The Pacific Northwest’s largest cannabis-centric protest festival, or “protestival,” returns in 2019.
Hempfest welcomes more than 100,000 attendees to Seattle’s picturesque waterfront each year, making it one of the most well-known cannabis events around the world. From Aug. 16-18, 2019, Hempfest takes over Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park, both near the bustling Pike Place Market. This dense tourist epicenter of downtown Seattle has seen massive growth in recent years; the cityscape has transformed profoundly since the festival was founded in 1991.
Hempfest is one of the pioneering cannabis protest festivals. It has brought the stoners, hemp aficionados, and cultivators to Seattle to learn about and advocate for hemp. The festival’s curation has evolved over the last three decades from a humble civil rights protest to the modern