WellFest’s mission is to foster a community invested in wellness by supporting health providers in the Triangle area. WellFest accomplishes this goal by connecting attendees with local wellness professionals and creating safe spaces for educational experiences and conversations.
WellFest is produced by Shannon Media, Inc. - the parent company of Heart of NC Weddings Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine and Chatham Magazine. WellFest partners with the Durham Tech Foundation to fund student scholarships.
Since WellFest’s launch in 2019, the multi-day event has moved from downtown Durham to a virtual platform due to COVID-19. WellFest’s purpose is to celebrate the City of Medicine by introducing community members to local wellness opportunities. Each WellFest class supports one or more of the five pillars of wellness: movement, nutrition, motivation, mental health and culture. WellFest’s video collection provides participants with the tools to engage with educational and fitness classes, meditative practices and inspirational stories.
WellFest PLUS offers an interactive virtual cooking class with Kevin Callaghan, chef and owner of Acme Carrboro. The at-home cooking class features dinner for two and a virtual video component created by local farmers and wellness experts. In order to participate, attendees must visit University Kia of Durham & Chapel Hill for contactless pick up of a food cooler and swag bag on Oct. 3 from noon- 3 p.m.