Event Details

9:45am - Midnight: Magic Mann

Join us for our 5th Birthday!

945 AM ::

  • We will begin our day on 4/20 with a community blessing, honoring the cannabis plant and its healing, versatile, and humble spirit. We honor its ability to be a bridge for community and stand neutral. It knows no race, color, gender, politics or religion. Its beauty and mystery are the light that guide us! We invite anyone to join us in sharing in this blessing.

10 AM ::

  • We are opening for business!
  • Magic Mann 420 Birthday Shirts for $4.20! (while supplies last!)
  • Double Loyalty Points All Day
  • Free Stickers!
  • Specials and Deals from these kind folks ::

Logos of brands on special for 420

Donations welcomed all day for the Magic Mann Global Indigenous Fund!


12 PM - 4PM: On The Green (across from Magic Mann)

Come meet, ask questions, laud and learn with our friends from ::


PArticipants on the green for 420

Learn about Summer CSA’s for pick up every week at the Essex Experience from Dandelion Farms ::

Relax and hang out to DJ Rico James ::

4PM: Raffle Supporting The WaterWheel Foundation OPENS; Lounge@Essex Cinemas

We are very excited to partner with The WaterWheel Foundation to raise money for the MANY ways they support our community!

  • Raffle Items include ::
    • Puffco
    • Stunden Gravity Bong
    • Band-Signed Phish Poster from Mexico framed by ArtHound!
    • Full Veggie Share from Dandelion Farms Summer CSA
    • Essex Experience Bundle
    • More TBD
  • Tickets are 1 for $20 or 6 for $100
  • 100% of your raffle tickets is donated to The WaterWheel Foundation
  • You do not need to be present to win
  • You will be able to choose which item you would like to have your raffle ticket applied to
  • Winners will be chosen in the Lounge later on in the evening

Thank you to the following Businesses for supporting our raffle ::

Mad Taco



4pm -7pm: Explore & Dine & Laugh

There is so much to explore at The Essex Experience! Everyone will be in the spirit and we hope you will take the opportunity to check out what’s what!

  • Plenty of dining options throughout the Essex Experience to fit any budget.
  • Enjoy a meal on the town!
  • Or grab Take out and Join us in the LOUNGE at Essex Cinemas!
    • FREE movies to Make You LAUGH!
    • Enjoy Black Flannel Beer or Drinks and Cider Lab’s Cider and love knowing that $2 from each of these beverages will be donated back to The WaterWheel Foundation courtesy of Black Flannel and The Cider Lab donating a $1 buck per beverage and the Essex Experience matching that buck!

7pm: Showtime! T-REX at Essex Cinemas!

Join us at 7 pm as we start to take to 11. (Doors 6pm!)

We are having a party in the T-REX (Theater Real Extreme) featuring an enormous 60-foot curved screen (the largest in VT, by 70%) with the latest in Christie digital projection processing. Get blown away by 18 amplifiers, 124 speakers, and a 10,400 watt Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound System!

First Up Pleasant Boys!

Pleasant Boys aka P-Street Bandits are an Alternative Hip-Hop duo based out of Burlington, VT. The group was formed at Castleton University and began hosting their own shows and events under the name “Genesis.” Pleasant Boys were recently voted “Best Rap Group in Vermont” by an annual campaign hosted by Vermont Hip-Hop. This past December the group dropped their debut album titled “PSTREETBANDITS” and are gearing up for the release of their latest EP releasing on 4/20.

Apple Music

Next Up: Dobbs’ Dead

Dobbs’ Dead is a Vermont tribute to the Grateful Dead consisting of Josh Dobbs (keyboards), Jessica Leone (Vocals), Cotter Ellis (Drums), Ryan Clausen (Drums), Jack Vignone (Bass) and Joe Agnello (Guitar).  Influenced by musical traditions including Funk, Rock, Ambient, and Dance, Dobbs’ Dead is known for connecting with the audience while pushing the “Grate American Songbook” into new territory.  Described as wild, exciting, and unconventional, this is not a show to be missed!

Bringing up the End of the Eve…… With our Mistress of Ceremonies AMBER LEMAY


  • 60-foot curved screen
  •  The latest in Christie digital projection processing
  • 18 amplifiers
  • 124 speakers
  • 10,400 watt Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound System

Tickets available HERE

A Full Bar will be available inside the Lounge for refreshment (and fundraising!)

  • Lounge will be for guests 21+
  • Winners for our Raffle for The WaterWheel Foundation will be selected at Phish set-break
  • Enjoy Black Flannel Beer or Drinks and Cider Lab’s Cider
  • Love knowing that $2 from each of these beverages will be donated back to The WaterWheel Foundation courtesy of Black Flannel and The Cider Lab donating a $1 buck per beverage and the Double E matching that buck!
  • Tickets are $5/21+ and  $10/18+
  • 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to The WaterWheel Foundation.


Make it a Vacation at The Essex Resort & Spa!

Hang out! Stay a couple nights! Celebrate in style this 420! It is a National Holiday!

Package Includes:

  • 2 Tickets to Magic Mann’s 5th Birthday Celebration
  • Live Stream of the Phish Concert from the Las Vegas Sphere
  • Shuttle Transportation to and from the event
  • Access to the Double E VIP Lounge (21+)
  • Complimentary Swag
  • Breakfast for two at The Tavern
  • Late check-out at 2pm

Tavern breakfast does not include alcohol or gratuity. Rate redeemable with check-in on Friday, April 19, 2024 or Saturday, April 20, 2024 only. Minimum two night stay.

Check it out HERE

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