Hey guys! Summer is right around the corner and everybody knows with the warm weather comes good vibes. I’ll be making a few posts with different ideas to have your summer going up but today’s topic is festivals. Here are some festivals you can be on the look out for to make your summer one to remember. Summer is primetime for festival season which is kicking off this weekend with
Coachella. April 13-15 & 20-22. Indio, California
If you’ve never heard of it before, shame on you. You can come across a lot of big name artists as well as newcomers that have some really dope music. Coachella is more than a festival. Issa mood. It’s an experience. A way of life. Once you go you’ll be changed forever so grab a friend and your most festive rags and make your way to Cali.
On the Run 2
The King and Queen will be gracing us this summer with another tour. If you went to the original tour, you know that these 2 have great stage presence and A L W A Y S deliver. The tour will be kicking off on June 6 in the UK so hit up ticketmaster/vividseats to find a venue near you and get the experience of a lifetime!
Afro Punk. Brooklyn. Atlanta. London. Paris. Joburg
This one is a traveling festival and more of a diverse crowd. I know the phrase “that’s a black/white person thing” is very common so I always think it’s dope to acknowledge black people doing atypical “black things” If you want to celebrate your different tastes and maybe even learn about some more alternative choices in music and art, check out Afropunk. There’s a community for all of us.
Essence Festival. New Orleans. July 5-8
This is your ultimate black girl magic celebration. All the black artists and professionals come out every year to uplift, promote,and just celebrate black excellence. Not only do they have great musical appearances, they have professional panels from all walks of life .
Curlfest. Brooklyn, New York. Prospect Park. 21 July
This is for my naturalistas! You can come across some of your favorite natural hair and beauty bloggers/vloggers/influencers here.I know i’m always down for some hair inspoo and tips so if you’re looking to be surrounded by excellence that smells like honey, juices, and berries then check out Curlfest.
Made in America. Philly. 1-2 September.
This is a music festival that Jay Z has been bringing us for a few years and it’s just a great way to celebrate our own artists. Whether you want to kick off the start to a new school year right or just check one last festival off your list for the year, I can’t think of a better way to end the summer.
Alright guys so these are just a few festivals that will last you throughout the summer but there’s PLENTY more. Make it a point to do something fun at least once a month this summer, especially if you’re a work-a-holic. Let your hair down, grab your favorite drink and friends, and take LOTS of pictures. Feel free to drop some fun festivals below! Thanks for reading!!