Warmer weather is on the horizon and with that comes the excitement of outdoor events. From March to August, there are a variety of festivals across the country that are geared to bring folks together. Get your coins together and check out these can't miss festivals happening this summer.

Black Effect Podcast Festival

April 22, 2023

The Black Effect Podcast Festival is a podcast-centered festival in its own lane. Led by Charlamagne Tha God, this one-day event will host the best podcast shows on the market right now, such as the sex-positive show Whoreible Decisions and the hilarious trio of The 85 South Show.

Roots Picnic

June 2-4,2023

The Roots Picnic is one of Philly's biggest events of the year. As always, this year's lineup is one you won't want to miss.

Dreamville Festival

April 1-2, 2023

Putting on for his hometown, rapper J.Cole is bringing Dreamville Festival back for an exceptional two-day affair in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, he will be joined by Usher, Drake and Burna Boy.

Something In the Water (SITW)

April 28-30,2023

SITW is returning to Virginia Beach this year. Although the lineup has not been released, fans of this Pharrell-organized fes can expect to have a good time while taking part in some community centered fun.


June 28-30, 2023

Burna Boy, Wiz Kid, Davido—what else can you ask for? This summer AfroNation is bringing the ultimate vibes to Portugal for a massive Afrobeats extravaganza.

Hyde Park Summer Fest

June 17-18, 2023

Hyde Park Summer Fest was created to celebrate the spirit of Chicago. This year's slate will honor Chi-Town's impact on hip hop for a two day turn-up.

Broccoli City

July 15-16th

Broccoli City is returning to D.C. for a social impact-driven situation. This festival is not only Black-owned but it also hosts events to activate the community over the course of the year.

Beale Street Music Fest

May 5-7, 2023

Head to Memphis for a mix of old-school soul and new-school flavor. From Earth, Wind & Fire to Glorilla, this festival will satisfy any musical craving.

Rolling Loud

July 7-9, 2023

Off a high of their California festival, Rolling Loud will hit Miami and Germany this summer. Lauded for their tight lineups, Rolling Loud brings together the hottest names in rap.

Governors Ball

June 9-11, 2023

The Governors Ball is taking over Flushing Meadows Corona Park this year in Queens, New York. Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar will headline during the course of the three day fest for an epic experience.


April 14-16 & 21-23, 2023

Time to dust off your circle shades and flower crowns! One of the biggest and hottest music festivals of the year, Coachella is returning and bringing its signature three-weekend festivities to the dessert.

Strength of a Woman

May 11-14, 2023

Mary J. Blige and Pepsi announced the 2nd year of the Strength of a Woman festival. Taking place in Atlanta, the four-day festival will combine music, podcasts, comedy and purpose.

Outside Lands

August 11-13, 2023

Outside Lands is commemorating its 15-year anniversary. EBONY's March 2023 cover star Janelle Monáe will be headlining alongside other heavy hitters.