How to celebrate an Illinois 420 in 2021

How to celebrate an Illinois 420 in 2021

Are you feeling it, yet? Does it seems like we’re starting to get back to some semblance of normal? We’re starting to get pretty excited here, and we know a lot of you are, also. We keep hearing that there’s going to be a lot of pent up demand let loose when life resumes. Let’s hope so. Regardless of when that happens, it’s pretty clear that we’re moving in the right direction. And considering that we’re coming up on one of the biggest days in the cannabis world, the timing couldn’t be better. Here’s how to celebrate an Illinois 420 in 2021.

So we’re actually going to be able to celebrate in person this year?

Kind of. We’re all going to have to get creative with our options, and make sure that we’re doing it in select environments. That said, as we’ve done in the past with other weed themed holidays, we’ve put together a list for you.

Illinois 420 Events and activities

Getting together live, in a non-virtual environment is still somewhat limited, but you can still do it in small groups. Here’s some choices to consider as you plan:

Chi High Tours

We’ve talked about these folks in the past. Chi High Tours offers luxury cannabis tours in Chicago, organized into different themes you can choose from. For example, The Classic Educational Tour will educate you on all things cannabis while taking you on a cruise through the Windy City in their fleet of Mercedes tour vans. The Jazz Culture & Cannabis Tour will have you experience the Chicago’s culture, architecture, Jazz, and the emerging cannabis scene all in one trip. The Beer, Bud & Bites Tour will will take you through the city’s breweries and educate you on the cannabis industry, allowing you to enjoy the food, local beer, and more throughout this experience.

The Luna Lounge

Illinois’s first onsite consumption lounge is opening soon! Located in Sesser, Illinois, this establishment is also a welcome events space and new presence to the Southern Illinois cannabis market. Launching as we speak, stay up to date with them on their Facebook page for upcoming events and 420 celebrations.

Private Infused Dining

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we’ve talked a lot about this since our inception. A great way to celebrate 420 or otherwise, is to host a cannabis infused dining event in your home or another private venue. We’ve profiled many of these caterers in the past, who offer this great service. Whether you’re looking for something high end, casual or themed, there’s something for everyone.

Illinois 420 Deals

Regardless of what your plans are, you can take advantage of many 420 specials that you should know about. Whether you want deals from your favorite dispensary, or other businesses, you have a few to choose from.

Dispensary 33

Get 420 deals from 4/16 through 4/20, with 20% off of select cartridges and more if you pre-order. Also enter for in-store giveaways.


Between the now and 4/20, you can stock up on old favorites or try something new. If you purchase 4 items or more, you can save 20%. Valid 4/12 – 4/18.  


Cresco’s dispensary brand is running some very respectable specials. Get 20% off flower, accessories, vapes, and more through 4/20.

What else?

So no, things aren’t where we want them to be yet, but they’re better, and they will improve even more later on this year. As an aside, we know you’re sick of virtual parties, meetups, and so on, so we haven’t included those here this time. Plus, in addition to the above suggestions, simply getting outside and taking advantage of the warmer weather is a huge plus. It will do wonders for all of us, especially as we wait for things to open back up again. Just bring your favorite cannabis products with you, and enjoy your 420 safely!