Come celebrate with us as we celebrate 50 years of SFASA family fun!

All proceeds go directly to SFASA programs and events.

Join us for an evening of family fun as we celebrate all our shared moments and plan for a future of autism-friendly events and support!

Come one, come all! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your neighbors!

Already Registered?
Buy extra food & activity tickets here!

Sponsors

There’s still time to sponsor the three big SFASA 2024 events! Click here.

Vendors

If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Leslie at: [email protected].

Prizes

Auction, raffle, prizes!

Fun for the whole family!

FAQ

General Information

When and where is the 50th Anniversary Festival being held?

The festival will be held on August 3 at Burton Park, 900 Chestnut Street, San Carlos, 94070. It will start at 4:30pm and will end at 8:00pm.

Is there an entrance fee?

No, there is no entrance fee. We have a free live band, two free magician performances, and a free photo booth. You will need tickets to purchase most food, play games, do arts and crafts, etc.

Can I buy tickets in advance?

Yes, we highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance; tickets are discounted if purchased in advance online. For $100.00, you will receive $120.00 in tickets. Tickets will also be available at the festival on the day of the event – where they will be face value.

Each ticket has a value of $1.00. Please see our website for a list of each station’s ticket cost. For example, the raffle will be $1.00 ticket per entry, and you may place tickets in one or all of the item boxes. Cotton candy is two tickets. Our gourmet food options will range from seven to twenty-two tickets.

Last year, the food served at this event was all free – why are you charging now?

This is our only family event fundraiser for 2024. SFASA strives to keep all of our events low cost or even free for everyone. However, our events budget has greatly expanded, and we would like to continue to grow our services throughout the Bay Area. To make this possible, we must fundraise, and we think this special event gives us the opportunity to cover our costs for some of the food and games and possibly raise a little money on our raffle. We have heard from families that they do not expect that a non-profit will pay for their food or drink or fun as they know that the true benefit is being in a safe, happy, and inclusive environment where everything has been planned and other families with similar needs are in attendance.

Is parking available?

Yes, there is ample street parking available throughout the neighborhoods surrounding Burton Park. Last year parking was not an issue, but possibly you may have to drive a bit if we are at peak capacity.

On the west side of the park, we will have a drop off area so that anyone with mobility challenges can avoid a long walk.

Will there be seating available?

Yes, there will be plenty of seating areas throughout the park: picnic benches and tables, tables and chairs, etc., but feel free to bring your own blankets if you wish to camp out and listen to “The Math Club”!

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pets are allowed at the park on leashes, and service animals are ALWAYS welcome.

How can I sponsor this event and others like it? I want to help SFASA any way that I can.

We have many levels of sponsorship that would let you sponsor not only the 50th Anniversary Event, but also our Golf Tournament and Annual Conference. Please contact Leslie Davis for details. [email protected]

Who can I contact for more information in general?

For more information, please contact Leslie Davis at [email protected] or 408 483 0681.

Food and Beverages

What kind of food will be available?

We will have a variety of food options, including pulled-pork sandwiches, Caesar salad with chicken, hot dogs, giant pretzels, and more. Everything will be served separately, so we should have something for every special diet.

Of course, we will also have all kinds of fun carnival food too! Cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones…

Are there vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options?

Yes, we will have Caesar salads, and gluten-free buns or bread for all sandwiches and hot dogs, etc.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Outside food and drinks are completely allowed – we prefer no glass bottles or containers for obvious reasons.

Games and Activities

What types of games will be available?

We will have a variety of carnival games for all ages, carnival classics like ring toss, darts, etc. – all for prizes. We also have free games like Giant Jenga and Cornhole. There is a bounce house, and we will be having karaoke during the whole event.

Are the games free to play?

Giant Jenga and Cornhole are free. All other games will require tickets to play, and there are fun prizes at each station to win and take home.

What activities are available for young children?

We have a fun bounce house, and the games are appropriate for all ages. The arts and crafts are designed for everyone as well!

Arts and Crafts

What arts and crafts activities will be available?

There will be a variety of arts and crafts activities, including painting, sand art, and more. All materials will be provided.

Is there a fee for the arts and crafts activities?

All arts and crafts are take homes. They will require between two and three tickets.

Raffle

How does the raffle work?

Raffle tickets are the same tickets that you use for food and fun. There will be at least ten raffle prizes with values from $150 to $500 each. You will be able to choose which items you would like to win and place your tickets in the corresponding boxes. We will draw the raffle winners around 7:15pm — you do not need to be present to win if you put your contact information on your raffle ticket before depositing it in the box.

What are the raffle prizes?

We have an exciting lineup of raffle prizes! Including winery tours with accompanying bottles of wine, a 19” flat bike, back-to-school backpacks with gift cards from Michael’s and Old Navy, princess items with Build-a-Bear gift card—just to name a few!

Can I buy raffle tickets in advance?

Yes, raffle tickets can be purchased in advance on our website! Again these are universal tickets – one type of ticket FOR EVERYTHING.