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2014

 

JULY

 

Waterfront Blues Festival
7/03/14-7/06/14; Portland, OR;
http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

 

NAACP Annual Convention
7/19/14-7/23/14; Las Vegas, NV;
http://www.naacp.org

 

Essence Music Festival
7/03/14-7/06/14; New Orleans, LA;
http://www.essence.com


Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
7/05/14-7/06/14; San Francisco, CA;
http://www.fillmorestreetjazzfest.com

 

Taste of Chicago
7/09/14-7/13/14; Chicago, IL;
http://www.tasteofchicago.us

 

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention
6/28/14-7/02/14; Chicago, IL; http://www.rainbowpush.org

 

Indiana Black Expo
7/18/14-7/20/14; Indianapolis, IN;
http://www.indianablackexpo.com

 

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour

7/12/14-7/13/14; Hayward, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

7/19/14-7/20/14; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

 

JazzFest West

7/19/14-7/20/14; San Dimas, CA; http://www.jazzfestwest.com

 

National Bar Association Annual Convention
7/26/14-8/01/14; Atlanta, GA;
http://www.nationalbar.org

 

National Black Arts Festival
7/25/14-7/26/14; Atlanta, GA;
http://www.nbaf.org

 

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

7/20/14-7/24/14; Orlando, FL; http://www.nabcj.org

 

Reggae Sumfest
7/13/14-7/19/14; Montego Bay, Jamaica;
http://www.reggaesumfest.com

 

National Dental Association Annual Convention
7/25/14-7/29/14; New Orleans, LA;
http://www.ndaonline.org

 

Palm Springs Summer Splash (includes Pool Party)
7/25/14-7/27/14; Palm Springs, CA;
http://www.pip4fun.com

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Boule

7/12/14-7/18/14; Charlotte, NC; http://www.aka1908.com

 

Norfolk Jazz Festival

7/18/14-7/20/14; Norfolk, VA; http://norfolk-jazz-festival

 

International Multicultural Tourism/Hotel Ownership Summit
7/16/14-7/19/14; Miami, FL;
http://www.nabhood.com

 

National Urban League Conference
7/23/14-7/26/14; Cincinnati, OH; http://www.nul.org

 

Macy's Music Festival

7/25/14-7/26/14, Cincinnati, OH, http://www.qlzprod.com

 

National Black Theater Festival
NOTE: This bi-annual event next occurs in 2015
8/03/15-8/08/15;
Winston-Salem, NC;
http://www.nbtf.org

 

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention

7/30/14-8/03/14; Boston, MA; http://www.nabj.org

 

National Biker Roundup

7/30/14-8/03/14; Tulsa, OK; http://www.nbrkcmo.com/portfolio/event

 

AUGUST

 

Caribana
7/31-8/03/14; Toronto, Canada;
http://www.caribanatoronto.com

 

Satchmo Summerfest
7/31/14-8/03/14; New Orleans, LA;
http://fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest

 

American Tennis Association National Championships & Convention
8/03/14-8/09/14; Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
http://www.americantennisassociation.org

 

Bonaire Jazz and Salsa Festival

8/01/14-8/03/14; Bonaire; http://www.bonairejazz.com

 

Houston International Jazz Festival
8/01/14-8/03/14; Houston, TX;
http://www.jazzeducation.org

 

Lansing Jazzfest

8/01/14-8/02/14; Lansing, MI; http://www.jazzlansing.com

 

Umoja Family Festival
8/01/14-8/03/14; Seattle, WA;
http://www.umojafamilyfest.com

 

Hair Boss Competition

8/02/14-8/05/14; Atlanta, GA; http://www.bronnerbros.com

 

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
8/02/14-8/03/14; Atlanta, GA;
http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

 

Martha's Vineyard Jazz & Blues SummerFest
8/29/14-8/30/14; Oaks Bluff, MA;
http://mvjazzbluessummerfest.com

 

Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
8/05/14-8/09/14; Vineyard Haven and Oaks Bluff, MA;
http://www.mvaaff.com

 

Art & Soul Festival
8/02/14-8/03/14; Oakland, CA;
http://www.artandsouloakland.com

National Sales Network Convention
8/06/14-8/09/14; Dallas, TX;
http://www.salesnetwork.org

 

Long Beach Jazz Festival
8/08/14-8/10/14; Long Beach, CA;
http://www.longbeachjazzfestival.com

 

Association of African American Museum Conference

8/06/14-8/09/14; Birmingham, AL; http://www.blackmuseums.org

 

Africana Virginia Beach Funkfest

8/22/14-8/23/14; Viginia Beach, VA; http://www.beachstreetusa.com

 

Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge
8/28/14-8/31/14; Palm Beach Gardens Resort, FL; http://www.blackenterprise.com


Chicago Jazz Festival
8/28/14-8/31/14; Chicago, IL;
http://www.chicagojazzfestival.us


Verizon Wireless American Music Festival
8/29/14-8/31/14; Virginia Beach, VA;
http://beacheventsfun.com

 

Riverdale Seafood & Beer Festival

8/30/14, Riverdale, GA; http://riverdaleculture.com

 

SEPTEMBER

Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival
9/13/14; Charlotte, NC; http://www.charlottesunsetjazzfestival.com

Blues at the Beach
9/05/14-9/06/14; Virginia Beach, VA; http://beacheventsfun.com

African American Street Festival
9-19/14-9/21/14; Nashville, TN; http://aacanashville.org

Urbanworld FilmFest
9/17/14-9/21/14; New York, NY; http://www.urbanworld.org

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo - Championship Finals
9/19/14-9/20/14; Washington, DC; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Monterey Jazz Festival
9/19/14-9/21/14; Monterey, CA; http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Old Town BluesFest
9/19/14-9/20/14; Lansing, MI; http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com

International Black Women's Congress Conference
9/19/14-9/21/14; Virginia Beach, VA; http://www.ibwc.us

 

ADCOLOR Awards

9/17/14-9/20/14; Beverly Hills, CA; http://adcolor.org

 

OCTOBER

 

Silicon Valley African Film Festival

TBD, Mountain View, CA, http://www.svaff.org/

 

African Diaspora Heritage Trails Conference
TBD, Lafayette, LA; weblink

 

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


Hollywood Black Film Festival
TBD, Hollywood, CA, http://www.hbff.org

 

Taste of Soul Festival

TBD, Los Angeles, CA, http://www.tasteofsoulla.org

 

NOVEMBER

 

Annual Action Icon Awards

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

 

State of Black World Conference

TBD; http://www.ibw21.org


Spady Day Festival
TBD, Delray Beach, FL, http://www.spadymuseum.com

 

DECEMBER

 

NBS Early Season Warm-up

TBD; Keystone Resort, CO; http://nbs.org


Kwanzaa
Begins 12/26; 7-day festival in cities across America
http://www.soulofamerica.com/kwanzaa-celebrations.phtml

 

2015

 

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
1/14, Various Dates/Locations; http://www.mlkday.gov/

NBS Urban Winterfest
TBD; Mesa Colorado; http://nbs.org

 

Winter SoulFest

TBD; http://www.wintersoulfest.com

NBS Eastern Region Winter Skifest
TBD; Gatlinburg, TN; http://www.winterskifest.com

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

 

Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival
TBD; Montego Bay, Jamaica; http://jamaicajazzandblues.com

 

 

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Various Dates/Cities; http://soulofamerica.com/us-city-guides.phtml

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

African American Cinema Gallery

TBD, Atlanta, GA; http://www.underground-atlanta.com

 

Ankara Miami Fashion Show

TBD; Miami, FL; http://AnkaraMiami


NBS Summit
TBD; SunValley, ID; http://www.southernsnowseekers.org

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

 

Women Who Jam SESAC Showcase

TBD; Harlem, NY; http://www.womenwhojam.com

 

Universoul Circus

TBD; Jacksonville, FL

http://www.universoulcircus.com

 

 

MARCH

 

San Diego Brazil Carnival
3/01/14; http://www.brazilcarnival.com


Jazz in the Gardens, Annual Festival

3/14/14; Miami, FL; http://www.jazzinthegardens.com

 

Caribbean Arts and Crafts Festival
3/08/14-3/12/14; British Virgin Islands,
http://www.caribbeanartisan.net
 

Black Business Association Salute to Black Women Dinner
3/29/14; Los Angeles, CA; http://bbala.org

 

Black Marriage Day

3/23/14, Various Cities, http://www.blackmarriageday.com

 

National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention
3/26/14-3/30/14;
http://www.nsbe.org
 

Baltimore Natural Haircare Expo

3/29/14-3/30/14; Baltimore, MD; http://www.baltimorenaturalhaircareexpo.com

  

Austin Urban Music Festival

3/28/14-3/29/14; Austin, TX; http://www.austinurbanmusicfestival.com

 

Women Who Jam SESAC Showcase

3/29/14; Harlem, NY; http://www.womenwhojam.com

 

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour

3/29/14-3/29/14; Memphis, TN; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

 

Universoul Circus

3/06/14-3/09/14; Raleigh, NC

3/20/14-3/30/14; Bronx, NY

http://www.universoulcircus.com

 

National Girls Self-Esteem Program Convention
TBD;
http://www.girlsselfesteemprogram.com

 

Annual Berks Jazz Festival

3/28/14-3/30/14, Reading, PA, http://www.berksjazzfest.com/ticketedevents.htm

 

APRIL

 

Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Golf

TBD; Las Vegas, NV; http://www.mjcigolf.com

 

Annual Berks Jazz Festival

TBD, Reading, PA, http://www.berksjazzfest.com/ticketedevents.htm

 

National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll & Collectible Show

TBD; Gaithersburg, MD; http://www.johnsonshows.com

 

International Human Rights Association of American Minorities

TBD; http://www.ihraam.org

 

National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA)
TBD, San Antonio, TX,
http://www.nfbpa.org

 

Annual Multicultural Business Conference

TBD; Las Vegas, NV, http://www.diversitybusiness.com

 

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

 

Universoul Circus

TBD; Brooklyn, NY

http://www.universoulcircus.com

 

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

 

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

 

Travel Professionals of Color Conference

TBD; http://tpoc.org

MAY

 

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

Memphis in May Festival
TBD; Memphis, TN http://www.memphisinmay.org

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

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

Funk Fest
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://funkfestconcerts.com

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

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

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference
TBD, Columbus, OH; http://www.blackenterprise.com/events

Frye Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament

TBD; Pinehurst, NC; http://www.thefryefoundation.org

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

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

TBD; Jacksonville, FL; http://www.makeascenedowntown.com

Soul Siesta
TBD; Riviera Maya, Mexico, http://www.soulsiestaonline.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

British Virgin Islands Music Festival
TBD; Tortola, BVI, http://www.bvimusicfestival.com

 

African American Heritage Festival

TBD; Newark, NJ; http://aahpc.org

 

Houston CaribFest
TBD; Houston, TX,
http://www.houstoncaribfest.com

 

Universoul Circus

TBD; Brooklyn and Washington, DC

http://www.universoulcircus.com

 

JUNE

 

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

  

Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival

TBD; Miami, FL, http://www.goombayfestivalcoconutgrove.com

 

Blogging While Brown Conference

TBD; New York, NY, http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Atlanta Africana Restaurant Week

TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.africanarestaurantweek.com

 

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

 

Juneteenth
TBD; Various Dates/Cities,
http://www.juneteenth.com

 

American Black Film Festival
TBD; New York, NY
http://www.abff.com

 

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

 

 

Chicago Gospel Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL,
http://www.chicagogospelfest.us

 

Bayou Boogaloo

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

 

Caribbean Carnival
TBD; Baltimore, MD, http://dccaribbeancarnival.org

 

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

 

FraserNet National Convention
TBD; Dallas, TX,
http://www.frasernet.com

 

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

 

BET Experience

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

 

Sundiata Festival

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

 

African Diaspora Film Festival

TBD; New York, NY; http://www.nyadiff.org

 

African World Festival
TBD; Milwaukee, WI; http://www.awfmke.com

 

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