20 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. 2020 is no different. Get into it!

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Dreamville Festival 2020
Dreamville Festival in Raleigh, NC
Saturday, April 4, 2020
dreamvillefest.com & @dreamvillefest

Something In The Water 2020
Something In The Water in Virginia Beach, VA
Monday, April 20, 2020 – Sunday, April 26, 2020
somethinginthewater.com & @somethinginthewater

MUST LOVE BEARDS Brooklyn 2020
Must Love Beards in Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, May 2, 2020
idontdoclubs.biz/event/mlb-bk-2020 | @idontdoclubs & @mustlovebeardsparty

Rolling Loud Festival Miami 2020
Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, FL
Friday, May 8, 2020 – Sunday, May 10, 2020
rollingloud.frontgatetickets.com & @rollingloud

Broccoli City Festival 2020
Broccoli City Festival in Washington, DC
Saturday, May 9, 2020
bcfestival.com & @broccolicity

Lovers and Friends Festival 2020
Lovers & Friends Festival in Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 9, 2020
loversandfriendsfest.com & @loversandfriendsfest

CultureCon Atlanta 2020
CultureCon in Atlanta, GA
Saturday, May 16, 2020
theccnyc.com/cultureconatl & @theccnyc

The Roots Picnic 2020
The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, May 30, 2020
rootspicnic.com/philly & @theroots

Summit21 Conference 2020
Summit21 Conference in Atlanta, GA
Friday, June 5, 2020 – Saturday, June 6, 2020
21ninety.com/summit21 & @21ninety

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2020
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Jersey City, NJ
Saturday, June 6, 2020
veuveclicquot.tumblr.com/vcpoloclassic & @veuveclicquot

Atlanta Greek Picnic 2020
Atlanta Greek Picnic in Atlanta, GA
Monday, June 8, 2020 – Sunday, June 14, 2020
atlantagreekpicnic.com & @atlgreekpicnic1

American Black Film Festival 2020
American Black Film Festival in Miami, FL
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – Sunday, June 21, 2020
abff.com & @AmericanBlackFilmFestival

BET Experience 2020
BET Experience in Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, June 25, 2020 – Sunday, June 28, 2020
bet.com/bet-experience & @betexperience

Essence Festival 2020
Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – Sunday, July 5, 2020
essence.com/festival & @EssenceFest

National Urban League Conference 2020
National Urban League Conference in Houston, TX
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – Saturday, August 8, 2020
conference.iamempowered.com & @naturbanleague

Trill Grill Fest 2020
Trill Grill Fest in Washington, DC
July 2020
trillgrillfest.com & @trillgrillfest

CurlFest 2020
CurlFest in Brooklyn, NY
July 2020
curlfest.com & @curlygirlcollective

BlackStar Film Festival 2020
BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA
August 2020
blackstarfest.org & @blackstarfest

AfroPunk Brooklyn 2020
AfroPunk in Brooklyn, NY
August 2020
afropunk.com/festival/brooklyn & @afropunk

One Musicfest 2020
One Musicfest in Atlanta, GA
September 2019
onemusicfest.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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