MINDfest was designed to create a comfortable and engaging environment for community members, as well as mental health professionals, to connect and share information regarding mental wellness. The festival includes vendors from a broad spectrum of health and wellness organizations who host booths for guests to learn about local resources and opportunities. Each vendor is asked to provide an activity or service in addition to informational brochures or pamphlets in order to better engage guests and help destigmatize the seeking of mental health information. The event also features invited speakers to present on trending topics related to mental health and wellness to better educate guests on relevant healthcare issues. Lastly, an interactive area with live music and hands-on activities for all ages promotes a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Last year these activities included recreational therapy for kids, bounce-houses, sensory beads, brain slime, and educational games about the brain. The primary purpose of the project is to increase awareness and education for mental health and wellness, as well as to promote better integration between mental health professionals and the community.