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Yes We Cann Parade Award Ribbons & Hullabaloo Shirts

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The Humboldt Cannabis Community showed up by the hundreds to support the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo in Arcata on August 12th. We would like to recognize the enthusiastic spirit of our parade participants and hand out the very first Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Community Awards to floats and groups that walked in the parade. As a thank you to everyone who made it out to the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo, we would like to gift you with a commemorative Hullabaloo t-shirt.

2017 Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo commemorative shirt.

Come and collect your Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Community Award and commemorative t-shirt at the Eureka Northcoast Horticulture Grand Opening Event from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 9th. Stop by the Humboldt Green booth and check in with our friendly staff for your parade participant gift. Bring your family and friends to the NHS Grand Opening for FREE barbecue, live music by Kindred Spirits, a vendor showcase and up to 30 % off sale on gardening products (Eureka store only). The Eureka NHS is located at 852 W Wabash Ave across from Costco.

Congratulations to the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Community Award Winners!

Parade Group Award Name
Bella Vista Hoopers Best Dance Team
Cannabis Hype Squad Dopest Dudes
Cannifest Float Flashiest Float Award
Community Pride & Peace Most Whimsical Botanical Float
Dynasty One Most Inspiring Band
Emerald Scientific Spirit Award
Environmental Excellence Group Most Dedicated
Farms & Farmers Humboldt Green Award
Fire Mountain Farms & Errl Hill Best Balloon Decorations
Four Legged Friends of Cannabis Top Dog Award
Honeydew Compassionate Use Project Best Use of Windsocks & Flags
Horvath Plumbing Best Local Business Participant
Humboldt CBD Best Parade Chant & Hottest Vehicle
Humboldt Glass Blowers Most Humboldt Award
Humboldt Greens Community Outreach Award
Humboldt Normal Positive Participator
Humboldt Sun Growers Guild High Five Award
Kiskanu Best Decorative Golf Cart
Mad Farmer Team Awesome Award
Move to Amend Ripple Effect Award
Object Heavy Funkiest Band Award
Old Town Horse & Carriage Best Parade Leader
Patients & Advocates Most Enthusiasm
Redwood Women’s Foundation Best Floral Float Award
Royal Gold Soil Best Family Float
Silverhammer Best Rock N’ Roll Band
SkullFACE Best Parade Signs
Space Gem Candy Most Cosmic
Terp Pimpest Ride
The Green Machine Parade Pyro Award
True Humboldt Best Fundraiser Awarness Award
Weed For Warriors Project Best Hand Made Signs

We will have one Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Community Award available to each group who participated. Your team leader or a member of your group is welcome to pick up the award. All individual participants can pick up their shirts or have your team leader grab them for you. If your group participated in the parade and we do not have you on the awards list, please let our staff know when you visit the Humboldt Green booth at the NHS Grand Opening on Saturday the 9th and we will provide you with an award.

Congratulations again to all of our Community Award winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo event! We’ll see you at the parade next year.

The Yes We Cann Parade starts off!

Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo was a great success

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Humboldt Green’s Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo was a great success! Founder Stephen Gieder estimated that there would be 420 parade participants celebrating the cannabis community. Our confirmed numbers ended up being higher than 420! It was a fantastic turnout for our community. Folks came down off the hill and paraded out into to streets of Arcata to join other families celebrating our culture.

Media Coverage of the Events

Times-Standard: Cannabis parade hits Arcata’s streets Aug 12th, 2017

Lostcoast Outpost: (PHOTOS) Arcata Celebrates Cannabis Culture With First Ever ‘Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo’ Aug 12th, 2017

Kym Kemp The Redheaded Blackbelt: The Many Faces of Marijuana at Yesterday’s Yes We Cann Parade and Hullabaloo Aug 13th, 2017

Emerald Tribune: Follow the Yes We Cann Parade Aug 13th, 2017

Yes We Cann Parade Details

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The Yes We Cann Parade and Hullabaloo is almost here! We are marching through Arcata on Saturday, August 12th. The parade will start at 2:00 PM in the HSU Parking Lot at the corner of 14th and Union streets and end at the Arcata Ball Park at 3:00 pm.

Yes We Cann Parade route through the streets of Arcata.

Check-in and parade line up will be held between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Please arrive during the designated check-in time so that we can get you lined up and ready to go. We encourage you to signup for the parade online prior to August 12th, but in-person registrations are welcome the day of the parade.

During check-in, everyone in your group will need to sign a waiver in order to walk in the parade. After you sign the waiver you will receive a wristband that will be used as your free entry into the Hullabaloo event at the Ball park. Once check-in is complete we will direct you to the parade Staging Coordinator who will line you up in the appropriate area. You MUST have your wristband to walk into the parade. Legally, we cannot have folks who have not registered jumping into parade from the sidelines.

There will be hydration stations along the parade route, however we encourage you to bring a water bottle and stay hydrated. Make sure to protect your skin and wear sunscreen or bring a hat. Keep in mind that you will be walking a good distance so wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Please make sure to clean up after yourself and leave no trash behind at the starting point of the parade in the HSU parking lot. It is our goal to leave the space better than when we found it.

When the parade ends at the Arcata Ball Park for the Hullabaloo, you must disperse and clear the streets so that we don’t hold up regular traffic. If you plan to attend the Hullabaloo, please plan ahead and figure out a game plan for where to park your float.

Please email us at contact@gohumboldtgreen.com if you have any questions about the parade. Remember the theme is GREEN so have fun dressing up or wearing a costume.

We would love to see your parade photos! Please use the hashtag #YesWeCann if you post to social media so that we can find and share your pics.

Cannabis Kings

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The Cannabis Queens have been lining up to be in the Yes We Cann Parade on August 12th in Arcata. They have stepped forward to honor the sacred and feminine. To create balance, we’re looking for a few good Kings to help expand the royal cannabis court.

Are you a Cannabis King interested in escorting the Queens and Cannifest float through the streets of Arcata? Register early and sign up to be a King in the Yes We Cann Parade. Make sure to mark the cannabis queens and kings check box on the registration form so that we know to add you to the royal cannabis court.

Humboldt Green encourages all kinds of creativity in parade participation. If you want to gather a group of Kings to walk with you in the parade that’s great. You can bike, skate, ride a motorcycle or drive a hot rod in the parade. Whatever floats your boat…all types of vehicles are welcome. You could even make your own Kings float and get all of your buddies to ride on it with you.

What are you the King of in the Cannabis world? We want to know your Cannabis King name. Use the hashtags #YesWeCann and #CannabisKing to let us know on our Facebook and Instagram.

Cannabis Queen

Cannabis Queens

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Humboldt Green is in search of several queens from all walks of life who support cannabis culture to escort the Cannifest float through the streets of Arcata in the Yes We Cann Parade on August 12th. The first ten queens to register will earn a spot on top of the Cannifest float. Any additional Queens are welcome to ride in fancy cars or walk alongside the Cannifest float.

All local pageant queens and princesses, Rutabaga queens, Humboldt County Fair queens, rodeo queens, festival queens, queens & princesses of social media, queen bee farmers, boss ladies and drag queens are all welcome to participate. The royal cannabis court is open to any queen or princess who holds an official local title and any self-proclaimed cannabis queen as well.

Interested cannabis kings are also encouraged to register for the parade and are invited to march alongside the queen’s float to the Hullabaloo.

Register early and sign up to participate as a queen or king in the Yes We Cann Parade. On the sign up form make sure to mark the cannabis queens & kings check box so that we know to add you to the royal cannabis court.

We will have a Cannifest float building day that all of the queens and kings are invited to participate in. Float building day will be announced soon.

We hope to have some type of cannabis queen and king pageant or ball next year at Cannifest to select the royal cannabis court for the 2018 Yes We Cann Parade. Stay tuned as we get closer to the next Cannifest.

Vendor & Sponsorship Information | Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo

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Elevate your business and raise awareness about your product or service at the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo taking place in Arcata on Saturday, August 12th. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available at our cannabis-friendly community event.

MAIN STAGE SPONSOR $2,500 (Only one available.)
Banner with your business logo will be hung on the main stage.
Your company information will be included in radio and social media mentions.
10×10 booth located next to the main stage.
Your logo will be included on all print promotions.
10 Hullabaloo Tickets

215 MEDICAL MARKET SPONSOR $2,500 (Only one available.)
Banner with your logo will be hung on the 215 gated area entrance.
Your company information will be included in radio and social media mentions.
10×10 booth located next to entrance of Area 215 Medical Market
Your logo will be included on all print promotions.
10 Hullabaloo Tickets

FAMILY INTERACTIVE ZONE SPONSOR $1,250 (Only one available.)
Banner with your business logo will be hung on the Family Interactive Zone stage.
Your company information will be included in radio and social media mentions.
Six foot table space.
4 Hullabaloo Tickets

GREETING SQUAD $1,250 (Only one available.)
Greet guests at the gate with a non-215 freebie as they enter the Ballpark for the Hullaballo.

GREEN TEAM SPONSOR $420 (Three available.)
4×6 Banner banner hung in prominent areas of the Hullabaloo.

Email contact@gohumboldtgreen.com to secure sponsorship at the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo event. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Not ready for sponsorship level, but would like to participate at the Hullabaloo as a vendor? Register your organization or business online at the YesWeCannParade.com website to be an Area 215 Medical Market vendor or Craft/Artisan vendor.

Area 215 Medicinal Market Vendor Information

Interested in meeting new patients & showcasing your product line? Use this web form to secure a booth. Register and participate in the parade to earn a discount towards your 215 booth.
10×10 Booth $710
10×10 Parade Discount $420
10×20 Booth $1,130
10×20 Parade Discount $840

Vendor Village Information

Find new customers at the Hullabaloo. Use this web form to secure a booth. Register and participate in the parade for a discounted vendor booth.

Resellers
10×10 Booth $215 or $175 with Parade Discount
10×20 Booth $400 or $375 with Parade Discount

Hand Crafted/Artisan Goods
10×10 Booth $125 or $100 with Parade Discount
10×20 Booth $200 or $175 with Parade Discount

Non-Profit Organizations
10×10 Booth $125
Parade Discount FREE

Food Vendors
10×20 Booth $350

Vending space is limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact Humboldt Green as soon as possible to secure your booth.

 

Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo

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Celebrate cannabis culture and help support our community by joining the YesWeCann Parade in Arcata! Continue the festivities at the ballpark with live music, a family interactive zone, food court area, beer, craft vendors and an Area 215 Medicinal Market.

The Yes We Cann Parade is a celebration of our industry’s coming of age and a shift in our culture stepping out of the shade and into the light. We welcome you to be a part of this new tradition and show your support for creating a sustainable, inclusive and positive cannabis community. Together we can say yes to change and parade peacefully together to lift up our community and show the world we are one.

Parade participation is open to everyone. Farmers, cannabiz, organizations, non-profits, local businesses, schools and groups in support of the cannabis community are all invited to participate in the parade and Hullabaloo.

Save the date for Saturday, August 12th! Check-in and parade line up is from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. The parade kicks off at the HSU parking lot located at 14th & Union street at 2:00 pm and ends at the Arcata Ballpark. The party continues with the Hullabaloo at the ballpark until 10:00 pm.

Does your business, organization or group want to show support for the cannabis community and join in the celebration?  Everyone who participates in the parade will gain FREE entry to the Hullabaloo! Hullabaloo ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Kids twelve and under get in for FREE.

Register for the parade or purchase Hullabaloo tickets online at YesWeCannParade.com.

Interested in sponsoring the event or vending at the Hullabaloo? Fill out our Vendor Registration Form to reserve a booth. Vendors who participate in the parade will receive a discounted rate. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email contact@humboldtgreen.com. Vending spaces and sponsorship opportunities are limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Ganjyard

Ganjyard to Collect Community Data!

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Join Humboldt Green and be a part of the community at both the Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow & Oyster Fest! We will be asking the community for input on their local neighborwoods with our Ganjyard Appellation Project. This will enable us to push for local views reflected in what California’s cannabis appellations.

What is an Appellation?

Appellations are legally defined and protected geographic and other identifying indicators that will protect small farmers in rural regions. By creating appellations, we can protect the names we cherish from being abused by out-of-area companies. For instance, words like “Humboldt” and “Alderpoint” would be reserved for only those who grow in those areas. Also, processes like “Sun Grown” or “Rain Grown” can also benefit from legal protection in the same way was “fair trade”

So come out on either of these two community events and put a pin in our map of Humboldt. The questions we are asking are:

  • What do you call your neighborwoods
  • What makes your appellation unique?
  • What do you think would help protect the environment of your appellation?

Be a part of the future!