420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
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Hippie Hill | Hippie Hill, San Francisco, CA 94117
There’s no permits issued, it’s not really legal, but usually the city tends to turn a blind eye when thousands turn up on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20th each year for a giant smoke out. Let’s just pray for no federal bust up.
Will there be a crackdown in 2014?
SFist says that the cops may be less tolerant this year. Read more
How to stay on the good side of the cops? Don’t bring in any glass bottles, coolers, don’t amplify your sound too early and don’t be a dick - just come and be cool and mellow and the cops in the past have generally just formed a perimeter and let people be.
>> Take your trash home – Seriously, don’t be a stoned jerk and leave garbage behind. Join the 420 Clean-up Awareness Facebook group.
The unofficial time line of 420 day
An example of the typical rundown from tokeofthetown.com
- 10:30 am – The “unofficial” vendors usually begin to arrive
- 1 pm – The crowds start to get a bit thick as does the haze of smoke over the crowd
- 3 pm – It’s now wall-to-wall stoners
- 4:20 pm – It’s go time: crowd is at their peak, drum beats get more frenzied and hippie girls twirl faster as 4:20 approaches