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Where to Celebrate Canada’s First Legal 4/20

April 2, 2019
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Photo by Jesse Milns
Conveniently situated on weekend, Canada’s first legal 4/20 has amassed a bumper crop of celebratory events across the country.

How will you be commemorating Canada’s first 4/20 post-prohibition?

Are you hosting a 4/20 event in Canada? Email to share your event with the Leafly community. We’ll be updating this list of events throughout the month.

British Columbia

420 Vancouver

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.

Pineapple Express

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.”

420 Yoga Vancouver

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.

Make Cannabis Edibles with MakerLabs

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.

420 at The Hot Amp

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.


Buds & Blooms 420 Industry Party

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.

Edmonton Cannabis Dinner Club Presents: Trip To Mercury (A 420 Celebration)

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.

YelaWolf 420 Show

When: Apr. 20, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: AB Union Hall, 6240-99 St, Edmonton, Alberta

Hip hop artist and singer YelaWolf performs at Union Hall on 4/20 at this event presented by Blueprint. Tickets are $44.95.


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Kiaro Pre-Party

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+.

Praire Canna Presents K-OS & Friends

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).

Annual 420 Afterparty w/ K-OS & K+LAb

When: Apr. 20, 11 p.m.-late
Where: Coors Event Centre, 241 2nd Ave. S., Saskatoon

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The Night B 420

When: April 19, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
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.

Twin 420 Twin

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.


420 Toronto 2019

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!!!

Hotbox 4/20 Block Party

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.

4.20 Cannamas Market

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.

Niagara Falls 420 Expo 2019

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.

420 Comedy Festival

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.

Cannabis Cooking Co.-420 Edition

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.

Breaking Habits

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.

The Cannabis Sessions

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.

Cocktails Cannabis & Canvases 420 Party

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.

Legalized 420

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.

The Hippy New Year

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.

The 420 Ball

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.

4:20 Bash Newmarket

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.


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Green Yoga Montreal 4/20 Celebration

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.”

New Brunswick

420 Birthday Bash

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!

Nova Scotia

Smoking Legal 4/20 Party

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.

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