National Calendar of Events

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2022

AUGUST

National Black Theatre Bi-Annual Festival
08/01/22-08/06/22; Winston-Salem, NC; https://ncblackrep.org/

National Sales Network Convention
08/03/22-08-05/22; Atlanta, GA; https://www.salesnetwork.org

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
08/06/22-08/07/22; Atlanta, GA; https://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Universoul Circus
August 2022; National Harbor, MD; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
08/05/22-08/13/22; Vineyard Haven and Oaks Bluff, MA; https://www.mvaaff.com

Black Data Processing Association Convention
08/18/22-08/20/22; Atlanta, GA; https://www.bdpa.org/

Association of African American Museums Conference
08/10/22-08/12/22; Miami, FL; https://blackmuseums.org

Satchmo Summerfest
08/06/22-08/07/22; New Orleans, LA; https://satchmosummerfest.org

National Association of Black Journalists Convention
08/03/22-08/07/22; Las Vegas, NV; https://www.nabjnahjconvention.com

Umoja Family Festival
08/05/22-08/07/22; Seattle, WA; http://umojafestnw.com

Norfolk Jazz Festival
08/26/22-08/27/22; Norfolk, VA; https://www.visitnorfolk.com/norfolk-waterfront-jazz-festival/

Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show
08/27/22-08/29/22; Miami Beach, FL; https://bronnerbros.com

Long Beach Jazz Festival
08/12/22-08/14/22; Long Beach, CA; http://longbeachjazzfestival.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
08/20/22; Fort Worth, TX; https://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Houston International Jazz Festival
Dates Coming Soon; Houston, TX; https://www.jazzeducation.org

SEPTEMBER

Chicago Jazz Festival
09/01/22-09/04/44; Chicago, IL; http://www.chicagojazzfestival.us

West Indian American Carnival
09/01/22-09/05/22; Brooklyn, NY; https://wiadcacarnival.org/2022events.html

National Black Arts Festival Gala
09/17/22; Atlanta, GA; https://nbaf.org/horizon-awards/

Universoul Circus
09/09/22-09/30/22; Chicago, IL; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Monterey Jazz Festival
09/23/22-09/25/22; Monterey, CA; https://montereyjazzfestival.org

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

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

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo – Championship Finals
09/24/22; Washington, DC; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

National Black MBA Association Conference
09/27/22-10/01/22; Atlanta, GA; https://nbmbaa.org/conference/

National Congress of Black Women Conference
10/02/22; Washington, DC; https://www.nationalcongressbw.org/

OCTOBER

Universoul Circus
10/01/22-10-23/22; Chicago, IL; https://www.universoulcircus.com/

Black Men Xcel
10/12/22-10/14/22; National Harbor, MD; https://www.blackenterprise.com/beevents/

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
10/13/22-10/16/22; San Jose, CA, https://svaff.org

Taste of Soul Festival
10/15/22; Los Angeles, CA, https://tasteofsoul.org

NOVEMBER

ADCOLOR Awards
11/17/22-11/20/22; Los Angeles, CA; https://adcolor.org

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

DECEMBER

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

2022

JANUARY

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

Bill Pickett 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
TBD; Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/

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

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

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

National Brotherhood of Skiers Summit
February 5 -12: Snowmass, CO; https://www.nbs.org

Pan African Film Festival
April 19 – May 1; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.paff.org

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

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

MARCH

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

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

NBA All-Star Game
February
https://www.nba.com/allstar/2022

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

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

Black-Out Weekend Ski Event
March 10 – 18; Lake Tahoe, NV/CA; http://www.BlackOutWeekend.com

Jazz In The Gardens Festival
March 12 – 13; Miami Gardens, FL; http://www.jazzinthegardens.com/

National Society of Black Engineers Convention
March 23 – 27; Anaheim, CA; http://www.nsbe.org

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

APRIL

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

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo National Tour
Various Dates and Locations; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com/index.php/schedule

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

MAY

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

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

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

Sweet Auburn Springiest
05/07/22-05/08/22; Atlanta, GA, https://www.sweetauburn.com

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

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
TBD; Fort Worth, TX; https://www.billpickettrodeo.com

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

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

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
TBD; Philadelphia, PA; https://www.blackenterprise.com/beevents/

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

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

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

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

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Western Regional Conference
TBD; San Diego, CA; https://phibetasigma1914.org/

JUNE

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
06/04/22; Chicago, IL, Link

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
06/13/22-06/19/22; Healdsburg, CA; https://healdsburgjazz.org

Brooklyn International Film Festival
06/03/22-06/12/22; Brooklyn, NY; https://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

Capital Jazz Fest
06/03/22-06/05/22; Columbia, MD; https://www.capitaljazz.com/fest/2022/

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
05/18/22; Fort Worth, TX; https://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Umoja Festival Por
National Association of Black Accountants Annual Convention
06/21/22-06/24/22; Hollywood, FL; https://www.nabainc.org/insight2022

Chicago Blues Festival
06/09/22-06/12/22; Chicago, IL; https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html

American Black Film Festival
06/15/22-06/19/22; Miami Beach, FL; https://www.abff.com/miami/

San Francisco Black Film Festival
06/17/22-06/20/22; San Francisco, CA; https://www.sfbff.org/events

BET Experience
06/24/22-06/26/22; Los Angeles, CA; https://www.bet.com/bet-experience

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

Real Men Cook
06/21/22; Chicago; https://realmencharitiesinc.org/events/

Juneteenth Celebrations
Around June 19th; Various Cities, https://www.juneteenth.com

Hyde Park BrewFest
06/11/22-06/12/22; Chicago, IL; https://hydeparksummerfest.com

Sundiata Festival
06/17/22-06/19/22; Seattle, WA; http://www.festivalsundiata.org

Taste of Chicago
06/11, 18 & 25/22; Chicago, IL; https://www.choosechicago.com

Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Classic
06/24/22-06/27/22; Washington, DC; CBC Conference weblink

Baltimore African American Festival
Juneteenth Weekend; Baltimore, MD; https://aframbaltimore.com

Essence Music Festival
06/30/22-07/03/22; New Orleans, LA; https://www.essence.com

JULY

Essence Music Festival
06/30/22-07/03/22; New Orleans, LA; https://www.essence.com

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Grand Boule
07/18/22-07/24/22; http://zphib1920.org/events/

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Convention
TBD; https://my.apa1906.net/

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
07/04/22 Weekend; San Francisco, CA; http://www.fillmorestreetjazzfest.com

Taste of Chicago
07/08/22-07/10/22; Chicago, IL; https://www.choosechicago.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
07/09/22-07/10/22; Hayward, CA; https://www.billpickettrodeo.com

NAACP Annual Convention
07/14/22-07/20/22; Atlantic City, NJ; https://www.naacp.org

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
07/16/22-07/17/22; Los Angeles, CA; https://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
07/07/22-07/17/22; Indianapolis, IN; https://summercelebration.net

Reggae Sumfest
07/18/22-07/23/22; Montego Bay, Jamaica; https://www.reggaesumfest.com

National Dental Association Annual Convention
07/14/22-07/17/22; Scottsdale, AZ; https://www.ndaonline.org

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Conference
07/17/22-07/21/22; Concord, NC; http://www.nabcj.org

National Bar Association Annual Convention
07/24/22; Memphis, TN; https://www.nationalbar.org/

International Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit
07/13/22-07/15/22; Miami Beach, FL; http://www.nabhood.net

Cincinnati Music Festival
07/21/22-07/23/22; Cincinnati, OH; https://www.berrywiseenterprise.com

National Black Nurses Convention
07/26/22-07/31/22; Chicago, IL; https://www.nbna.org/

American Tennis Association National Championships
07/25/22-07/31/22; Orlando, FL; https://www.yourata.org/national-championships/

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

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Grand Conclave
07/22/22-07/26/22; Charlotte, NC; http://www.opp-ga.org/

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

National Urban League Conference
07/20/22-07/23/22; Washington, DC; https://nul.org/events

National Medical Association Annual Convention
07/30/22-08/03/22; Atlanta, GA; https://www.nmanet.org/

Caribana Weekend
07/28/22-08/01/22; Toronto, Canada; https://www.caribanatoronto.com

National Women Of Color Empowerment Conference
07/29/22-0731/22; Fort Lauderdale, FL; https://www.nationalwomenofcolor.com

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29 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

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  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.

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  8. 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

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