Dates: May 03, 2019 - May 05, 2019
|City/State:||Nimbin, New South Wales|
Protest, Educate & Celebrate
MardiGrass is a cannabis law reform rally, parade and festival held annually in the town of Nimbin, in north east New South Wales, Australia. MardiGrass is held to protest drug laws, educate people on the various uses of cannabis, medicinal, industrial, recreational & spiritual, and to celebrate the culture that has grown there over the last 40 years.
The protest rally and parade are held on the first weekend in May, and is the core element of MardiGrass; the festival weekend contains events such as the Hemp Olympics, including Joint Rolling, Bong Throw and Yell and Growers Iron-person events; also including the Nimbin Cannabis Cup, Harvest Ball, Picker's Ball, live music and dance parties. The protest rally and parade are held on Sunday, and gathers opposite the Police station and then marches away, through the village to Peace Park, accompanied by the traditional "Big Joint" and dancing Ganja Faeries. MardiGrass is a participant in the Global Marijuana March.
Their mission is to bring about change with as much fun as possible.