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National Calendar of Events

As COVID Vaccinations increase, more live events return in October or November 2021. Each state has different rules about indoor and large outside gatherings. Check websites below for up-to-date information.

2021

OCTOBER

ADCOLOR Awards
10/05/21-10/08/21; Los Angeles, CA; https://adcolor.org

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
10/08/21-10/10/21; San Jose, CA, https://svaff.org

Taste of Soul Festival
Returns in 2022; Los Angeles, CA, https://tasteofsoul.org

Universoul Circus
2021 On Pause; Chicago, IL; https://www.universoulcircus.com/

NOVEMBER

Universoul Circus
2021 On Pause; Philadelphia, PA; https://www.universoulcircus.com/

DECEMBER

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

2022

JANUARY

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Founders Day
TBD; various events worldwide, http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Zeta Phi Beta Founders Day
TBD; Washington, DC; http://www.zphib2020.com

Martin Luther King Day of Service
01/15/22-01/19/22, Various Dates and Locations; see http://www.mlkday.gov/

Spady Museum MLK Brunch
TBD; Delray Beach; FL; https://www.spadymuseum.com/martin-luther-king-jr-breakfast.html

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

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

FEBRUARY

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style
2/16/21; Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/

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

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

Universoul Circus
TBD; Miramar, FL; http://www.universoulcircus.com

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

International Pretty Brown Girl Day
02/22/21; Detroit and various cities; http://www.prettybrowngirl.com

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

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

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

MARCH

Taste of Louisiana Festival
03/26/22; Sugarland, TX; https://www.thetasteoflouisiana.com

National Brotherhood of Skiers Summit
TBD; Sun Valley, ID; http://www.nbs.org

Universoul Circus
TBD; Jacksonville, FL; http://www.universoulcircus.com

NBA All-Star Game
3/07/21; Chicago, IL; led by Team LeBron James and Team Durant; Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis will not play as they recover from injury; either No or limited fans will be permitted
https://www.nba.com/allstar/2021

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

Ankara Miami Fashion Show
TBD; Miami, FL; http://ankaramiami.com

Black-Out Weekend Ski Event
TBD; Lake Tahoe, NV/CA; http://www.BlackOutWeekend.com

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

National Society of Black Engineers Convention
TBD; San Antonio, TX; http://www.nsbe.org

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

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

APRIL

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

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

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

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

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

Beale Street Music Festival
04/29/22-05/01/22; Memphis, TN; https://www.memphisinmay.org

MAY

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

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

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

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

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL, Link

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

Cancun Jumpoff
Memorial Day Weekend 2022; Cancun, Mexico; https://cancunjumpoff.com

JUNE

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

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

Zeta Phi Beta Founders Day
TBD; Washington, DC, http://www.zphib2020.com

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/

JULY

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Southern Regional Convention
7/24/20-7/29/20; Las Vegas, NV; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions

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

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

National Black Theatre Festival – Bi-annual odd years
TBD; Winston-Salem, NC; http://www.nbtf.org

National Black Police Association Education & Training Conference
TBD; https://www.blackpolice.org

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

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

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

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

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
TBD; Indianapolis, IN; https://summercelebration.net

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

Reggae Sumfest
TBD; https://www.reggaesumfest.com

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Annual Convention
TBD; http://www.phibetasigma1914.org/

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

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

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

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

Cincinnati Music Festival
TBD; Cincinnati, OH; https://www.berrywiseenterprise.com

National Black Nurses Annual Convention
TBD; https://www.nbna.org/

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

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

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Leadership Conference
TBD; ;http://www.opp-ga.org/

Universoul Circus
TBD; Washington, DC; http://www.universoulcircus.com

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

National Medical Association Annual Convention
TBD; https://www.nmanet.org/

Alpha Phi Alpha Annual Convention
TBD, http://www.apa1906.net/alphaconvention

AUGUST

Universoul Circus
TBD; Philadelphia, PA; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Universoul Circus
TBD; Hampton Roads, VA; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Baltimore African American Festival
TBD; Baltimore, MD; Link

Black Data Processing Association Annual Convention
TBD; https://www.bdpa.org/

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

Association of African American Museums Conference
TBD; Jackson, MS; https://www.blackmuseums.org

National Sales Network Convention
TBD; https://www.salesnetwork.org

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

Satchmo Summerfest
TBD; New Orleans, LA; https://satchmosummerfest.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Africana Virginia Beach Funkiest
TBD; Viginia Beach, VA; http://www.africanavirginiabeach.com

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

Universoul Circus
TBD; Greensboro, NC; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Universoul Circus
TBD; Charlotte, NC; http://www.universoulcircus.com

SEPTEMBER

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

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

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

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

National Black MBA Association Conference
TBD; Chicago, IL; https://nbmbaa.org/conference/

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
TBD; https://es.blackenterprise.com

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

Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference
TBD; Washington, DC; CBC Conference weblink

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24 replies
  1. Cheryl Abernathy says:

    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

    Reply
  2. Chanelle Patrice says:

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

    Reply
  3. 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.

    Reply
  4. 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.

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  5. 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

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  6. Caterers says:

    Good post but I was wondering if you could write a
    litte more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Cheers!

    Reply
  7. 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.

    Reply

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