Bellingham Budfest is ...

Why We Host Budfest


We strive to create a safe environment where people from all walks of life can enjoy our festival whether they’re cannabis consumers or not.


We believe by putting our best foot forward and working diligently with city officials we can elevate the cannabis plant in society.

The Pillars of Bellingham Budfest

We are two drug policy reform activists with decades of experience promoting the legalization of cannabis. We host this festival in order to promote the normalization of cannabis throughout society via education and also by coming together to celebrate the plant responsibly.


Educational panels with experts on groundbreaking topics and policy reform help educate the community on cannabis and beyond.


The work won’t be over until the drug war is over. Let’s celebrate our progress while remembering the job is far from done.

What We Offer at Budfest ...

Live Musical Performance

We feature live musical performances from Pacific Northwest bands. You'll be treated to 2 local DJ's and 6 bands from the PNW.

Educational Panels

We host multiple panels discussing various cannabis, community and reform topics. Make sure to spend time in the boathouse learning.

Art and Artisans

We value what artists and artisans contribute to our community and make it easy for them to showcase their handmade goods.

Food Vendors

Munchies save lives, and we are excited to have an expanded area for food trucks. A selection of food and beverage will be available