Weed festival season has arrived–here’s where to party

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Cannabis gatherings started decades before legalization, but policy updates have inspired an uptick in production quality. Weed parties, festivals, and contests are sweeping the nation, and more and more are allowing onsite consumption.

There are many parties and festivals where attendees know consumption is allowed, but it’s never advertised on the site–that’s not what we have here. This list features parties and days-long fests where onsite consumption is not only allowed, it’s celebrated.

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Errl Camp Festival
Camp Verde, AZ
September 20-22

Longtime cannabis extract event Errl Cup has grown so much that it spawned a second event: Errl Camp. The festival goes down on the Verde River with camping, live music, and a 72-acre campground complete with experiences to find. Wander around to find an animal farm, dodgeball, vendors, a treehouse, and more. Stick around and head south the next week for the Errl Cup to make a full week out of it.


Cali Roots
Monterey, CA
May 24-26

At the end of May, fans of weed, good tunes, and California vibes are most likely converging at Cali Roots to see three Marleys, Too Short, Ice Cube, Collie Buds, and more. Cannabis retailer Embarc is hosting the “Smoke Show” throughout the weekend. The immersive refuge from the festival will house multiple brands like Halara, Equity Trade Network, and more, providing personal touch points to get to know the people behind the pot.

SF Hash Week

San Francisco, CA

July 10-17

After great success at the inaugural SF Weed Week, David Downs and the team are coming back for 7/10. SF Hash Week promises seven new drops at unique lounges all over the city, a play on weed week with extra terps.

Cannamom Retreat
Willow Creek, CA
August 8-11

Get away from the bustle of daily life and tap into Mother Earth with the help of Sol Spirit Retreats on the farm. The yearly Cannamom Retreat is meant to help mothers find community with fellow parents who consume and give them a minute to relax and rejuvenate.

Grass Lands at Outside Lands
San Francisco, CA
August 9-11

The annual Golden Gate Park gathering is back at it with another GrassLands at Outside Lands. Bop in and out of the GrassLands activation, though announcements about the feature are yet to come. Keep your ear to the ground for GreenState programming at the yearly event.

Emerald Cup
Oakland, CA
August 17

Rub elbows with the best in California cannabis at the 20th Emerald Cup in Oakland, Calif. Enjoy live music, the cannabis marketplace, hand blown glass art, and seeing the top dogs in weed crowned for the 20th year. This year, enjoy the Best Photography Award sponsored by GreenState.


Boise Hempfest
Boise, Idaho
May 11

Coming up next week is the Boise Hempfest, a rare celebration of cannabis in the Gem State. The peaceful protest harkens back to the Seattle event of the same name and early 4/20 gatherings. Vendors, entertainers, and inspiring speakers will light up the heart of Idaho’s capital for this yearly event.


East Moline, Illinois
June 28-29

Two days of celebrating food, music, culture, and, more importantly, weed will fill The Rust Belt in this Midwestern epicenter. Tree0ninE will feature nationally touring artists, like mashup vets Girl Talk, and local and regional favorites, all to educate on and advocate for Illinois cannabis culture.


Baldwin, Michigan
July 12-14

Michigan event production company Grams and Jams is bringing some big multi-day festivals to the Pleasant Plains Township at the Field of Greens. Originally there were five events scheduled on the grounds, but the schedule has been consolidated into two multi-day festivals after hearing neighborhood feedback. That’s how the open-consumption event Cannabash grew to three days of music, food, weed, and fun instead of just one.

Summer Sendoff
Baldwin, Michigan
August 23

The series of events at the Field of Greens fairgrounds comes to a close with the Summer Sendoff, a musical experience with headliner Marcy Playground. Enjoy cannabis freely and say goodbye to summer among connoisseurs and the canna-curious at the first of many sendoffs.

New Mexico

Tico Time Cannabis Cup & Reggae Party
Aztec, New Mexico
August 11-13

Camp out in the southwest and get down to some reggae at this two-day festival in New Mexico. The Tico Time Cannabis Cup will be jam-packed for consumers and industry vets with a tradeshow, dancehall parties, yoga, drumming, and the Cannabis Cup. Honor the plant by moving to the rhythm and celebrating the rapidly growing New Mexico market.

New York

New York Cannabis Awards Music Festival

Clintondale, NY

August 24

New York Cannabis Awards Music Festival & Big Apple Growers Showcase returns to Minard Family Farm this year. Vote now for the best growers in the state, and then show up and find out who won. Redman will host on stage for all-day music. Step away and grab baked treats, enjoy some apple picking, hear educational speakers, and more.


Stargazer Cannabis Festival
Pomeroy, OH
July 26-28

Three days outside with fellow lovers of cannabis culture sounds fun enough; the Stargazer Cannabis Festival is even better than that. Natural landscapes are abundant on the 80-acre Wisteria Event Site, where consumers can enjoy a cannabis farmer’s market and music acts. Industry insiders can find networking opportunities while soaking in the vibes.


Oregon Hempfest
Oakland, OR
June 22-23

Oregon Hempfest started as a sister to the Seattle Hempfest in congruence with the original pursuit of sensible weed policy. While the last Seattle Hempfest was in 2019 (they have teased a 2024 event but no announcement yet), Oregon has continued the tradition. This year, Alycon Massive, Irie Rockerz, Ras Indio, and more will grace the stage at the Oregon Hempfest this summer. The weed festival will include two days of day-to-night events, camping, guest speakers, live music, giveaways, and loads of vendors.

Love weed? Don’t sleep on meeting others who feel the same. These events seek to give cannabis connoisseurs and interested newbies a chance to get to know each other, talk about how the plant serves them, and maybe even become friends for life. Don’t sleep on the opportunity.

Cara Wietstock is senior content producer of GreenState.com and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.