesome AF. And we know we’re not the only ones declaring our love of the ganja. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you too love the sticky icky. Welcome friend.
There’s no better way to celebrate cannabis than surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals and vendors, in a safe space, seeing what’s new in weed, and sharing your favorite green machine stories. Enter in weedfests.
Weedfests, Cannabis Festivals, Budfests, Hempfests, etc., call them whatever you want but don’t miss out on coming together as a community and honoring one of the best presents from Mother Nature.
We’ve picked some of our favorite upcoming cannabis events around the globe that you should check out. (At the very least you gotta come to the Bellingham Budfest! More on that below.)
Washington, DC – April 23rd – 24th, 2022
Okay, this one has already come and gone, but it deserves a mention because of its global following and all-star line up. Boasting top names in music like Wiz Khalifa, Slick Rick, and Ghostface Killah, this festival is one of the largest cannabis festivals around and is as energetic as it is welcoming to all.
Atlanta, GA April 29th – May 1st, 2022
After a two year break, Sweetwater 420 Fest is back! With a lineup including String Cheese Incident, Oysterhead, and Gary Clark Jr. and an entire artist market, eco-friendly village, and food court, Sweetwater 420 Fest is the vibe you’re looking for.
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands – July 1st – July 3rd, 2022
Let this sink in for a minute. A celebration of cannabis culture and music in Amsterdam. The cannabis motherland. Is there anything more epic than that? We think not.
You know traveling to Amsterdam is on your bucket list. Well it’s time to scratch that itch and travel afar, for what’s bound to be the most fun you’ve ever had.
Bellingham, WA – July 16th, 2022
We must admit, we’re all counting down the days until Bellingham Budfest returns! This festival, IN OUR OUR BACKYARD, is free, family and LGBTQIA+ friendly, and will have vendor booths, live music, educational events, and crafters.
We can’t spill the beans yet, but we’re going to be involved. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to learn exactly who/what/when/where/how we’re going to be involved. You won’t want to miss out! Trust us.
Michigan, SoCal, Colorado, Illinois – Various Dates
“The HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup is the world’s leading cannabis competition, festival and trade show, celebrating the world of ganja through competitions, instructional seminars, expositions, celebrity appearances, concerts, product showcases and more, not to mention fun activations like tie-dye paint-dipping your arms or riding a big slide stoned. Hosted in states that have legalized medical and recreational cannabis, the Cannabis Cup stands as the foremost gathering place for the cannabis community to network and celebrate. The competitions identify and award the best brands and products around the world, helping to shine a light on the people who have put their hearts and souls into their craft.”
They had us at “riding a big slide stoned”. Yes please.
Nimbin, New South Wales Australia – September 16th-18th, 2022
As if you needed another reason to visit beautiful Australia. Mardigrass is a celebration in the teeny tiny town of Nimbin specific for the purpose of protesting drug laws, educating people on the variety of uses of cannabis, and celebrating green culture. It draws crowds from around the globe and is considered one of the OGs of weedfests.
Get out there and celebrate one of the most useful, helpful, amazing plants on the planet! And don’t forget to hydrate, be safe, and consume responsibly.