Hash Bash is going down this weekend on the Diag, which means Ann Arbor will be flooded with weed supporters from far and wide. The annual demonstration has been going on since the 1972 Michigan Supreme Court ruling exonerating John Sinclair of his possession charge and leaving Michigan without any laws prohibiting the use of marijuana for several weeks. The 45th annual Hash Bash is this Saturday, April 2nd.
The Monroe Street Fair, Hash Bash’s cultural extension started in 2002, is just blocks away and showcases vendors, musicians, activists and artists that make up the eclectic marijuana community. Businesses in Ann Arbor and Ypsi embrace the celebration, throwing ancillary parties that extend this weed fest well into Sunday morning.
This is the complete guide to a weekend of weed filled fun in Washtenaw County.
Friday, April 1:
Michigan NORML Annual Spring Meeting & Fundraiser
3:00 – 7:00 PM
This auction and fundraiser will benefit Michigan NORML. The event is free and open to the public.
Club Above’s Hash Bash Eve Reggae Concert
215 N Main Street
Pre-Hash Bash Bash!
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Featuring: Zen Banditos(Ypsilanti, Mi.), Nagazi(Mt. Pleasent, Mi.), Beyond & Back(Ypsilanti, Mi.), LavaMoth(Detroit Mi.)
Crossroads Bar and Grill
517 W Cross St, Ypsilanti
Saturday, April 2:
Hash Bash – University of Michigan Diag
Emcees Charmie Gholson, Nicholas Zettell, Speakers Tommy Chong, John Alexander Sinclair
The Monroe Street Fair
12:00 – 7:00 PM
This free festival has live music and vendors. The event is free and open to the public.
Highlight: Tommy Chong will be signing autographs and taking photos as well as leading the 4:20 countdown.
Music: MUGEN HOSO, Bison Machine, King Jazzy, The Kung Fu Lovers, Zack and What Army, Black Note Graffiti and Bronze Mambas
Harm's Way LSGH Clan Hash Bash After-Party 2016
Performances by: Harm's Way, Aztec The Barfly, Kung Fu Lovers, JDY Band, Mugen Hoso, Mr. Purps & the Absinthe Minded With DJ Scotty D
1425 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti
MI LEGALIZE HASH BASH FUNDRAISER
7:00 – 11:00 PM
Help the push for legalization in Michigan at this fundraiser for the MI Legalize ballot initiative
Bill's Beer Garden
210 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor
The Blind Pig’s Hash Bash Late Night
9:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Detroit duo Golf Clap will be performing a Hash Bash Late Night after party at the Blind Pig with Roman G. Martinez, and Isaac Castor. At 9:30 PM, Detroit jazz-poet maven and counter-culture mega-icon John Sinclair will be starting off the night with members of the Macpodz.
208 S. 1st St., Ann Arbor
Hash Bash After Crash
8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
215 N Main Street