Special Family Events

Special Family Events and activities provide opportunities for families of children with special health care needs and disabilities to experience new activities in a stress-free, accepting space. The supported environment encourages families to bring their children out in public and try something new.  Check out our special events below for more information and dates.

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Upcoming Events:

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Access to Adventure in
Golden Gate Park

Saturday, May 4, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Access to Adventure is a free arts, music, and recreation festival that provides engagement for children of all abilities in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

Click here for the flyer in English, Spanish and Chinese.
To register call 415-920-5040 or click the button

Exhibitor Information for Access to Adventure

If you are interested in exhibiting at Access to Adventure 2019 please sign up here.

For more information please click here.

Volunteer at Access to Adventure

Volunteers are the best part of our events. If you would like to volunteer please take a moment and click here.

Support for Families Event Descriptions

Access to Adventure

Access to Adventure is a free arts, music, and recreation festival that provides engagement for children of all abilities. This is a truly wonderful event where families can participate in a number of activities, including rock wall, disc golf, skateboards, bikes, scooters & ramps  as well as be a part of a live performance on the main stage at the Bandshell! Access to Adventure is hosted in Golden Gate Park every spring!

To learn more about volunteering or exhibiting at the event please contact Rachel Klegon at rklegon@supportforfamilies.org.

To sponsor this event please contact Rachel Goldstein at rgoldstein@suppportforfamilies.org.


Movie Nights

Join us as we roll out the red carpet for our honored guests. We bring box office hits, classic kids movies, and more as we laugh, cry, hoot and holler. We have freshly popped popcorn, pizza, and snacks to keep everyone fueled up for the cinematic adventures.

Family Access Days

SFCD is happy to partner with aquariums, museums, and other cultural institutions across San Francisco to bring accessible and equal access events to our children and families. We have partnered with Aquarium of the Bay, Contemporary Jewish Museum, the De Young Fine Arts Museum, and are looking to visit new and engaging spaces. Join us!


Halloween at Aquarium of the Bay

The Aquarium of the Bay and Support for Families come together in partnership to host haunting Halloween parties for families of children with special needs. We provide all sorts of frightful fun: whether we are learning about eerie eels; getting frightening face paint; or making special treats for our tricky otters. Come for the fright! Stay for the fun.

Holiday Ice Skating Party

Slick and smooth out on the ice. We don our skates and scarves and hit the ice! Whether it’s your first time on ice or you’re practicing for the next Olympics, we have a team of volunteers on ice with us to ensure that everyone has a safe and slippery day. And… is that a skating Santa?!