Where to Celebrate 4/20 in New Orleans

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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.

1st Annual Nola Cannabis Festival – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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.


4/20 Sale & Celebration! 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Varies

Where: UP in Smoke

What: Pick up some door prizes, buy some mystery bags, and enjoy this one-day sale.

Greenstock – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cost: FREE

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!

420 Film Fest – 12 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Cost: Varies

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.

Purple Haze with Lady Lavender – 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $20 cover

Where: The Drifter Hotel

What: Come and enjoy Lady Lavender’s house beats by the pool. 21+ event.

Up in the Clouds 420 Festival – 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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.

420° Crawfish Boil – 3:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

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.

Samson’s 420 Byo-BOIL! 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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.

We Can Discover the Wonders of Nature with Hallelujah Hat Rack – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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!

Half Baked: One Year Anniversary Show – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $8 early bird, $10 day off

Where: The New Movement

What: Celebrate weed and the one year anniversary of your favorite comedy show.

4/20 SHOW: Mars, Anareta, Space Cadaver – 9 p.m.

Cost: $5 cover

Where: BJs Bywater

What: Doors open at 9 p.m. and the music starts at 10 p.m.!

Boosie Badazz 4/20 – 9:00 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cost: $40-$60

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.

Hookah & Beats – 9 p.m

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.

4/20 with Cardboard Cowboy – 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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.

Best Buds! 4/20 @ the Leaf – 10 p.m.

Cost: No Cover Charge

Where: Maple Leaf Bar

What: Rock into the early hours of the morning with Mike Doussan.


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