It wouldn’t be August in Seattle without Hempfest. The annual celebration of cannabis, legalization, and marijuana culture parks its fragrant, fun-loving self down on Seattle’s waterfront this weekend and lets rip with one of the greatest parties of the summer.
For those hitting this year’s event, we have the full schedule plus some pro tips to help make your visit the smoothest, coolest, and happiest day of the season.
Know Before You Go
When: Friday, Aug 17, 12 noon to 8 pm
Saturday, Aug 18, 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, Aug 19, 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Hempfest sprawls over three parks—Centennial, Myrtle Edwards, and Olympic Sculpture Parks, which connect along the Seattle waterfront, about one mile north of the Great Wheel.
Cost: Free, but it’d be cool if you ponied up the suggested $10 donation.
Age limit: None
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 77°F on Friday, full sun with highs in the upper 70s/low 80s on Saturday and Sunday.
Ticket required: None
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