Toking up on 4/20 is a long held tradition in San Francisco.
In Golden Gate Park, Hippie Hill is always the heart of the action and this year's fest is bigger than ever thanks to host Erykah Badu. Follow the smoke to the party, then find more events around the Bay Area.
The Annual 4/20 at Hippie Hill Celebration, Hosted by Erykah Badu
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Follow the smoke to Hippie Hill which not only never gets old, it seems to get bigger year after year. The grassroots 4/20 event has gone fully permitted festival (yay to extra port-o-potties) with onsite cannabis sales and food trucks. This year's toke fest is hosted by her highness Erykah Badu, who's also headlining the afterparty, along with Talib Kweli and DJ Shortkut. The free daytime celebration goes from 10am to 5pm Thursday atRobin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park; the afterparty ($35 and up) gets going at 8pm at The Midway (900 Marin St., SoMa). // For details, go to 420hippiehill.com.
Baked!: Cannabis + Filipino Treats in SoMa Pilipinas
Puff freely and sample gifts from Stiizy while getting down to beats by SF’s best underground DJs. Baked! is a 4/20 event at Kapwa Gardens that will also offer an array of distinctly Filipino-flavored treats from vendors including Ube Area, Dear Flor, Chef Reina, and Jungle Dog; Thursday, 3pm to 7pm. // Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission St. (SoMa); donate on a sliding scale at kapwagardens.com
Mary Modern's Day of Cupcakes of Cannabis
(Courtesy of @marymodern_sf)
If you're looking for something a little lower key and you're into self-care, head to Mary Modern, a shiny new cannabis boutique that takes a more feminine approach to the plant. The dispensary will be hosting demos from some of its favorite brands—think Wyld, Pure Beauty, and Garden Society—along with gift bags, giveaways, and cupcakes. // 10am to 7pm, 2845 Geary Blvd. (Laurel Heights); RSVP for free at eventbrite.com.
Oakland's 4/20 Festival: Puff and Paint, Live Music + More
For creative stoners and those who prefer sativa to indica, head to Oakland for the second annual 4/20 Festival with live music, food vendors (including tons of vegan options), puff and paint sessions, outdoor movies, and even a skating rink; Thursday, 1pm to 7pm. // Liberation Park, 7101 Foothill Blvd. (Oakland); tickets (GA is free, $45/puff and paint) at eventbrite.com
BeMore Blunt's 2023 Bud Drop
If you prefer to pair your edibles with DJ beats and dance all night, this luxe 4/20 party is the place to be. Expect food and juice, full bars, and VIP areas with bottle service, but the main attraction is the big Bud Drop, going down at 11:11pm. // 9pm till late at The Grand, 520 Fourth St. (SoMa); tickets ($10 and up) at eventbrite.com.