Stoners love to have fun! What better way to celebrate the changing times and support the plant we love than to attend a cannabis festival? While many 420 celebrations used to only take place in smoky basements, today they can be found in abundance. Whether you are looking for educational content or a blazing fun and entertaining social experience, the cannabis culture and industry in North America has you covered! Here are some of the 2019 cannabis festivals and events in the U.S. that may spark your interest.
Cannabis Events in the United States
The National Cannabis Festival
On April 20th, in celebration of 4/20 the National Cannabis Festival will take place at the RFK Festival Grounds. The event will include education and an abundance of entertainment. There will also be a Veterans Lounge on site for those who have served to escape from the noise of the festivities and connect with other vets. The A-list performers you can expect to see in Washington DC for the event include Ludacris, Action Bronson, Dj Biz Markie, Backyard Band, and many others.
The Cannabis Drinks Expo
The first annual Cannabis Drinks Expo will be at the South San Francisco Conference center this year on July 25th. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with chemists, investment specialists, business advisors, brewers, distillers, chefs, mixologists, oenologists and many others that specialize in the beverage sector.
According to their website, CannaCon is all about “creating and strengthening lifelong partnerships” within the global cannabis industry. This year CannaCon is happening in several cities. CannaCon Oklahoma is happening on April 18th and 19th at the COX Convention Center in Oklahoma City. On June 21st and 22nd CannaCon is heading to Detroit Michigan at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Last but not least to finish the summer on a strong note, CannaCon will be in Springfield Massachusetts on August 23rd and 24th and is being held at the Mass Mutual Center.
Seattle Hempfest is one of the leading cannabis festivals in the U.S. and has going strong since 1991. This year the event is being held at Myrtle Edwards Park on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. As usual, the event will include a variety of entertainment as well as education and training opportunities. There will also be loads of food and drink available to cater to your cotton mouth and of course, the munchies!
MJBIZCON is one of the most highly attended industry events in the United States. Business owners, entrepreneurs, consumers, investors, patients, and advocates come from around the world to participate in what many feel is the must-attend cannabis event of the year. MJBizCon 2019 will take place on December 11-13, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
What is your favorite cannabis event in the U.S.? Which ones will you be attending in 2019? Let us know in the comments below!