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Nathaniel Hope presents Make ‘m Smile, the BIGGEST party celebrating kids with special needs… our VIPs! This annual community festival is the first Saturday of June in Downtown Orlando for kids and adults with all types of special needs and their families! Last year, Make ‘m Smile hosted 45,000+ participants, including 3,000 VIPs. We invite you to join them this year!


Make ‘m Smile is all about kids and adults with special needs…our VIPs! VIPs are invited to come as our honored guests.

Special needs include any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life threatening illness, and those who are medically fragile. Proof of disability OR VIP Membership ID# is required with registration.

Event wristbands are needed for event participation, including entertainment, food, drinks and giveaways. VIPs and their parents and siblings receive FREE wristbands. Additional wristbands can be purchased for extended family members (aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, etc.) and friends for a cost of $5 per wristband.

Buddies/General Admission

Buddies are individuals, couples, and families who join the party as friends to kids/adults with special needs (VIPs). We encourage you to invite a VIP family to Make ‘m Smile and then accompany them to the event! Don’t know any VIPs? That’s okay! Show up the day of the event and we’ll match you with a VIP family for the Friendship Stroll around Lake Eola!

Event wristbands are required for all participants. Buddy/General Admission wristbands will be available for a donation of $5/person online or at the event.