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Family Fun Events

Family Hope Foundation offers a range of community experiences that build in the necessary accommodations for low-cost, low-stress family fun events. We offer up to four unique events each year.

Just a few of the pre-COVID events Family Hope Foundation has offered include: a family day with the West Michigan Whitecaps, an evening with the Grand Rapids Drive, an afternoon at the Outdoor Discovery Center, and family night at the Mary Free Bed YMCA.

Upcoming Events:

Family Day at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park – Saturday, September 25

Join us for Family Fun Day at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park. We will have 100 FREE tickets available for families beginning Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00 am. (Four ticket limit per family. Additional tickets may be purchased for a discounted rate of $12. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Both Free and Discounted tickets must be reserved/purchased in advance. Someone from your party must pick up tickets between 11a-11:30a on the day of the event at the Family Hope Foundation table near the main building entrance to guarantee availability.

Tickets will be available Saturday, September 11, at 10:00 AM

A big THANK YOU to our generous event sponsor: Koele Godfrey Investment Group

GRR Runway 5K

Want to run on a runway?  Then this is a race for you!  Trivium Racing is back for another year with the GRR Runway 5K at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport!  Start through the tunnel that goes under a runway, then head out onto tarmac.  This is a truly unique experience and it is a BLAST.   Sign up quick because the race will sell out and is capped at 1200 participants.  Race proceeds will support Family Hope Foundation so you are running for a great cause! Click the button below to sign up!

Sensory Showings

Where “Shhhhh!” isn’t allowed!

Family Hope Foundation and Celebration Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Enjoy a friendly environment where everyone is welcome. Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews, open captions, and a group of guests and staff who understand your family’s needs will make this outing enjoyable for everyone.

Regular matinee pricing applies. Friends of Family Hope Foundation, click here to print a barcode for $2 off the ticket price!

All movies in 2D and Open Caption. Seating questions can be directed to the box office.

Sensory Showtimes movie lineup:

Movies begin at 11:00 am

8/28 – Paw Patrol

9/25 – Clifford

10/9 – Hotel Transylvania

Theaters now participating:

Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids
Celebration! Cinema South in Grand Rapids
Celebration! Cinema Crossroads in Portage
Celebration! Cinema Lansing

Expanding to even more theaters this fall!

Past Events

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