Sativa Stadium

4:20 am to Dawn

Mahawana Sunrise Meditation

10 am The Pot Poet’s Breakfast

Hosted by award-winning Nimbin poet olympian David Hallett, this poetic wake-up call will be a pot-pourri of Nimbin & other worldly poetic tales. Visiting pot poets are very welcome! Just turn up or email:

11 am Seed Swap

11:30 am Hemp Olympix registration

Register at Sativa Stadium for the 2018 Hemp Olympix! $2 Entry into all HEMP Olympix Events.

12 – 2 pm Hemp Olympix

Last Heats and Finals: Growers Iron Person Event & Bong Throw and Yell.

Music – After Rally & Parade @ Hash Bowl Stage

Program TBA

Nimbin Town Hall

MardiGrass Info Booth, chill zone, medical Cannabis meeting place, forums, with advice and education in the garden. The Greek Street Food Cafe in the Town Hall is open all weekend serving healthy meals, local coffee and homemade hempseed cakes.

10.30 am – 2 pm: Hemposium Conference

Talks, workshops, demos and forums on cannabis law reform, medicine, culture, and history.

Link to Program ~ Link to Speakers

We are pleased to present some mind-bending action at the 25th MardiGrass Hemposium. There is an impressive line-up of speakers who will share their medical cannabis expertise and experiences, and reveal the campaigns and gains made in other cannabis loving communities around the planet.

5 pm Joint Rolling Finals

Hosted by SSorensen and Alan Glover.

Followed by the Plantathlon Award for the best Hemp Olympix All-rounder, in memory of Chicken George, the legendary Plantem of previous MardiGrass.

Special 26th MardiGrass Plantem look-a-like competition.

Great green prizes!

6 pm HEMP Party meeting


Town Hall Garden

Open all weekend: Medical Cannabis meeting place, advice and education from local and visiting experts, as well as herbal extraction and cooking demonstrations.

10 am – 2 pm : Medical Cannabis Advice, Information, Education and Demonstrations. Please drop in any time to share with local and visiting experts.

Advisors: Dave, Heather, Francis, Kendra, Gary, Zane, Radic Al, Brooke
Demos: Radic Al, Nick the Hippy

12 – 2pm : Dr Andrew Katelaris, and other speakers will be available for advice and information exchange.


Mullaways Camp

10 am – 2 pm : Gardener’s Breakfast with Mullaway and friends. All gardeners and wanna-be green thumbs welcome!


Disco Sista’s Tent

12 – 2 pm : Hemposium

Grower’s circle and demo about the wide ranging benefits of the cannabis plant

Link to Program ~ Link to Speakers 

5 pm : Comedy – Weed Laughs!

Hosted by Laugh Mob. Weed love to make you laugh with our comedy ! And we sure need it to handle these ridiculous, discriminatory, inhuman, archaic, ludicrous and laughable cannabis laws.


6 – 9 pm : Green Light Party

Hosted by Disco Sista

Nimbin DJ Club presents Open DJ Sets / Fire Dancers / Lights / Videos / Fx… dance in the largest rainproof tent…. Featuring: Enchanted Movement * Fire Logan Mcalpin, DJ Amozon, DJ Nug in the Hilux, DJ Psy Stew, DJ Bush Grub and Video DJ Disco Sista



12 – 2 pm : Martin Ernegg, Hemp Fibre Fusion

Workshop: Hemp Bead Molding


Birth & Beyond

This year at Nimbin Mardigrass, the Birth and Beyond room (next to the Apothecary) will be alive with harmonious Yogic vibrations. Please join us for one of our scheduled classes or pop in to soak up the energy.

8 am – 9.30 Stoned Yoga

12 – 1.30 pm Yoga Nidra / Deep relaxation


* Prohibition is an incitement, not a control!

2 pm * Gather and get ready for the MardiGrass Parade

If you want to be in it join us inside the exit of the western car park, across the road from the Community Market. The march is the main event, so please come.


The Parade this year will gather inside the western car park near the exit and led by the Widjibal Elders of the Bunjalung Nation, with children holding the Koori flag, make its way south along Cullen street to the Police Station where it will turn left and head down past the Greenbank into to Sativa Stadium for the Cannabis Law Reform Rally, speeches and presentations. Just follow the GANJA FAERIES and the BIG JOINT!!

Sometimes the parade might stop while the Ganja Faeries up front do a brief performance. This keeps the parade from being too hasty and allows the crowd a better opportunity to take it all in. Everyone wait behind the BIG JOINT until the procession continues. No rush.

Percussionists who have not been practicing with the Ganja Faerie troupe are asked to form a second Drumming Troupe, further back in the parade to provide a continuing accompaniment for the parade. People are asked not to occupy the space between the Ganja Faeries and the first group of Drummers.

When we finish the march there will be short speeches by Bundjalung Elders and guests. Parade Float prizes will be awarded, followed by more speeches.

This is our twenty sixth consecutive annual Rally for Cannabis Law Reform. We vowed to Rally every year on the first Sunday in May until we are no longer criminals for using this herb!


Hemp [Party] Bar @ the Embassy

Fair Dinkum stand up voters can register here to join the HEMP Party all weekend. Join the Church of the Holy Smoke for free!


Mingle Park

Solar powered DRY CAMP in the middle of the village, includes chilled chai tent, hemp education and demonstrations on using hemp seed for nutrition, music, and workshops.

Program TBA


Community Market Stage

Family Friendly space featuring a chill-out chai tent, markets, and the best of music from the Rainbow region all weekend.


Bush Theatre

Open all weekend! Food, music and superb chill zone by the river.

10 am – 11 pm MUSIC

Bands to be announced!


Cannabis Cup * Somewhere, Sometime …