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Afropunk Atlanta

Date: October 14th – 15th Location: Atlanta, GA Event Type: Music & Culture Festival Website: http://afropunkfest.com/atlanta/ ————————————- Afropunk kicks off its second annual festival in Atlanta this October 2017. Afropunk Atlanta’s mission is to highlight multicultural awareness, expression and consciousness through live music, art and social awareness education. Among this year’s star-studded musical artists include […]

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Fincon

Date: October 25th-October 28th, 2017 Location: Dallas, TX Event Type: Business Conference Website: https://finconexpo.com ————————————- FinCon has no shortage of unique elements that make it a wonderful event. When you get this many like-minded, creative people together, cool things are bound to happen. FinCon has what you would expect from an annual conference and expo (keynotes, […]

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BritJam Dubai

Date: October 24-October 29th, 2017 Location: Dubai, UAE Event Type: All Inclusive Party Website: http://www.officialbritjam.com/britjam-dubai/ ————————————- BritJam is the Ultimate Spring Break Music Festival, delivering 6 days and 7 nights of non stop theme party action in the tourist capital of Montego Bay, and excursions across Jamaica. Spring Break as you know it will never be […]

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NMSDC

Date: October 22nd – 25th Location: Detroit, MI Event Type: Business Conference Website: http://www.nmsdcconference.comhttps://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_jazz_festival.html ————————————- The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and […]

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New York Caribbean Carnival

Date: August 31st-September 4th, 2017 Location: Brooklyn, NY Event Type: Cultural Festival Website: http://wiadcacarnival.org ————————————- Ms. Jessie Wardell and some of her West Indian friends started the Carnival in Harlem in the 1930′s by staging costume parties in large enclosed places – like the Savoy, Renaissance and Audubon Ballrooms due to the cold wintry weather of […]

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Chicago Jazz Festival

Date: August 31st-September 3rd, 2017 Location: Chicago, IL Event Type: Music Festival Website: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_jazz_festival.html ————————————- Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s […]

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AFROPUNK

Date: August 26-27th, 2017 Location: Brooklyn, NY Event Type: Cultural Festival Website: http://afropunkfest.com/brooklyn/ ————————————- This year’s AFROPUNK Festival is taking place in Brooklyn at Commodore Park on August 26th and 27th. AFROPUNK is a traveling cultural event with 5 different locations around the world and has been described by The New York Times as “The most […]

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Zanzibar International Film Festival

Date: July 8-16, 2017 Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania Event Type: Film Festival Website: https://www.ziff.or.tz/ ————————————- Taking place July 8 – 16, 2017 on the eastern shore of Africa in Stone Town, the Zanzibar International Film Festival is entering it’s 20th year of showcasing the best in African cinema and culture, with a theme that speaks volumes across […]

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Taste of Chicago

Date: July 5-9, 2017 Location: Chicago, IL Event Type: Food Festival Website: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/taste_of_chicago.html ————————————- Music lovers, foodies, and travel enthusiasts alike wait in anticipation every year for the bloom of sunshine, spring flowers and quick afternoon rainstorms — signifying occurrences that preempt the years’ optimal quarter: Summer, aka, music and food festival season. One experience […]

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Essence Fest

  Date: June 29 – July 2, 2017 Location: New Orleans, LA Event Type: Music Festival Website: https://www.essence.com/festival-2017 ————————————- New Orleans is known for doing everything with more color, energy, and culture. So it’s not surprising that Essence returns every year for it’s Essence Fest. With Diana Ross, the return of XSCAPE, and Solange as some […]

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