Summer of Smoke: Cannabis Festivals and Events in California 2022

by Jessica
Summer party with friends, confetti

The good news is that you don’t have to worry about sitting at home, all alone, during summer and the rest of the year. Numerous cannabis festivals and events are being held all over California. This “weed events near me” guide has the hottest events you need to attend. 

There’s an event for everyone, including networking with the cannabis industry in-crowd, 420 tours, weed infused sound baths, music meets weed fests, and blazed campouts. See which of these summer of smoke events appeals to you.   

10 Weed Events Near Me in California (2022)

1. The Global Cannabis Drinks Expo 

When: July 28, 2022

Where: South San Francisco Conference Center, San Francisco, CA 

The theme for this year’s Global Cannabis Drinks Expo is aptly named “Growing the Category.” This expo is a trade event where cannabis professionals learn how they can succeed in the industry.   

2. Cannabis Sound Bath 

When: August 7, 2022; September 4, 2022; October 2, 2022; November 6, 2022; December 4, 2022 

Where: The Center SF, San Francisco, CA  

The Cannabis Sound Bath is a bring-your-own-cannabis (BYOC) kind of event. It takes place on the first Sunday of every month. Participants will enjoy tea and light snacks, and they can choose from various interactive options to connect and reflect. 

3. Women in Cannabis Expo 

When: October 2022, TBC 

Where: The Doom, Westfield, San Francisco, CA  

The Women in Cannabis Expo provides a space for women to network in the cannabis industry. You are most welcome if you have a life-changing story that includes cannabis, have a unique cannabis-related service or event, or want to enter the cannabis industry.

There will be exhibitors and speakers, both male and female, on various cannabis topics.  

4. Terpene Tournament 

When: August 5, 2022 

Where: Skylab, Oakland, CA 

The Terpene Tournament event promises to take you on a sensory trip to learn about terpenes and taste the best cannabis. While taking in Oakland from Skylab’s rooftop, sip on cannabis mocktails, sample joints and dabs, and mingle with like-minded people.  

5. Joy Reserve Makers Market 

When: July 17, 2022; August 21, 2022; September 18, 2022; October 16, 2022; November 20, 2022; December 18, 2022

Where: Joy Reserve, Westfield SF Centre (Level 2), San Francisco, CA

The Joy Reserve Makers Market is a monthly event to support local Bay area businesses and bring the community back to San Francisco. Enjoy live music, meet local artists and craftspeople, and learn about the best hemp and cannabis brands.   

6. Joy Reserve Monthly Cannabis Mixer  

When: July 14, 2022; August 11, 2022; September 8, 2022; October 13; 2022, November 10, 2022; December 8, 2022

Where: Joy Reserve, Westfield SF Centre (Level 2), San Francisco, CA 

Join the Joy Reserve Monthly Cannabis Mixer and network with others in the hemp and cannabis industry. Expect a happy hour, deals, raffles, and weed samples to enjoy.  

7. Northern Nights Music Festival

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When: July 15-17, 2022

Where: Cook’s Valley Campground, Piercy, CA  

The Northern Nights Music Festival is a wee bit of a drive, but it’s a must on your Summer of Smoke calendar. Northern Nights is considered a pioneer event where music meets cannabis in the setting of the Redwoods. 

At this year’s event, you’ll be able to buy weed at various on-site retailers and then enjoy the 420 Tree Lounge section as usual. Aside from enjoying your favorite pastime, you can look forward to music from Claude VonStroke, TroyBoi, CloZee, Elderbrook, Two Feet, SNBRN, Of the Trees, and many more.    

There’s also yoga at the Grove Stage, food vendors to satisfy the munchies, art and fashion vendors, live art, a hammock lounge, specialty bars, a silent disco stage, and much more. This might not fall into the close "weed events near me" — but its well worth the drive.

8. Kind Bud Campout 

When: July 9, 202

Where: Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA  

The Kind Bud Campout combines music, hash tasting, outlaw storytelling, speaker panels, and a cannabis marketplace. There’s also a dab bar with tasting kits you can buy for the ultimate weed experience. 

A 420 Cannaste ceremony is unique to pay homage to Cannatheism or Cantheism. 

9. The Cannamom Retreat 

When: July 28-31, 2022

Where: Sol Spirit Retreats, Willow Creek, CA 

The Cannamom Retreat is for all moms. Cannamoms can enjoy a long weekend to connect with themselves, nature, and other cannamoms. 

You’ll enjoy sleeping in bell tents (glamping style), eating farm-to-table meals, and participating in yoga, a sound bath, a river float trip, CBD facials, a goddess circle activation, cannabis juicing, and more.         

10. The Emerald Triangle Revealed Tour 

When: July 22-27, 2022

Where: Various locations on the tour 

The Emerald Triangle Revealed Tour gives you an immersive cannabis experience as you tour the Emerald Triangle as an insider with local guides. Stops on the tour include Sol Trinity Retreats, the Inn of the Lost Coast, Huckleberry Hill Farm, Sol Spirit Farm, and Emerald Queen Farms. 

Will You Attend a Weed Events Near Me This Summer?

There are plenty of weed events near you to occupy your summer with fun. 

Try out some of the newest and best dabs, hash, and other cannabis products, enjoy a retreat and immersive cannabis experiences, and party in the Redwoods with like-minded people.