We're just two years into marijuana legalization, but toking up on 4/20 is a long held tradition in San Francisco.
Spark some fun this weekend at Snoop Dogg's 25th anniversary of Doggystyle and more events around the Bay Area.
25th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg's 'Doggystyle'
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Pretty much nothing says 4/20 like lighting up with the Doggfather himself. Get a head start on Friday the 19th when Snoop Dogg rolls into Oracle Arena—joined by artists including E-40, Too $hort, Tha Dogg Pound, DJ Kwik, Mac Mall and more—to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the debut album that put the West Coast legend on the map. // 8pm, Friday April 19 at Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way (Oakland); tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Excellent Edibles & Bodacious Blunts: A 4/20 adventure through the '90s
Take a trip back in time at this '90s-themed, curated experience, hosted by A High Society Affair, where you can indulge in cannabis-infused retro snacks, CBD cocktails, games, and more. You can even pin the tail on the unicorn and, of course, chat up the onsite budtender for all of your greenery needs. // 7:30pm at a private venue at 1112 Bryant St. (SoMa); more information and tickets ($40) available at eventbrite.com.
The Annual 4/20 at Hippie Hill Celebration
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Whether you've never been to Hippie Hill on 4/20 or you've attended every year since the 1970s, venturing into San Francisco's most iconic 4/20 tradition is always something to remember. If you want to feel the love among thousands of other stoners listening to music under the sun, this the place. // 9am to 6pm at Hippie Hill (Golden Gate Park); admission is free, but a $4.20 donation is suggested to help preserve the park; for more details and to donate, go to eventbrite.com.
4/20 Spring Blossom Soiree
If things like Cannabis Cup and Hippie Hill make you cringe, chill out in style at the recently renovated Hotel Kabuki where Newera and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education are hosting an elegant tea ceremony, performance art, DJs, and and a smoking area out in the zen garden. Rather than purchasing cannabis onsite, you'll place an advance order with The Flower Company for a special bundle of yummies from the likes of Kikoko, 3Leaf, and Kiva to be delivered to the party. // 8pm to 1am, Saturday April 20; Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post St (Japantown); for more information and tickets ($46-$56), go to eventbrite.com.
High Times' Cannabis Cup Central Valley
Make a whole weekend of it at High Times' two-day cannabis competition meets music festival in Sacramento. Get your hands on world-class weed, have fun with people from far and wide, and jam out to acts including Rae Sremmurd, Schoolboy Q, and Too $hort (in case you missed him with Snoop). // Doors open at noon on Saturday and Sunday at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. (Sacramento); for more info and tickets ($50 and up), go to cannabiscup.com.