2017 Urban Events

NATIONAL URBAN EVENTS

LISTINGS & RESOURCES

JANUARY

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service
01/16, Various Dates and Locations; see http://www.mlkday.gov/

Winter SoulFest
TBD; http://www.wintersoulfest.com

Zora Neale Hurston Festival
01/29/16-01/30/16; Eatonville, FL; http://www.zorafestival.org

Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival
TBD; Montego Bay, Jamaica; http://jamaicajazzandblues.com

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

FEBRUARY

Hollywood Black film Festival
2/24/16-2/28/16; Hollywood, CA; http://www.hbff.org

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

Spady Day Festival
TBD; Delray Beach; FL; http://www.spadymuseum.com

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

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

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

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

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

Baltimore Beauty Expo
TBD; Baltimore, MD; http://www.baltimorenaturalhaircareexpo.com

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

Black Business Association Awards Dinner
TBD; Los Angeles, CA; http://bbala.org

African American Cinema Gallery
TBD, Atlanta, GA; http://www.underground-atlanta.com

Ankara Miami Fashion Show
TBD; Miami, FL; http://AnkaraMiami

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

NBA All Star Events
TBD; Toronto, Canada; http://www.nba.com

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

Women Who Jam SESAC Showcase
TBD; Harlem, NY; http://www.womenwhojam.com

MARCH

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
TBD; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; http://www.blackenterprise.com/wps

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

San Diego Brazil Carnival
TBD; San Diego, CA; http://www.brazilcarnival.com

Jazz in the Gardens, Annual Festival
TBD; Miami, FL; http://www.jazzinthegardens.com

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

Black Marriage Day
3/23/16; Various Cities; http://www.blackmarriageday.com

National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention
TBD; Anaheim, CA; http://www.nsbe.org

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

Women Who Jam SESAC Showcase
TBD; Detroit, MI; http://www.womenwhojam.com

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

Universoul Circus
TBD; Bronx, NY; http://www.universoulcircus.com

APRIL

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

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

International Human Rights Association of American Minorities
TBD; Chicago, IL; http://www.ihraam.org

National Forum for Black Public Administrators
TBD; Tampa, FL; http://www.nfbpa.org

Annual Multicultural Business Conference
TBD; New York, NY, http://www.diversitybusiness.com

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

Universoul Circus
TBD; Brooklyn, NY; http://www.universoulcircus.com

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
TBD; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nojazzfest.com

San Francisco International Film Festival
TBD; San Francisco, CA; http://www.sffs.org

Universoul Circus
TBD; Queens, NY; http://www.universoulcircus.com

FunkFest Tour
TBD; Orlando, FL; http://funkfestconcerts.com

MAY

Travel Professionals of Color Conference
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.tpocassociation.com

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

Memphis in May Festival
TBD; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

Universoul Circus
TBD; Newark, NJ; http://www.universoulcircus.com

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

FunkFest Tour
TBD; Birmingham, AL; http://funkfestconcerts.com

Sweet Auburn Springfest
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.sweetauburn.com

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

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference
TBD; Miami, FL ; http://www.blackenterprise.com/events

Frye Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament
TBD; Pinehurst, NC; http://www.thefryefoundation.org

FunkFest Tour
TBD; Jacksonville, FL; http://funkfestconcerts.com

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

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

Soul Siesta
TBD; Playa del Carmen, Mexico; http://www.soulsiestaonline.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

African American Heritage Festival
TBD; Newark, NJ; http://aahpc.org

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

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

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

JUNE

FunkFest Tour
TBD; Mobile, AL; http://funkfestconcerts.com

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

Miami-Bahamas Goombay Festival
TBD; Miami, FL; http://www.goombayfestivalcoconutgrove.com

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

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

Chicago Blues Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL; http://www.chicagobluesfestival.us

San Francisco Black Film Festival
TBD; San Francisco, CA; http://www.sfbff.org

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

Juneteenth Celebrations
TBD; Various Dates and Cities, http://www.juneteenth.com

American Black Film Festival
TBD; New York, NY; http://www.abff.com

National Black Police Association Convention
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.blackpolice.org

Chicago Gospel Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL, http://www.chicagogospelfest.us

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

Caribbean Carnival
TBD; Baltimore, MD; http://dccaribbeancarnival.org

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

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention
TBD; Chicago, IL; http://www.rainbowpush.org

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

BET Experience
TBD; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.bet.com/bet-awards

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

African Diaspora Film Festival
TBD; New York, NY; http://www.nyadiff.org

JULY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JazzFest West
TBD; San Dimas, CA; http://www.jazzfestwest.com

National Bar Association Annual Convention
TBD; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.nationalbar.org

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

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

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

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

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

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Leadership Seminar
TBD; http://www.aka1908.com

Norfolk Jazz Festival
TBD; Norfolk, VA; Norfolk Jazz Festival

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

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

Macy’s Music Festival
TBD; Cincinnati, OH; http://www.qlzprod.com

AUGUST

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

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

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

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

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

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention
TBD; Minneapolis, MN; http://www.nabj.org

National Biker Roundup
TBD; Columbia, SC; http://www.nbrkcmo.com

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

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

American Tennis Association National Championships and Convention
TBD; http://www.americantennisassociation.org

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

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
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

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

National Sales Network Convention
TBD; Houston, TX; http://www.salesnetwork.org

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

Association of African American Museum Conference
TBD; http://www.blackmuseums.org

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

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

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