Free Family Fun for a Cause
Inaugural event supports youth mental health
Spend Black Friday at the Health & Wellness Festival in Old Town La Quinta and support mental wellness for our local youth. This free event is for all ages so bring the kids, cousins, and grandparents and enjoy something for everyone including games, exercise, beer tasting, wellness exhibitors and entertainment.
Old Town will be bustling with post turkey day activities including Yoga on the Lawn at 2 p.m. taught by Bikram Yoga Plus teacher Jodi Keeth who will guide participants of all levels, ages and sizes through easy flow movements under the bright blue sky. Bring a yoga mat and water and leave feeling fresh, energized, and mentally clear.
After yoga, stay for TEDx speaker and KidTribe Founder Kellee McQuinn at 3 p.m. on the Desert Health® stage. Coined the “Pied Piper with a Boom Box” by the L.A. Times, McQuinn is a true kid expert and role model working to reverse the obesity crisis and improve children’s health, wellness, and self-esteem.
Watch the sunset and dance the evening away under string lights with Art of Sax featuring lead saxophonist Will Donato whose latest single, Infinite Soul, was a Billboard hit peaking at number one on the charts.
Enjoy games for the entire family including giant Jenga, giant chess, and corn hole, connect with local health and wellness businesses, enjoy a beer in the La Quinta Brewing Company Beer Garden and shop Old Town’s charming stores.
If you’re feeling lucky, enter the fundraising raffle for a chance to win one of over $2,000 in prizes including a one-hour massage with Scott Roberdeau ($120 value); one month unlimited classes at Bikram Yoga Plus, Palm Desert ($199 value); free consultation at California Wellness Institute ($450 value); gift card for Lorna Jane ($50 value) or NewMark Beauty ($250 value); a gift basket from La Quinta Olive Oil Co. ($45 value); restaurant certificates such as Il Corso and Wildest (formerly Wildest Greens) and much more!
Taking place November 29 from 1-7 p.m., the fall festival is being hosted by the newly formed DuBarry Hay Charitable Foundation, dedicated to creating and bolstering mental health initiatives for teens and young adults in the Coachella Valley. Executive Director Whitney Hay formed the non-profit in honor of her late mother, Denise DuBarry Hay, who gave her time and resources generously to the health and wellness of our community.
We hope to see you there!
The Health & Wellness Festival in Old Town La Quinta takes place Friday, November 29, from 1-7pm and is free for all. For more information, visit www.DuBarryHay.org or call (760) 625.8887.