26th Annual Hempfest

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Myrtle Edwards Park (map) Downtown
Aug 18-20 All Ages

$10 Suggested Donation Per Day

Hempfest! It’s a word that floods love into the hearts of countless marijuana activists and pot aficionados (tie-dyed Phish-shirt division). Since its 1991 kick-off as the “Washington Hemp Expo” in Volunteer Park, Hempfest’s grown into a nationally recognized destination event on the Seattle waterfront, where hundreds of thousands of weed-curious citizens gather for a three-day festival of weed-themed music, speeches, and tchotchke commerce, and law enforcement looks the other way as dense puffs of smoke sporadically fill the air. Hempfest is a HUGE EVENT that’s helped make the tremendous progress we’re now seeing in Washington’s weed laws, and every year it seems to get bigger, with more and more people trekking to Seattle to cement Hempfest’s reputation as “the premier flagship event of the global cannabis culture,” as the Hempfest website puts it. This year 1000 volunteers will help run the event, which has 6 stages of speakers, music, and over 400 arts, crafts, food, and informational vendors. Admission is free, but if you set foot in Hempfest without dropping at least ten bucks in a donation jar, you suck. DAVID SCHMADER

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Myrtle Edwards Park

3130 Alaskan Way W, Seattle, WA 98119
206-684-4075
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=311

Event Times
  • Aug 18-20
Genre
  • Live Music, Soul/R&B
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