My favorite holiday is just around the corner, and DC is the place to be, absolutely. I’m talking about nothing other than 4/20! DC and the surrounding areas have a bunch of amazing events to check out all week before the big main stage event, the National Cannabis Festival, where literally everybody who is everybody will be. Check out this amazing line up events below, who knows, may be you will catch me at one 😉
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
TANNINS & TERPENES*
Hosted by City Winery Washington, DC
The National Cannabis Festival and City Winery invite you to an exploration of the flavor profiles shared between wine, coffee and cannabis. Join us for a wine tasting and discussion featuring Chef Todd Gray, Owner, Equinox; Samantha Miller, Beverage Director, City Winery; Candy Schibli, Owner, Southeastern Roastery; and, Camille Tindal, Lead Gardener, District Growers, as we take a deep dive into tannins, terpenes and the future of cannabis in coffee, wine and food.
Doors at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7pm.
*No cannabis will be consumed at this event.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN THE AGE OF MASS INCARCERATION
Hosted by Loyalty Bookstore
A special book reading and discussion with author and activist Tony Lewis, Jr.
At nine years old Tony Lewis Jr.’s life took a dramatic turn after his father, a D.C. drug “kingpin,” was arrested and given a life sentence. It was 1989 and Washington D.C. stood as the murder capital of the country. Lewis went from a life of stability to one of chaos and poverty. Now Washington, D.C. is riding high on a wave of gentrification and ever lenient cannabis laws. Join National Cannabis Festival and Loyalty Bookstore for a book reading and discussion with Tony Lewis, Jr., activist and author of “SLUGG” A Boy’s Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Scott Cecil, Founder, Rights Restoration Project & Host, Prohibited Podcast and special guests about cannabis legalization in Washington, D.C., and the city’s troubling past of mass incarceration.
This event takes place next to Loyalty Bookstore in the Petworth Citizen & Reading Room.
3PM – 5PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
HEMP & HOPS*
Hosted by DC Brau
Join the National Cannabis Festival and DC Brau as we celebrate 4/20 Week with Steep Hill and District Growers! NCF will host a panel that explores terpenes in both cannabis and beer, and how these naturally-occurring, aromatic oils can play an important role in both products. Featured speakers include Phil Stripling of Steep Hill Maryland, Camille Tindal of District Growers, and DC Brau Brewmaster & Co-founder Jeff Hancock along with DC At-Large Councilmember David Grosso.
Stop by the brewery, grab a beer, and spend your Sunday afternoon checking out the exhibitors also joining us, including:
- Capitol Hemp
- District Herbs
- Dr. Bronners
- Hemp Kettle Tea
- Metropolitan Wellness Center
- Steep Hill
Tickets are $10 in advance, which includes a pour of DC Brau’s recently re-released “Smells Like Freedom” IPA, brewed in collaboration with Oskar Blues Brewery, made with a mix of hops that smell like fresh cannabis.
1PM – 2:30PM
*Must be 21+ to attend.
MONDAY, APRIL 15
JOINT SESSIONS STORY SLAM
Celebrate 4/20 Week with National Cannabis Festival and Loyalty Bookstore at the Joint Sessions Story Slam at Songbyrd Record House and Music Cafe. Hear stories of action, inspiration and healing as told by the activists, entrepreneurs, patients and enthusiasts to whom they happened.
Do you have a story to tell? Throw your name in the pot for a chance to tell your 4 minute and 20 second story from our main session stage.
Doors at 7pm. Program starts at 7:30pm.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
COMMUNITY CANNABIS FORUM: LEGALIZATION, WELLNESS & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
a community forum on cannabis in Washington, D.C.
Learn about the laws in our city and how residents are turning to cannabis as an alternative treatment for pain, nausea and chronic illness.
Curious about job opportunities in the cannabis industry? Hear what employers are looking for and how you can make a career in this new field.
- Linda Greene, Owner, Anacostia Organics & Chair, DC Medical Cannabis Trade Association
- Shanita Penny, President, Minority Cannabis Business Association
- Caroline Phillips, Founder, National Cannabis Festival
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
MORMOR IN CONCERT
Hosted by Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
You can hear Nyquist’s poise in the tidy psych-pop he makes as MorMor. Songs like “Heaven’s Only Wishful” and “Whatever Comes to Mind” are spacious and sturdy, leaning on Nyquist’s piercing falsetto and his ear for unorthodox chord progressions. He writes, plays, and produces almost everything you hear on his tracks, and his music feels appropriately solitary—not lonely, but isolated, like it’s coming from someone who’s spent a lot of time exploring every nook and cranny of his imagination.
Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
ROCKERS INTERNATIONAL Feat. SEE-I
Hosted by Eighteenth Street Lounge
Live and direct reggae featuring See-I at DC’s legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge.
2nd ANNUAL NATIONAL CANNABIS POLICY SUMMIT
Hosted by Dr. Bronner’s, Hoban Law Group, and Weedmaps at The Newseum
The National Cannabis Policy Summit brings together a diverse group of activists and leaders from government, business, healthcare, veterans groups, and civil rights organizations to discuss today’s most pressing cannabis policy challenges and opportunities.
Doors at 9am.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Femme Fatale 420 Day Shoot
Downtown Silver Spring
Ladies, get sexy and let loose at this Femme Fatale themed photoshoot. Women created spaces matter, remember to celebrate yourself and your womanhood with this divine fem powered event. Pictures w/ edits included. Buy your tickets here:
2019 NATIONAL CANNABIS FESTIVAL with LUDACRIS & ACTION BRONSON
At the RFK Festival Grounds
Join us for the largest 4/20 event on the East Coast! Celebrate an end to marijuana prohibition with a full day of music, food, culture and activism.
Gates open at 12pm.
4/20 CELEBRATION FT. BETTER OFF DEAD
with Black Muddy River Band
Better Off Dead is inspired by and pays tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead and The Jerry Garcia Band. We create music for those fans who are touched by this music as much as we are. We will jam anytime, anywhere and for anyone, so please contact us for available gigs and/or private parties in the Baltimore MD, DC and surrounding areas.
Tickets: Advance $15/ Day of Show $18+fees