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Guide to Seattle’s Hempfest August 17 – 19

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Seattle Hempfest started out in 1991 as a humble little gathering and has grown into one of the most sophisticated cannabis policy reform events in the world. This year, the 3-day festival will be open to the public on Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19 at Seattle’s Myrtle Edwards Park.

There are six stages with live music, food vendors at the Munchie Market, advocacy groups, merchandise and much more!

GETTING THERE:

The event spans three Seattle waterfront parks: Centennial Park, formerly Elliott Bay Park (North Entrance), Myrtle Edwards Park, and Olympic Sculpture Park (South Entrance).

To access the North Entrance, cross the Amgen Pedestrian Bridge off of W Prospect Street. It has an elevator and is wheelchair accessible, placing the avid attendee just north of Seattle Hempfest’s north entrance. There is very little parking at W Prospect Street. So your best bet is to walk, bike, or take a metro bus to that location. For example, take metro bus 18 to north entrance, and 15 to south entrance. There are many other Metro buses routes that can drop you at either entrance too. Bicycles should enter through the North entrance to utilize the bike racks.

To access the South Entrance, enter the Olympic Sculpture Park on Alaskan Way W. Downtown Seattle has several parking garages. Attaching bikes to the fence at Olympic Sculpture Park is not allowed.

HOURS:

Friday, August 17, 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, August 18, 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, August 19, 10:00am – 8:00pm

COST:

Admission is FREE, donations to cover costs are accepted. Click HERE to make a donation online.

RULES:

Hempfest is a peaceful event. No Weapons are allowed at Hempfest.
No Guns, No Fixed Blade Knives.
Pocket knives (3-1/2 ” or smaller) are OK.
Exceptions limited to Seattle Police and Port Police
Controlled Substances Policy

Hempfest supports all lawful medical cannabis use.
Sales of any illegal substances are unlawful
Sales of any cannabis laced food (like brownies) are unlawful.
The Seattle Police and Port Police will be on-site.

For more information, check out the Hempfest website at http://www.hempfest.org.

MYRTLE EDWARDS PARK is located at:
3130 Alaskan Way W
Seattle, WA 98121

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