22 Events Black Professionals Should Attend This Summer

Since 2011, I DON’T DO CLUBS Founder Genese Jamilah has curated a list of the best Black festivals, parties, and conferences for you and your crew during the summer months. 2019 is no different. Get into it.

Dreamville Fest in Raleigh, NC
Saturday, April 6, 2019
dreamvillefest.com

Broccoli City Festival in Washington, DC
Friday, April 26, 2019 – Saturday, April 27, 2019
bcfestival.com

Something In The Water Festival in Virginia Beach, VA
Friday, April 26, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019
somethinginthewater.com

JMBLYA in Dallas, TX and Austin, TV
Friday, May 3, 2019 – Saturday, May 4, 2019
jmblya.com

Rolling Loud in Miami, FL
Friday, May 10, 2019 – Sunday, May 12, 2019
rollingloud.com

Beardnik – 90s Fashions Day Party (Must Love Beards BK) in Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, May 11, 2019
idontdoclubs.biz/event/beardnik2019

Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 1, 2019
rootspicnic.com/philly

Summit21 2019 Conference in Atlanta, GA
Friday, June 7, 2019 – Saturday, June 8, 2019
21ninety.com/summit21

American Black Film Festival in Miami, FL
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Sunday, June 16, 2019
abff.com

E.Z.Mo Breezy presents Grits & Biscuits Block Party in New York, NY
Saturday, June 15, 2019
gritsandbiscuits.com

Atlanta Greek Picnic in Atlanta, GA
Monday, June 17, 2019 – Sunday, June 23, 2019
atlantagreekpicnic.com

BET Experience in Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, June 20, 2019 – Sunday, June 23, 2019
bet.com/bet-experience

The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA
June 2019
rootspicnic.com/philly

Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA 
Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Sunday, July 7, 2019
essence.com/festival

National Urban League Conference in Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – Saturday, July 27, 2019
conference.iamempowered.com

Trill Grill Fest in Washington, DC
Saturday, July 27, 2019
trillgrillfest.com/tix

CurlFest in Brooklyn, NY
July 2019
curlygirlcollective.com/curlfest

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
July 2019
instagram.com/bkhiphopfest

BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, August 1, 2019 – Sunday, August 4, 2019
blackstarfest.org

AfroPunk in Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, August 24, 2019 – Sunday, August 25, 2019
afropunkfest.com/brooklyn

Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, August 31, 2019 – Sunday, September 1, 2019
madeinamericafest.com

Black Owned Spirits Festival in Washington, DC
Saturday, September 28, 2019
blackownedspiritsfestival.com

ONE Musicfest in Atlanta, GA
September 2019
instagram.com/onemusicfest

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The above list is opinion-based, promoters cannot pay to be featured. 

Genese Jamilah is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of I DON'T DO CLUBS. She enjoys writing things down & making them happen, sharing semi-inappropriate memes, and entertaining her friends & family within her home. INSTAGRAM: @genesejamilah

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