Home Event Guides 70 Best Trips for Black Professionals in 2017 | Month-to-Month Guide
70 Best Trips for Black Professionals in 2017 | Month-to-Month Guide

70 Best Trips for Black Professionals in 2017 | Month-to-Month Guide

It’s the list you’ve been waiting for! Since 2014, I DON’T DO CLUBS has created a calendar of the best trips for Black professionals across the globe.

12 Best Summer Trips for Black Professionals in 2014
15 Best Fall and Winter Trips for Black Professionals in 2014
35 Best Summer Trips for Black Professionals in 2015
25 Best Fall and Winter Trips for Black Professionals in 2015
25 Best Summer Trips for Black Professionals in 2016

Take a look at this year’s month-to-month travel guide for you and yours!

YEAR–ROUND IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The Do-Over

www.thedoover.net

Grits & Biscuits

gritsandbiscuits.com

HennyPalooza

www.hennypalooza.com
I DON’T DO CLUBS’ 8 Things Women Should Know Before Attending HennyPalooza

I DON’T DO CLUBS’ Must Love Beards

www.idontdoclubs.com/category/must-love-beards
Blavity’s 9 Reasons You Have to Attend a “Must Love Beards’ Party This Summer

Trap Karaoke

www.trapkaraoke.com

JANUARY

2017 W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience in Miami, FL

January 5 – 8, 2017
hiphopsisters.org/wealth

FEBRUARY

Super Bowl Weekend in Houston, TX

February 3 – 5, 2017
www.housuperbowl.com

Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show in Atlanta, GA

February 11 – 13, 2017
www.bronnerbros.com

NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, LA

February 17 – 19, 2017
www.allstarweekendneworleans2017.com

Soulquarius in Santa Ana, CA

February 18, 2017
www.soulquarius.com

CIAA Basketball Tournament in Charlotte, NC

February 20 – 25, 2017
www.ciaatournament.org

MARCH

MVMT50 at South by Southwest in Austin, TX

March 10 – 14, 2017
twitter.com/mvmt50

Blogging While Brown’s Our Social Media Summit in Austin, TX

March 11, 2017
bloggingwhilebrown.com

Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest in Miami Gardens, FL

March 18 – 19, 2017
www.jazzinthegardens.com

I DON’T DO CLUBS’ Black-Owned Restaurant Month (various locations)

March 20 – 30, 2017
www.idontdoclubs.com/2017/02/27/black-owned-restaurant-month-2017/

APRIL

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA

April 14 – 16, 2017 and April 21 – 23, 2017
www.coachella.com

MAY

JMBLYA in Dallas, TX and Austin, TX

May 5, 2017 and May 6, 2017
www.jmblya.com

Broccoli City Festival in Washington, DC

May 6, 2017
www.bcfestival.com

Everyday People (various locations)

Summer 2017 (dates have not been released)
www.everydaypplnyc.com

JUNE

CurlFest in Brooklyn, NY

June 2017 (date has not been released)
www.curlygirlcollective.com

The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA

June 3, 2017
www.rootspicnic.com

Parlour Magazine’s #TravelFly Solo Weekend in Riviera Maya, MEX

June 8 – 12, 2017
parlourmagazine.com/2016/11/the-travelfly-solo-weekend-2017

Blavity’s EmpowerHer Conference in Chicago, IL

June 9, 2017
www.eventbrite.com/e/blavity-empowerher-17-conference-tickets

Odunde Festival in Philadelphia, PA

June 11, 2017
odundefestival.org/odunde-festival

HOT 97’s Summer Jam in East Rutherford, NJ

June 11, 2017
www.hot97.com/summerjam

American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach, FL

June 14 – 18, 2017
www.abff.com

This year, ABFF will have a new program called 29 Below which is an opportunity for college students and young professionals to attend the festival at half the price. The program provides an affordable and nurturing experience for those kicking off their careers in the industry. It offers half off the price of a SOBE Pass (providing access to all festival events) and a networking mixer for program attendees during the festival. Must be 18 to 29 years of age to qualify. To find out more about the program visit, www.abff.com/special-promotions/29-below.

Atlanta Greek Picnic Week in Atlanta, GA

June 19 – 25, 2017
www.atlantagreekpicnic.com

BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA

June 22 – 25, 2017
www.bet.com/bet-experience

Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA

June 28 – July 2, 2017
www.essence.com/festival-2017

JULY

African American Festival in Baltimore, MD

July 2017 (date has not been released)
www.africanamericanfestival.net

Drake’s OVO Fest in London, ENG

July 2017 (date has not been released)
www.complex.com/music/2017/02/drake-teases-young-money-reunion-show-ovo-fest-london

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival in Brooklyn, NY

July 12 – 15, 2017
www.bkhiphopfestival.com

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Organizational Leadership Conference in Washington, DC

July 6, 2017
zphib1920.org/events/zol2017

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. National Convention in Baltimore, MD

July 12 – 16, 2017
www.apa1906.net/alphaconvention

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Leadership Seminar in Las Vegas, NV

July 13, 2017
www.aka1908.com/coming-soon-2017-leadership-seminar

AfroPunk in Paris, FR

July 15 – 16, 2017
www.afropunkfest.com/paris

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Conclave in Orlando, FL

July 16 – 23, 2017
www.cvent.com/events/36th-international-conclave/registration

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Grand Chapter Meeting in Orlando, FL

July 18 – 22, 2017
www.kappaalphapsi1911.com/page/ORLANDO

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Conclave in Detroit, MI

July 18 – 23, 2017
www.phibetasigma1914.org/event-directory/conclave-2017

AfroPunk in London, ENG

July 21 – 23, 2017
www.afropunkfest.com/london

ColorComm Conference in Miami, FL

July 26 – 28, 2017
www.colorcommconference.com/events/c2-surprise-yourself

National Urban League Conference in St. Louis, MI

July 26 – 29, 2017
conference.iamempowered.com

National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC

July 31 – August 5, 2017
www.nbtf.org

AUGUST

Trillectro in Columbia, MD

August 2017 (date has not been released)
www.trillectro.com

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Leadership Conference in Cincinnati, OH

August 2 – 6, 2017
www.oppf.org/leadership-conference

BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA

August 3 – 6, 2017
www.blackstarfest.org

Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago, IL

August 4 – 31, 2017
www.siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival in Martha’s Vineyard, MA

August 8 – 12, 2017
www.mvaaff.com

National Association of Black Journalists Convention & Career Fair in New Orleans, LA

August 9 – 13, 2017
www.nabj.org/2017Convention

Black Alumni Networking Expo in Arlington, VA

August 11 – 12, 2017
www.blackalumninetworkingexpo.com

Oakland Art and Soul Festival in Oakland, CA

August 19 – 20, 2017
artandsouloakland.com

AfroPunk in Brooklyn, NY

August 26 – 27, 2017
www.afropunkfest.com/brooklyn

SEPTEMBER

African Festival of the Arts in Chicago, IL

September 2017 (date has not been released)
www.aihusa.org/african-fesitval-of-the-arts

Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, PA

September 2017 (date has not been released)
www.madeinamericafest.com

ONE Musicfest in Atlanta, GA

September 8 – 9, 2017
www.onemusicfest.com

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference in Washington, DC

September 20 – 24, 2017
www.cbcfinc.org/annual-legislative-conference

National Black MBA Association Annual Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA

September 26 – 30, 2017
www.nbmbaaconference.org

OCTOBER

Revolt Music Conference in Miami, FL

October 2017 (date has not been released)
revoltmusicconference.com

SpelHouse Homecoming in Atlanta, GA

October 2017 (date has not been released)
www.morehouse.edu

North Carolina A&T State University Homecoming in Greensboro, NC

October 7, 2017
www.ncat.edu/homecoming

Florida A&M University Homecoming in Tallahassee, FL

October 14, 2017
www.famu.edu

AfroPunk in Atlanta, GA

October 14 – 15, 2017
www.afropunkfest.com/atlanta

Clark Atlanta University Homecoming in Atlanta, GA

October 21, 2017
www.cau.edu

Howard University Homecoming in Washington, DC

October 21, 2017
www2.howard.edu

NOVEMBER

Barbados Food & Wine And Rum Festival

November 2017 (date has not been released)
www.visitbarbados.org/food-and-rum-festival

Be Blogalicious Conference (location has not been released)

November 2017 (date has not been released)
beblogalicious.com/conference

Blavity’s AfroTech in San Francisco, CA

November 11 – 12, 2017
www.afrotechconference.com

SheIsWanderful.com’s MEtreat to Belize

November 2017 (date has not been released)
www.facebook.com/sheiswanderful

DECEMBER

National Black Caucus of State Legislators Legislative Conference (location has not been released)

December 2017 (date has not been released)
www.nbcsl.org/conference

Art Basel in Miami Beach, FL

December 7 – 10, 2017
www.artbasel.com/miami-beach

 

Genese Jamilah Genese Jamilah is the I DON'T DO CLUBS Founder and New York City Influencer. She is a graduate of Savannah State University. Genese Jamilah enjoys writing things down & making them happen, dinner & drinks with friends, and sharing inappropriate memes in her free time. Follow her @idontdoclubs on FacebookInstagramSnapChat, and Twitter.

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