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Revamped Celebration on Cherokee Street Marks St. Louis’ Annual 420 Festival

ST. LOUIS — This weekend, Cherokee Street will be at the heart of St. Louis’ 420 celebrations, marking a vibrant tribute to cannabis culture. With its origins in the 1970s among a group of school friends who met at 4:20 PM for their ritual smoke, the term “420” has grown from a secret code to a major social phenomenon. Following Missouri’s adoption of cannabis legalization, the city is now in its second year of legally celebrating this date, with an array of events that spotlight both the community and the burgeoning cannabis industry.

Festival Highlights: A Multi-Day Celebration

The festivities will ignite with the Green Light District Festival, scheduled for April 19 from 8 PM to 10 PM at the Cola Private Lounge. The festival opens with a comedy night and offers a variety of food for purchase. From April 20 to 21, Cherokee Street will transform into a lively festival ground from noon onwards, featuring a parade, numerous vendors, and live music, creating a dynamic atmosphere for celebration.

City-Wide 420 Celebrations

St. Louis is bustling with events to cater to all tastes:

  • Steve’s Hotdogs spices up the day with their THC-infused menu at the “Steve’s 420: All Day Haze” event, open from 11 AM to 11 PM on April 20.
  • The Loop 420 Street Fest makes its return this year, running from 11 AM to 7 PM, packed with live music, glass blowing, and a plethora of vendor booths.
  • The 4:20 STL Festival, from 11 AM to 5 PM, will showcase 30 cannabis vendors alongside games, live performances, and special prizes for early birds.
  • Sesh at the Cinema invites movie and cannabis enthusiasts alike from 1 to 6 PM for a unique gathering featuring 420-themed vendors and live entertainment.
  • On April 21, The Factory will screen “The Big Lebowski” at 3:30 PM, complemented by a costume contest and pop-ups from local cannabis companies.
  • For an escape to nature, the Lit ‘N’ Lost Cannabash 4/20 at Lost Hill Lake offers an outdoor adventure with games, live music, and numerous vendors from 11 AM.

This year’s 420 festivities in St. Louis are not just a celebration of cannabis culture but also a showcase of community engagement and industry growth, reflecting the city’s evolving relationship with cannabis amidst its legal landscape.

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