Big Hearts, An Event Benefitting Extra Special People, Inc.

Each year, Extra Special People brings together members of the community with the children and families it serves for one special night: Big Hearts. It’s an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the abilities of some of our community’s most big-hearted individuals, while leaving their disabilities in the wings.


Tickets will go on sale November 1 through The Classic Center box office.

Help us sell out The Classic Center for the biggest hearts in town!

Silent Auction

3pm thru Banquet

This year, we will be running the Silent Auction through a mobile bidding software. If you pre-register before Big Hearts, you will be able to skip lines and bid on items straight from your phone. Pre-registration will open with ticket sales here.



Over 2000 people were in attendance in 2017 to watch 60 contestants show off their talents and abilities in a fun-filled “pageant” where they are celebrated not for who they aren’t, but who they are. This is a heart-warming event you won’t want to miss.



You are invited to an evening of dinner and dancing on February 10. The banquet includes a VIP cocktail hour and tables of ten for you and your guests to enjoy a sit-down dinner after the moving show.

collage of participants

Participants can register to become a contestant or performer here.

Get a sneak peek of our incredible contestants and performers by checking out their People’s Choice pages above.


If your business would like to contribute an item to the Silent Auction, please visit this form.