Events

National Calendar of Events

2024

JUNE

Brooklyn Film Festival
5/31/24-6/09/24; Brooklyn, NY; https://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

Barbados Gospelfest
6/01/24-6/02/24; Barbados; https://www.barbadosgospelfest.com

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
6/01/24; Chicago, IL, Link

Capital Jazz Fest
6/07/24-6/09/24; Columbia, MD; https://www.capitaljazz.com/fest/

Bill Pickett Rodeo Series
6/15/24; Fort Worth, TX; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

National Association of Black Accountants Convention
6/17/24-6/21/24; Las Vegas, NV; https://nabainc.org/events

Chicago Blues Festival
6/06/24-6/09/24; Chicago, IL; https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html

American Black Film Festival
6/12/24-6/16/24; Miami Beach, FL; https://www.abff.com/miami/

San Francisco Black Film Festival
6/13/24-6/16/24; San Francisco, CA; https://www.sfbff.org/events

BET Experience
6/26/24-6/30/24; Los Angeles, CA; https://www.bet.com/bet-experience

Universoul Circus
Begins 6/13/24; Houston, TX; https://www.universoulcircus.com

Juneteenth Celebrations
Juneteenth; Various Cities, https://www.juneteenth.com

Juneteenth Pittsburgh
6/14/24-6/16/24; Pittsburgh, PA; https://www.wpajunteenth.com

Hyde Park SummerFest
6/17/24-6/18/24; Chicago, IL; https://hydeparksummerfest.com

Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Classic
6/23/24-6/23/24; Cambridge, MD; CBC Conference weblink

Baltimore African American Festival
6/22/24-6/23/24; Baltimore, MD; https://aframbaltimore.com

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Grand Conclave
6/26/24; Tampa, FL; http://www.opp-ga.org/

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
6/20/24-7/01/24; Indianapolis, IN; https://summercelebration.net

Gerald Albright jamming at Cincinnati MusicFest 2023

Gerald Albright jamming at Cincinnati MusicFest 2023; (c) Berrywise Enterprise

JULY

National Bar Association Annual Convention
7/12/24-7/19/24; https://nationalbar.org/events/

Essence Music Festival
7/05/24-7/07/24; New Orleans, LA; https://www.essence.com

Phi Beta Sigma Dare To Believe Empowerment
7/26/24-7/28/24; Indianapolis, IN; https://phibetasigma1914.org/

Cincinnati Music Festival
7/25/24-7/27/24; PayCor Stadium hosts one of the nation’s largest black music festivals; past performers include the biggest names in Soul Music
https://berrywiseenterprise.com

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Grand Boule
7/23/24-7/28/24; Indianapolis, IN; http://zphib1920.org/events/

Alpha Phi Alpha Constitutional Convention
7/10/24-7/14/24; Chicago, IL; https://my.apa1906.net/

Fillmore Jazz Festival
7/06/24-7/07/24; San Francisco, CA; http://www.fillmorestreetjazzfest.com

Bill Pickett Rodeo Series
7/13/24-7/14/24; Hayward, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

NAACP Annual Convention
7/13/24-7/17/24; Las Vegas, NV; https://www.naacp.org

Bill Picket Rodeo Series
7/20/24-7/21/24; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Reggae Sumfest
7/14/24-7/20/24; Montego Bay, Jamaica; https://www.reggaesumfest.com

National Dental Association Annual Convention
7/25/24-7/28/24; Las Vegas, NV; https://www.ndaonline.org

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Conference
7/28/24-8/01/24; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nabcj.org

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

ATA National Championships
7/22/24-7/28/24; Orlando, FL; https://www.yourata.org/national-championships/

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

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

National Urban League Conference
7/24/24-7/27/24; New Orleans, LA; https://nul.org/events

Association of African American Museums Conference
8/13/24-8/16/24; Baltimore, MD; https://blackmuseums.org

Taste of Louisiana Festival
TBD; Houston, TX; https://www.thetasteoflouisiana.com

National Black Nurses Convention
7/23/24-7/28/24; San Francisco, CA; https://www.nbna.org/

National Black Theatre Bi-Annual Festival
7/29/24-8/03/24; Winston-Salem, NC; https://ncblackrep.org/

Black Data Processing Association Convention
7/31/24-8/03/24; Atlanta, GA; https://www.bdpa.org/

Norman Brown at the 2023 Coltrane Jazz Festival

Norman Brown at the 2023 Coltrane Jazz Festival; credit Nia Tate Photography/OMS

AUGUST

John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
8/31/24-9/01/24, High Point, NC; https://www.coltranejazzfest.com

National Medical Association Annual Convention
8/03/24-8/07/24; New York, NY; https://www.nmanet.org/

Sundiata Festival
8/24/24-8/25/25; Seattle, WA; http://www.festivalsundiata.org

Caribana Weekend
8/01/24-8/05/24; Toronto, Canada; https://www.caribanatoronto.com

National Sales Network Convention
8/07/24-8/09/24; Dallas, TX; https://www.salesnetwork.org

Bill Picket Rodeo Series
8/03/24-8/04/24; Atlanta, GA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
8/02/24-8/10/24; Vineyard Haven and Oaks Bluff, MA; https://www.mvaaff.com

Bill Picket Rodeo Series
8/17/24; Fort Worth, TX; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Black Data Processing Association Convention
8/01/24-8/03/24; Atlanta, GA; https://www.bdpa.org/

Satchmo Summerfest
8/03/24-8/04/24; New Orleans, LA; https://satchmosummerfest.org

National Association of Black Journalists Convention
7/31/24-8/04/24; Birmingham, AL; https://www.nabjnahjconvention.com

Norfolk Jazz Festival
TBD; Norfolk, VA; https://www.visitnorfolk.com/norfolk-waterfront-jazz-festival/

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

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

National Congress of Black Women Conference
TBD; Washington, DC; https://www.nationalcongressbw.org/

SEPTEMBER

Taste of Chicago
9/06/24-9/08/24; Chicago, IL; https://www.choosechicago.com

Universoul Circus
TBD; National Harbor, MD; https://www.universoulcircus.com/

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

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

Universoul Circus
TBD; Queens, NY; https://www.universoulcircus.com/

Monterey Jazz Festival
TBD; Monterey, CA; https://montereyjazzfestival.org

African American Street Festival
TBD; Nashville, TN; https://www.africanstreetfestival.com/

Bill Picket Rodeo Series
TBD; Washington, DC; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

National Women Of Color Empowerment Conference
TBD; Fort Lauderdale, FL; https://www.nationalwomenofcolor.com

National Black MBA Association Conference
TBD; Philadelphia, PA; https://nbmbaa.org/conference/

OCTOBER

National Black Arts Festival Gala & Artist Showcase
TBD; Atlanta, GA; https://nbaf.org/horizon-awards/

Universoul Circus
YBD; The Bronx, NY; https://www.universoulcircus.com/

Black Men Xcel
TBD; https://www.blackenterprise.com/beevents/

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
TBD; San Jose, CA, https://svaff.org

Taste of Soul Festival
TBD; Los Angeles, CA, https://tasteofsoul.org

NOVEMBER

ADCOLOR Awards
11/09/23-11/11/23; Los Angeles, CA; https://adcolor.org

DECEMBER

Universoul Circus
TBD; Detroit, MI; https://www.universoulcircus.com/

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

Africana Virginia Beach Funkiest
TBD; Virginia Beach, VA; https://africanavirginiabeach.com

2025

JANUARY

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

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

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

FEBRUARY

Afrobeats FEST 757
TBD; Norfolk, VA  https://taca757.org/afrobeats-fest-757

Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show
TBD; Atlanta, GA; https://bronnerbros.com

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

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

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style
TBD; Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/

Bill Pickett Rodeo Series
TBD; Fort Worth, TX; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Universoul Circus
TBD; Raleigh, NC; https://www.universoulcircus.com

National Brotherhood of Skiers Soul on Snow
TBD; Big Sky, MT; https://www.nbs.org

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

NBA 2024 All-Star Game
TBD; Indianapolis, IN; https://www.nba.com/allstar/2024

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
TBD; Healdsburg, CA; https://healdsburgjazz.org

International Pretty Brown Girl Day
4th Saturday of February; Detroit and various cities; https://prettybrowngirl.com

MARCH

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

Black-Out Weekend Ski Event
TBD; Lake Tahoe, NV/CA; https://blackoutweekend.com

Jazz In The Gardens Festival
TBD; Miami Gardens, FL; https://www.jazzinthegardens.com

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

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

Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo
TBD; Baltimore, MD; https://naturalhaircareexpo.com

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

APRIL

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

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

Bill Picket Rodeo Series
TBD; Memphis, TN; https://billpickettrodeo.com

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

San Francisco International Film Festival
TBD; San Francisco, CA; https://sffilm.org/sffilm-festival

Real Men Cook
Fathers Day; Chicago; https://realmencharitiesinc.org/events/

MAY

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

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

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

St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival
TBD; St. Lucia; https://www.stlucia.org/en/jazzoffers/.

Universoul Circus
TBD; Birmingham, AL; https://www.universoulcircus.com/

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

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

Universoul Circus
TBD; Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA; https://www.universoulcircus.com/

Black Enterprise Disruptor Summit
TBD; Atlanta, GA; https://www.blackenterprise.com/beevents/

Bill Pickett Rodeo Series
TBD; Fort Worth, TX; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

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

Original Gullah Festival Celebration
TBD; Beaufort, SC; https://www.originalgullahfestival.org

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

Cancun Jumpoff
TBD; Cancun, Mexico; https://cancunjumpoff.com

Bayou Bon Vivant
TBD; Norfolk, VA; https://festevents.org/events/

Atlanta Jazz Festival
TBD; Atlanta, GA; https://atljazzfest.com

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

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30 replies
  1. Reese says:

    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.

  2. Hilda Adeniji says:

    Can we app Circle of Sisters – Sept 7th 2019. Circle of Sisters (COS) is the largest expo for Black Women in New York City. Produced and hosted by WBLS-FM, WLIB–AM, and Emmis Communications, COS offers a variety of empowering panel discussions, informative seminars, and entertaining performances, including a Gospel Explosion concert. More than 200 vendors and small businesses will also be onsite selling unique items and services all day.

  3. Kay says:

    Hi! I love, love, love this website! I am so happy that I happened upon it. I did however notice that there are no events for Zeta Phi Beta listed. The Founders day celebration is January 16th, 2020 and there are events occurring in in Washington D.C. at Howard University from the 16th to the 19th. 2020 is also the 100th anniversary of the organization. The Centennial Boule is from June 23-28, 2020. zphib2020.com

  4. Cheryl Hardy says:

    Meli’sa Morgan appearing live at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA on March 21st. Most notable songs include the remake of Prince’s “Do Me Baby”, and “Do You Still Love Me”. Go to Birchmere.com for more information.

  5. Anthony Brogdon says:

    Strong Inspirations youtube channel Where black history lives is hosting “Freedom Quindaro” a black history festival, May 27-29, 2022
    Friday party in a barn, fish fry, honoring local Kansas City people
    Saturday tours of the historic Quindaro area, Picnic
    Sunday church service and brunch
    $70 weekend pass early registration
    $90 after March 15th
    $110 at the door
    For more information http://www.businessintheblack.net

  6. Diana Dy says:

    I’m really excited to hear about the Cincinnati MusicFest for all ages, brought to us by Berrywise Enterprise! It’s fantastic to see an event that caters to music lovers of all generations. Music truly has the power to bring people together, and with a festival like this, it’s a great opportunity for families and friends to bond over their favorite tunes. I can’t wait to see the lineup and the range of musical genres they’ll have. Kudos to Berrywise Enterprise for making music accessible to everyone in Cincinnati!

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