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Mon, Feb 24 - Sat, Feb 29 2020

Urban Cruise Weekend,

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
One Sponsor Confirmed
Red Bull

  • About the event

    GET READY FOR THE CRUISE OF A LIFETIME!

    JOIN US FOR A MARDI GRAS INFUSED CARIBBEAN ISLAND ADVENTURE
    WITH A SCHEDULE FULL OF ACTIVITIES, PARTIES, AND FUN!

     

     

    Urban Cruise Weekend is an annual cruise geared toward a professional, fun urban audience! Join us this year as we port out of the crescent city of New Orleans for Mardi Gras!

     

     

     

    Why should you sponsor?

    Our events range from 75-1600 professionals whom have expendable funds and a passion for travel. Some of our guests have been to multiple events and continue to come back. We provide an atmosphere of fun and carefree travel arrangements along with community and support. Our guests are loyal and live a life where it's not about the money and it's more about the experience. We bring them an unforgettable experience so why not place your product within ours or your brand within an automosphere that directly correlates with fun, adventure and loyalty. When they look back on our trips it'll be about the people who made it great and the fun they had, if your product or brand is a big part of our event.. then they'll remember that too. 


    Kevin Knight

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinknight3/

     

    Founded by Kevin Knight, Urban Events Global is a travel company of professional, African-American adventure seekers. Our travelers enjoy experiencing all that life has to offer through various group travel events, networking, and meeting like-minded individuals with an appetite for fun and exploration.

    OUR VISION

    Urban Events Global’s vision is to cultivate a space for professional people of color to interact through organic events around the world. The development of these unique and non-traditional experiences ultimately allows participants the opportunity to relax and develop new friendships, all while in a care-free environment. During the many adventures, travelers range from 400 to 2,000 participants. Beginning as a camping trip in 2011, the organization has grown to become the hub for several events such as Urban Camp Weekend, Urban Excursion Weekend, Urban Cruise Weekend, and the annual UEG Meet Up. Furthermore, in 2017, Urban Events Global was included in BAUCE magazine’s “7-Black Owned Travel Groups That You and Your Squad Should Join Now”.

     

    HOW WE HELP

    Urban Events Global believes in serving others and participates in philanthropic efforts towards various charities and organizations. Urban Events Global has contributed to the University of Texas at Austin Black Alumni Scholarship benefiting minority students, Develop University’s field day event serving youth of all ages in character development, mentorship, and life coaching, and Star of Hope Christian-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and their children. Urban Events Global continues to find new opportunities to be a blessing to others in need and make a lasting impact in the lives of others.

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    KEVIN’S STORY

    I’ve literally been traveling since birth. I was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and grew up mainly in Louisiana and Texas with a sprinkle of South Carolina. My mother was in the US Army for 22 years before she retired; it afforded me the opportunity to travel, visit different places and forced me to meet and assimilate with many types of people and cultures. Anyone that understands the “Army Brat” life understands that your friends may come and go, but the knowledge and impression they leave on you can be everlasting. As a young kid, you never really knew when you’d have to move to the next spot, or when your best friend for the last year would be moving to another base. Keep in mind, my upbringings were prior to the internet and email, so staying in touch with your friends in grade school wasn’t really going to happen (no pen pal action.) Growing up in this environment forces you to enjoy your friends while they’re there, and seize every moment (hence my care-free attitude, zest for life and excuse for being bad with names/faces.)
    So why start this company? Simple answer – people kept asking/telling me, “let me know the next time you fly out!” I finally called their bluffs and a couple hundred people actually came out!? The best part was being able to help my friends, family, and complete strangers enhance and enjoy their current friendships while forging new ones. A lot of our guests are either looking to experience new things, create some fun road trip stories or relive some old trip stories that they haven’t been able to recreate while “adulting.” It’s also personally gratifying to be able to have a business with a charitable component, and ability to give back to the communities and countries that we visit.

    So anyway, 3 passports later, I secretly hope that our guests can have the same “awakening” I had back in 2000 during a study abroad program. Living in another country for a semester can really change your views on yourself, your own country, and the things you thought brought happiness.
     

    When you’re able to see some of the poorest (money-wise) people on earth, happier than some of the richest (money-wise) people you know from back home in the US, it does something to you. You learn to not only appreciate what you have but how to appreciate life in a different way. The things we take for granted are truly exposed through travels… (I don’t want to bore you, so ask me the rest in person; I’m out!!!)
     

    Sincerely,
    Kevin Knight
     

     

     

     

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  • 101-250 attendees expected


    40% Male Attendees


    60% Female Attendees

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