April is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for 4/20, that hallowed day of marijuana observance.
Per usual, Denver’s Civic Center Park will host a rally to mark the high holy day, complete with a performance by a mega-sized rap star.
Grammy award-winning rapper 2 Chainz will headline this year’s 4/20 rally. Additional performers have yet to be announced. An organizer said fans could expect “Colorado’s finest local artists” to join the lineup.
Other big news: This year’s event will be totally free to the public, and will actually take place on April 20, which has not always been the case.
The 2017 Denver 420 Rally will open its doors at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The concert portion of the event will go from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
More than 250 vendors will set up throughout Civic Center Park, featuring booths offering everything from cannabis-themed products (weed-free) to specialty food trucks.
Last year’s 4/20 rally was initially set for April 16, but a snow storm forced organizers to push it back to May 21. Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne performed at the event. While it was free to enter, it cost $50-$150 to get premium seating for the event. That’s been done away with by the festival’s new producer-turned-owner, Santino Walter.
Walter said he hopes the combination of free admission and its April 20 date will see a turn out that exceeds what the previous organizer pegged as an annual average of around 50,000 attendees.
“I look forward to seeing the thousands of cannabis enthusiasts flooding the park to do the 4:20 pm countdown with 2 Chainz,” Walter said. “We have no doubt that our event will be the largest 4/20 festival in the country.”