April 20 falls on a Friday this year and Cannabadger's home city Madison is gearing up for another celebration of the high holiday of cannabis. While the Mad City's location on the red side of the green line translates to fewer public events than places pot is legal, there are more 4/20-related events happening every year. Here's a look at some of them:
People congregate on Bascom Hill on April 20 in 2010. (Cannabadger.com)
The longest running Madison 4/20 tradition is gathering at Bascom Hill at 4:20pm to celebrate the holiday, and while it does not attract huge crowds, there is usually at least a token presence of tokers. While 4/20 weather is iffy, if the weather cooperates, Bascom Hill at 4:20 on 4/20 can be a good spot to enjoy the holiday and the views of UW-Madison, downtown Madison and the Capitol. The current forecast as of this writing is for sunny skies, temps in the upper 40s and light NE winds.
The 4/20 Party at Cheba Hut starts at 10am on April 20 running all the way up to closing time at 3am Apr 21. Cheba Hut, located downtown at 453 W Gilman St, offers live music, raffles, giveaways, vendors, and more according to the event Facebook page.
"Madison's Favorite" pet store, MadCat, is having a 4/20 sale at all three Madison locations from 9am-8pm, with an in-store party at their store at 2701 Monroe Street. The Monroe St. location all-day party includes free munchies for humans & cats! MadCat is also raffling off a cat tree with all raffle ticket sales to benefit Madison Cat Project with the drawing at 4:20pm on April 20 at 2701 Monroe St.
Ignite Glass And Gifts is having a storewide 4/20 sale from 10am-9pm at both locations, MADISON 6717 Odana Road #6 Madison and MONONA 6009 Monona Drive, Unit B Monona. There will be Giveaways every 20 minutes, Free Munchies, 420 Giveaway, enter all day for free! All Glass 10-45% off. Sale continues all weekend at both locations.
For six years running, the Madison 420 Fest has filled the Brink Lounge at 701 E. Washington Ave Madison with live music from 12 bands on two stages and vendors starting at 4:20pm and running to closing. The 420 Fest is a benefit for the Madison chapter of the National Organization for the Reform if Marijuana Laws (NORML).
"All aboard the Pineapple Express." 4/20 Blaze 'n Gaze: Pineapple Express at Majestic Theatre 6-9pm, 115 King St Madison, Wisconsin. It's been 10 years since Pineapple Express came out, and it's 4/20…time for a Bong Mitzvah! Join us as Majestic Madison celebrate an epic cult classic stoner film featuring the great Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Madison's premier reggae band Natty Nation will be playing upstairs from the 6th Annual Madison 420 Fest at the High Noon Saloon for the 4/20 Green Getdown. Also on the bill is The People Brothers Band and DJ Vilas Park Sniper. Doors at 7pm/Music starts at 8pm. High Noon Saloon 701A E. Washington Ave., Madison.
This is about all the 2018 Madison 4/20 events Cannabadger could find. If you have any to add, please let us know.