First Annual Bellingham Budfest Coming July 14

BELLINGHAM, WA – May 2019 — The city of subdued excitement welcomes Bellingham Budfest, the first education driven cannabis culture extravaganza of its kind in town at Zuanich Point Park on Sunday, July 14th from 12pm to 9pm.

Attendees of the Whatcom County festival will enjoy five educational panels, seven live bands, eight silent disco DJs, and over 50 vendor booths. Event coordinators have partnered with Sustainable Connections to ensure a Toward Zero Waste festival including a water bottle filling station to cut down on plastic use.

Varying musical acts will grace the stage throughout the day while silent discos carry on into the night. Those looking for education can take part in panels moderated by Founder and Executive Director of the Cannabis and Social Policy Center Dr. Dominic Corva. Also enjoy meeting various businesses and nonprofits in the vendor area, or cool down in the refreshment section where vegan and vegetarian options will be bountiful. Don’t miss out on a cooking demo with Bong Appetit featured chef Unika Noiel or the Art Bazaar featuring beloved Whatcom glass artists.

Since the inception of recreational cannabis, Bellingham has been a cornerstone for cultivating the plant. On top of this, this city on the bay is rich in musical talent and appreciation. With these two symbiotic cultures feeding the pulse of the town, Bellingham Budfest felt like a natural next step for co-founder Amanda Mac. As a prominent professional in the cannabis industry, Amanda Mac has a vision for the future of cannabis culture. Legalization came first, but now it’s time to break the social stigma associated with cannabis-use.

Bellingham Budfest co-founder Stacy Bloch eloquently expressed this vision, “By focusing on community, tourism and economic activity, the mission of Bellingham Budfest is to normalize and legitimize cannabis culture’s place in society. This is the right time and Bellingham is the right place to move the cannabis industry’s image into the future.”

Bellingham Budfest is a Whatcom County lifestyle tourism festival that celebrates all that Whatcom County has to offer including our blossoming cannabis culture. This region is home to numerous successful companies from an array of industries and we want to showcase the special creative nature of this community, including cannabis.

Contact: Amanda Mac Co-Founder hello@bellinghambudfest.com

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