Where to Celebrate Canada’s First Legal 4/20Jesse ShipApril 2, 2019
How will you be commemorating Canada’s first 4/20 post-prohibition?
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When: April 20, noon-8 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Sunset Beach Park, 1204 Beach Ave., Vancouver
Now in 25th year, Vancouver’s marquee 4/20 event is set to return to Sunset Beach Park for a unique combination of protest, celebration, and farmers’ market! As always, it’s free to attend.
When: Apr. 20, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings St., Vancouver
The Main Event is throwing its 13th semi-annual dance showcase on 420! Tickets range from $25-$30 for the “amazing show and one hell of a party.”
When: April 20, 4 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Where: 1430 Rupert Street, North Vancouver
Ring in Canada’s first legal 420 with your sights set on higher consciousness! Bring your weed but not your papes, because vapes will be available on hand, and there’s no smoking allowed indoors anyways. Admission is $20.
When: April 20, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: MakerLabs, 780 East Cordova St., Vancouver
Visit MakerLabs on 4/20 to learn about proper preparation and dose control of edibles from a trained chemist and watch a demonstration of psychedelic chocolates being made from start to finish. Tickets are $150.
When: April 20, noon-11 p.m.
Where: 18394 Fraser Hwy., Surrey
The Ghettovators, Burning Bodhi, and The Pit headline this full-day music festival presented byLeghound Booking. Wristbands ($20) will let attendees come and go as they please.
When: April 20, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Ranch House at the Calgary Polo Club, 24041 306 Ave. W., Okotoks
Part of a full day of 4/20 events in Calgary, join Mary J. Brides and Ten7teen for a mixer featuring live music, welcome cocktails, food stations, designated consumption areas. Come eat, smoke, and mix it up with industry leaders. Admission is free.
When: April 20, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where: TBA, Edmonton
Curated by the one and only Burly Chef, this guided bus tour of “Off-Menu Edmonton” stops at three food stops, hidden gems, and a laser light show! Tickets are $75.
When: Apr. 20, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: AB Union Hall, 6240-99 St, Edmonton, Alberta
When: Apr. 17-19, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 212 20th Street W., Saskatoon
Kiaro, located in the heart of the downtown Riversdale district, hosts its first annual 420 celebration featuring a number of in-store giveaways, a live DJ, and extended shopping hours to help you prepare for the big day. Entry is free for everyone 19+.
When: April 20, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: SK Coors Event Centre, 241 2nd Ave. S., Saskatoon
Groove Pusher hosts legendary Toronto rapper K-OS along with Parab Poet, the Hip Hop Hippies, and Dr. J, to celebrate 4/20 in Saskatoon. Tickets are $20 for the event benefiting CFAMM (Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana).
When: Apr. 20, 11 p.m.-late
Where: Coors Event Centre, 241 2nd Ave. S., Saskatoon
After the K-OS show, break out the glow sticks and bust a move to New Zealand’s K+Lab. Tickets are $30 to watch as SK’s Flatland Funk go head-to-head with STVNK FVCE in a Trap & Dubstep battle.
When: April 19, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: X’Cuse’, 551 Sargent Ave., Winnipeg
Start your celebrations early on 4/20-eve when Winnipeg Jet City hosts legendary deejay, DJ Spray spinning 420 friendly hip hop and reggae all night. Admission is $10.
When: Apr. 20, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Where: Moon Gate Guest House, 61105 PR 406, Whitemouth
The Moon Gate Guest House on the banks of the Whitemouth River hosts its first annual 420 fest featuring cannabis education sessions, the experimental folk-punk sounds of Twin, and an opening set by the Neo-Shamans jam band. Tickets are $20.
When: Apr. 20, noon-6 p.m.
Where: Toronto, ON “Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St E.
Toronto’s long-standing event has been moved to the sprawling Woodbine Park for 2019. While no permit has yet to be secured, organizers relay that the Toronto Police and City Of Toronto have assured them access to a live music stage and permissions for vendors. Fingers crossed!!!
When: Apr. 20, 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 204 Augusta Ave., Toronto
Hotbox Lounge & Shop hosts its annual 4/20 celebration in Kensington Market. While this is the first event since legalization, it’s the 19th year runnings for the pot pioneer. The free 19+ event promises live music, vendors, giveaways, a joint-rolling competition, bong clearing contests, and tons of 420 vibes.
When: April 20, 4:20 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Where: Nameless, 1173 Dundas St. E., Toronto
Try cannabis products from local artisans, and explore fun local non-cannabis vendors in this artsy loft. The first 50 customers will receive swag bags while attendees can look forward to jewelry workshops and tunes by DJEZii. Tickets are $15.
When: Apr. 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave. Niagara Falls
Learn, network and grow! The Niagara Falls Cannabis Expo will feature 20,000 square ft. full of exhibitors, educational seminars, guest speakers, manufacturers, and more. Attendees can also look forward to a guest appearance by Super Troopers star and Broken Lizard crew member Erik “Rabbit” Stolhanske. Tickets are $15.
When: Apr. 19-21
Where: Toronto venues including Comedy Bar, The Underground, Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, The Rivoli
The 3rd edition of the 420 Comedy Festival will take place at four major venues across Toronto and promises a lineup packed with almost 42 of the Big Smoke’s top comedians. They’re funny even if you’re not under the influence. Tickets range from $10-$20.
When: April 20, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., 4 pm-6:30 p.m.
Where: 477 Richmond St. W., Toronto
Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner sessions, this cooking class celebrates 4/20 with a make-and-take workshop covering two different cannabis-infused edible treats. Each class costs $125 to partake.
When: Apr. 20, 5 p.m.
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., Toronto
Tickets are on sale now for this 19+ screening followed by a panel discussion with film subjects Sister Saige and Sister Steph, along with Sherry Boodram, CEO of CannDelta, and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Director of Research at Cannabis Amnesty. The documentary follows “Sister Kate,” founder of the California-based medical-marijuana company Sisters of the Valley, on her mission to distribute products to those in need while trying to protect her business from state authorities, the county sheriff, and local black-marketeers.
When: April 20, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Hamilton, ON, TBA
Hamilton Vape hosts the Canna Crawl showcasing more than 30 exhibits feaqturing high-quality cannabis products and customer service. Tickets are $10 to attend and include a chance to meet vendors, sample products, enjoy live music, and indulge in the community’s local exhibits.
When: Apr. 20, 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto, ON, TBA
PuffnPaint Tour presents this 420 celebration like no other. Accompanied by dinner, specialty cocktails, giveaways, and great music, the main attraction at this event is the opportunity to smoke while you paint.
When: Apr. 20, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Bun a ting and come celebrate legalization with live reggae and a pinball tournament at the Junction City Music Hall! Tickets range from $10-$15 for this special event featuring Toronto reggae bands, Memberz, Feeling the One Drop and Bredren Dub with special guests @ziononmymind, Kulcha Ites and Nkrumah Salmon, alongside DJs Brigadier ShazBad, and DJ Chocolate.
When: Apr. 20, 8 p.m.
Where: Manny’s Place, 125 Stanley St., Brantford
Celebrate Canada’s first legal Hippy New Year in Brantford at this 420 party with Ontario’s Gen X tribute band, Guitared & Feathered 2.0.
When: Apr. 20, 8 p.m.-midnight
Where: 160 St George St., Toronto
Smoked presents a night where “cannabis and ballroom collide.” Who will be the King of Kush or the Queen of Cannabis? Bring your scepter to secure the crown and $420 in prize money! Tickets range from $10-$30.
When: Apr. 20, 9 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Where: The Grey Goat Pub & Grill, 74 Main St. South, Newmarket
Celebrate 4/20 at this free-to-attend suburban showcase boasting “four great bands on the bill.” Admission is free but BYO-Nugs.
When: Apr. 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 3804 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal,
Green Yoga Montreal 4/20 Celebration bills itself as a chance to “meet all your favourite cannabis brands, discover new ones, and enjoy a safe and informative space to connect with other cannabis users.” Free to attend, this journey centres around “relaxation, celebration, and enjoyment of a space where you can feel free to express yourselves like nowhere else in the city.”
When: Apr. 20, noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1714 Rothesay Rd., Saint John
The cannabis-friendly lounge celebrates its first birthday on 4/20. Look forward to giveaways, BBQ, cake from Thunder Hill Speciality Bakery, an arts & crafts market, and more!
When: Apr. 20, from 4 p.m.
Where: 5982 Spring Garden Road, 2nd Floor, Halifax
Hosted by the Highlife Social Club and Stoney Xpress, this hotbox party promises door prizes, giveaways, an unlimited dab bar, and infused refreshments.