What the World is Doing on 4/20

Ready to blaze through? Here’s your go-to guide on the most buzzing events and gatherings on 4/20. Spoiler alert: It's going to be lit!

by Nofel Abirou · April 17, 2024

What the World is Doing on 4/20

It’s almost that time of year again—April 20th is just around the corner, and whether you’re in the know or not, this date has transformed into something of a high holiday in the cannabis culture. Let's take a rolling tour of what’s happening across the U.S. on this legendary day, especially focusing on a few major events lighting up the industry. Ready to blaze through? Here’s your go-to guide on the most buzzing events and gatherings on 4/20. Spoiler alert: It's going to be lit!

4/20 in San Francisco

First up, let's head over to the West Coast, where San Francisco is known for its trailblazing spirit in the cannabis culture. This year, we’re missing the legendary Hippie Hill event—sadly, it's on a hiatus due to a puff of lack of funding and sponsorships. But don't worry; the city still packs a punch with the first-ever SF Weed Week. This blossoming event promises to be a full bouquet of activities, ranging from educational panels to chill networking, and it’s perfectly timed to end on 4/20. It’s your chance to get schooled and mingle with other enthusiasts who are just as green-thumbed.

SF Weed Week

4/20 in the East Bay

Crossing the Bay Bridge, the East Bay is not just watching San Francisco have all the fun. CBCB Berkeley is throwing an epic East Bay Block Party that will make your 4/20 a day to remember. Picture this: a mechanical bull (yes, you read that right), a DJ spinning tracks that'll get your leaves shaking, and the cannabis connoisseur Jimi Devine hosting a Hash Tasting. There's “much more” promised, and if the vibe is anything like the setup, you’re in for a treat.

4/20 in NYC

Next, we jet to the East Coast, where NYC is rolling out the green carpet in style. Terminal 5 in NYC is hosting The Billy Awards, courtesy of Astor Club NYC. This isn’t your average awards night; featuring some of the hottest brands right now like Parlay, PuffCo, Fidels, Wizard Trees, and Big Chief, it's a star-studded evening where the high-fliers of the cannabis world gather to celebrate the culture and innovation. So, if you’re in the Big Apple, don’t miss out on this high-profile gathering. It’s a fantastic place to see and be seen, dabbling in the delights of the industry’s best.

The Billy Awards

Beyond the Big Events

While these events are certainly highlights, remember that 4/20 is celebrated nationwide in various forms. From small gatherings and local parties to restaurant and bar specials that include CBD-infused menus, there’s something for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned smoker or a curious newcomer, it’s a day to explore, learn, and connect with the community.

If you can't make it to these big-city happenings, check out local listings for what’s on near you. Many local dispensaries and cannabis companies host their events or have special promotions, making it easy to partake in the festivities.

And hey, if going out isn’t your thing, 4/20 can also be the perfect day for some introspection and relaxation at home. Maybe light up that special strain you’ve been saving or try out a new edible recipe. Whatever your preference, make sure to enjoy the day responsibly and remember: while 4/20 is about celebration, it's also a great time to reflect on the progress of cannabis acceptance and legalization, and how much farther there is to go.

So, wherever you find yourself this 4/20, make sure it’s a memorable one. Keep it green, keep it fun, and here’s to hoping every puff or pass brings more understanding and appreciation of this budding industry. Happy 4/20 to all, and to all a good-light!