Due to Year Two of the Covid pandemic, there will be limited 4/20 activities in 2021.
The 420 phenomenon burst onto the Grateful Dead scene in 1990 when a flyer telling the story of 420 was distributed in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot. That origin story was updated in 1996 by former San Rafael High School students who called themselves the Waldos and claimed to have coined the term in 1971.
The original flyer floated the idea of communal gatherings on 4/20: "We're talking about the day of celebration, the real time to get high, the grand master of all holidays: 4/20, or April 20th. This is when you must get the day off work or school."
With that in mind, here are 35 events scheduled on and around this year's 4/20 stoner holiday and several cancellations.
Mt. Tam Psychedelic Integration Jam - NorCal-based online event
• Ziggy Marley: A Live Tribute to His Father - Ventura Country Fairgrounds, CA
• Cannabis and Psychedelic Symposium - online, from Denver
• Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival - Kutztown. PA
• An Evening with the Flaming Lips - The Critieron, OKC
• Berner's 4/20 Comedy Special - Bob Saget, Donnell Rawlings and more (online)
• The Great American Sesh In - benefit for LPP at The Midway, San Francisco, CA and online
• 4/20 Digital Disco - hosted by SassyBlack wih Ilana Glazer, benefit for LPP
• David Peel 420 Celebration - Bowery Electric, New York, NY + livestream
• 420 Cannabis Adventure Tour - Emerald Farms Tours, NorCal (in-person)
• Culture Cannabis Conference - online
• Glass House Fest - in-person + livesteam from Los Angeles, presented by Jam in the Van and Glass House Farms
• 4/20 ConVets Reunion Reception & After-Party - Riviera Beach, FL
• Shred 420 Livestream - two sets by Grateful Shred
• Joints for Jabs - Union Square Park, NY
• Spring Jam: A 4/20 Celebration - Wilmington, DE
• Make Your Own Cannabis Cocktails - presented by Cannigma (online)
• 4/20 Harvest Party - featuring Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
• House of Hemp 4/20 Celebration - Brooklyn, NY
• National Cannabis Freedom Festival - Loft 172, Brooklyn, NY
• Sativa Sessions 4/20 Concert - New York-based livestream, benefit for LPP
• Weeding Out the Stoned - game show at Asylum, New York, NY
• Lotus - Red Rocks, Morrison, CO
• Hempdemic - Atlanta, GA
• 420 Hippie Hill - San Francisco, CA
• Sweetwater 420 Fest - Atlanta, GA
• FlyHi 420 Festival - Denver, CO
• 420 Vancouver - Vancouver, BC - this event has not yet been canceled
• National Cannabis Festival -Washington, DC - rescheduled to June 1
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