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Antigua Carnival

July 25 – August 4, 2015
The Caribbean’s premier summer festival — Antigua’s Carnival — is celebrated each year during the last week of July and culminates on the first Monday and Tuesday in August. Come see the beauty that are the Queen of Carnival contestants, listen to the majestic performances from our steelband men, see the awesome talent of the Mr. & Miss Teenage contestants, and of course, come see the calypsonians duke it out for supremacy during the “Mother of all Shows” (The Calypso Monarch Competition).http://www.antiguacarnival.com

The NPN 2015 Northern Europe Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
August 23 – 30, 2015

Crystal Cruises * 6-Star Crystal Symphony – Copenhagen, Denmark * Edinburgh, Scotland * Newcastle, England *Hamburg, Germany * Helgoland, Germany * Amsterdam, Netherlands


58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
September 18- 20, 2015
Monterey, CA

Nonstop jazz at the oldest continuous jazz festival in the world. Always features top performers, plus colorful gifts, food, jazz photo/art exhibits, jazz clinics/seminars and more.


The 29th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
October, 2015
Catalina Island

1st Festival Weekend of October 8th
2nd Festival Weekend of October 15th

At the Avalon Casino Ballroom looking out to sea. Performance line-up to be announced early in the New Year. Bringing together 30 different stars of smooth jazz.


The NPN 2015 Bahamas Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
October 21-24, 2015

Royal Caribbean * Oasis of the Seas – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida * Nassau, Bahamas *
South Beach, Florida

9th Annual Capital Jazz SuperCruise
October 24– November 1, 2015
Full-Ship Music Festival At Sea

8 days and nights of concerts, parties, jam sessions, games, dancing, and much more!
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale to: Costa Rica, Panama and The Cayman Islands


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The Pro-Bowl
January , 2016
Phoenix, AZ
For the second year in a row, Pro Bowl is unconferenced. No more AFC vs. NFC. It’s all about giving fans match-ups they’ve never seen before. Watch the all-stars get drafted. Unexpected teams. Memorable match-ups. This is the Pro Bowl: Fantasy Football for Real. Kick off Super Bowl Week in Arizona, location of Super Bowl XLIX.2015 Pro Bowl game tickets will be on sale in November!Pro Bowl packages are available right now through the NFL’s official source for event experiences and hospitality.http://www.nfl.com/probowl

Rio de Janeiro Carnival
February 5 – 7, 2016
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The spectacular Carnival in Rio is a celebration of beauty, rhythm, music and sensuality. The decoration of the city, the Samba schools, the amazing costumes, the colorful and creative allegoric cars and the amazing weather all contribute to fill your senses and memory with incredible images and sensations.


Trinidad Carnival 2016 – An All Inclusive Experience!

February 8-9, 2016
Port of Spain, Trinidad

The “Mother” of all caribbean carnival festivals that attracts over 200,000 visitors worldwide!


BlackNLA’s 9th Annual  Ski Weekend

March 2016
Lake Tahoe, NV

Join BlackNLA @ The West Coasts Ultimate Urban Ski and Snowboarding Weekend

Its winter and you know what that means, fun on the mountain! Join us for a fabulous weekend of skiing, snowboarding, casino gambling. shopping and everything in between at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Last year there were over 500 people that made the trip. This trip is open to everyone: groups, singles, couples and friends. All are welcome – beginners, experts and non-skiers – believe us, there is plenty to do…GET THERE!!!!  Visit: www.MammothBlackOut.com

Couples Paradise
March 18 – 20, 2016
Carmel, CA

Couples Paradise is a weekend destination trip specifically geared toward married, engaged, and exclusively dating couples who are invested in building and/or maintaining a future together. Couples Paradise is the only trip of its kind on the West Coast, providing a relaxing, fun-filled experience that celebrates and uplifts the spirit of love. The trip will take place at La Playa Carmel, a romantic boutique resort located blocks from the California coastline. This all-inclusive weekend will be filled with amazing dining experiences, unlimited drinks during all activities, recreational activities, a relationship-building discussion with top relationship experts, a live musical performance that’s sure to soother your soul, sightseeing throughout serene Carmel Valley and immense FUN!


The NPN 2016 Dubai Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
March 28 – April 4, 2016

Royal Caribbean International * Completely Revitalized Splendour of the Seas

Dubai, United Arab Emirates * Khasab, Oman * Muscat, Oman * Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 22 – May 1, 2016

New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Evening Concert Series. The Louisiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.


St. Lucia Jazz Festival
April 28 – May  8, 2016
St. Lucia

During the month of May, the Island of St. Lucia moves to the beat of jazz when music fills the air. This event continues to be one of the top music concerts in the Caribbean, with performances taking place all over the island. The line up is guaranteed to please. If you’ve been before, then you know that this is a premiere Music Festival and rooms will go fast! If this is your first time to the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, we’ll be happy to answer your questions. But, regardless, rooms will go fast!


Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference
May 2016
Atlanta, GA

Comments: The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo, features four days of business, motivational, and leadership seminars designed to empower and profit emerging and established minority businesses. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn from and network today’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Millions of dollars worth of opportunities await you at the nation’s largest gathering of black-owned business leaders and key decision makers.Come experience it for yourself.


Join BLACKNLA The 8th Annual Memorial Day Getaway
May 26 -31, 2016
Puerto Plata – Domincan Republic

Join BlackNLA on the tropical island of Dominican Republic. 5 days and 4 nights at a ALL INCLUSIVE resort that features 15 restaurants, 33 bars, 12 pools, 5 beaches and 2 spas. This annual event caters to Urban Professionals who are looking to getaway, relax, network, and party non-stop on the sexiest island in the Caribbean.


Let us know when you have registered we want to make sure you get our special BlackNLA welcome pack. For questions call 323-929-7660 or e-mail travel@blacknla.com. http://www.blacknla.com/DR/

Cancun Jumpoff
May 2016
Cancun Mexico

“O” INTERNATIONAL is bringing Bourbon St back to the white sandy beaches of Cancun, Mexico to celebrate the 10 year Anniversary of The Largest Urban Event Held Outside of the United States. Already anticipated to be the largest Memorial Day Weekend gathering ever held in Cancun, the 2013 extravaganza will celebrate all that is positive in the young, trend setting, urban professional landscape, in grand fashion.


Soul Beach Music Festival
May 2016

The Soul Beach Music Festival kicks-off Memorial Day Weekend, in Aruba’s sun-kissed paradise, with five-days of power-packed events. Join Soul Music Lovers from around the world and take part in amped-up nightclubs, sizzling beach parties, music and comedy concerts.


The Urban Fiesta
May 2016
San Juan, Puerto Rico

This is the newest Memorial Day island destination that does not require a Passport. This event is strictly for the “Grown & Sexy” trendsetters and taste makers! If you’re tired of doing the same old thing for Memorial Day weekend, why not come party with us?

The packages are affordable, the parties don’t stop and our motto is…

“No Passports, No Problem… Just Fun!”


Black Bike Week (A.K.A Tthe Atlantic Bike Festival)
May 27 – 30, 2016
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Largest Black Bike Festival in the world. Over 300,000 participate in what has become a super bike event for people of color.


Capital Jazz Fest
Washington, D.C.
June 3 – 5, 2016

The Capital Jazz Fest has become one of the hottest jazz fests on the East Coast, attracting enthusiasts from New York to South Carolina. Past performers include Earl Klugh, Roy Ayers, David Sanborn and Nancy Wilson. But truth be told, most folk come because this is the first big party of the summer.


26th Annual Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival
June 2016 – TBA
The Caribbean’s complete jazz vacation!! Featuring the greatest names in Jamaican Jazz as well as the very best of international fare. It boasts a Youth Programme, daily free concerts, a large-scale Photo Exhibition and events large and med going on simultaneously all over the Island, including: Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, and Runaway Bayhttp://www.ochoriosjazz.com/Essence Music FestivalJuly 1 – 4, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Soulful music fills the air at the Louisiana Superdome on one main stage and four super lounges in the celebration of multi-cultural music and arts.


50th Montreux Jazz Festival
July 1 – 16, 2016
Since it began in 1967 when it was a three-day event, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a stupendous 16-day affair, headlined by jazz, blues, rock, world-music, rap, electro, pop and soul luminaries!

Taste of Chicago
July  2016
Grand Park, Chicago, IL
It’s the granddaddy of them all, but where oh where to start? Roasted corn dipped in Cajun butter, barbecue turkey legs, jerk chicken with red beans and callaloo, chocolate-dipped frozen bananas, grilled lobster tails, rainbow ice cream–and that just a sample from the first six food booths! Bring your appetite, as this favorite Chicago tradition offers cuisines from more than 70 restaurants! To get the best information google “Taste of Chicago” or click here for info
Reggae Sumfest
July 2016
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Celebrating the Red Stripe Reggae SumFest’s Anniversary! Past Line Up includes: Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton, Elephant Man, Lady Saw, Morgan Heritage, Third World, Tanto Metro & Devonte, VYBX Cartel, Assasin and Warrior King.http://www.reggaesumfest.com/

PIP’s Palm Springs Getaway
July 15 – 17, 2016
Palm Springs, California
Join us for one of the largest urban, West Coast events. The annual Party in Palm Springs is grown and all the way sexy this year. Are you ready for a fun and exciting weekend where you can be entertained and really get your groove on? Well this is the event for you!!