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NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2019

JULY

Essence Music Festival
7/05/19-7/07/19; New Orleans, LA; https://www.essence.com

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
7/06/19-7/07/19; San Francisco, CA; http://www.fillmorestreetjazzfest.com

National Black Theatre Festival – Bi-annual
7/29/19-8/03/19; Winston-Salem, NC; http://www.nbtf.org

National Black Police Association Education & Training Conference
8/18/19-8/24/19; Pittsburgh, PA; https://www.blackpolice.org

National Black Arts Festival Gala
7/13/19; Atlanta, GA; http://nbaf.org/

Taste of Chicago
7/10/19-7/14/19; Chicago, IL; https://www.tasteofchicago.us

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
7/13/19-7/14/19; Hayward, CA; https://www.billpickettrodeo.com

NAACP Annual Convention
7/20/19-7/24/19; https://www.naacp.org

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
7/11/19-7/21/19; Indianapolis, IN; https://summercelebration.net

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
7/20/19-7/21/19; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Reggae Sumfest
7/14/19-7/20/19; Montego Bay, Jamaica; https://www.reggaesumfest.com

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Annual Convention
7/09/19-7/14/19; Las Vegas, NV; http://www.phibetasigma1914.org/

National Dental Association Annual Convention
7/17/19-7/21/19; Washington, DC; https://www.ndaonline.org

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Conference
7/14/19-7/18/19; Tampa, FL; http://www.nabcj.org

National Bar Association Annual Convention
7/20/19-7/26/19; New York, NY; http://www.nationalbar.org

International Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit
7/24/19-7/26/19; Miami, FL; http://www.nabhood.net

Cincinnati Music Festival
7/25/19-7/27/19; Cincinnati, OH; https://www.berrywiseenterprise.com

National Black Nurses Annual Convention
7/23/19-7/28/19; New Orleans, LA; https://www.nbna.org/

American Tennis Association National Championships & Convention
7/27/19-8/03/19; Fort Lauderdale, FL; http://www.americantennisassociation.org

Art & Soul Festival
7/27/19-7/28/19; Oakland, CA; http://www.artandsouloakland.com

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Leadership Conference
7/09/19-7/14/19; Atlantic City, NJ; ;http://www.opp-ga.org/

Universoul Circus
7/20/19-7/28/19; Washington, DC; http://www.universoulcircus.com

National Urban League Conference
7/24/19-7/27/19; Indianapolis, IN; http://www.nul.org

National Medical Association Annual Convention
7/27/19-7/31/19; Honolulu, HI; https://www.nmanet.org/

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Annual Convention
7/24/19-7/28/19; Las Vegas, NV; http://www.apa1906.net/alphaconvention

AUGUST

Universoul Circus
7/31/19-8/04/19; Hampton Roads, VA; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Baltimore African American Festival
8//09/19-8/10/19; Baltimore, MD; Link

Black Data Processing Association Annual Convention
8/12/19-8/14/19; Atlanta, GA; https://www.bdpa.org/

Norfolk Jazz Festival
8/23/19-8/24/19; Norfolk, VA; Norfolk Jazz Festival

Association of African American Museums Conference
8/06/19-8/07/19; Jackson, MS; https://www.blackmuseums.org

National Sales Network Convention
8/07/19-8/09/19; Atlanta, GA; https://www.salesnetwork.org

Caribana Weekend
8/01/19-8/04/19; Toronto, Canada; https://www.caribanatoronto.com

Satchmo Summerfest
8/02/19-8/04/19; New Orleans, LA; https://satchmosummerfest.org

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention
8/07/19-8/11/19; Aventura, FL; https://www.nabj.org

Houston International Jazz Festival
8/03/19; Houston, TX; https://www.jazzeducation.org

Lansing Jazzfest
8/02/19-8/03/19; Lansing, MI; http://www.jazzlansing.com

Umoja Family Festival
8/02/19-8/04/19; Seattle, WA; http://umojafestnw.com

Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show
8/17/19-8/19/19; Atlanta, GA; http://www.bronnerbros.com

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
8/03/19-8/04/19; Atlanta, GA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
8/05/19-8/10/19; Vineyard Haven and Oaks Bluff, MA; http://www.mvaaff.com

Long Beach Jazz Festival
8/09/19-8/11/19; Long Beach, CA; http://www.longbeachjazzfestival.com

Africana Virginia Beach Funkiest
8/23/19-8/25/19; Viginia Beach, VA; http://www.africanavirginiabeach.com

Chicago Jazz Festival
8/23/19-9/01/19; Chicago, IL; http://www.chicagojazzfestival.us

Universoul Circus
8/07/19-8/18/19; Greensboro, NC; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Universoul Circus
8/21/19-9/02/19; Charlotte, NC; http://www.universoulcircus.com

SEPTEMBER

Atlanta Black Restaurant Week
9/01/19-9/15/19; Atlanta, GA; http://www.atlbrw.com

Women Of Color Empowerment Conference
9//13/19-9/15/19; Fort Lauderdale, FL; http://www.nationalwomenofcolor.com

Monterey Jazz Festival
9/27/19-9/29/19; Monterey, CA; http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org

African American Street Festival
9/20/19-9/22/19; Nashville, TN; http://aacanashville.org

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo – Championship Finals
9/21/19; Washington, DC; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

National Black MBA Association Annual Conference
9/24/19-9/28/19; https://www.nbmbaaconference.org/

National Congress of Black Women Conference
9/15/19; Washington, DC; http://www.nationalcongressbw.org/

Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference
9/11/19-9/15/19; Washington, DC; http://www.cbcfinc.org/

ADCOLOR Awards
9/06/19-9/08/19; Los Angeles, CA; http://adcolor.org

OCTOBER

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
10/04/19-10/06/19; San Jose, CA, http://www.svaff.org/

Black Enterprise TechConnext Summit
10/08/19-10/09/19; Burlingame, CA; http://www.blackenterprise.com

Taste of Soul Festival
10/19/19; Los Angeles, CA, http://www.tasteofsoulla.org

NOVEMBER

Universoul Circus
TBD; Chicago, IL; http://www.universoulcircus.com

DECEMBER

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

National Girls Self-Esteem – NUTCRACKER IN Oak Park
TBD; Sacramento, CA; http://www.girlsselfesteemprogram.com

NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2020

JANUARY

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Founders Day
1/15/20; various events held worldwide; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Dr Martin Luther King Day of Service
01/15/20-01/19/20, Various Dates and Locations; see http://www.mlkday.gov/

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

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Series
TBD; Denver, CO; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

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

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

FEBRUARY

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

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

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

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

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

Harlem Fine Arts Show
TBD; NYC, NY; http://hfas.org

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

MARCH

Bay Area Black Comedy Competition
TBD; http://www.BlackComedyCompetition.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APRIL

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

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

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

National Association of Black Social Workers Conference
TBD; https://www.nabsw.org

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

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

NBS Midwest & Rocky Mountain Region
TBD; http://www.nbs.org

Houston Black Restaurant Week
TBD; Houston, TX; https://www.houbrw.com

Charlotte Jazz Festival
TBD; Charlotte, NC; https://www.blumenthalarts.org/charlotte-jazz-festival/

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

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

MAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cancun Jumpoff
Memorial Day Weekend; Cancun, Mexico; http://www.cancunjumpoff.com

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

West Indian American Carnival
TBD; Brooklyn, NY; http://wiadcacarnival.org

Atlanta Jazz Festival
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.atlant.net/events

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

Taste of Louisiana Festival
TBD; Sugarland, TX; https://www.facebook.com/TheTasteofLouisianaFestival/

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL, Link

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Grand Boule
TBD; http://zphib1920.org/events/

JUNE

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

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

Black Enterprise FWD
TBD; Charlotte, NC; https://www.blackenterprise.com/events

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

National Association of Black Accountants Annual Convention
TBD; Orlando, FL; https://www.nabainc.org/convention

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
TBD; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.bet.com/bet-awards

Universoul Circus
TBD; Baltimore, MD; http://www.universoulcircus.com

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

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

Hyde Park BrewFest
TBD; Chicago, IL; https://hpbrewfest.com/

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

Bayou Boogaloo Norfolk
TBD; Norfolk, VA; https://festevents.org/events/2019-season-events/bayouboogaloo/

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Comments (8)

  1. Where is the listing of the National Association of Black Social Workers? That is a large and viable organiza. tion that has conferences every year

  2. Chanelle Patrice  |  

    The African World Festival in Detroit MI, every August is worth adding to your list This list is a huge help, thanks!!

  3. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
    Founder Day is not listed under the events January 16, 1920 and the Centennial Is approaching fast… See the National website for more information.

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