At Urban Axes, celebrate Four-Twenty with hatchets and beer (but no pot)

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To mark what’s becoming, for some, the newest national holiday, Urban Axes will host a Four-Twenty Party.

No, pot will not be provided. And, in case you’ve been buried in a hole for the last century, marijuana is illegal.

Still, participants will get to fling axes and drink beer at the event, scheduled from 5-8 p.m. April 20.

Jon Crowley prepares a throw during Sunday night league at Austin’s Urban Axes. Julia Robinson/ FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Cost is $20 and includes admission to a one-hour axe throwing session, plus beer from Victory Brewing Company. For more information, go to

That 4-20 terminology? It apparently comes from five California high school students who met at a certain spot on campus at 4:20 p.m. every day to smoke weed. They used the term “420” as code for marijuana.

Urban Axes is located at 812 Airport Boulevard.

A league competitor takes aim during a warm-up session on Sunday January 21, 2018. Austin’s Urban Axes offers corporate events, walk-ins, and weekly axe throwing leagues. Julia Robinson/ FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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