NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Due to COVID-19, most large events have been cancelled until 2021. Some in Fall 2020 will be Virtual Black Travel Events.

LIVE EVENTS 2020

SEPTEMBER

Cancun Jumpoff
9/03/20-9/07/20; Cancun, Mexico; https://www.cancunjumpoff.com

Taste of Louisiana Festival
9/20/20; Sugarland, TX; https://www.thetasteoflouisiana.com

Women Of Color Empowerment Conference
2021; Fort Lauderdale, FL; http://www.nationalwomenofcolor.com

Monterey Jazz Festival
2021; Monterey, CA; http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org

African American Street Festival
2021; Nashville, TN; http://aacanashville.org

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo – Championship Finals
2021; Washington, DC; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

National Black MBA Association Conference
9/23/20-9/25/20; Virtual https://www.nbmbaaconference.org/

National Congress of Black Women Conference
2021; Washington, DC; http://www.nationalcongressbw.org/

Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference
9/01/20-10/02/20; Washington, DC; http://www.cbcfinc.org/

ADCOLOR Awards
9/08/20-9/10/20; Virtual Los Angeles, CA; http://adcolor.org

National Girls Self-Esteem Program Graduation
2021; Sacramento, CA; http://www.girlsselfesteemprogram.com

OCTOBER

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
2021; San Jose, CA, http://www.svaff.org/

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
11/12/20-11/13/20; Virtual; http://www.blackenterprise.com

Beale Street Music Festival
2021; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

Taste of Soul Festival
2021; Los Angeles, CA, http://www.tasteofsoulla.org

Universoul Circus
2021; Chicago, IL; http://www.universoulcircus.com

NOVEMBER

Universoul Circus
2021; Chicago, IL; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Universoul Circus
2021; Philadelphia, PA; http://www.universoulcircus.com

DECEMBER

Universoul Circus
2021; Philadelphia, PA; http://www.universoulcircus.com

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

LIVE EVENTS 2021

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
01/15/21-01/19/21, Various Dates and Locations; see http://www.mlkday.gov/

Spady Museum MLK Breakfast
TBD; Delray Beach; FL; https://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

FEBRUARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH

NBS Summit
TBD; Sun Valley, ID; http://www.nbs.org

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

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

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

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/

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

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/

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; 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

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