Get ready for legendary California cannabis culture, bigger and better than ever.

The 20th Anniversary of the Emerald Cup is preparing a cannabis festival and competition bigger and better than ever! Join us on the weekend of August 17th and 18th 2024, for a two-day event full of chart topping music, inspiring speaker panelists and discussions, a world famous cannabis marketplace, and good vibes all weekend long!

The Emerald Cup Calls Oakland its New Home

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 Henry J. Kaiser building is an integral part of Oakland’s rich history. Since it first opened as the Oakland Auditorium in 1915, the building has housed countless performances and cultural moments, 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.

Conveniently located on the edge of Lake Merritt near Oakland’s Downtown and Chinatown districts, this historic building hosted countless performances, concerts, and recitals in its nearly 100-year original run.

The historical art-deco building itself holds significant memories, trailing back to decades of creative culture, music, and history. Reopening this summer in 2024, the Emerald Cup sees this building as more than just a venue, but a platform that connects people through the rich and diverse history of California culture.

This year’s 20th Anniversary celebration gets to be a part of this history in the making, and the best part is…YOU’RE INVITED!

A Full-Spectrum Celebration of Cannabis Culture

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. Originally held as a friendly, yet mostly anonymous contest in an undisclosed location somewhere in the infamous Emerald Triangle, today 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.

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.

Featuring chart-topping live musical acts, organic food and beverage options, intriguing panel discussions, indoor and outdoor activations and VIP experiences, and the highly popular direct-to-consumer Craft Cannabis Marketplace, there’s opportunities for everyone. 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 for our community and guests – get ready for all new components during this 2-day festival, including an Emerald Cup “From Then ‘Til Now” Gallery, 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.

As the California cannabis market continues to expand, so does the Emerald Cup. We are proud to present the largest and most prestigious cannabis competition in the universe.

The 2024 Competition Judging Has Begun

The Judging for this year’s competition has opened and is currently underway! The team of Judges has now received their Judge Kits, graciously swagged out by sponsors Treehuggers Containers, Sana Packaging, and Raw Papers – now the panel of Judges in each category are prepared with the best supplies and samples to determine this year’s winners.

In June, the team of Judges will commence at Yokayo Ranch in Ukiah, to meet up and discuss the heat of the competition!

On Sunday, August 18th the Emerald Cup Award ceremony will be held in the Henry J. Kaiser Center For the Arts Auditorium and showcase the hundreds of entries and 50+ categories that are part of this year’s 2024 competition. From best dispensary, best flower, to most innovative product and health-concious product…who will take home this year’s Cup? 🏆

Don’t Wait – Tap Into The Emerald Cup Today!

Since 2004, the Emerald Cup has gathered California’s top cannabis producers for an annual competition to determine who really has the best compared to all the rest.

This year’s 20th Anniversary of the Emerald Cup opens a celebration for all to honor the legacy Tim Blake and Area 101 started decades ago. Be a part of history in the making and join us for the Emerald Cup on August 17th & 18th at the Henry J. Kaiser Center For the Arts in Oakland.

Traveling from somewhere else? The official EC Travel Partner, CrewFare, has made it easy for you to access nearby hotels at friendly travel rates. Stay up to date with the latest EC ‘24 news on our FAQ page. Tap in to our website to snag single day, VIP or Weekend Passes and get ready to vibe with your buds at the biggest event in cannabis!

Do you have a brand or company you want to include in the World Famous Cannabis Marketplace? From flower, accessories, art, and ancillary products or service – explore your vendor or exhibitor options for this year’s 2-Day Emerald Cup festival.

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