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NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2017

2018 Cincy Music Fest

NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2018

JANUARY

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 110th Anniversary
1/11/18-1/14/18; Washington, DC; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Dr Martin Luther King Day of Service
01/15/18-01/19/18, Various Dates and Locations; see http://www.mlkday.gov/

Spady Museum MLK Breakfast
01/15/18; Delray Beach; FL; http://www.spadymuseum.com

NBS Summit
01/11/18-01/15/18; Mammoth Mountain, CA; http://www.nbs.org

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Series
1/15/18; Denver, CO; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Zora Neale Hurston Festival
01/20/18-01/22/18; Eatonville, FL; http://www.zorafestival.org

FEBRUARY

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

Universoul Circus
2/07/18-3/11/18; Atlanta, GA; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Bronner Brothers Beauty Show
02/10/18-02/12/18; Atlanta, GA, http://www.bronnerbros.com

Hollywood Black Film Festival
TBD; Marina Del Rey, CA; http://www.hbff.org

Gullah Celebration
2/01/18-2/28/18; Hilton Head, SC; http://www.gullahcelebration.com

Pan African Film Festival
2/08/18-2/19/18; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.paff.org

San Diego Brazil Carnival
2/25/18; San Diego, CA; http://www.brazilcarnival.com

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style
2/28/18; San Francisco, CA; http://www.mardigrassanfrancisco.com

Bronner Brothers Beauty Show
2/10/18-2/12/18; Atlanta, GA, http://www.bronnerbros.com

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

International Pretty Brown Girl Day
2/24/18; Detroit and various cities; http://www.prettybrowngirl.com

Ankara Miami Fashion Show
2/22/18-2/25/18; Miami, FL; http://ankaramiami.com

NBA All Star Weekend
2/16/18-2/18/18; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.nba.com

MARCH

NBS Black Summit
3/03/18-3/10/18; Squaw Valley, CA; http://www.nbs.org

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
3/07/18-3/10/18; Orlando, FL; http://www.blackenterprise.com/wps

Black-Out Weekend Ski Event
3/08/18-3/11/18; Lake Tahoe, CA; http://www.BlackOutWeekend.com

Blogging While Brown Conference
TBD; http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.com

Jazz in the Gardens Festival
3/17/18-3/18/18; Miami Gardens, FL; http://www.jazzinthegardens.com

Black Marriage Day
TBD; Various Cities; http://www.blackmarriageday.com

National Society of Black Engineers Convention
3/21/18-3/25/18; Pittsburgh, PA; http://www.nsbe.org

Urban Music Festival
3/30/18-3/31/18; Austin, TX; http://urbanmusicfest.com

APRIL

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Southern Regional Convention
4/05/18-4/08/18; Memphis, TN; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions

National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll and Collectible Show
04/14/18-04/15/18; Gaithersburg, MD; http://www.johnsonshows.com

Berks Jazz Festival
4/06/18-4/15/18; Reading, PA; http://www.berksjazzfest.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
4/06/18-4/07/18; Memphis, TN; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Eastern Regional Convention
4/26/18-4/29/18; Hartford, CT; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions/

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

San Francisco International Film Festival
4/04/18-4/17/18; San Francisco, CA; http://www.sffs.org

NBS Midwest Region Winterfest
TBD; http://www.nbs.org

Houston Black Restaurant Week
4/16/18-4/30/18; Houston, TX; http://www.houbrw.com

Charlotte Jazz Festival
TBD; Charlotte, NC; http://www.charlottesunsetjazzfestival.com

National Forum for Black Public Administrators
4/18/18-4/22/18; Cleveland, OH; http://www.nfbpa.org

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/27/18-5/06/18; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nojazzfest.com

MAY

Beale Street Music Festival
5/04/18-5/06/18; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

St. Lucia Jazz Festival
5/06/18-5/13/18; St. Lucia; http://stluciajazz.org

Sweet Auburn Springfest
5/12/18-5/13/18; Atlanta, GA; http://www.sweetauburn.com

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
5/16/18-5/19/18; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

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

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

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

Palm Springs Summer Splash
TBD; Palm Springs, CA; http://www.psjazzfest.com/

Original Gullah Festival Celebration
TBD; Beaufort, SC; http://www.gullahfestival.org

Cancun Jumpoff
TBD; Cancun, Mexico; http://www.cancunjumpoff.com

Spoleto Festival
TBD; Charleston, SC; http://www.spoletousa.org

Atlanta Jazz Festival
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.atlantafestivals.com

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

JUNE

Brooklyn International Film Festival
TBD; Brooklyn, NY; http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
6/06/18-6/09/18; Charlotte, NC; http://www.blackenterprise.com/events

Capital Jazz Fest
TBD; Columbia, MD; http://www.capitaljazz.com

National Association of Black Accountants Annual Convention
TBD; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nabainc.org/convention

Carnival Houston
TBD; Houston, TX; http://www.carnivalhouston.com

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
TBD; Healdsburg, CA; http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org

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
Late June 2018; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.bet.com/bet-awards

Real Men Cook
Fathers Day; Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta; http://www.realmencook.com

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

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL, Link

Summerfest
TBD; Milwaukee, WI; http://summerfest.com/

Montreal Jazz Festival
TBD; Montreal, Canada; http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

Sundiata Festival
TBD; Seattle, WA; http://www.festivalsundiata.org

Bayou Boogaloo
6/18; Norfolk, VA; http://www.festevents.org/bayou-boogaloo

Zeta Phil Beta Sorority Pacific Regional Convention
TBD; http://zphib1920.org/events/

Essence Music Festival
7/18; New Orleans, LA; http://www.essence.com

Waterfront Blues Festival
TBD; Portland, OR; http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

JULY

National Black Police Association Education & Training Conference
7/02/18-7/09/18; Little Rock, AR; http://www.blackpolice.org

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

National Black Arts Festival
7/07/18-7/08/18; Atlanta, GA; http://nbaf.org/

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

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Boule
7/19/18; Dallas, TX; http://www.sgrho1922.org/

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Grand Boule
7/18/18; New Orleans, LA; http://zphib1920.org/events/

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
7/07/18-7/08/18; Hayward, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Annual Convention
Baltimore, MD; http://www.apa1906.net/alphaconvention

Rainbow PUSH Summit
Chicago, IL; http://www.rainbowpush.org

Baltimore African American Festival
TBD; Baltimore, MD; http://www.africanamericanfestival.net

NAACP Annual Convention
Baltimore, MD; http://www.naacp.org

Indiana Black Expo
Indianapolis, IN; http://www.indianablackexpo.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
7/14/18-7/15/18; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Reggae Sumfest
Montego Bay, Jamaica; http://www.reggaesumfest.com

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Annual Convention
Detroit, MI; http://www.phibetasigma1914.org/

National Dental Association Annual Convention
http://www.ndaonline.org

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

Black Data Processing Association Annual Convention
Cincinnati, OH; http://www.bdpa.org/

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

Norfolk Jazz Festival
Norfolk, VA; Norfolk Jazz Festival

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

Cincinnati Music Festival
Cincinnati, OH; http://www.qlzprod.com

National Medical Association Annual Convention
Philadelphia, PA; http://www.nmanet.org/

National Black Nurses Annual Convention
Las Vegas, NV; http://www.nbna.org/

National Urban League Conference
St. Louis, MO; http://www.nul.org

American Tennis Association National Championships and Convention
Baltimore, MD http://www.americantennisassociation.org

Association of African American Museums Conference
7/18; Washington, DC; http://www.blackmuseums.org

AUGUST

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Leadership Conference
TBD; Cincinnati, OH; http://www.oppf.org/omega_events.asp

National Sales Network Convention
TBD, Chicago, IL; http://www.salesnetwork.org

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

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

Women Who Jam SESAC Showcase
T; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.womenwhojam.com

Bonaire Jazz Festival
TBD; Bonaire; http://www.bonairejazz.com

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention
TBD; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nabj.org

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

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

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

Hair Boss Competition
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.bronnerbros.com

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
8/04/18-8/05/18; Atlanta, GA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Black Theatre Festival, Bi-Annual
2019; Winston-Salem, NC; http://www.nbtf.org

SEPTEMBER

Atlanta Black Restaurant Week
9/04/18-9/16/18; Atlanta, GA; http://www.atlbrw.com

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

Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues SummerFest
TBD; Oaks Bluff, MA; http://mvjazzbluessummerfest.com

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

Michigan BluesFest
TBD; Lansing, MI; http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com

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

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo – Championship Finals
9/21/18-9/22/18; Washington, DC; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

National Black MBA Association Annual Conference
TBD, Philadelphia, PA; https://www.nbmbaaconference.org/

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

Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference
TBD; Washington, DC; http://www.cbcfinc.org/

ADCOLOR Awards
TBD; http://adcolor.org

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
TBD; Mountain View, CA, http://www.svaff.org/

Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival
TBD; Washington, DC; http://www.BlackOwnedSpiritsFestival.com

OCTOBER

Black Enterprise TechConnext Summit
TBD, FL; http://www.blackenterprise.com

Action Icon Awards
TBD; Los Angeles, CA; http://actioniconawards.com

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

DECEMBER

National Reparations Conference
TBD; New Orleans, LA; http://www.ibw21.org

Universoul Circus
TBD; Columbus, OH; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Universoul Circus
TBD; Memphis, TN; http://www.universoulcircus.com

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

National Girls Self-Esteem – NUTCRACKER IN Oak Park
TBD; Sacramento, CA; http://www.girlsselfesteemprogram.com

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  1. Hello — This is Burnadette with the Women of Color Empowerment Conference. I was wondering if we could change what you have as “South Florida Women of Color Conference” to the “Women of Color Empowerment Conference” and also change the website to be consistent with the press release. The website is — nationalwomenofcolor.com

  2. Good day,
    Please consider adding the “Historic Ali (pronounced ALLY) Cultural Arts Center located in Pompano Beach, FL to your list of historical venues to visit.

    Thank You
    Cherolyn Davis
    Director of Programs

  3. Please consider adding the Ocean City Jazz Festival to your event list. The Ocean City Community was established in 1949 and was the first place African Americans could purchase coastal property in NC. The Festival will be in its 9th year and helps the community promote its history and preserve its historical buildings. Past artists include: Karen Briggs, Lao Tizer, Toni Murillo, Gerald Veasley, Mark Whitfield, Cyrus Chestnut, Althea Rene and more!

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