Tell me more about events
What Types of Events Are There?
From simple, one-day parties and field trips to elaborate week-long get-togethers, Fulltime Families hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year. This ensures there is something for everyone, and it means there is always something great to look forward to.
Usually only filling a few hours, Fulltime Families parties are almost always hosted by our location-specific Facebook groups. These events are usually holiday-focused, and tend to occur when a large number of families are gathered in one area. Parties are open to non-members. That said, attendees may be asked to bring a potluck item or something similar.
Fulltime Families field trips are day-long events. These field trip events almost always have a fee attached to cover the cost of admission to the field trip location. However, the attached fee is often less than what one might pay at the gate. Non-members are sometimes allowed to attend field trips, but this is not always the case, so be sure to check before making any plans.
Meetups are members-only events which are hosted by one of the Fulltime Families branches. These are quite small events, with a maximum of 20 families in attendance and can last anywhere from 1–7 days. While a campfire is always planned for a meetup, there are very few (if any) organized activities. Instead, attendees are encouraged to simply relax and hang out in a laid-back setting.
More structured than meetups and less so than rallies, hangouts are a great way to jump into the world of Fulltime Families. These members-only events are limited to 20 families and tend to last only 4–7 days, making them less overwhelming than the large rally events. Time at a hangout is filled with potlucks, campfires, games, crafts, coffee talks, a field trip, and other family-friendly fun.
Finally, there are rallies. A rally is the ultimate Fulltime Families gathering. These members-only events last at least a full week, can include as many as 80 families, and are jam-packed with potlucks, campfires, games, and crafts.
Rallies also include at least one field trip, a visit from an educational expert, coffee talks, and seminars. The Kids Marketplace is always a hit, the Parade of Homes is a fun way to check out what other families’ rigs are like inside and out, and the dance party is a family favorite.
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Where Do They Happen?
Fulltime Families events happen all over the country, and even sometimes in Canada and Mexico. In fact, more events are added to our schedule each year, making it likely that your travels will put you nearby one soon enough!
How Do I Get Involved?
Want to attend a Fulltime Families event? The first step is joining the club. Joining Fulltime Families will give you access to all of our fantastic events and much, much more.
Once you’ve joined, hop over to one of the event pages listed here, read all the important information, and click the register button to save your spot at our upcoming event. With that done, you can sit back, relax, and wait to meet your new traveling family!
Fulltime Families hosts a few recurring events each and every year. We know that knowing about events in advance makes planning easier, so we want you to know that these will be happening this year, next year, and every year thereafter for as long as we can make them happen.
Legoland Florida Field Trip — February
Family Reunion Rally in Florida — March
Balloon Fiesta Rally in Albuquerque, NM – September/October
Canada Rally – September