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Menlo Park | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Food Trucks | 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 11:45 am to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some activities may require a fee or a $7 wristband. Bring cash for food & drinks.

Downtown Menlo Park | 1100 Merrill Street, Menlo Park



Join in on the 2016 Menlo Park July 4th Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2016.

This small town, fun-filled parade begins at 11:45 am from the parking lot on Chestnut Street at Santa Cruz Avenue (behind the Wells Fargo bank).

Come dressed in red, white, & blue and decorate your bike or wagon to participate in this fun-filled people paradePlease note, this parade is pedestrian-only and motor vehicles are not permitted.

After the parade, stick around for a 4th of July celebration in Burgess Park (Alma & Burgess Ave.) from noon-2:30 pm. Activities will include live music by Mustache Harbor, inflatable jump houses, giant slides, games, crafts, face painting, rock walls, and laser tag. Food and drinks can be purchased from one of the many community vendors and food trucks from Off the Grid.

Admission is free, but a $7 wristband is required for some activities which can be purchased at the parade or at the event. Wristbands can be purchased in advance by going to the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium (600 Alma Street), Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm starting June 1st. Participants are encouraged to purchase wristbands early; the lines at the event will get long.


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*

*Free, but some activities may require a fee or a $7 wristband. Bring cash for food & drinks.

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Categories: **Annual Event**, 4th of July, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Kids & Families, Peninsula
Address: 1100 Merrill Street, Menlo Park

Monday, July 4, 2016

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