What is WellFest?
A weekend of rejuvenation of the mind and body in downtown Durham, WellFest offers food, fun and flow to get you back to living your best life. A Dinner with Roots, which expresses sustainable food practices in a delicious and interesting way, takes place at 21c Museum Hotel on Saturday night. Following the dinner, take part in a Silent Disco – a party atmosphere meant to promote movement and fun. On Sunday, WellFest will take over American Tobacco Campus, offering a Mindful Market where you can browse healthy artisans and vendors, and then choose your own experience by selecting from: a speaker series; innovative fitness classes for all levels; a tranquility room to rest; hands-on crafting classes; nutritious food and drink; and activities designed to help you discover your inner child.
Here’s a breakdown of WellFest experiences:
Early Bird, $199 (regular price, $235)
WellFest VIP Package gives you access to the VIP-only Dinner with Roots at 21c Museum Hotel, Silent Disco and Sunday’s WellFest activities, plus a VIP swag bag from our sponsors and vendors! This will be two days of fun, rejuvenation and learning how to be the healthiest version of you. Very limited tickets available!
Dinner with Roots – Available only with the VIP Package
September 7, 6-9pm
Unplug, and nourish your soul with this extraordinary experience at 21c Museum Hotel created by Chef Thomas Card of Counting House and Chef Kevin Callaghan of Acme Food & Beverage Company, who both support sustainability with their commitment to sourcing the best and most flavorful local ingredients. Tickets include an inspired cocktail menu and a multi-course dinner. Chefs will offer gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes.
September 7, 9-11pm
Early Bird, $50 (regular price, $59)
Let’s get moving! The Silent Disco at 21c Museum Hotel features battling DJs Paradime, Josh Price and B-Man with dance artist Jose Velasquez, presented by American Dance Festival. With your own headphones, you choose your groove! Or, unplug and connect. Tickets include a curated cocktail menu and snacks.
September 8, noon-5pm
Early Bird – $69 (regular price, $85)
Fill your cup with your WellFest Day Pass at American Tobacco Campus! Enjoy access to all community activities, including the Mindful Market to shop the best of health and wellness from your local vendors and influencers, and the Playground, which features the Happiest of Hours at the end of the day. You’ll also have access to three activities.