An inclusive event for everyone!

We want your entire family to be a part of CAREfest. Spend the weekend with us celebrating the children at Heartspring, the end of summer vacation, and coming together as a community.

Visit our Main Events page for information about the CARE Walk, PedalFest, 5K Run, and car show.

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Meet and Greet with Holly Robinson Peete

NEW LOCATION —Ulrich Museum of Art

Saturday, August 28 — 9:15 a.m.

Holly Robinson Peete will be joining Heartspring’s CAREfest!

Philadelphia-born actress, author, TV host, wife, mother, and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete has a professional entertainment career that spans over five decades. In 1986, Holly landed a starring role opposite Johnny Depp on the wildly popular FOX police drama “21 Jump Street.” She has had major recurring roles and appearances on shows like “One on One,” “Mike & Molly,” “Chicago Fire,” “Law & Order SVU,” and currently has joined the hit ABC comedy “American Housewife.” Holly is also a beloved Hallmark Channel leading lady, starring in more than 13 movies for the popular network.

In 1997, inspired by Holly’s father (diagnosed with Parkinson’s) and the Peetes’ son RJ (diagnosed with autism), Holly and her husband, former NFL quarterback, Rodney launched the HollyRod Foundation to provide compassionate care and advocacy for both Parkinson’s and autism.

Holly has published several books which include “My Brother Charlie,” Scholastic’s bestselling children’s book co-written with her daughter Ryan Elizabeth, followed by “Same but Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express,” co-authored by her twins Ryan Elizabeth and RJ.

Holly will read her book "My Brother Charlie" on Friday, August 27, before the CARE Walk kicks off and on Saturday, August 28 at 9 a.m. This is open to all those in attendance at CAREfest.

Meet & Greet Details:

  • Price: $50 for groups up to six
  • Includes one autographed copy of Holly's book "My Brother Charlie"
  • Extra autographed copies of Holly's books are also available for $25 ea. (Limited Quantities Available)

Tickets and books can be purchased during CAREfest online registration. If you have already registered, you may log in and add these items by selecting "Registration & Add-Ons" on your campaign page.

Books will be available to pick up at Heartspring the week of August 30th.

Art Show - Now Virtual

Sponsored by Wichita Nutrition

Show off your creativity at Heartspring's art show!

Join us Friday, August 27th at 12pm on Facebook for our virtual art show.

Calling all artists!  We love to see your creativity and your imagination run wild. Join us in showcasing a variety of artworks and mediums from all age levels.

The theme of the art show is SUMMER. Think sunshine, burgers, sunscreen, beach, inclusivity, families, friends, yellows, greens, hot, popsicles, and so much more. Though your artwork doesn’t necessarily need to fit the theme, we are hoping it will serve as inspiration for artists to get started.

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Cornhole Tournament


Sponsored by Marriott International

$750 Cash Prize!

Provided by Meritrust Credit Union.

Are you a competitive cornhole player? Now is your time to shine!

We’re grateful to work with Sons of Pitches Cornhole LLC to run an engaging tournament for all ages and skill levels. Start getting your team together today.



$750 Cash Prize!

Provided by Meritrust Credit Union.

Can you cook a mean burger?

Enter our cook-off contest to grill up your own seasoned burger for our panel of judges to vote for their favorite! Thank you to the Wichita Wagonmasters for partnering with us on this tasty challenge.


Beverage Garden (21+)

Sponsored by Johnson's Garden Centers

Clink it and sink it!

Our beverage garden is always a favorite and great way to relax in the summer heat or after a long bike ride! Purchase a beverage garden wristband to enjoy local brews and signature cocktails from Shaken or Stirred.