First Annual Granby Racial Unity Festival

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On June 29, 2024, Granby Racial Reconciliation (GRR) will host the first annual Granby Racial Unity Festival, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Granby Memorial High School. This FREE day-long Arts and Education festival will include multiple entertainers, a basketball tournament, several multi-ethnic food and drink trucks, and other vendors promoting products. This is a festive family-friendly event for Granby and surrounding communities.

A fun 3-on-3 basketball tournament will begin at 11 a.m., hosted by actor Dennis “LA” White. Food trucks will be serving up multi-ethnic food all day. At 2:45pm, the multicultural entertainment begins with Native American drummers and the Yootay Singers, followed by:

  • Latino dance music, Sensación Urbana (3:15)
  • JADHA Double Dutch Exhibition, demonstrations and amateur competition (4:00)
  • Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam (4:15)
  • Rock and blues, The Attik Band (GMHS students) (5:00)
  • Drum-centered Afro-funk, The Lost Tribe (5:30)
  • Jazz and R&B, Sazzy Brass (6:45)

“The concept of racial unity and the goal of this festival are to encourage collaboration, friendship, equity, access, and social justice. By fostering unity, we learn to appreciate our differences while embracing and celebrating our similarities,” says the festival committee.

Please note: For the past two years, GRR has hosted a well-attended Juneteenth festival. In the spirit of unity and collaboration, GRR is partnering with other Farmington Valley towns this year to celebrate Juneteenth on June 15 at Simsbury Meadows (1pm-5pm). The June 29th Racial Unity Festival expands the celebration to include all races and cultures. Visit for more details.

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