A festival that celebrates you
A destination that welcomes you
A travel experience curated for you
A safe space to be you
With people who get you
For Alumni, By Alumni (FABA) is a first-of-its-kind destination festival and celebration of HBCU excellence taking over the island nation of Barbados, Juneteenth Weekend 2023!
The spirit of the HBCU experience will meet the island's breathtaking beauty, warm people and rich, African diasporic culture creating an experience unlike any other.
You can't miss FABA Fest.
The HBCU celebration you never knew you needed.
Whether you're a proud HBCU alum, a friend, or an advocate, if you have love for HBCUs, then this celebration is for you.
Mama went to an HBCU? Daddy pledged at one? Was Granny a campus queen back in the day? Does Cuz always invite you to his tailgate tent?
Been to a Battle of the Bands? Bayou Classic? CIAA Tourney?
Yep. You're invited.
(Or perhaps you just love a good time with great people in paradise...then you should come too.)
Aromatic fried fish and well-seasoned meat on the grill. Beautiful Black people everywhere. Braids. Twists. A DJ putting in work, with hits blaring on the loud speakers. Hips moving. The band. Pulsating drum beats. Rum, with a splash of coke. Laughter. Hugs. Reminiscing. Unadulterated Black joy.
Barbados on a Friday night. Or, your HBCU Homecoming tailgate.
An ocean apart, yet so much in common.
At FABA Fest, you’ll experience the best that this incredible island nation has to offer.
If you’ve been before, you know the vibes. Come back to experience the island in a way that you never have before.
HBCU boats will battle it out on the water at the world's first Battle of the Boats to prove once and for all that 'ain't no party' like their alma mater's. More importantly, they'll compete to see who can raise the most funds to help support the next generation of alumni.
If there ever was a FOMO-inducing event, this is it.
The Battle of the Boats is just one of the many exciting events that will deliver a festival as unique as the HBCU experience.
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