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Macy Music Fest, Cincinnati

NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2017

MARCH

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
3/09/17-3/12/17; Phoenix, AZ; http://www.blackenterprise.com/wps

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Far Western RegionalConference
3/9/17-3/12/17; Santa Clara, CA; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Black-Out Weekend Ski Event
3/10/17-3/12/17; http://www.BlackOutWeekend.com

Blogging While Brown Conference
3/11/17; Washington, DC; http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.com

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority South Eastern Regional Conference
3/15/17-3/19/17; Birmingham, AL; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority South Central Regional Conference
3/15/17-3/19/17; Shreveport, LA; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Mid Western Regional Convention
3/15/17-3/19/17; Chicago, IL; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions

National Black Arts Festival: Fine Art + Fashion
3/16/17; Atlanta, GA; http://nbaf.org/

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Southwestern Regional Conference
3/16/17-3/19/17; Austin, TX; http://www.sgrho1922.org/

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority South Atlantic Regional Conference
3/22/17-3/26/17; Atlanta, GA; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Jazz in the Gardens, Annual Festival
3/18/17-3/19/17; Miami Gardens, FL; http://www.jazzinthegardens.com

Black Marriage Day
3/23/17; Various Cities; http://www.blackmarriageday.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Southern Regional Convention
3/23/17-3/26/17; Raleigh, NC; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions/

Zeta Phil Beta Sorority Eastern Regional Convention
3/23/17; Concord, NC; http://zphib1920.org/events/

National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention
3/29/17-4/02/17; http://www.nsbe.org

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Mid Western Regional Conference
3/29/17-4/2/17; Denver, CO; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Eastern Regional Convention
3/30/17-4/2/17; Norfolk, VA; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Southeastern Regional Conference
3/30/17-4/2/17; Orlando, FL; http://www.sgrho1922.org/site/events/

Urban Music Festival
3/31/17-4/01/17; Austin, TX; http://urbanmusicfest.com

Berks Jazz Festival
3/31/17-4/09/17; Reading, PA; http://www.berksjazzfest.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
3/31/17-4/01/17; Memphis, TN; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

APRIL

Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo
4/01/17-4/02/17; Baltimore, MD; http://www.bmorenaturalinc.com

San Francisco International Film Festival
4/05/17-4/19/17; San Francisco, CA; http://www.sffs.org

NBS Midwest Region Winterfest
4/05/17-4/09/17; http://www.nbs.org

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Great Lakes Regional Conference
4/5/17-4/9/17; Cleveland, OH ; http://aka1908.com/news-events/calendar-of-events

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Central Regional Conference
4/5/17-4/9/17; Milwaukee, WI ; http://aka1908.com/news-events/calendar-of-events

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Central Regional Conference
4/5/17-4/9/17; Detroit, MI; http://www.sgrho1922.org/site/events

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Western Regional Convention
4/6/17-4/9/17; Las Vegas, NV; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions

Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival
4/20/17-4/22/17; Charlotte, NC; http://www.charlottesunsetjazzfestival.com

National Forum for Black Public Administrators
4/19/17-4/23/17; http://www.nfbpa.org

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/28/17-5/07/17; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nojazzfest.com

National Black Police Association Convention
TBD; http://www.blackpolice.org

MAY

Beale Street Music Festival
5/05/17-5/07/17; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

St. Lucia Jazz Festival
5/12/17-5/14/17; St. Lucia; http://stluciajazz.org

Sweet Auburn Springfest
5/12/17-5/14/17; Atlanta, GA; http://www.sweetauburn.com

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
5/17/17-5/20/17; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
5/17/17-5/20/17; Miami, FL; http://www.blackenterprise.com/events

Travel Professionals of Color Conference
5/18/17-5/21/17; Orlando, FL; http://www.tpocassociation.com

Umoja Festival Portsmouth
TBD; Portsmouth, VA; http://www.umojafestportsmouth.com

Barbados Gospelfest
5/20/17-5/28/17; Barbados; http://www.barbadosgospelfest.com

Harlem Fine Arts Show
5/11/17-/5/15/17; Nassau, Bahamas; http://hfas.org

Palm Springs Summer Splash
5/11/17-5/14/17; Palm Springs, CA; http://www.psjazzfest.com/

Original Gullah Festival Celebration
5/26/17-5/28/17; Beaufort, SC; http://www.gullahfestival.org

Cancun Jumpoff
5/24/17-5/29/17; Cancun, Mexico; http://www.cancunjumpoff.com

Spoleto Festival
5/26/17-6/11/17; Charleston, SC; http://www.spoletousa.org

Atlanta Jazz Festival
5/26/17-5/28/17; Atlanta, GA; http://www.atlantafestivals.com

DanceAfrica
5/28/17-5/29/17; Brooklyn, NY; http://www.bam.org

JUNE

Brooklyn International Film Festival
6/2/17-6/11/17; Brooklyn, NY; http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

Capital Jazz Fest
6/02/17-6/04/17; Columbia, MD; http://www.capitaljazz.com

National Association of Black Accountants Annual Convention
6/6/17-6/10/17; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nabainc.org/convention

Carnival Houston
6/10/17; Houston, TX; http://www.carnivalhouston.com

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
6/02/17-6/11/17; Healdsburg, CA; http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org

Chicago Blues Festival
6/9/17-6/11/17; Chicago, IL; http://www.chicagobluesfestival.us

American Black Film Festival
6/14/17-6/18/17; Miami Beach, FL; http://www.abff.com

San Francisco Black Film Festival
6/15/17-6/18/17; San Francisco, CA; http://www.sfbff.org

BET Experience
6/22/17-6/25/17; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.bet.com/bet-awards

Real Men Cook
Fathers Day; Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta; http://www.realmencook.com

Juneteenth Celebrations
Around June 19th; Various Dates and Cities, http://www.juneteenth.com

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
6/02/17-6/03/17; Chicago, IL, Link

Summerfest
6/28/17-7/2/17, 7/4/17-7/9/17; Milwaukee, WI; http://summerfest.com/

Montreal Jazz Festival
6/28/17-7/8/17; Montreal, Canada; http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

Sundiata Festival
6/10/17-6/11/17; Seattle, WA; http://www.festivalsundiata.org

Zeta Phil Beta Sorority Pacific Regional Convention
6/29/17; Albuquerque, NM; http://zphib1920.org/events/

Essence Music Festival
6/29/17-7/2/17; New Orleans, LA; http://www.essence.com

Waterfront Blues Festival
6/30/17-7/4/17; Portland, OR; http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

JULY

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
7/1/17-7/2/17; San Francisco, CA; http://www.fillmorestreetjazzfest.com

Taste of Chicago
7/5/17-7/9/17; Chicago, IL; http://www.tasteofchicago.us

Zeta Phil Beta Sorority Organizational Leadership Convention
7/6/17; Washington DC; http://zphib1920.org/events/

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
7/08/17-7/09/17; Hayward, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Annual Convention
7/12/17-7/16/17; Baltimore, MD; http://www.apa1906.net/alphaconvention

Rainbow PUSH Summit
7/12/17-7/15/17; Chicago, IL; http://www.rainbowpush.org

Baltimore African American Festival
TBD; Baltimore, MD; http://www.africanamericanfestival.net

Bayou Boogaloo
TBD; Norfolk, VA; http://www.festevents.org/bayou-boogaloo

NAACP Annual Convention
7/22/17-7/26/17; Baltimore, MD; http://www.naacp.org

Indiana Black Expo
7/06/17-7/16/17; Indianapolis, IN; http://www.indianablackexpo.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
7/15/17-7/16/17; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Reggae Sumfest
7/16/17-7/22/17; Montego Bay, Jamaica; http://www.reggaesumfest.com

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Annual Convention
7/18/17-7/23/17; Detroit, MI; http://www.phibetasigma1914.org/

National Dental Association Annual Convention
7/19/17-7/23/17; http://www.ndaonline.org

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Conference
7/23/17-7/27/17; Cincinnati, OH; http://www.nabcj.org

Black Data Processing Association Annual Convention
7/26/17-7/29/17; Cincinnati, OH; http://www.bdpa.org/

National Bar Association Annual Convention
7/29/17-8/4/17; http://www.nationalbar.org

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Leadership Seminar
7/13/17-7/16/17; Las Vegas, NV; http://www.aka1908.com

Norfolk Jazz Festival
7/14/17-7/15/17; Norfolk, VA; Norfolk Jazz Festival

International Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit
7/26/17-7/28/17; Miami, FL; http://www.nabhood.com

Macy’s Music Festival
7/28/17-7/29/17; Cincinnati, OH; http://www.qlzprod.com

National Medical Association Annual Convention
7/29/17-8/2/17; Philadelphia, PA; http://www.nmanet.org/

National Black Nurses Annual Convention
7/30/17-8/4/17; Las Vegas, NV; http://www.nbna.org/

National Urban League Conference
7/26/17-7/29/17; St. Louis, MO; http://www.nul.org

American Tennis Association National Championships and Convention
7/31/17-8/5/17; Baltimore, MD http://www.americantennisassociation.org

Association of African American Museums Conference
7/31/17-8/04/17; Washington, DC; http://www.blackmuseums.org

Bi-Annual National Black Theatre Festival
7/31/17-8/05/17; Winston-Salem, NC; http://www.nbtf.org

AUGUST

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Leadership Conference
8/2/17-8/6/17; Cincinnati, OH; http://www.oppf.org/omega_events.asp

National Sales Network Convention
8/2/17-8/4/17, Chicago, IL; http://www.salesnetwork.org

Caribana
8/3/17-8/7/17; Toronto, Canada; http://www.caribanatoronto.com

Satchmo Summerfest
8/3/17-8/6/17; New Orleans, LA; http://fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest

Women Who Jam SESAC Showcase
8/06/17; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.womenwhojam.com

Bonaire Jazz Festival
TBD; Bonaire; http://www.bonairejazz.com

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention
8/9/17-8/13/17; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nabj.org

Houston International Jazz Festival
8/4/17-8/6/17; Houston, TX; http://www.jazzeducation.org

Lansing Jazzfest
8/4/17-8/5/17; Lansing, MI; http://www.jazzlansing.com

Umoja Family Festival
TBD; Seattle, WA; http://www.umojafamilyfest.com

Hair Boss Competition
8/19/17-8/21/17; Atlanta, GA; http://www.bronnerbros.com

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
8/5/17-8/6/17; Atlanta, GA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
8/8/17-8/12/17; Vineyard Haven and Oaks Bluff, MA; http://www.mvaaff.com

Art & Soul Festival
8/19/17-8/20/17; Oakland, CA; http://www.artandsouloakland.com

Long Beach Jazz Festival
TBD; Long Beach, CA; http://www.longbeachjazzfestival.com

Africana Virginia Beach Funkfest
8/25/17-8/27/17; Viginia Beach, VA; http://www.africanavirginiabeach.com

West Indian American Carnival
8/31/17-9/4/17; Brooklyn, NY; http://wiadcacarnival.org

Chicago Jazz Festival
8/31/17-9/3/17; Chicago, IL; http://www.chicagojazzfestival.us

SEPTEMBER

South Florida Women Of Color Conference
9/8/17-9/10/17; Fort Lauderdale, FL; http://southfloridawomenofcolor.com

Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues SummerFest
9/01/17-9/03/17; Oaks Bluff, MA; http://mvjazzbluessummerfest.com

Monterey Jazz Festival
9/15/17-9/17/17; Monterey, CA; http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Michigan BluesFest
9/15/17-9/16/17; Lansing, MI; http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com

Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf and Tennis Challenge
TBD, FL; http://www.blackenterprise.com

African American Street Festival
TBD; Nashville, TN; http://aacanashville.org

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo – Championship Finals
9/22/17-9/23/17;; Washington, DC; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

National Black MBA Association Annual Conference
9/26/17-9/30/17, Philadelphia, PA; https://www.nbmbaaconference.org/

Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference
TBD; Washington, DC; http://www.cbcfinc.org/

International Black Women’s Congress Conference
TBD; http://www.ibwc.us

ADCOLOR Awards
TBD; http://adcolor.org

OCTOBER

Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference
TBD; http://www.besla.org/program

Action Icon Awards
TBD; Los Angeles, CA; http://actioniconawards.com

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
TBD; Mountain View, CA, http://www.svaff.org/

Arizona Jazz Festival
TBD; Litchfield Park, AZ http://arizonajazzfestival.com

Taste of Soul Festival
TBD; Los Angeles, CA, http://www.tasteofsoulla.org

NOVEMBER

State of the Black World Conference
TBD; location TBD; http://www.ibw21.org

DECEMBER

Kwanzaa Celebrations
12/26-01/01 in cities across America; http://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations

Kwanzaa Celebrations
12/26-01/01 in cities across America; http://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations

National Girls Self-Esteem – NUTCRACKER IN OAKTOWN
TBD; Oakland, CA; http://www.girlsselfesteemprogram.com

NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2018

JANUARY

Dr Martin Luther King Day of Service
01/15/18-01/19/18, Various Dates and Locations; see http://www.mlkday.gov/

Spady Museum MLK Breakfast
TBD; Delray Beach; FL; http://www.spadymuseum.com

NBS Summit
TBD; Mammoth Mountain, CA; http://www.nbs.org

Zora Neale Hurston Festival
TBD; Eatonville, FL; http://www.zorafestival.org

Universoul Circus
TBD; Jacksonville, FL; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Bronner Brothers Beauty Show
TBD; Atlanta, GA, http://www.bronnerbros.com

FEBRUARY

National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll and Collectible Show
TBD; Baltimore, MD; http://www.johnsonshows.com

Black History Month
Various Dates & Cities; http://www.soulofamerica.com/us-cities

Hollywood Black film Festival
TBD; Marina Del Rey, CA; http://www.hbff.org

Gullah Celebration
TBD; Hilton Head, SC; http://www.gullahcelebration.com

Pan African Film Festival
TBD; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.paff.org

San Diego Brazil Carnival
TBD; San Diego, CA; http://www.brazilcarnival.com

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style
TBD; San Francisco, CA; http://www.mardigrassanfrancisco.com

Bronner Brothers Beauty Show
TBD; Atlanta, GA, http://www.bronnerbros.com

Universoul Circus
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Black Comedy Competition
TBD; Oakland, CA; http://www.BlackComedyCompetition.com

International Pretty Brown Girl Day
TBD; Detroit and various cities; http://www.prettybrowngirl.com

Ankara Miami Fashion Show
TBD; Miami, FL; http://ankaramiami.com

NBA All Star Weekend
TBD; http://www.nba.com

NBS Black Summit
TBD; http://www.nbs.org

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