Cannifest Chicago

Cannifest is coming to Chicago at the Ravenswood Event Center APRIL 9TH AND 10TH. Cannifest Chicago is a 2-Day Cannabis Trade Gathering like no other. Boasting over 50 vendors and exhibitors from around the country, we will be host to some of the Nation’s top breeders and brands for a throwdown in the Windy City. Stick around for the Afterparty featuring our good friend and cannabis conscious headlining artist- Chali 2na! The Expo and Afterparty events are 21+. Our event will follow the City and Local guidelines for Covid precautions.

Cannifest CHICAGO 2022


Cannifest is coming to Chicago at the Ravenswood Event Center APRIL 9TH AND 10TH!

Cannifest Chicago is a (age 21+) 2-Day Cannabis Trade Gathering like no other. Boasting over 50 vendors and exhibitors from around the country, we will be host to some of the Nation’s top breeders and brands for a throw-down in the Windy City.

Cannifest is a celebration of community, cannabis, and all things green. In 2015, the first Cannifest brought cannabis farmers, professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world together in Humboldt at the first ever cannabis festival and trade gathering. Today, Cannifest includes nationwide festivals, cultivation competitions, and other exciting events for the cannabis community. Cannifest is where many of the industry’s pioneers first came into the light and exhibited their business for the first time! With a strong focus on educational talks and the desire to connect with powerful organizations to amplify their messages, we have created a grassroots approach that celebrates the diverse cannabis community.

Ready to Connect?  Cannifest has many opportunities for everyone to be involved. The table is long and wide and we invite you to pull up a chair- relax, learn, unwind and quench your thirst for knowledge by meeting the experts in person. This isn’t another event where the lines are drawn and the ticket price is unachievable – this is an open armed approach that gives back to the local community.

Get in Touch:  Reach out to the Cannifest crew today and get involved. There are Exhibitor booths , Sponsorships, Volunteer positions, a Makers Market area, The Seed Swap Circus, an NPO lane, and so much more! If you have a passion for the  Midwest cannabis scene- Cannifest wants to hear from you!

Saturday APRIL 9TH  11am-6pm

Sunday APRIL 10TH – 11am-6pm

More details can be found at : $30 discounted weekend pass : Discounted lodging available at The Hyatt Centric : **This is a 21+ Event ** Valid ID to enter ** : Weekend passes get you admission to the 2 day Expo only. : NO REFUNDS.     




2022 official JUDGES - CHicago

LEO STONE – Afficiando Seeds

B. Swizlo – Object Heavy / Fatbol Clothing

BEAU  – Immaculate Seed & Growactive Solutions

MR D – Happy Dreams Genetics

Eric Minor, HBK Genetics

Elcy Green, CBN21  AutoGrowAthon Winner

Jessica Baker, Baker Medical 

Holly – Elevated Institute 

G – The Ganjery


With his unmistakable baritone voice and 6-and-a-half foot charm, Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop’s preeminent and most charismatic personalities.   He’s also garnered renowned praise as a visual artist across a wide spectrum of canvases. 

Most known for co-founding music groups, Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali released his debut solo album “Fish Outta Water” in 2009.  Since then, he has toured the world 10 times over with his 3-piece band known as the House Of Vibe. 

Breathing new life into his musical upbringings, in 2013 he embarked on a career defining mission called “Against The Current”, a music + art project that combines a 5-part series of genre bending EPs with a coffee table book featuring original artwork and photography from Chali himself.

The LowDown Brass Band is a uniquely strong representation of Chicago Music culture. This talented all horn band leans heavily on dancehall and street beat rhythm, with the energy of conscious hip hop, jazz, reggae, and soul. 


Live art has always been a rad addition to our events – a natural path to building bridges – cultivating connection and celebrating the cannabis culture through multiple mediums ~
This is just the type of energy we are seeking at Cannifest, so come out and watch as each line transitions the canvas into something you can feel! All of our artists will be working intentionally to raise the vibration and allow us all to be part of their personal experience + flow.

Karl Jahnke

Karl Jahnke is a painter and sculptor living in the suburbs of Chicago. You can view his work at -⁠ ::⁠ Cannifest Chicago is excited and humbled to be able to host so many amazing people in the flow- THANK YOU Chicago for the warm welcome and THANKS to the whole line up of rockstars involved- we’re HYPE!⁠ ⁠

Ivan Vazquez

Ivan Vazquez is a Chicago born and based visual artist whose work symbolizes knowledge and the movement and explores identity. The visuals pay tribute to the lost and the saved w/ nods to hip hop culture. He uses art as a weapon to educate and empower. ⁠
Come by, meet him in person at Cannifest and bask in the creative energy that he and our other artists will stir up ⁠

Kathryn Eli

Kathryn Eli is an artist based in Chicago. Their work builds on an initial continuous line design that is then meditated on with intuitive mosaic shapes and careful mark-making. Eli aims to create work that describes our vibrational connection to nature, the cosmos, the higher self, and to each other.⁠


We give all of our Cannifest guests the white glove, concierge service that you would expect, and offer even more perks of the Cannabiz for those who want to join us.

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Come Party with us and Promote your Business.

We offer Sponshorship and Vendor Exhinition Booths to Cannabis Businesses of many types.  We are here to help you bring your company into the Cannifest family to exhibit.

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