After what seemed like eternity, the sun has finally reappeared over the Pacific Northwest... it’s high time for us Seattleites to grab some good buds and get out of the house already! Here are some June events to look forward to in Seattle and around Washington:
Saturday, June 3 - All State Parks are Free
As part of National Trails Day, enjoy free admission to any of Washington’s beautiful state parks! Be sure to bring friends along for the ride, but don’t forget that we’re talking about state parks here and not national parks. Of course we’d never, ever advocate any sort of public consumption in a scenic setting (who would do such a thing?!). You do not want to get caught with marijuana in a national park.
Thursday, June 8 - Lake City Farmer’s Market
Sample and purchase local produce and other foods at the Lake City Farmer’s Market every Thursday starting June 8th (NE 125th St & 28th Ave NE— next to the library)! We’re unfortunately unable to sell our brand of produce at the Lake City Farmer’s Market, so stop by our shop just 3 minutes down the road for some more fresh greens.
Friday, June 9 - Weedini: The Marijuana Magician
It may not exactly be common knowledge just yet, but weed and magic actually go together like peanut butter and jelly. Round up the crew and get ready for some mind-blowing illusions from award-winning magician Weedini! Supporting this sort of sorcery back in the day could have gotten you stoned to death, but thankfully the modern world enables us to get stoned to death before delighting in comedic witchcraft.
Saturday, June 10 - Georgetown Carnival
Work up a serious case of the munchies then head to Georgetown for some carnival fare! Visit 9lb Hammer restaurant while you’re there (and be sure to try our strain of the same name, if you haven’t already).
Saturday, June 17 - Solstice Parade
Celebrate the start of summer by getting naked, letting your friends paint you, and biking through the streets of Fremont! The rest of Seattle will either be beside you, or cheering you on from the sidewalks as you feel the breeze blowing through your hair (or wherever). The parade ends at scenic Gasworks Park, a favorite observation spot amongst locals and tourists alike.
Sunday, June 25 - Bicycle Sunday
Love biking but hate that feeling of impending doom that comes with sharing the streets with 2-ton vehicles? Then Bicycle Sunday is for you! Lake Washington Blvd will be closed to motor vehicles from 10am to to 6pm, so roll through at your own pace and put those Sunday blues at ease.
Sunday, June 25 - Seattle Pride Parade
Get a good brunch in and head downtown at 11am for Seattle Pride festivities! Show your support for your LGBTQ brothers & sisters as you cheer them on from the sidelines. The parade is a free event, though bleacher seating is also available for $25.
As part of our pride celebration, we’re partnering with Spot Seattle and selling pride-themed packages of chocolates (sativa, hybrid, and indica); Spot is donating $1 from each sale to Lifelong's Chicken Soup Brigade, a local organization that provides nourishing meals to those living with HIV/AIDS, poverty, and terminal illness. We’re also going to be matching their donation amount, so stop by the shop before Pride!
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So there you have it; now that you’ve read this handy stoner-curated guide to Seattle events, there’s no excuse to stay in this June! If you need a little something to supplement your adventures, you know where to find us.
Article by Ramsey Doudar; an in-house marketing and social media strategist at Herbn Elements. Ramsey's perspective is influenced by 1.5 years of budtending, 5 years as a cannabis industry marketing professional, and 10+ years of being a super picky medical patient.