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New Year’s Eve festivities kick off with a concert at Underground in Atlanta, Georgia. The historic four-block area populated with shops, restaurants, and hotels is where the city’s New Year’s celebration takes place. It culminates with fireworks and an 800-pound peach drop as the crowd is showered with confetti.

When: April 29th -May 1st, 2022 Where: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA A music fest with a friendly twist, SweetWater 420 blends live tunes, art, food, sustainability, and, of course, 420-inspired brews! The rescheduled 2022 SweetWater 420 line-up includes Oysterhead, the Trey Anastasio Band, Snoop Dogg, Umphrey’s McGee, and many many more. The best part? SweetWater 420 Fest’s eco-friendly focus grows each year, helping with transportation alternatives, waste reduction and management, and huge donations to local parks and organizations.

One Music Festival 2022: TBD Often referred to as the music capital of America, and most certainly of hip hop, Atlanta’s One Music Festival should be on your list. For 10 years, the festival has been bridging the gap between old and new. Past lineups have included the likes of Wu-Tang Clan and Musiq Soulchild alongside Gucci Mane and Summer Walker. The one-day event held in Centennial Park is also loved for its live art installations and extensive food truck village. In 2019, Slutty Vegan, a popular Black-owned vegan restaurant in Atlanta was on-site at the festival.  As travelers, it’s important to support local festivals just as much as we do global ones. One Music Fest is the largest festival in the Southeast and directly pumps money into the local economy. Over 25 Atlanta-based vendors are featured annually at the event, with many of them being Black owned so travelers can feel good knowing they’re supporting local Black businesses.

One Music Festival 2022: TBD Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Often referred to as the music capital of America, and most certainly of hip hop, Atlanta’s One Music Festival should be on your list. For 10 years, the festival has been bridging the gap between old and new. Past lineups have included the likes of Wu-Tang Clan and Musiq Soulchild alongside Gucci Mane and Summer Walker. The one-day event held in Centennial Park is also loved for its live art installations and extensive food truck village. In 2019, Slutty Vegan, a popular Black-owned vegan restaurant in Atlanta was on-site at the festival.  As travelers, it’s important to support local festivals just as much as we do global ones. One Music Fest is the largest festival in the Southeast and directly pumps money into the local economy. Over 25 Atlanta-based vendors are featured annually at the event, with many of them being Black owned so travelers can feel good knowing they’re supporting local Black businesses.

When: April 29th -May 1st, 2022 Where: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA A music fest with a friendly twist, SweetWater 420 blends live tunes, art, food, sustainability, and, of course, 420-inspired brews! 2022’s rescheduled line-up includes Oysterhead, the Trey Anastasio Band, Snoop Dogg, Umphrey’s McGee, and many many more. The best part? SweetWater 420 Fest’s eco-friendly focus grows each year, helping with transportation alternatives, waste reduction and management, and huge donations to local parks and organizations.

When: April 23rd -April 25th, 2021 Where: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA A music fest with a friendly twist, SweetWater 420 blends live tunes, art, food, sustainability, and, of course, 420-inspired brews! 2021’s rescheduled line-up includes Oysterhead, the Trey Anastasio Band, Lake Street Dive, The Floozies, Dr. Dog, and many many more. The best part? SweetWater 420 Fest’s eco-friendly focus grows each year, helping with transportation alternatives, waste reduction and management, and huge donations to local parks and organizations.

Atlanta hosted one of the most elaborate Olympic games in 1996, with iconic moments to boot, and a street fair atmosphere complete with rides and mouth-watering street food.

Atlanta is a happening city that is ready to celebrate this summer with renowned festivities embracing all of the diversity and culture that make up the eclectic town. In June, Atlanta celebrates pride month complete with rainbow colors and buzzing streets full of energy, and come September hosts the largest Black Gay Pride festival in the country. Celebrate all that LGBTQ+ black people have done to influence and form culture, and the city of Atlanta at this important festival.

So much to see and do. Don't miss Gladys Knight Chicken and Waffles.

When: April 23rd -April 25th, 2021 Where: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA A music fest with a friendly twist, SweetWater 420 blends live tunes, art, food, sustainability, and, of course, 420-inspired brews! 2021’s rescheduled line-up includes Oysterhead, the Trey Anastasio Band, Lake Street Dive, The Floozies, Dr. Dog, and many many more. The best part? SweetWater 420 Fest’s eco-friendly focus grows each year, helping with transportation alternatives, waste reduction and management, and huge donations to local parks and organizations.

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  • 18 of the Craziest New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Events in the US

    Three, two, one…happy new year! Cities around the globe are ushering in the new year with coordinated countdowns and wacky, wild ball drops. Arguably, the most epic New Year’s Eve event is the ball drop in Times Square in New York, but smaller spots host equally exciting countdowns that include dropping quirky objects, like a […]

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  • The Best Festivals For Black Travelers 2022

    Community and Blackness go hand-in-hand. Simply put, it’s not easy living in a world where your culture is constantly appropriated and commodified without credit. As a response, we’ve collectively begun carving out spaces of boldness and Blackness designed by us, for us. While joining Black travel groups and following inspiring Black travel bloggers bring us together, […]

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  • 27 of the Best 420 Events Around the World

    Cannabis rallies, festivals and parties have been around since the 70’s as a way to celebrate, educate, and protest weed laws around the world. Typically popping up on or around April 20th, 420 friendly events provide one day of freedom and fun with like-minded pals. While we love having something to look forward to, we […]

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