The Travel Noire Event of the Year nominees are here, tempting you to book a flight to experience something incredible overseas. 

This category is for events worth traveling for; the ones that are an immediate ‘Yes!’ when the tickets go live. Whether large international summit or local festival, events really can impact the way you approach travel. Here are the nominees for the best events to bring people together, inspire new thoughts and provide much-needed enjoyment! Get your vote on now through June 13!

Notting Hill Carnival

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Museum of London

This one is for the lovers of sweet wines and Caribbean beats. Being a world-renowned celebration of Caribbean music, culture and contribution in the UK, this is a Carnival like no other. Notting Hill Carnival is much loved by many within the UK and indeed across the diaspora. Let the soca-filled, reggae-rinsed, dancehall-infused festivities begin in the streets of West London.

CDE Antigua

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The only way to experience Antigua and Barbuda’s pristine landscapes and beaches. CDE Antigua invites travelers to experience what might be one of the most epic Caribbean vacations going. What initially started as ‘a one-time “Graduation Getaway” turned out to be one of the most critically acclaimed group trips for millennial travelers’. With friends, family, influencers and travel gurus invitees alike, his trips are a guaranteed great vibe. 

Haywire Weekend

Haywire Weekend

‘The best weekend of your life’ awaits with Haywire Weekend. Expect the best experiences, the best parties and the best vibes with Haywire selecting some of the most sought- after destinations. Known for having some of the best villas, this is an event to keep on your international party radar. 


Afrochella| Facebook


Afrochella, the continent’s answer to Coachella is a favourite Black event amongst travelers. It is described as a celebration of ‘Africa’s diverse culture and the vibrant work of African entrepreneurs and creatives’. With the 2022 theme recently revealed to be ‘Afrofuturism’ it is definitely a look into the future of Afrocentric festivals.

Winter Xscape

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Relax, party, and network at the event created simply because sometimes, ‘happy hour just isn’t enough.’ Escape the bitter winter weather at Winter Xscape, a festival in its 13th year of annual winter getaways. To be clear, this event exists to help Black travelers escape their daily lives, in absolute style. The festival that champions good beach vibes.. it is easy to see why the diaspora value this event so much.


There you have it, these are the nominees for the Best Event of the Year. We hope you know who you’ll be voting for –  you have until June 13 to make a decision!