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2014

 


APRIL

 

Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Golf

4/03/14-4/06/14; Las Vegas, NV; http://www.mjcigolf.com

 

Annual Berks Jazz Festival

4/01/14-4/06/14, Reading, PA, http://www.berksjazzfest.com/ticketedevents.htm

 

National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll & Collectible Show

4/26/14-4/27/14; Gaithersburg, MD; http://www.johnsonshows.com

 

International Human Rights Association of American Minorities

4/20/14-4/21/14; http://www.ihraam.org

 

National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA)
4/11/14-4/15/14, San Antonio, TX,
http://www.nfbpa.org

 

Annual Multicultural Business Conference

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

 

St. Lucia Jazz Festival
4/30/14-5/11/14, St. Lucia,
http://stluciajazz.org

 

Universoul Circus

4/10/14-4/20/14; Brooklyn, NY

http://www.universoulcircus.com

 

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 
4/25/14-5/04/14, New Orleans, LA, http://www.nojazzfest.com

 

San Francisco International Film Festival
4/24/14-5/08/14, San Francisco, CA, http://www.sffs.org

 

MAY

 

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

Memphis in May Festival
5/05/14-5/11/14; Memphis, TN http://www.memphisinmay.org

St. Lucia Jazz Festival
4/30/14-5/11/14, St. Lucia, http://stluciajazz.org

Umoja Festival Portsmouth
5.23/14-5/25/14, Portsmouth, VA, http://www.umojafestportsmouth.com

Funk Fest
5/16/14-5/17/14; Atlanta, GA; http://funkfestconcerts.com

Sweet Auburn Springfest
5/09/14-5/11/14; Atlanta, GA, http://www.sweetauburn.com

Barbados Gospelfest
5/17/14-5/25/14; Barbados, http://www.barbadosgospelfest.com

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference
5/14/14-5/5/17/14, Columbus, OH; http://www.blackenterprise.com/events

Frye Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament

5/25/14-5/26/14; Pinehurst, NC; http://www.thefryefoundation.org

Gullah Festival Celebration
5/23/14-5/25/14; Beaufort, SC, http://www.gullahfestival.org

Cancun Jumpoff
5/21/14-5/26/14; Cancun, http://www.cancunjumpoff.com

Jacksonville Jazz Festival
5/23/14-5/25/14, Jacksonville, FL; http://www.makeascenedowntown.com

Soul Siesta
5/23/14-5/27/14; Riviera Maya, Mexico, http://www.soulsiestaonline.com

Spoleto Festival
5/23/14-6/08/14; Charleston, SC, http://www.spoletousa.org

Atlanta Jazz Festival
5/25/14-5/27/14; Atlanta, GA http://www.atlantafestivals.com

DanceAfrica
5/18/14-5/26/14; Brooklyn, NY, http://www.bam.org

British Virgin Islands Music Festival
5/24/14-5/26/14; Tortola, BVI, http://www.bvimusicfestival.com

 

African American Heritage Festival

5/23/14-5/27/14; Newark, NJ; http://aahpc.org

 

Universoul Circus

5/01/14-5/11/14; Queens, NC

5/22/14-5/26/14; Newark, NJ

5/29/14-6/08/14, Washington, DC

http://www.universoulcircus.com

 

JUNE

 

Brooklyn International Film Festival
5/30/14-6/08/14, Brooklyn, NY,
http://www.wbff.org

  

Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival

6/07/14-6/08/14; Miami, FL, http://www.goombayfestivalcoconutgrove.com

 

Blogging While Brown Conference

6/27/14-6/28/14, New York, NY, http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.com

 

Capital Jazz Fest
6/06/14-6/08/14, Columbia, MD,
http://www.capitaljazz.com

 

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
5/30/14-6/08/14, Healdsburg, CA,
http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org

 

Chicago Blues Festival
6/13/14-6/15/14, Chicago, IL,
http://www.chicagobluesfestival.us

 

San Francisco Black Film Festival
6/12/14-6/15/14, San Francisco, CA,
http://www.sfbff.org

 

Atlanta Africana Restaurant Week

6/15/14-6/21/14; Atlanta, GA; http://www.africanarestaurantweek.com

 

Real Men Cook Fathers Day
6/16/14, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta,
http://www.realmencook.com

 

Juneteenth
6/19/14, Various Dates/Cities,
http://www.juneteenth.com

 

American Black Film Festival
6/19/14-6/22/14, New York, NY
http://www.abff.com

 

Chicago Gospel Festival
6/26/14-6/29/14, Chicago, IL,
http://www.chicagogospelfest.us

 

Bayou Boogaloo

6/19/14-6/22/14, Norfolk, VA, http://www.festevents.org/bayou-boogaloo

 

Caribbean Carnival
6/28/14-6/29/14, Baltimore, MD, http://dccaribbeancarnival.org

 

Summerfest
6/29/14-7/06/14; Milwaukee, WI,
http://www.summerfest.com

 

FraserNet National Convention
6/26/14-6/28/14, Dallas, TX,
http://www.frasernet.com

 

Montreal Jazz Festival
6/26/14-7/06/14, Montreal, Canada,
http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

 

Leimert Park Village Book Fair - includes Amiri Baraka & Sonya Sanchez

TBD/, Los Angeles, CA, http://www.leimertparkbookfair.com

 

Sundiata Festival

6/14/14-6/15/14, Seattle, WA, http://www.festivalsundiata.org

 

JULY

 

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

 

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

 

NAACP Annual Convention
TBD;
http://www.naacp.org

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention
TBD; Chicago, IL, http://www.rainbowpush.org

 

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

 

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour

TBD; Hayward (near Oakland), CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

 

JazzFest West

TBD; http://www.jazzfestwest.com

 

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

 

National Black Arts Festival
TBD; Atlanta, GA;
http://www.nbaf.org

 

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

TBD; http://www.nabcj.org

 

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

 

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

 

Palm Springs Summer Splash (includes Pool Party)
TBD; Palm Springs, CA;
http://www.pip4fun.com

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Boule

TBD; Charlotte, NC; http://www.aka1908.com

 

Norfolk Jazz Festival

TBD; Norfolk, VA; http://norfolk-jazz-festival

 

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Tour
TBD; City of Industry (Los Angeles), CA,
http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

 

International Multicultural Tourism/Hotel Ownership Summit
TBD,
http://www.nabhood.com

 

National Urban League Conference
TBD; http://www.nul.org

 

Macy's Music Festival

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

 

American Tennis Association National Championships & Convention
TBD;
http://www.americantennisassociation.org

 

National Black Theater Festival
TBD, Winston-Salem, NC,
http://www.nbtf.org

 

Travel Professionals of Color Conference

TBD; http://tpoc.org

 

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention
TBD;
http://www.nabj.org

 

 

AUGUST

 

Bonaire Jazz and Salsa Festival

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

 

Caribana
TBD; Toronto, Canada;
http://www.caribanatoronto.com

  

Satchmo Summerfest
TBD; New Orleans, LA;
http://www.frenchquarterfestivals.org

 

Houston International Jazz Festival
TBD; Houston, TX;
http://www.jazzeducation.org

 

Lansing Jazzfest

TBD; Lansing, MI; http://www.jazzlansing.com

 

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

 

Hair Boss Competition

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

 

African Diaspora Film Festival

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

 

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
TBD; Atlanta, GA;
http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

 

African World Festival
TBD; Milwaukee, WI;
http://www.africanworldfestival-milwaukee.com

 

Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival
TBD; Oaks Bluff, MA;
http://mvjazzfest.com

 

National Biker Roundup

TBD; Tunica, MS; http://www.nbrkcmo.com/portfolio/event

 

Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
TBD; Vineyard Haven and Oaks Bluff, MA;
http://www.mvaaff.com

 

Art & Soul Festival
TBD; Oakland, CA;
http://www.artandsouloakland.com

National Sales Network Convention
TBD; Chicago/ IL;
http://www.salesnetwork.org

 

National Brotherhood of Cyclists Conference

TBD; Nashville, TN; http://nabcyclists.ning.com

 

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

 

National Black Police Association Annual Convention
TBD; Miami, FL;
http://www.blackpolice.org

 

Association of African American Museum Conference

TBD; Charlotte, NC; http://www.blackmuseums.org

 

Africana Virginia Beach Funkfest

TBD; Viginia Beach, VA; http://www.beachstreetusa.com

 

Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge
TBD, http://www.blackenterprise.com


Chicago Jazz Festival
TBD, Chicago, IL,
http://www.chicagojazzfestival.us


Verizon Wireless American Music Festival
TBD, Virginia Beach, VA,
http://beacheventsfun.com

 

Riverdale Seafood & Beer Festival

TBD, Riverdale, GA; http://riverdaleculture.com

 

Anguilla Tranquility Jazz Festival
TBD; Anguilla, http://www.anguillajazz.org

 

 

SEPTEMBER

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

Summer of Sin
Labor Day Weekend, Las Vegas, NV,
http://www.summerofsinlv.com

  

Blues at the Beach
TBD, Virginia Beach, VA, http://beacheventsfun.com

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

Urbanworld FilmFest
TBD, New York, NY, http://www.urbanworld.org

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo - Championship Finals
TBD; Washington, DC, http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Monterey Jazz Festival
TBD, Monterey, CA, http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Old Town BluesFest
TBD, Lansing, MI, http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com

International Black Women's Congress Conference
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.ibwc.us

 

ADCOLOR Awards

TBD; 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

 

Annual Berks Jazz Festival

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

 

 

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