Are you ready for that much needed Summer vacation? Are these two plaguing questions, where to go and what to do, stopping you from figuring out where the black professionals go to cut loose and have a good time. Well, worry no more. I have found a list of 25 top getaways provided by www.idontdoclubs.com . This top 25 list of festivals, parties, solo getaways, and conferences will satisfy your need to “duck off” for summer vacation is one you should bookmark.
Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival in Martha’s Vineyard, MA
August 8 – 13, 2016, add to your calendar
Founded by North Carolina-based Floyd and Stephanie Rance of Run and Shoot Filmworks, MVAAFF will present films by African-American directors from around the world.
NABJ Convention & Career Fair in Washington, DC
August 3 – 7, 2016, add to your calendar
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) annually holds the nation’s largest journalism convention and career fair each summer with plenary sessions and workshops for career and professional development. This year they’re partnering with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
National Urban League Conference in Baltimore, MD
August 3 – 6, 2016, add to your calendar
An inspiring and empowering conference that will provide you with unmatched professional, civic engagement, business development, and networking opportunities.
The National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP), is a National Urban League volunteer, member, auxiliary that targets professionals ages 21 – 40 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement.
Oakland Art and Soul Festival in Oakland, CA
August 20 – 21, 2016, add to your calendar
Two sensational days of music, food, fun and art in beautiful downtown Oakland.
Odunde Festival in Philadelphia, PA
June 2016 (official dates have not been released yet)
The largest African American street festival on the east coast with 500,000 people, over 12 city blocks, and two stages of live entertainment.
One Music Fest in Atlanta, GA
September 2016 (official dates have not been released yet)
One Musicfest brings together different artists to perform on their own terms, setting the stage for music genres to bleed into one another. One MusicFest creates the magic of a unique urban music experience inspired by alternative culture, sound and thought.
Parlour Magazine’s #TravelFly Solo Weekend in the U.S. Virgin Islands
June 9 – 13, 2016, add to your calendar
The #TravelFly Solo Weekend is a 5 day/4 night self-care inspired trip that is dedicated to whatever your heart desires. Designed as a “solo trip,” there is no large crew required, just you (and a bestie if you wish!), our “solo” guide to the islands and no group-think or pre=planned itineraries.
The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA
June 4, 2016, add to your calendar
The Roots want to “break you off” at their annual event in it’s 9th year.
Sweetlife Festival in Columbia, MD
May 2016 (official dates have not been released yet)
A two-day festival featuring over 22 hours of music and more than 25 of our favorite artists. “Sweetlife” is about meaningful living and authentic relationships.
UPTOWN Uncorked Food & Wine Festival in Napa Valley, CA
July 2016 (official dates have not been released yet)
Enjoy a uniquely curated, 5-star immersion into Napa Valley culture with private vineyard tours, wine tasting, golf, yoga, live music, spa, comedy and culinary delights prepared by renowned chefs.
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