If you’re looking for a place to celebrate 420 Day, you’re in luck – it doesn’t get much better than New Orleans. We’ve rounded up a dozen events happening across the Big Easy below so that you can plan for the most epic April 20th ever.
Cost: FREE general admission, $20 VIP
Where: Washington Square
What: The Louisiana Cannabis Coalition presents a full day of festivities! There will be a hemp food contest, a non-profit village, and more. Musical performances by Ricky B., Chris Rico Band, Young Nova & Cali Kilo, The CelticSkunkMaster, and a cannabis jazz funeral second line. There will also be speeches by Heather Hutton, Gary Wainwright, Shanie Cognevich, Kevin Caldwell, Annette O’Connor, David Singletary, and Rebecca Wright.
Where: UP in Smoke
What: Pick up some door prizes, buy some mystery bags, and enjoy this one-day sale.
Where: Parasite Skatepark
What: This showcase of New Orleans local talent features 14 bands. Come out for some of the best music in South Louisiana!
Where: The Broad Theater
What: The Broad Theater presents a selection of 420 films for your viewing pleasure: Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels, Up In Smoke, Half Baked, and How High. See times at the link.
Cost: $20 cover
Where: The Drifter Hotel
What: Come and enjoy Lady Lavender’s house beats by the pool. 21+ event.
Cost: $25 early bird, $40 day of
Where: Fontaine Palace Nola
What: Over 20 artists, 10 DJs, and plenty of vendors will be featured across three stages at this festival featuring Sherwood Marty.
Cost: $5 Cover + $10 Crawfish (all you can eat)
Where: Poor Boys Bar
What: Come out for all you can eat crawfish and musical performances by Phillie kills., Darlin, Kutibien, Sinc Jack, Hu$shPuppy, Lord Chilla, Perk, and Q.
Cost: $15/tray for Crawfish or BYO
Where: The Upper Quarter
What: Bring your own goodies for the boil! Past offerings have included artichokes, brussels sprouts, whole pork loin, whole ham, chicken legs, deer/pork sausage, rice, and pasta. If you want it boiled, bring it on down.
Cost: No Cover
Where: DMacs Bar & Grill
What: Hallelujah Hat Rack will be doing two full sets of Grateful Dead music, so come on out and enjoy, Deadheads!
Cost: $8 early bird, $10 day off
Where: The New Movement
What: Celebrate weed and the one year anniversary of your favorite comedy show.
Cost: $5 cover
Where: BJs Bywater
What: Doors open at 9 p.m. and the music starts at 10 p.m.!
Where: Republic NOLA
What: Originally known as Lil’ Boosie, Boosie Badazz is out of Baton Rouge and ready to rock New Orleans. Get your tickets soon if you haven’t already – this event is sure to fill up fast.
Cost: No Cover w/Valid ID
Where: Three Palms Bar and Grill
What: Come out and enjoy some great food and drink specials at the First Hookah & Beats on Tulane Ave.
Cost: No Cover
Where: Lucky’s Bar, Grill and Laundromat New Orleans
What: Get down to Lucky’s for a midnight ramble with Cardboard Cowboy.
Cost: No Cover Charge
Where: Maple Leaf Bar
What: Rock into the early hours of the morning with Mike Doussan.