Seattle Hempfest

Seattle Hempfest has gone green this year! We won’t be in the park like “normal” but normal’s never really been our style anways. We hope to see you there, and donate if you can so we can return to something closer to what we’ve always been in 2022! 



Welcome to the website for the original HEMPFEST® ‘Protestival’ rally event on the waterfront of Seattle, WA

To help support us, Please visit our gofundme today and make a donation. 








Seattle HEMPFEST could use your help now more than ever! The COVID19 Virus has taken a huge toll on us being able to survive financially. In addition, our operating/permitting costs have gone up in recent years and our sponsorship had been crippled by the WSLCB imposing restrictions on I502 businesses being able to advertise in our traditional venue. (read more about our successful WSLCB reversal HERE) We are looking for partnerships, large and small to help us get through this tough time and continue with our official platform into the future, which you can read more about HERE. Contact us today to get started! For more information on sponsorship email us now at [email protected].




The Seattle HEMPFEST® protestival is founded in the belief that the public is better served when citizens and public officials work cooperatively in order to successfully accomplish common goals.

We had a great time putting together our inaugural online event for 2020! Check out our official YouTube channel to view all of our performers, panels, and speakers’ videos! Enjoy pieces of HEMPFEST® 2020 from the comfort of your home!  (CLICK HERE)
















Originally billed in 1991 as the “Washington Hemp Expo”, the first Hempfest started in Volunteer Park where it would stay for three years. With an attendance of only 500 people and a staff that included about 20 members of the Seattle Peace Heathens Community Action Group, there was no way to know that we were sowing the seeds that would someday make Pacific Northwest history. 

Read more HERE…





Sometimes a photo can speak a thousand words. HEMPFEST volunteer photographers have helped document so much of the magic that has brought us to where we are today. Our event is an eclectic mixture of culture, determination, education and self discovery. From one-on-one discussions to speakers’ panels, glassblowers to voter registration, our photo gallery has decades of history for you to see.

Photo gallery HERE