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2021 Cannabis-Industry Events Guide

Canceled 2021 Events

Sweetwater 420 Fest - Atlanta, GA

Since being founded in 2014 by Atlanta's Sweetwater Brewing Company, which features a number of hemp beers, this became the largest commerical 4/20 event in the country. The festival has been canceled for last two years. 

 

420 Hippie Hill - 4/20 San Francisco, CA

The original tradition of 420 on 4/20 is upheld in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where a horde of stoners gather and light up together every April 20. The 4/20 Hippie Hill gathering has been canceled the last two years.

 

FlyHi 420 Music Festival - 4/20 Denver, CO

Denver is home base for 420 events. The FlyHi 420 Music Festival (formerly Mile High 420 Festival) in Civic Center Park was canceled the last two years.

 

420 Vancouver - 4/20 Vancouver, BC

One of the largest 4/20 events featured Cypress Hill (pictured above) in 2019. The event was canceled the last two years.

 

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA

This popular California music festival, founded in 1999, takes place over consecutive weekends in April. The 2020 event was postponed, rescheduled and then canceled again. There will not be a Coachella Festival in 2021.

 

Seattle Hempfest - Seattle, 8/20-22

Along with Boston Freedom Rally, this is one of the longest running cannabis events in the U.S. However, it's been canceled the last two years. 

 

New Jersey Cannabis Festival - Atlantic City, NJ 8/21-22

This first-time event in the Garden State was schedule to take place at the Showboat Resort, but the venue canceled at the last minute, citing complaints from customers and Atlantic City officials. In a letter to organizer Jeff Zick, Showboat contended the event wasn't a goo fit for the "family-friendly  resort."

 

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival - Manchester, TN 9/3-5

The great jamband fest was expected to return to Tennessee in September, but then Hurricane Ida came roaring up throught Tennesse. This followed recent flooding west of Nashville in Waverly, just two hours away from Manchester, where Bonnaroo takes place. The line-up included Foo Fighters and Tame Impala. 

 

Karma Cup Festival - Toronto 9/11-12

The 7th Karma Cup was expected to feature "live music and DJ’s,  exhibit booths, speakers, an awards ceremony, plus notable Canadian cannabis legends as surprise guests," according to the website. 

 

CannaHemp Festival - Wrightsville, PA 10/9

Hempzels was the main sponsor of this planned day-long event in Southeastern Pennslyvania.

 

The State of Cannabis - Los Angeles-area 11/4-5

This California event was expected to returning in November, but was cancelled instead.

 

2022 Events 

CannaCon - New York 1/7-8/22

Based in Seattle, CannaCon is expanding East and South. They're held 2021 shows in Oklahoma City (May 27-28), Detroit (June 25-26), Chicago (August 6-7), Virgina Beach (Nov. 19-20). Their next event is in New York (January 2022).

 

Lucky Leaf Expo - Albuquerque 2/25-26/22; Detroit 3/25-26/22; Richmond, VA 11/11-12/22

The Texas-based event is exanding to neighboring states like Oklahoma (September) and New Mexico (February 2022). They were in Oklahoma City in September and Houston in November.

 

Ultra Music Festival - Miami 3/25-27

In 2019, 190,000 people attended this DJ/EDM event in Miami's Bayfront Park. It dates back to 1999. The event was canceled the last two years. 

 

Austin Reggae Festival - 4/22-24

This ganja-friendly event was canceled the last two years. It's been rescheduled to April 22-24, 2022.

 

Sweetwater 420 Fest - Atlanta, GA 4/29-5/1

This popular three-day event - known for its Sweetwater 420 lager - plans to return to Centennial Olympic Park after two years off. The lineup will feature Snoop Dogg, Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio Band, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, Snarky Puppy and more. 

 

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - 10/8-17

Due to the spread of the Delta variant, America's greatest music festival was postponed again in 2021, even after it was moved to October from the spring. Jazzfest will return in 2022 from April 29-May 8 after two years off.

 

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.