With the success of the inaugural 2021 Blackluxe Picnic, the event producers have embarked on a journey to make the festival the pre-eminent celebration of Black History Month in South Florida expanding the event to three days full of activities. The Festival will kick off on February 17th and run through Sunday, February 19th.
Last February, more than 1,500 people from around the country descended on Palm Beach County to attend the swaggy event, formerly known as Blackniq, which celebrates the excellence of the Black culture. With the success of the picnic, organizers were able to secure partnerships that have allowed them to expand their impact on the community.
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, Fla. 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 18th with the 2nd Annual South Florida Blackluxe Picnic from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater, located at 20405 Amphitheater Cir, Boca Raton, Fla. Blackluxe will feature music, food, and the luxury picnic festival setting. The event will have 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. Some of the proceeds from the picnic will 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, expose youth to potential career opportunities, and educate individuals on a healthier lifestyle.
Sponsors of the event include The Aids Health Care Foundation and Discover the Palm Beaches.
The weekend concludes with “Frenzy”, a fun-filled day of kayaking, snorkeling, and other beach activities from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at one of Palm Beach County’s greatest attractions, Peanut Island.
“We are excited about the growth of the Blackluxe Picnic Festival Weekend, said Rohan Sutherland, Managing Partner of Genesis Marketing and Promotions, LLC, and one of its founders. “Celebrating Black history month and impacting the community are 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 http://www.blackluxepicnic.com or call 561-800-7636.
This is a Hy-Lo News Staff Report.
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