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Explore our pathways to become a part of one of the biggest events of its kind. We know that transportation can be a barrier in creating a better life. CarFest aims to bridge the gap by repairing cars for 25 families selected through area non-profits and develop the next generation of automotive professionals to create a diverse and thriving workforce. 

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About CarFest
A Festival Creating Unity in the Community with Automotive  Characteristics

Each year in April, CarFest SA unites 25 Auto Repair shops across the greater San Antonio area to give out 10 donated cars and repair 25 cars for charity. The repairs and giveaways culminated in our three-day event also include live music, food trucks, drinks, and family activities, such as: Gelly Ball, New Driver Workshop & Jeopardy, BBQ Cook-off, Cars on Display, Food Truck Competition & a Friday Night Lights Cruise-In.

Each year we work hard to make CarFest SA a more charitable and interactive event, so if you have visited before, you won’t want to miss it again!

CarFest SA is a non-profit festival is presented by The Community of Automotive Professionals (CAP, a 501C3). Our mission is to unite the automotive industry to provide our community with charitable and educational services.

Location: Freeman Coliseum - Expo Hall 3201 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219

Experience CarFest

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CarFest Winner 2023

Car Giveaways

10 cars given away throughout the weekend. You could drive off in a car, suv, or truck!

BBQ Cook Off CarFest

BBQ Cook-off

 A CBA organized BBQ Cook-Off where 40+ teams smoke the best TX BBQ!

Kiddie Car Giveaway

Family Fun

Kids corner, local performances, retail shopping, & live music

HEB Grocery Cart

Cars on Display

Over 100+ collector cars displayed. Will you car make it on the display floor?

Welcome to CarFest
A free automotive charity festival the whole family can enjoy!

Our 2023 Impact

Aside from creating community in the automotive industry, we want to help families create long-lasting memories and raise money for San Antonio technical schools that provide programming for the next generation of automotive professionals. 


New Auto Technicians

Hired at CareerFest


Cars repaired for San Antonio families in need


Partnered repair shops and non-profits


Raised for scholarships and equipment for Texas auto tech programs. 

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