Aug 17th & 18th, 2024 at the historic Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts in Oakland, CA

New Competition Timeline Coming Soon

Emerald Cup Expands Its Programming
and Postpones To Aug 17th & 18th, 2024

Bigger And Better Than Ever.
Experience True Cannabis Culture at the 20th Anniversary of The Emerald Cup.

Due to a huge response, the 20th Anniversary of the Emerald Cup is expanding its programming to create the best attendee experience ever and postponing our Festival and Awards Show from May 4th and 5th to the weekend of Aug 17th and 18th 2024. With the support of Visit Oakland, we are bringing the Cup to our new home, the historic Henry J. Kaiser Center For The Arts in Oakland, CA.

The Emerald Cup Competition and Awards has long been known to be the “Academy Awards Of Cannabis” and holds the most respected accolade in the industry. The festival is the platform for being the cultural center for cannabis connoisseurs where you can get the best genetics and purchase the latest drops of top-tier California cannabis. Our consumer marketplace is our hub for community, music, art, and networking within the spectacles of the cultural experience and innovations of consuming the plant.

For the 20th Year we are planning a bigger, better, larger experience with new components including an Emerald Cup “From Then ‘Til Now” Gallery, B2B, Custom Hash Holes, Hand-Blown Glass Exhibition, Cannabis Carnival Games, Podcast Station, Live On-Site Trick Rolling, local Bay Area artists and musicians, B-Boy/B-Girl battles, and much more fun embracing our California legacy.

The Competition entries, categories and judging will have a longer timeline to support our farms and brands to deliver their best product for our Emerald Cup judges.

The City of Oakland is embracing the Emerald Cup as one of their most important events of the year. Henry J. Kaiser Center For The Arts is a 110-year-old art deco venue with a history of hosting great music and luminaries such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Grateful Dead, Hendrix, Queen, Sinatra, Dylan, Elvis and Bob Marley.

The extension of the Emerald Cup Competition and Festival will give everyone a chance to be part of what Tim Blake started 20 years ago on his small plot of Mendocino land and has grown to be the 20th Anniversary of the Emerald Cup. Let’s grow into another 20 years together. Your Legacy Is Our Legacy.

*Due to date change refunds available at point of purchase for 30 Days

For the 20th Annual Emerald Cup we are opening the doors once more for a public event combining the legendary Emerald Cup Competition and Awards with our full spectrum Craft Cannabis Marketplace, engaging Emerald Cup Sessions discussion topics, indoor and outdoor activations, incredible live music and entertainment, plus food, drinks, and – of course – plenty of cannabis consumption and the best part is… YOU’RE INVITED!

What a long, strange trip it has been, Emerald Cup Family, but what a trip it is to think about our origin in 2004 as a friendly, yet mostly anonymous contest in an undiscosed location somewhere in the infamous Emerald Triangle, to today as the Emerald Cup openly and proudly continues a 20-year tradition of celebrating the cannabis plant, its diverse culture, and the farmers and producers who ethically bring it to market.

Your Legacy Is Our Legacy
Let’s Make History Together

This history-making 20th Annual Emerald Cup will be hosted on Aug 17th & 18th, 2024 at the newly renovated Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts, a destination location with its own storied history just steps from Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland.

The Cannabis Event of the Year!

2024 Emerald Cup Awards Ceremony Celebrating 20 Years of Winners

World Famous Craft Cannabis Marketplace featuring hundreds of high class provisioners

Engaging and Enriching Emerald Cup Sessions Discussions

Lit Live Music & Entertainment All Weekend Long

A Full Spectrum of Food & Drink Options

Vibing With Your Buds At The 20th Annual Emerald Cup!

Stay tuned for announcements on contest entries, judge’s applications, and musical lineup!