Another month is upon us and with it? Several events that will celebrate and honour the legacy of some truly incredible Canadians. From concerts and dance showcases to festivals and panels, Black History Month kicks off in Edmonton this February and so will a lineup of amazing things to see, do, learn and enjoy.

Here are just 10 that you can attend over the next few weeks.

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Black History Month at MacEwan University

 

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From art exhibitions and artistic performances to discussions and storytelling, MacEwan University will be hosting several Black History Month events in celebration of the Black Canadians, past and present.

When: Wednesday, February 7th, 9th, 13th, 26th, 27th, 28th 2024
Where: 10700 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: Various time
Cost: Free

CBWC – Edmonton Black History Month 2024

Featuring interactive workshops, food and cultural performances, Edmonton is encouraged to attend this year’s CBWC Black History Month event. Between 9:30 am and 3 pm wander, mix, mingle, learn, listen and have fun. It’s going to be great!

When: Monday, February 19th, 2024
Where: 8810 Meadowlark Road Northwest Edmonton, AB
Time: 9:30 am
Cost: Free

Black History 2024 Gospel Showcase

This year, join the National Black Coalition of Canada and TD for an impressive showcase that celebrates the rich history, vibrant culture, and significant influence of Black music and spoken word.  Tickets are on sale now.

When: Saturday, February 17th, 2024
Where: 11455 87 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $20+

Black History Month 2024 Breakfast Brunch

Hungry? The Jamaican Association of Northern Alberta will host their annual Black History Month Breakfast Brunch at the Glengarry Community Hall. Featuring live entertainment, a keynote address by MLA Rhiannon Hoyle, and a satisfying meal, you will not want to miss it.

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Where: 13325 89 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB
Time: 11 am
Cost: $25+

Black History Month Gala: Cultural Resilience in Black Arts

Showcasing culturally inspired artwork, music, fashion, and performances, this celebratory gala will be held in celebration of Edmonton’s ACB community.  For tickets visit the link above and enjoy. It’s going to be incredible

When: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
Where: Leefield Community League 7910 36 Avenue Northwest Edmonton
Time: 5 pm
Cost: $32+

WAWT Black History Month Gala 2024

Described as a captivating evening with inspiring speakers, impressive performances, and networking opportunities, the 2024 WAWT Black History Month Gala will recognize and honour the unwavering spirit of Black people throughout history and in the present day. Get your tickets now and enjoy!

When: Saturday, February 10th, 2024
Where: 13325 89 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB
Time: 6 pm
Cost: $91+

And there you have it. 10 ways you can celebrate Black History Month in Edmonton this year. Now go forth, learn something and be kind to one another!