2013 Seattle Hempfest
August 16-17-18, 2013 - www.hempfest.org
Music, booths, and food rocked the joint
Hempfest is a political rally, a concert, and an arts and crafts fair all rolled into one. Each year they have a whole slate of star-studded speakers that denounce the laws against pot and hemp use. Those speeches are on three stages in between an outstanding lineup of bands. It's a way to educate the crowd while the band is setting up.
According to organizer Vivian McPeak, the mission of Hempfest is to keep nonviolent, decent Americans from being incarcerated and serving harsh jail sentences for choosing to use marijuana recreationally.
It's free, run by all volunteer labor and bands willing to contribute their time. The $200,000 that it takes to run the largest US pot festival, comes from generous donations and the hundreds of booths that sell their wares.
Time: Fri - 12 noon to 8 pm
Sat & Sun 10 am to 8 pm
Location: Seattle Waterfront spanning Centennial Park, Myrtle Edwards Park and Olympic Sculpture Park .
* Very little parking - carpool it or bus it.
* No dogs, alcohol, narcotics, weapons, camping, or unauthorized vending.
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