Bellingham Budfest has become a beloved Pacific Northwest cannabis festival after an exceptional inaugural event in 2019. The free all-ages all-day celebration is once again located in blustery Zuanich Point Park on the Bellingham bay featuring live music performances, engaging speakers, and licensed cannabis brands. So many special and unique components merge to make Budfest the Whatcom County cannabis event of the season.
Like most consumer-driven cannabis events, Bellingham Budfest features entertainment, education, and weed; but that’s not all. Just like last year, attendees will have access to the 21 and over Cannabis Corral featuring booth upon booth of friendly cannabis brands looking to talk about what makes their bud special. Those in attendance will also be able to chill out at the main stage to enjoy local bands.
Along with entertainment and education, the Budfest team is focused on environmental impact, which is why this is a Toward Zero Waste (TZW) festival. That means event organizers are aimed at reducing the waste that Budfest might create before any styrofoam ever hits a landfill. As a part of this goal, food vendors will be required to use compostable items, sale of single-use plastic water bottles are banned, there will be a dedicated team supervising waste disposal, and swag items made using single-use plastic are heavily discouraged. Attendees are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles.
Being a family friendly gathering is another reason the all-day celebration is so memorable. One goal of Bellingham Budfest is to destigmatize the plant, those who smoke it, and the industry that provides it; organizers believe it is essential to create a safe, all-ages event to help accomplish these goals. At the first annual Budfest in 2019, attendees included industry insiders, Millenial stoners, senior supporters, moms carrying their babies, and kids playing with bubbles.
Bellingham Budfest proves that the cannabis industry can be like any other. There isn’t anything nefarious about the plant except its prohibition — and every year Whatcom County celebrates that those shackles have been lifted at Bellingham Budfest. The festival will take place at Zuanich Point Park on July 26, 2020, from 12 to 8 pm, it is a completely free all-ages event. No ticket is required, but bring your reusable water bottle!
Interested in being involved? Applications for live music acts are still open for review. To apply as a music act for Bellingham Budfest or learn more about the event visit https://bellinghambudfest.com/.
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