4/20 in Denver events list: Take a hit from these
It's Friday, April 20, and though you may or may not have a job, we're going to get you high today. Okay, maybe not. But we are going to tell you where people in Denver will be celebrating getting high, medicated and everything in between. Below, we've compiled a list of some of the biggest events and parties going on this 4/20 weekend in celebration of our love, Mary Jane.
April 20-21, Civic Center Park
Event organizer Miguel Lopez has been touting this year's 4/20 event in Civic Center Park as being one of the largest to date. Spanning two days, Friday's festivities kick off at 9 a.m. according to the event's facebook page. Things will go until 6 p.m. on Friday, then pick right back up again at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Rapper Too $hort is also set to perform on Friday.
But it's not just a party out there. Over the last few years, the Denver rally has taken on an air of protest and politics, and Lopez says this year won't be any different. "This is a political assembly," he told our Michael Roberts back in March. "Nowhere else in the world is there one like this of its size."
Herman's Hideaway 420 Celebration
April 20, Herman's Hideaway, 1578 South Broadway
Looking for something cannabis-related to do early in the day without heading out to Civic Center Park during the midday heat? Just head south down Broadway and Herman's Hideaway has got you covered. Starting at 1 p.m. the venerable club is hosting a speaker session with Joseph Pietri, activist and author of The 15-Ounce Pound: Big Pharma's Plan to Patent Pot; Zam from Origin Organics, and Bill Carrington, known for his tissue cultivation of cannabis plants (and you thought cloning was cool). The speakers end at 3:30 p.m., giving you enough time to get back to Civic Center for the 4:20 p.m. celebration/liftoff. Conference tickets are $20, and a red card isn't needed to get in the door.
Later that night, Herman's turns back into a concert venue with shows by Umconscious, Apex Vibe, P-Nuckle and reggae artist Squidly Cole of the Stephen Marley Band. Concert tickets are $12, available at the venue.
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