Events Calendar


This virtual museum promotes global awareness of the harmful legacies of enslavement and Jim Crow in the United States and the challenges faced by African Americans today. We also highlight Black resilience and achievements in every field — from arts and culture to education, economics, science, and more.

This Events Calendar presents some of the many events taking place around Milwaukee, Wisconsin — the birthplace of America’s Black Holocaust Museum — as well as around the USA, Africa, and the far-flung African Diaspora.

While we feature the on-site and online (virtual) events of America’s Black Holocaust Museum, we also sample other events that promote historical, educational and cultural awareness consistent with ABHM’s mission of racial justice, reconciliation, and healing.


Event Key

  • ABHM Events
  • Wisconsin Events
  • National Events
  • International Events
  • Virtual Events

Dark Testament: Black Writers on Justice

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

At the American Writers Museum explore racial injustice in America by examining the work of Black American writers from the end of the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring original artwork, augmented reality and other interactive elements to enliven and enrich the experience, Dark Testament brings the work of writers past and present to life in new and exciting ways. ...
02 Mar - 17 Sep
American Writers Museum, Chicago
180 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago,IL 60601
Odunde Festival

Odunde Festival 2023

The largest African American street festival held in the country. The ODUNDE festival, whose concept originates from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa, celebrates the coming of another year for  African Americans and Africanized people around the world. ...
11 Jun
Philadelphia, PA
699 S. 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Taste of Black Milwaukee

A Taste of Black Milwaukee ft. Men Who Cook

The WI Black Chamber of Commerce would like you to explore Milwaukee’s many Black owned restaurants at "A Taste of Black Milwaukee." From sandwiches, to soul food, to Caribbean cuisine, there is something sure to love! Featuring the "21st Annual Men Who Cook Competition." ...
17 Jun
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Destiny Youth Plaza, Milwaukee
7220 N. 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53223
I Am Juneteenth, Milwaukee's Juneteenth Celebration 2023

I Am Juneteenth! Milwaukee’s World-Renowned Juneteenth Day Celebration

Since 1971, Juneteenth in Milwaukee has grown larger each year and the community doesn’t hold anything back. Milwaukee’s celebration is one of the largest and oldest in the country. Enjoy several blocks of fun with over 170,000 participants. Celebrate with food, speakers, live music, and, of course, one of the largest Juneteenth parades in the country.  ...
19 Jun
All Day
King Drive, Between Center and Burleigh Streets
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Afro Nation

Afro Nation

Afro Nation will bring together the best artists in Afrobeats, Amapiano, Hip Hop, RnB, Dancehall and more. Expect world-class production and iconic live performances and DJ sets over three unforgettable days. ...
28 - 30 Jun
All Day
The Algarve, Portimao, Portugal
Praia Da Rocha Beach

2023 Essence Festival of Culture

Essence Music Festival is the event that “Parties With a Purpose“. It draws over 600,000 festival-goers a year. It has become the largest African-American culture and music event in the United States. The EMF brings “star-studded” actors and actresses, major artists, empowerment workshops, shopping, food, and more to the famous City of New Orleans. ...
29 Jun - 03 Jul
Caesars Superdome, New Orleans
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans, LA 70112
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