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Black-owned outdoor business spotlight: Urban Events Global

This travel company organizes the largest camping event in the nation


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Owner: Kevin Knight

Year founded: 2016

"Black man in a blue suit with arms crossed and hand on chin"
Kevin Knight founded Urban Events Global in 2016. (Photo: Courtesy)

What we do

Urban Events Global (UEG) is a travel company that cultivates adventurous events for professionals of color, like Urban Camp Weekend (UCW). UCW happens every year since 2011 in Canyon Lake, Texas, and draws 1,000 to 1,600 adults, making it the largest camping event in the country. UCW is all about networking, making new friends, and promoting unity while enjoying all nature has to offer.

What makes us special in the outdoor industry?

Our family reunion-style camping trip welcomes outdoor lovers to engage and enjoy themselves with other like-minded individuals for an activity-filled weekend, which includes river tubing, games, DJs and dancing, barbecue, volleyball, and more. During the UCW weekend, we allow Black-owned businesses to vend for free as it’s our goal to empower and support their growth. As Urban Events Global camps and travels across the world, we hope to encourage our community to explore through group travel and adventure.

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