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National Calendar of Events

Unfortunately, COVID infections have been more stubborn than earlier forecasts. Vaccinations are increasing. More live events should return post-COVID 2022. Each state has different rules about indoor and large outside gatherings. Check websites below for up-to-date information.



Martin Luther King Day of Service
January 15 – January 19, Various Dates and Locations; see

Martin Luther King Virtual Events
January 17; see

11 Virtual Events to Celebrate MLK Day with Kids
January 14 – January 17, Various Dates; see

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Series
TBD; Denver, CO;

Zora Neale Hurston Festival
January 28, June 17 and  October 29; Eatonville, FL;


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

Gullah Celebration
Throughout February; Hilton Head, SC;

Black History Month
Various Dates & Cities;

Universoul Circus
TBD; Miramar, FL;

National Brotherhood of Skiers Summit
February 5 -12: Snowmass, CO;

Pan African Film Festival
April 19 – May 1; Los Angeles, CA;

International Pretty Brown Girl Day
TBD: Detroit and various cities;

Harlem Fine Arts Show
Virtual Art Show
Now through June; Harlem, NY;

Bay Area Black Comedy Competition
TBD; Oakland, CA;


Taste of Louisiana Festival
March 26; Sugarland, TX;

Universoul Circus
TBD; Jacksonville, FL;

NBA All-Star Game
February 18 – 21; Cleveland Ohio

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
March 24 – 26; Las Vegas, NV;

Ankara Miami Fashion Show
TBD; Miami, FL;

Black-Out Weekend Ski Event
March 10 – 18; Lake Tahoe, NV/CA;

Jazz In The Gardens Festival
March 12 – 13; Miami Gardens, FL;

National Society of Black Engineers Convention
March 23 – 27; Anaheim, CA;

Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo
TBD; Baltimore, MD;


National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll and Collectible Show
TBD; Gaithersburg, MD;

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo National Tour
Various Dates and Locations;

Berks Jazz Festival
April 1 – 10; Reading, PA;

National Association of Black Social Workers Conference
TBD; Detroit, MI;

San Francisco International Film Festival
TBD; San Francisco, CA;

NBS Midwest & Rocky Mountain Region

Houston Black Restaurant Week
TBD; Houston, TX;

Charlotte Jazz Festival
TBD; Charlotte, NC;

National Forum for Black Public Administrators
TBD; Orlando, FL;

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
TBD; New Orleans, LA;

Beale Street Music Festival
04/29/22-05/01/22; Memphis, TN;


St. Lucia Jazz Festival
TBD; St. Lucia;

Barbados Gospelfest
TBD; Barbados;

Umoja Festival Portsmouth
TBD; Portsmouth, VA;

Original Gullah Festival Celebration
TBD; Beaufort, SC;

West Indian American Carnival
TBD; Brooklyn, NY;

Atlanta Jazz Festival
TBD; Atlanta, GA;

TBD; Brooklyn, NY;

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL, Link

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Grand Boule

Cancun Jumpoff
Memorial Day Weekend 2022; Cancun, Mexico;


Sweet Auburn Springiest
TBD; Atlanta, GA,

Universoul Circus
TBD; Atlanta, GA,

Zeta Phi Beta Founders Day
TBD; Washington, DC,

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
TBD; Healdsburg, CA;

Brooklyn International Film Festival
TBD; Brooklyn, NY;

Black Enterprise FWD
TBD; Charlotte, NC;

Capital Jazz Fest
TBD; Columbia, MD;

National Association of Black Accountants Annual Convention
TBD; Orlando, FL;

Chicago Blues Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL;

American Black Film Festival
TBD; Miami Beach, FL;

San Francisco Black Film Festival
TBD; San Francisco, CA;

BET Experience
TBD; Los Angeles, CA;

Universoul Circus
TBD; Baltimore, MD;

Real Men Cook
Fathers Day; Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta;

Juneteenth Celebrations
Around June 19th; Various Cities,

Hyde Park BrewFest
TBD; Chicago, IL;

Sundiata Festival
TBD; Seattle, WA;

Bayou Boogaloo Norfolk
TBD; Norfolk, VA;


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Southern Regional Convention
7/24/20-7/29/20; Las Vegas, NV;

Essence Music Festival
TBD; New Orleans, LA;

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
TBD; San Francisco, CA;

National Black Theatre Festival – Bi-annual odd years
TBD; Winston-Salem, NC;

National Black Police Association Education & Training Conference

National Black Arts Festival Gala
TBD; Atlanta, GA;

Taste of Chicago
TBD; Chicago, IL;

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
TBD; Hayward, CA;

NAACP Annual Convention

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
TBD; Indianapolis, IN;

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
TBD; Los Angeles, CA;

Reggae Sumfest

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Annual Convention

National Dental Association Annual Convention

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Conference

National Bar Association Annual Convention

International Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit
TBD; Miami, FL;

Cincinnati Music Festival
TBD; Cincinnati, OH;

National Black Nurses Annual Convention

American Tennis Association National Championships & Convention
TBD; Fort Lauderdale, FL;

Art & Soul Festival
TBD; Oakland, CA;

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Leadership Conference
TBD; ;

Universoul Circus
TBD; Washington, DC;

National Urban League Conference

National Medical Association Annual Convention

Alpha Phi Alpha Annual Convention


Universoul Circus
TBD; Philadelphia, PA;

Universoul Circus
TBD; Hampton Roads, VA;

Baltimore African American Festival
TBD; Baltimore, MD; Link

Black Data Processing Association Annual Convention

Norfolk Jazz Festival
TBD; Norfolk, VA;

Association of African American Museums Conference
TBD; Jackson, MS;

National Sales Network Convention

Caribana Weekend
TBD; Toronto, Canada;

Satchmo Summerfest
TBD; New Orleans, LA;

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention

Houston International Jazz Festival
TBD; Houston, TX;

Lansing Jazzfest
TBD; Lansing, MI;

Umoja Family Festival
TBD; Seattle, WA;

Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show
TBD; Atlanta, GA;

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
TBD; Atlanta, GA;

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
TBD; Vineyard Haven and Oaks Bluff, MA;

Long Beach Jazz Festival
TBD; Long Beach, CA;

Africana Virginia Beach Funkiest
TBD; Viginia Beach, VA;

Chicago Jazz Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL;

Universoul Circus
TBD; Greensboro, NC;

Universoul Circus
TBD; Charlotte, NC;


Women Of Color Empowerment Conference
TBD; Live & Virtual; Fort Lauderdale, FL;

Monterey Jazz Festival
TBD; Monterey, CA;

African American Street Festival
TBD; Nashville, TN;

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo – Championship Finals
TBD; Washington, DC;

National Black MBA Association Conference
TBD; Chicago, IL;

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

National Congress of Black Women Conference

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


10/05/21-10/08/21; Los Angeles, CA;

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
10/08/21-10/10/21; San Jose, CA,

Taste of Soul Festival
Returns in 2022; Los Angeles, CA,

Universoul Circus
TBD; Chicago, IL;


Universoul Circus
TBD; Philadelphia, PA;


Kwanzaa Celebrations
12/26-01/01 in cities across America

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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

  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!!

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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 for more information.


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