Nationwide — Last February, Palm Beach County Florida was privy to a fabulous event, The Blackluxe Picnic Festival (formerly Blackniq). Blackluxe Picnic Festival, which celebrates Black History Month and the excellence of the Black culture, saw roughly 1,500 people travel from around the country to celebrate.
With the success of the inaugural event, the producers have embarked on a journey to make the Blackluxe Picnic Festival the pre-eminent celebration of Black History Month in South Florida. As such, with a few partnerships organizers now will introduce a three-day Black History Celebratory weekend from February 17-19, 2023.
The weekend kickoff is on Friday, February 17, 2023, with the Black Leadership Summit at the Boynton Beach Arts and Cultural Center located at, 125 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435. The Summit’s theme “Unleashing Your Inner Potential” will feature keynote speaker Yvette Miley, Senior VP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of NBCUniversal News Group and will focus on topics such as leadership and business development, financial literacy, education innovation, mental and behavioral health building the nuclear family and more. proceeds from the Black Leadership Summit will provide scholarships through the B.O.L.D Foundation for students in Palm Beach County. The B.O.L.D. Foundation is a Palm Beach County non-profit organization aimed at building opportunities for leaders daily by supporting, educating, and empowering the next generation of aspiring leaders.
The weekend continues on Saturday, February 18 with the 2nd Annual South Florida Blackluxe Picnic. From 2 pm to 9 pm at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater, located at 20405 Amphitheater Cir, Boca Raton, FL 33498. Blackluxe is a music, food, and luxury picnic festival setting celebrating Black History Month and Black excellence. The event will feature live bands, renowned Djs, choreographed dance ensembles, and a special performance by singer-songwriter, Keke Wyatt. Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress in derby style or South Florida Chic attire. While food and specialty vendors will be onsite, attendees have the option of bringing personal picnic tables, picnic blankets, and picnic-style foods. Additionally, attendees are encouraged to enter the $1,000 best picnic area competition presented by Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Part proceeds from the event benefit the Love, Hope, and Healing Foundation, whose mission is to enrich families and youth in the community by providing workshops that strengthen the family unit, exposing youth to potential career opportunities and educate individuals of a healthier lifestyle. Sponsors of the event include The Aids Health Care Foundation and the Palm Beaches.
The weekend concludes with “Frenzy”, a fun-filled day of kayaking, snorkeling, and other beach activities from 12 pm to 5 pm at one of Palm Beach County’s greatest attractions, Peanut Island.
“We are excited about the growth of the Blackluxe Picnic Festival Weekend,” says Rohan Sutherland, Managing Partner of Genesis Marketing and Promotions, LLC, and one of its founders. “Celebrating Black history month and impacting the community is key components of the event and we intend to raise the bar every year!”
For more information including ticket prices, sponsorship, and media inquiries please visit BlackLuxePicnic.com or call 561-800-7636.