Yes, We Cannabis and We Hullabaloo, Too: A Parade and Party Celebrating Marijuana

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Celebrating cannabis! [Stock photo by Kym Kemp]

Press release:

Humboldt Green would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo on Saturday, August 12th in Arcata.

The event provides a space for the cannabis community to celebrate our Humboldt heritage, show pride in our culture and gather people peacefully together in unity. It’s time to come out of the shade and into the light to build a future for sustainable cannabis and show our community that we are loud and proud.

We hope that you will join in the parade show and support for the cannabis community! Parade participation is open to everyone. Farmers, cannabiz, organizations, non-profits, local businesses, bands, dance troupes, clubs, schools and groups in support of the cannabis community are all invited to participate in the Yes We Cann Parade and Hullabaloo.

The parade will march through the streets of Arcata and end at the Arcata Ballpark for the Hullabaloo. The festivities will continue with live music, a family interactive zone, food court area, craft vendors, non-profit organizations, grow games and an Area 215 Medicinal Market. Hullabaloo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Kids 12 and under get in for free. Everyone who participates in the parade gets into the Hullabaloo for free.

Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Details 

Date: Saturday, August 12th

Parade Location: Starting point is located at HSU’s parking lot at14th & Union and continues throughout the streets of Arcata and ends at the Hullabaloo at the Arcata Ballpark.

Parade Line-Up: 11 am to 2 pm Sign-In and Registration

Parade Hours: 2 to 3 pm

Hullabaloo Location: Arcata Ball Park 888 F Street Arcata, CA 95521

Hullabaloo Hours: 3 to 10 pm

…  If you would like to participate, please complete the online registration form on the website.

If you are interested in building a float for the parade, join Humboldt Green at the Arcata NHS store on Saturday, July 22nd at 4:20 pm for a Float Building Brainstorm & BBQ event. Get a better idea about how to build a float and what kind of materials to use if you have never built a parade float before.

Sign up for the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Facebook Event online. Please share the event on Facebook and invite your friends! We’d really appreciate you helping us to get the word out about the parade. #YesWeCann



  • Oooo yeah i wanna build a float!!! Me n “diesel dullay” can build one with a fuel tank n back,two pit bulls in the bed and chuffing black exhaust all the way down arcata square throwing 5 dollar bills out to hippies while cranking david allen coe on a 15 thousand dollar sound system! Im in. We will have Chump riding shotgun!

    • “You don’t have to call me darlin’, darlin’ “, sorry I gotta work…

      Someone has to staff that hospital…

      Don’t really celebrate drug use… either…

      Love to all!

  • We here in Humboldt make a big deal about being non-corporate and then only make this kind of event available through a GINORMOUS corporation. Really?

    What about signing up if you don’t have Facebook? Or any non-Facebook contact info?

    • Hello there PollyP! If you’d like, you can sign up at, which is where two of the above links go to. The Facebook event is only to try to spread the message and is not a sign up.

      Also, if you’d like, you could just show up between 11am and 1pm at the Union and 14th Street parking lot and register in person with zero electronic devices! 🙂 No Ginormous corporations needed.

      If you have any questions, feel free to email me! Hope to see you there.

      • Humboldt Green is a huge corporation? That’s news to be. Crazy froth over the past couple years huh Seer? You should have told me! Congrats!

        Also let’s try posting under our real names. Crazy concept I know….

        The festival will include lots of good food and great music, so even those who don’t wish to partake or even see cannabis will have options. Even a kid zone, non-medicinal of course!

        P.s. Consumption of any type is not allowed anywhere on site, so it’s pretty much another day in Arcata.

    • 6 employees makes a ginormous

  • A cannabis pride parade? Seriously?
    What a joke. These dipshit morons are going to be the laughing stock of the real world.

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Absolutely disgusting that anyone under 12 is free.

    More proof these addicts market their garbage to small children.

    • Victor G. Flashman

      Well, it seems like a good excuse to do drugs in public, and you won’t even need a sitter!

    • Devils Lettuce Crimes

      Children should not be allowed unless there is food served also- just like bars and breweries! The City of Arcata should be sued for allowing children to be abused in this drugfest! There is a lot obviously wrong with this event but hypnotized and brain-damaged lettuce heads will never see it from any perspective other from their own. That is one of the most insidious effects of the lettuce- it instills a sense of arrogance and self-righteousness in its followers.

    • never thought i would say this but chump i have to agree you, have a a real good point. why are kids even allowed to be there.

    • Why not move to the Philippines they share your same views on “drugs”

  • I bet they have the same class act like the LGBTQ parades
    (with out the rainbow colors)

  • I think there is enough “marijuana pride” already to go around the planet several times. Lets all quit worshiping the fact that we are all drug growers and drug dealers or drug users. Yes, our forefathers wouldn’t be too pleased. But, perhaps were too stoned to remember the things the U.S. used to make and create. Now we grow weed and make websites…

    No parade needed here….The circus is already in town, people.

    • There are lots of famous wine and beer festivals that bring in money to their local economies…

      • Really! Also, many of the anti marijuana folks around here abuse alcohol and/or prescription drugs. I’ve seen these people at different fund raisers and parties around here from being involved in youth sports and school fundraisers. Big drinkers for sure, and I can only imagine what their medicine cabinets look like. Then they sit on some high horse they perceive themselves to be on and condemn cannibas use. Hypocritical and rediculous. I really do love our community here, but for all those angry posters who seem to hate where they live… why don’t you just move and go somewhere you can be happy? Or is it that there is no place like that for you? If so, I am sorry for you, but please quit trying to make everyone else miserable like you.

    • Pretty sure our forefathers were hemp farmers.. Pretty darn sure

    • it’s not about Cannabis Pride only it’s about bringing the community together to communicate and gather to find solutions and support the people who create 50-75% of the counties revenue! Respect the herb, Ganja!

  • All of you anti-cannabis trolls should move to Utah or Kansas if you hate weed so much. This is one of the most left leaning places on earth. We are located in the center of the cannabis universe. This place wrote the book on weed. You are so uncomfortably outnumbered, don’t you think there is somewhere else in Trumps America where you would feel a litte more insulated amongst people that share similar views as you? The drug war has failed, horribly, and cannabis is here to stay. You will never never never escape the sweet aroma of our organic devils lettuce for as long as you live in Humboldt county. So move! We will keep the west coast, you guys can have all of middle America, we get NY and VT and maybe Miami too. Praise Jesus I found a solution.

    • 👍🏼

    • You will be out of business in no time. We will get it all back. Plenty of better places to grow in California. Humboldt is a thing of the past. Better start learning a trade! You will also need to sober up because you might be working for me soon.

  • Post-Jerry Lettuce Head

    Is that a picture of chump?

    • no a more fitting picture would be the judge from the inside cover of the wall pink floyd album..
      great album!

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