3 Cannabis-Friendly Des Moines Events to Light Up The Season

Winter may be coming—as they say—but for now, Fall has come to Des Moines in all its colorful glory. That means lots of fun and celebratory Des Moines events to mark this special time of year.

And of course, like your favorite Des Moines dispensary, we’re committed to helping you enjoy it with the fun-enhancing benefits of fresh, locally grown and sourced cannabis. So with that in mind, here are a smattering of upcoming events paired with the most exciting and stimulating cannabis strains in our current selection. What pairs best with squid, you ask? Read on, friends.


Des Moines Events Squid A Rama Des Moines Events
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When: Saturday, November 10, 4 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Location: Highline College MaST Center, Des Moines, WA


Strain pairing: Jack Herer

Maybe it’s just us, but studying the underwater world seems to go hand in hand with the cheerful, euphoric, and energizing effects of the classic Jack Herer strain. At Squid-A-Rama, Des Moines’ beloved annual celebration of cephalopods, you can examine live squid at the aquarium, observe a squid dissection (not for the faint of heart), meet Puget Sound scuba divers, and enjoy squid-themed art made by Des Moines students. Coffee, hot cocoa, and Salty’s chowder will be available for purchase.

Destination Des Moines

Holiday Tree Lighting & Pajama Party

Des Moines Events Destination Des Moines Holiday Tree Lighting
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When: Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Location: Big Catch Plaza, Des Moines


Strain Pairing: Girl Scout Cookies

Join Destination Des Moines and their sponsors for this popular and cheer-raising annual family event! You’ll be treated to caroling, live music, face painting, and of course, photos with Santa.

And what says “Christmas” more than “cookies”? We recommend Girl Scout Cookies, a perfectly balanced hybrid known for inducing a happy, relaxing, and seriously stress-relieving experience.

We’d love it if you could bring a non-perishable donation for the Rotary of Des Moines/Normandy Park, who will be staffing a table to accept food, new children’s pajamas, and monetary donations for those in need at this most special of Des Moines events.

Christmas Ship Festival

Des Moines Events Christmas Ship Festival
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When: Friday, November 23 – Sunday, December 23

Cost: Varies, $68 – FREE depending on venue

Location: Puget Sound


Strain Pairing: Puget Sound Lo-Pez

The Christmas Ships are coming! The Christmas Ships are coming! Oh come on, don’t tell us you don’t know what the Christmas Ships are; they’re the glittering and bedazzled Puget Sound cruisers that travel from port to port spreading holiday cheer.

And seeing as the ships travel our beloved body of water, what better strain to sample than Puget Sound Lo-Pez, a unique indica-heavy strain known for its relaxing cerebral and bodily effects? Check the cruise line’s calendar to find specific events this holiday season; you’ll find on-board Santas, musical entertainment and much much more!

Pair whatever Des Moines events you’re into with a great strain from Greenside Recreational. Not sure whether to opt for an energizing sativa, a relaxing indica, or a hybrid, our budtenders will help you find the just what you’re looking for.  Stop by or check out our online menu to see what’s in stock.

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