Every April, the faithful gather around the globe to celebrate a controversial plant with undeniably profound powers. From massive smokeouts to casual backyard blunts, the unofficial cannabis holiday known as 4/20 has become a point of pride for a myriad of marijuana enthusiasts. The festival industry has taken note, and while the plant remains illegal in many jurisdictions, a bounty of events that combine cannabis with music, the arts, and plenty of munchies have sprung up around the globe. From concerts to competitions, the backdrops for these ganja get-togethers vary as wildly as the potency of a magical brownie. If you want to add a little weed to your weekend, here are ten festivals dedicated to toking up.
Sweetwater 420 Fest, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (April 20-22, 2018)
While Georgia’s constituents continue to rally for legalized marijuana, local brewers SweetWater aren’t content to simply wait around. Instead, for the past 14 years, they’ve hosted Atlanta’s immensely popular Sweetwater 420 Fest. This year’s installment includes performances from pothead approved acts like the String Cheese Incident and Umphrey’s McGee, a 5K