Events

NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2017

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
8/04/17-8/06/17; 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
8/11/17-8/13/17; 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

Women Of Color Empowerment Conference
9/8/17-9/10/17; Fort Lauderdale, FL; http://www.nationalwomenofcolor.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

African American Street Festival
9/22/17-9/24/17; 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
9/20/17-9/24/17; Washington, DC; http://www.cbcfinc.org/

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

ADCOLOR Awards
9/17/17-9/19/17; http://adcolor.org

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
9/29/17-10/01/17; Mountain View, CA, http://www.svaff.org/

Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival
9/30/17; Washington, DC; http://www.BlackOwnedSpiritsFestival.com

OCTOBER

Black Enterprise TechConnext Summit
10/09/17-10/10/17, FL; http://www.blackenterprise.com

Action Icon Awards
10/22/17; Los Angeles, CA; http://actioniconawards.com

Taste of Soul Festival
10/21/17; Los Angeles, CA, http://www.tasteofsoulla.org

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

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

MARCH

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
TBD; http://www.blackenterprise.com/wps

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Far Western RegionalConference
TBD; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Black-Out Weekend Ski Event
TBD; http://www.BlackOutWeekend.com

Blogging While Brown Conference
TBD; http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.com

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority South Eastern Regional Conference
TBD; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority South Central Regional Conference
TBD; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Mid Western Regional Convention
TBD; Chicago, IL; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions

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

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Southwestern Regional Conference
TBD; http://www.sgrho1922.org/

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority South Atlantic Regional Conference
TBD; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Jazz in the Gardens, Annual Festival
TBD; Miami Gardens, FL; http://www.jazzinthegardens.com

Black Marriage Day
TBD; Various Cities; http://www.blackmarriageday.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Southern Regional Convention
TBD; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions/

Zeta Phil Beta Sorority Eastern Regional Convention
TBD; http://zphib1920.org/events/

National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention
TBD; http://www.nsbe.org

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Mid Western Regional Conference
TBD; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Eastern Regional Convention
TBD; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Southeastern Regional Conference
TBD; Orlando, FL; http://www.sgrho1922.org/site/events/

Urban Music Festival
TBD; Austin, TX; http://urbanmusicfest.com

Berks Jazz Festival
TBD; Reading, PA; http://www.berksjazzfest.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
TBD; Memphis, TN; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

APRIL

Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo
TBD; Baltimore, MD; http://www.bmorenaturalinc.com

San Francisco International Film Festival
TBD; San Francisco, CA; http://www.sffs.org

NBS Midwest Region Winterfest
TBD; http://www.nbs.org

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

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

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Central Regional Conference
TBD; Detroit, MI; http://www.sgrho1922.org/site/events

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Western Regional Convention
TBD; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions

Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival
TBD; Charlotte, NC; http://www.charlottesunsetjazzfestival.com

National Forum for Black Public Administrators
TBD; http://www.nfbpa.org

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
TBD; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nojazzfest.com

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

MAY

Beale Street Music Festival
TBD; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

St. Lucia Jazz Festival
TBD; St. Lucia; http://stluciajazz.org

Sweet Auburn Springfest
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.sweetauburn.com

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
TBD; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
TBD; Miami, FL; http://www.blackenterprise.com/events

Travel Professionals of Color Conference
TBD; Orlando, FL; http://www.tpocassociation.com

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

Barbados Gospelfest
TBD; Barbados; http://www.barbadosgospelfest.com

Harlem Fine Arts Show
TBD; Nassau, Bahamas; http://hfas.org

Palm Springs Summer Splash
TBD; Palm Springs, CA; http://www.psjazzfest.com/

Original Gullah Festival Celebration
TBD; Beaufort, SC; http://www.gullahfestival.org

Cancun Jumpoff
TBD; Cancun, Mexico; http://www.cancunjumpoff.com

Spoleto Festival
TBD; Charleston, SC; http://www.spoletousa.org

Atlanta Jazz Festival
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.atlantafestivals.com

DanceAfrica
TBD; Brooklyn, NY; http://www.bam.org

JUNE

Brooklyn International Film Festival
TBD; Brooklyn, NY; http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

Capital Jazz Fest
TBD; Columbia, MD; http://www.capitaljazz.com

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

Carnival Houston
TBD; Houston, TX; http://www.carnivalhouston.com

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
TBD; Healdsburg, CA; http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org

Chicago Blues Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL; http://www.chicagobluesfestival.us

American Black Film Festival
TBD; Miami Beach, FL; http://www.abff.com

San Francisco Black Film Festival
TBD; San Francisco, CA; http://www.sfbff.org

BET Experience
Late June 2018; 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
TBD; Chicago, IL, Link

Summerfest
TBD; Milwaukee, WI; http://summerfest.com/

Montreal Jazz Festival
TBD; Montreal, Canada; http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

Sundiata Festival
TBD; Seattle, WA; http://www.festivalsundiata.org

Bayou Boogaloo
6/18; Norfolk, VA; http://www.festevents.org/bayou-boogaloo

Zeta Phil Beta Sorority Pacific Regional Convention
TBD; http://zphib1920.org/events/

Essence Music Festival
7/18; New Orleans, LA; http://www.essence.com

Waterfront Blues Festival
TBD; Portland, OR; http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

JULY

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
San Francisco, CA; http://www.fillmorestreetjazzfest.com

Taste of Chicago
Chicago, IL; http://www.tasteofchicago.us

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

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
Hayward, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Annual Convention
Baltimore, MD; http://www.apa1906.net/alphaconvention

Rainbow PUSH Summit
Chicago, IL; http://www.rainbowpush.org

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

NAACP Annual Convention
Baltimore, MD; http://www.naacp.org

Indiana Black Expo
Indianapolis, IN; http://www.indianablackexpo.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
Los Angeles, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Reggae Sumfest
Montego Bay, Jamaica; http://www.reggaesumfest.com

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Annual Convention
Detroit, MI; http://www.phibetasigma1914.org/

National Dental Association Annual Convention
http://www.ndaonline.org

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Conference
Cincinnati, OH; http://www.nabcj.org

Black Data Processing Association Annual Convention
Cincinnati, OH; http://www.bdpa.org/

National Bar Association Annual Convention
http://www.nationalbar.org

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Leadership Seminar
Las Vegas, NV; http://www.aka1908.com

Norfolk Jazz Festival
Norfolk, VA; Norfolk Jazz Festival

International Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit
Miami, FL; http://www.nabhood.com

Cincinnati Music Festival
Cincinnati, OH; http://www.qlzprod.com

National Medical Association Annual Convention
Philadelphia, PA; http://www.nmanet.org/

National Black Nurses Annual Convention
Las Vegas, NV; http://www.nbna.org/

National Urban League Conference
St. Louis, MO; http://www.nul.org

American Tennis Association National Championships and Convention
Baltimore, MD http://www.americantennisassociation.org

Association of African American Museums Conference
7/18; 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

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  1. Hello — This is Burnadette with the Women of Color Empowerment Conference. I was wondering if we could change what you have as “South Florida Women of Color Conference” to the “Women of Color Empowerment Conference” and also change the website to be consistent with the press release. The website is — nationalwomenofcolor.com

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