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Los Angeles,Ca.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

APRIL
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
4/25/09-4/26/09; America's largest literary event includes 300 booksellers, 400 book authors And 150,000 book lovers;
UCLA, West Los Angeles;
www.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks

SpringFest
Harambee's Farmer Market presents this annual celebration of fresh fruit, vegetables, music, jewelry, African clothing And more;
Crenshaw Blvd Los Angeles;
www.culturela.org

Garifuna Day Street Festival
Traditional African festival showcasing Garifuna food, music And culture; South Los Angeles; http://www.culturela.org

International Family Film Festival
Edwards Canyon Country Stadium,
Santa Clarita
www.culturela.org

Multi-Cultural Expo
Features live entertainment, kids zone, health exhibitors And more;  
Ted Watkins Park;
www.culturela.org

Bones And Blues
Featuring lives blues music, barbecue, dominoes tournament;
The Center,
Los Angeles;
www.culturela.org



MAY
International Capoeira Festival
Los Angeles;
www.capoeirabrasil.com

UCLA Jazz & Reggae Festival
Annual two day festival featuring jazz And reggae artists;
Los Angeles;
www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/jazzreggae


Leimert Park Village Book Fair
www.leimertparkbookfair.com




JUNE
Juneteenth Celebration
Annual celebration of African American culture throughout the Los Angeles community; http://www.juneteenth.com
Big Bear Lake Jazz Trax Summer Festival Big Bear Lake;
www.jazztrax.com/bigbear.html

Real Men Cook
Family celebration And fundraising event; Los Angeles;
www.realmencook.com

Long Beach Bayou Festival
Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach;
longbeachfestival.homestead.com/Index.html

African American Business Summit
Top Speakers, relevant topics, new Business Opportunities And Networking;
Sponsored by Turning Point Magazine,Pace Entertainment Group And TPC Foundation;
www.aabs2007.com

Turning Point Urban Business Summit Los Angeles;
www.turningpointmagazine.com

Hollywood Black Film Festival
Annual festival featuring film screenings, parties, panels And networking receptions;
Hollywood
www.hbff.org

Bones And Blues
Featuring lives blues music, barbecue, dominoes tournament; The Center, Los Angeles;
www.culturela.org



JULY
Jazz And Blues Festival
Festival features music, children's activities, food, arts And crafts; Vision Theatre, Leimert Park;
www.culturela.org

Bill Pickett Rodeo
Star studded event that features black cowboys And cowgirls from around the country; past celebrities have included Denzel
Washington, Sinbad, And Angela Bassett; Los Angeles Equestrian Center;
www.billpickettrodeo.com

Brazilian Summer Festival
Annual festival featuring music, dance, arts And crafts; Ford Amphitheatre;
www.culturela.org

Central Avenue Jazz Festival
Two day festival along Central Avenue between 42nd And 43rd Street;
www.culturela.org

Los Angeles Black Pride Festival
Largest gathering of  Black men And women from the gay And lesbian communities; expected attendance is over 8,000; Westin Airport
Hotel And Point Dune Beach,
Malibu
www.culturela.org

Mid-Summer Nights Dream
Various events founded by Magic Johnson include Harlem Nights, Corporate Scholarship Awards Dinner, Celebrity Basketball  And more;
Los Angeles
www.magicjohnson.org



AUGUST
Long Beach Jazz Festival
One of the premier California jazz festivals; past performers include Stanley Clarke, Randy Crawford, Phil Perry And Patti Austin;
Long Beach;
www.longbeachjazzfestival.com

Watts Summer Festival
Annual cultural festival featuring arts, music, food, fashion And more; South Central Avenue,
Watts
www.wattsfestival.org

World Stage Jazz Festival
Leimert Park Village
www.culturela.org

Marcus Garvey Day Festival & Parade
Annual celebration honoring the life of Marcus Garvey; Elegant Manor,
Los Angeles
www.culturela.org

African Marketplace And Cultural Faire
Annual festival attracting over 250,000 people; featuring music, food, health fair, children's activities, film festival, tennis tournament,
technology village And more;
Exposition Park, Los Angeles;
www.africanmarketplace.org



SEPTEMBER
Black Business Expo
Expo featuring 500 vendors, Gospel Expo, West Coast Black Music Festival, Kids' World, Fashion Show And more;
Los Angeles;
www.blackbusinessexpo.com

Brazilian Street Carnival And Independence Day Celebration
Downtown Long Beach;
www.culturela.org

Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival
Watts Towers Arts Center Amphitheater,
Watts
www.culturela.org

Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival
Watts Towers Arts Center Amphitheater,
Watts
www.culturela.org



OCTOBER
Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival
Avalon, Catalina Island;
www.jazztrax.com

Unity Fest
Event includes Pan African, Asian, European, Native American, Latin American And Middle Eastern villages selling traditional foods;
Verdugo Park,
Glendale;
www.culturela.org


Film Life's Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF)
www.abff.com




NOVEMBER
Harvest Food Festival
Harambee's Farmer Market presents this annual celebration of fresh fruit, vegetables, music, jewelry, African clothing And more;
Crenshaw Blvd,
Los Angeles;
www.culturela.org

African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
Sponsored by Black Hollywood Education And Resource Center; four day film festival featuring over 50 films, seminars, And vendor fair;
Los Angeles;
www.bherc.org



DECEMBER
Los Angeles Music Week
Los Angeles;
http://los-angeles-music-week.com

Kwanzaa
Celebration of African American culture; Los Angeles;
http://www.soulofamerica.com/index.php?soulful_events



2010
JANUARY

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Various events celebrating the life of the civil rights leader;
Los Angeles;
www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm



FEBRUARY
African American Art Festival
Featuring art exhibits, dance, music, food And spoken word; Star Eco Station,
Culver City;
www.culturela.org

Black History Month Celebration
Celebration includes musical entertainment, animal talks, ethnic vendors And crafts; Los Angeles Zoo;
www.lazoo.org

Pan African Film & Art Festival
Featuring over 150 films from U.S, Africa, Europe, Canada, South Pacific, Asia, Caribbean; With attendance over 200,000, PAFF is the
largest Black History event in the U.S, Magic Johnson Theater or Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza;
www.paff.org

African American Heritage Celebration
Celebration includes poetry, storytelling, jazz, blues, gospel, African artifacts And more;
Angeleus Plaza;
www.culturela.org


Miss African American Princess Pageant
Celebrity judges include Mad TV’s Debra Skelton And Super model Fashionista, Fumi as TV host Paul Ryan emcees;
Acme Comedy Theatre,
135 North La Brea Ave;
Hollywood;
www.paulryanproductions.com


Ragga Muffin Bob Marley Day
Featuring top entertainers, food And crafts fair; past performers include Sean Paul, Arrested Development And Marley family members;
Long Beach Arena;
www.raggamuffins.org

African Heritage Festival
Featuring African music, food, drum circles, storytelling And more; Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach;
www.culturela.org
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