Browse through these great events to plan your next vacation

May

Kentucky Derby

Date: May 2-5, 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
May 6, 2007 at 6pm ET.  Celebrities come out to wear their hats and bet on horses.  After the races the real party starts and car shows begin.  Hotties from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Nashville will definitely represent.

Indy 500

Date: May 5-25, 2008
Location: Speedway Racetrack; Indianapolis, IN
Month long qualifications and events lead up to the 90th Indianapolis 500 Sunday, May 27, 2007 at noon.  Find ticket information at https://imstix.brickyard.com/inettix/OnlineTicketing.aspx

Cancun Memorial Weekend

Date: May 23-26, 2008
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Come play on this exotic island and enjoy all of the beautiful people.  The worlds best DJ's travel to Cancun for this three day weekend party event.  Book early because hotels will fill fast.

Miami Memorial Weekend

Date: May 23-26, 2008
Location:  Miami, FL
Hip Hop Celebrities, fans, and moguls will swarm to South Beach to party and mingle for Memorial Weekend.  Go to the ball games, street festivals, star studded parties, and of course find the best shopping in the Art Deco District of Miami.

Soul Beach Music Festival Memorial weekend 

Date: May 21-26, 2008
Location: Aruba
The Soul Beach Music Festival, in Aruba is the event that has everything you want -- great people, warm sun, beautiful beaches, hot parties, and outstanding performances by the best in comedy and soul music.  Comedy Night, Music Concerts, Beach Parties, and Nightclub Parties are just of few of the events.  Stay tuned for the 2007 Artist lineup.

Tom Joyner Cruise

Date: May 18-25, 2008
Location: Cruise from Miami, FL to Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas
The Fantastic Voyage 2008 Cruise is a seven day cruise known as the ultimate party with a purpose.  There will be performances by Erika Badu, J. Anthony Brown, Genuine, and many more.  http://www.blackamericaweb.com/fv2008/

June

MTV Movie Awards Show

Date: June 1, 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The 2008 MTV Movie Awards LIVE Sunday, June 1 at 8PM/7C on MTV. Vote for your favorite nominees where you get to decide who takes home the Golden Popcorn. The 2007 MTV Movie Awards is LIVE this year which will be broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/2008/

BET Awards Show

Date: June 24, 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Time for laughs, great performances, and honors at this year's BET Awards. BET unveiled its nominee list for its 8th Annual BET Awards. Hosted by comedienne Mo’Nique, this year’s event promises to be jam packed with laughs and performances from some of the hottest performers and entertainers. BET festivities will air live on Tuesday, June 24 from Los Angeles’s historic Shrine Auditorium (8 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m.

Jamaica Jam Fest (Doug Banks)

Date: TBD
Location: Negril, Jamaica
Time to bathe in the sun with the locals, as Jamaica presents the 2nd Annual Jamaica Jam Fest! This year's Jam Fest will take place at Hedonism II. Adults Only!

CMA Music fest fan fair

Date: June 5-8, 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
The Country Music Association Music Fest is a fan extravaganza full of concerts nightly and daily in the Coliseum in Nashville, TN.
http://www.cmafest.com/2008/

July

Taste of Chicago

Date:  July 1-6, 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Every year people pack the closed streets of Chicago for one of the most visited festivals. Visit Grant Park for the heart of the festivities, which include food, Chicago Style pizza, and Ice Cream. More than 100 businesses setup shop for the TASTE OF CHICAGO!

Essence Music Festival

Date:  July 3-6, 2008
Location: Reliant Park, Houston, TX
It's Back! The Essence Music festival is back in New Orleans. Because of Hurricane Katrina, this event was temporarily located in Houston, TX.  Last year Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, and John Legend were a few of the artists to rip the stage.  This year Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, and Lionel Richie have already signed on to perform.  Stay tuned for more artist information.

Indiana Black Expo

Date: July 18-20, 2008
Location: Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome; Indianapolis, IN
Summer celebration is now the largest African American celebration in the United States!  The ll-day period includes business workshops, concerts, exhibits, and more. Natives of Indy such as Babyface, Vivica Fox, and Mike Epps come home and bring many of their friends to celebrate Black achievement and promote education.  Last year over 348,000 people attended the Expo.

Brickyard 400

Date: July 25-27, 2008
Location: Speedway Racetrack; Indianapolis, IN
See if Jimmie Johnson can repeat the kiss of the bricks. Reserve your 2007 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard package today.

August

toronto carabana festival

Date: August, 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
One of the largest festivals in North America. Street parties, street parades and a dynamic atmosphere that brings everyone to the Toronto area.

 

September

John Merritt Football Classic

Date:  September 5-7, 2008
Location:  Coliseum, Nashville, TN
Best in black college football! The John Merritt Classic honors the TSU football coach that led the team from 1963-1983.  Alumni come from around the world to see the game, go to Fraternity mixers, and see famous Black College Step shows.  Funds raised go to scholarships and other academic needs. http://www.tnstate.edu/jmc/

MTV Video Music Awards

Date: TBD
Location:  Miami, FL

Atlanta  Football Classic - Tennessee State vs florida a&m

Date: September 27, 2008
Location:  Georgia Dome; Atlanta, GA
Annual football game and best band half time show ever!  Not to mention great black college football.  Step shows, street vendors, bands, dance teams, and alumni are everywhere.  You do not want to miss the best party's and clubs that ATL has to offer!

October

Gatlinburg OctoberFest

Date:  October 1-31, 2008
Location:  Gatlinburg, TN

Over 9 million visitors travel to Gatlinburg each year.  It is the perfect family vacation spot and over 10,000 couples travel there to get married each year. It has the serene surroundings of the mountains, forest, stream, hiking trails, and a wide variety of natural wildlife. It also has gift & candy shops, restaurants, Dollywood Amusement park, and many accommodations.

November

CMA Awards

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Annual CMA Awards to honor the best artists in country music.

December

New Year's Eve in Times Square

Date: December 31, 2008
Location: Times Square; New York City, NY
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people descend upon Times Square to experience this free event. If you are planning to join the festivities, get there early and be prepared - you'll be corralled into barricaded areas where you'll have to stay for the duration. If you leave, you can't get back to where you were.

 

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