EVENT INFO

Where can we purchase tickets? How much are tickets prices? We have the answers and also list tips for the event. Look below!

Be inspired by the Parade of Homes! Below are some tips and ideas that will make your visit even more enjoyable. Have Fun!

 

NEIGHBORHOOD RESPECT
You are in someone else’s neighborhood when you tour. Be sure to honor the no-parking areas and do not block driveways or drive on lawns. Try to leave at least two car widths for passing traffic.

 

TAKING PICTURES & MEASUREMENTS
Some builders are flattered if you take photos or measurements. Others would prefer that you refrain from taking photos. Please ask permission before you begin. Be sensitive to other people visiting the home at the same time by not obstructing their view.

 

SHOE COVER POLICY

Please note, most homes require protective shoe covers over socks, not bare feet; provided by homes on the tour. You are welcome to take a new pair from your first home visit, and keep for use at each home on the tour

 

CHILDREN FREE ADMISSION
We are hoping free admission for kids provides a good family atmosphere for you to tour. For their safety, and for the pleasure of others touring, please keep children near you at all times.

 

COMMENTS ABOUT THE HOME Homeowners may be on site, so please refrain from making comments. Keep your observations positive while in the homes.

Tickets may be purchased at

Lake Michigan Credit Union Grand Rapids branches

The Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids Office

online at www.myGRhome.com,

and at homes on the tour.

 

Parade of Homes Ticket Prices

Please Note: One ticket per person is good for all homes on the tour during event dates and times.

CLICK HERE FOR NPO STAFFING GROUPS  TO REPORT YOUR TRAFFIC 

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Dates/Times:

  • Spring 2018: May 25 – June 9, Fridays & Saturdays 1p – 9p, Wednesdays 5p-9p, Memorial Day 1p-9p
  • Fall 2018: October  5 – 20, Fridays & Saturdays 1p – 8p, Wednesdays 5p-8p
What is expected:
  • Training is provided typically 3 weeks before the Parade begins
  • Volunteers are asked to sell and check tickets, in addition to keeping a tally of visitor traffic
  • Typically homes are staffed with 2 volunteers per 4 hour shift.  That totals 4 volunteers per day, 2 on Wednesdays or 32 volunteers if each person works one 4 hour shift
  • Each non profit will need to submit their EIN
  • As the volunteers are asked to sell tickets (tickets are priced at $12 each) non profits are asked to supply a starting cash box

Does your company want to get involved?

Looking for a way to give back to the community on behalf of your company? Your employees can volunteer to staff the Parade of Homes in the Spring or Fall, and the HBA will designate your donation to a local nonprofit of your choice!

How do we sign up:

Contact Priscilla Lyon, Events Director at (616) 281-2021 ext. 252 or by email at events@hbaggr.com

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Current Volunteer Resources:
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