Thanks to overwhelming support and over $15,000 raised last year, KidFest is back on Saturday at Pedro St. James for its second run.

Sean and Ailian Evans, affectionately known as Team Nolan in the memory of their son Nolan Evans, are once again partnering with charities Hart for Hearts and Cayman Heart Fund for the event. KidFest raises funds for local families with Congenital Heart Defect babies, while encouraging parents and children to enjoy a day out filled with entertainment.

More than 200 people attended last year and took advantage of the complimentary face painting, snow cones, cotton candy and pizza slices included in the ticket prices. The same will be available this time around, along with the chance to win some great raffle prizes, participate in lawn games, jump in the bouncy castle, and watch the live entertainment provided. Food and refreshments will be on sale, including award-winning jerk dishes.

DJ Atom Skillz will be on stage throughout the afternoon and there will be Kids Zumba, courtesy of School of Fitness. The first 125 children will receive free gift bags, so get there early!

Henry Conner, left, realises he has lost the cup-stacking competition against Sadonya Cranston, right, at KidFest 2018. – photos: kayla young

To date, Team Nolan has raised more than $30,000 in donations for Have a Heart CI, Cayman Heart Fund and Hart for Hearts in honour of baby Nolan. The official unveiling of the Nolan Evans Memorial Bench was at Health City on 22 June, which would have been his second birthday.

“This event means the world to us,” said Ailian Evans. “Out of the tragic loss of our son, something wonderful has been created. We have had so much support from family and friends, and through KidFest, we can help other families dealing with Congenital Heart Defects.”

Entry to KidFest is free for all children 13 and under, and $25 for anyone 14 and older. It will be held at Pedro St. James from 2-6pm. All proceeds go to Hart for Hearts and the Cayman Heart Fund. Call 936‑1717 or email [email protected] for more information.