4/20 Rally April 20-21, Civic Center ParkEvent organizer Miguel Lopez has been touting this year's 4/20 event in Civic Center Park as being one of the largest to date. Spanning two days, Friday's festivities kick off at 9 a.m. according to the event's facebook page. Things will go until 6 p.m. on Friday, then pick right back up again at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Rapper Too $hort is also set to perform on Friday.
But it's not just a party out there. Over the last few years, the Denver rally has taken on an air of protest and politics, and Lopez says this year won't be any different. "This is a political assembly," he told our Michael Roberts back in March. "Nowhere else in the world is there one like this of its size."
Herman's Hideaway 420 Celebration April 20, Herman's Hideaway, 1578 South BroadwayLooking for something cannabis-related to do early in the day without heading out to Civic Center Park during the midday heat? Just head south down Broadway and Herman's Hideaway has got you covered. Starting at 1 p.m. the venerable club is hosting a speaker session with Joseph Pietri, activist and author of The 15-Ounce Pound: Big Pharma's Plan to Patent Pot; Zam from Origin Organics, and Bill Carrington, known for his tissue cultivation of cannabis plants (and you thought cloning was cool). The speakers end at 3:30 p.m., giving you enough time to get back to Civic Center for the 4:20 p.m. celebration/liftoff. Conference tickets are $20, and a red card isn't needed to get in the door.
Later that night, Herman's turns back into a concert venue with shows by Umconscious, Apex Vibe, P-Nuckle and reggae artist Squidly Cole of the Stephen Marley Band. Concert tickets are $12, available at the venue.
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