CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's Uptown neighborhood is hosting a marijuana street festival this weekend.
The second-annual 4/20 Waldos Forever Fest will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. The number 4/20 is used to reference the drug.
Organizers said more than 3,500 people are planning to attend. Admission is free.
A block of West Argyle Street near North Clark Street will be shut down for the fest, which will have food, entertainment and educational materials.
Live music acts include Big Freedia, Air Credits, White Mystery, Tatiana Hazel and Akasha. Food trucks from Three Legged Tacos and Chicago Lunchbox will also be there.
Smoking marijuana at the event is "not" allowed.
This...seems like a nice easy setup for CPD if you ask me. 4/20, for those who don't partake, is basically "National Marijuana Day" if we're going off all these one off made up holidays. But 4/20 is actually very real. Not sure on why those numbers coordinate with stoners but they do and it's been around for a long time. This is the first time 4/20 falls on a Saturday which means alot of the 9-5 crowd will have the day off to partake in whatever smokeable plants they choose. It's mind boggling why it's not legal in IL yet but that's not what this blog is about. This blog is just to let you know, if you celebrate the holiday, where the party is at. But be weary, yes the aroma of food trucks will fill the neighborhood, you can probably bet that some squad cars aren't too far away either. So celebrate responsibly, friends.
Honestly this sounds like more of an educational experience with the allure of food to get people in the area to talk about the many real benefits of cannabis and why it should be legal in all 50 states. This is purely an assumption and I have brunch plans on Saturday so I won't be there, but if you do go, take pictures and pick up some pamphlets for me, I would love to see what this thing is all about. - @Traceahamilton