Free 420 Hippie Hill Gathering in Golden Gate Park

Event has passed (Sat Apr 20, 2019 - Sat Apr 20, 2019)
Golden Gate Park
9am - dusk
Marijuana / Cannabis, Community


4/20 at Hippie Hill is a San Francisco tradition said to date back to the1970's. Each year, tens of thousands of people organically arrive from all over to celebrate the use of Cannabis. This years celebration is very special as it marks the first year that cannabis will be legalized for adult-use in California, and the second year that the event will be officially organized in partnership with various city departments.

See full list of events on Saturday April 20th here:

The event will remain free and open to the community
Dedicated Food area - Munchie Land!
Permitted food and retail vendors only
Unified sound system for background music
Increased amount of port-a-potties in & around the park & neighborhood.
Added security in and outside the park
A fence to enclose the entire venue so attendees can be monitored to ensure compliance
Medical Emergency services: EMT & Ambulances on-site
Dedicated clean up crew for the Upper Haight and surrounding neighborhoods
Monitored entrances to the event area
No Minors under 18 allowed in event area

The items listed will not be allowed in the event area.

Unpermitted Vending not allowed - permits must be obtained through event organizers. General street vendor permits not accepted.
Tents, Canopies, Tables, or other structures
Coolers larger than 9”x12”
Barbecues or cooking equipment
Amplified Sound Equipment
Wagons or Carts
Drones / aircrafts
Weapons of any kind
Pets (service animals ok)

Street Closures:

"Please note that starting at 6AM on Friday, April 20th that JFK Drive between Kezar Drive and 8th Avenue will be closed to the public and vehicles, as well Nancy Pelosi Drive and Bowling Green Drive all the way to MLK Jr. Drive." via @RecParkSF


More information here:

Is this a free event?
Yes, this is a free event.

What time should I get there?
Gates open at 10:00 a.m. PST. We HIGHLY SUGGEST early arrival as entrances get congested in the later afternoon you do not want to miss the legendary moment.

What time will the event end?
All music and event programming will end at 5:00 p.m. PST, and all attendees must exit the official event grounds by 6:00 p.m. PST.

Do I need to bring proof of registration to the event?
Proof of registration is not required. Eventbrite registration is not required.

What is the age requirement to attend?
You must be 18 years or older to attend the event.

Can I purchase cannabis inside the event?
Currently as the city still works to create regulations and ordinance around Cannabis events, sales of cannabis inside the event is prohibited. We strongly discourage patrons from buying any unlicensed untested product that they may come across inside the park. There are many great dispensaries all around San Francisco you can stock up at prior to the event.

Can I bring my own Cannabis?
Yes, you can bring your own cannabis into the event. We have a strict no glass rule, do not bring your glassware or glass storage containers. This is a safety precaution. One of our sponsors will be giving out free rolling papers!

Can I bring food?
You may bring food as long as it is not in large coolers or trays. We do not allow mass distribution or sale of food products. Any large amounts of baked goods or food items packaged for distribution may be confiscated by security at the gates.

What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event.

Can I bring my children?
No minors, regardless if accompanied by a parent or guardian, are allowed into this year’s event. Anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited from entering.

Can I come in and out?
Yes, This is a free event. You may exit and re-enter.

Can I bring my bong?

Only if it is not glass. For safety reasons we have a no glass rule.



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