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The purpose of the Florida Black Excellence Festival is to promote economic development through increased exposure for minority-owned businesses. African American -owned businesses have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the public and procurement. It is also an opportunity for major corporations and government entities to develop viable working relationships with minority-owned businesses while marketing their products and services to the growing consumer market. The Fest is also a forum to educate, enlighten and inspire the entire community and the African-American community in particular. Aside from economic development, exposure to cultural resources is a part of the focus for this event.

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Empowering the African-American community for Success in a changing world!

The Pollock Group is bringing back this celebrated platform to showcase the vibrant urban market in North Florida and beyond!

At its height, The Florida Black Excellence Festival in Jacksonville attracted over 16,000 Attendees. The Fest offered participants engagement, education, and entertainment with over 300 retail vendors, corporate entities, community and governmental agencies in a creative, high-energy setting.

The Fest returns June 19 - 23, 2024 bigger and better than ever with a series of events celebrating and recognizing Black Excellence. 

  • June 19, 2024 - Top 20 Under 40 Breakfast from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM, WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Ave. | Jacksonville FL, 32202.

  • June 19, 2024 - Celebration of Freedom FBX Fest Kickoff from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, The Bethel Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville FL, 32202.

  • June 21, 2024 - Taste of Jacksonville, a chef competition and elegant evening of excellence from 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Jacksonville Public Library Main, 303 N. Laura St. Jacksonville, FL 32202.

  • June 22, 2024 -  Inaugural Careerpreneur Connect, a unique, virtual job fair and networking experience from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Sign up here: 

  • June 23, 2024 -  Florida Black Excellence Festival Main Event from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Everbank Field, 1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA with over 300 exhibitors.

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The Florida Black Excellence Festival returns to Jacksonville, FL…Bigger, Bolder, and Better than EVER for a Bigger, Bolder, Better YOU! Our goal for the 2024 Florida Black Excellence Festival is to have every participant, whether they be a consumer, youth, local small business, community organization, or local/national corporation, leave the Fest better than they came.

To accomplish this lofty goal we have realigned the Florida Black Excellence Festival to target specific need areas identified as critical for African Americans. By attending the 2024 Florida Black Excellence Festival our community will experience the Six Columns of Economic Success: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Education & Culture, Health & Wealth Creation.

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