Special Events and Concerts
More than providing residents with venues
for fun, play and celebration, community events and concerts create
opportunities for participants to become connected to their community.
There are major events held throughout the year along with
eight Summer Concerts. For additional information on any of the
events or concerts, please call 650.330.2200.
- Community Organized College and Career Fair
Saturday, March 24, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
This annual fair will be taking place at Onetta Harris Community Center. This is a great opportunity for 6th through 12th graders to begin to think about their academic future beyond high school. This is a free event that is run by the community of Belle Haven.
- Egg Hunt - Burgess Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Bunny visits Burgess Park with toys and candy filled eggs for girls and boys ages 8 and under. The festivities start at 10 a.m. with bounce houses, crafts, and pictures with the Bunny. Activities are co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Firefighters Association.
- Egg Hunt - Kelly Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The annual Egg Hunt is here again and will be taking place at Kelly Park, which is behind the Onetta Harris Community Center. There will be crafts, a jelly bean guess, a magic show and photo opportunities with the bunny! Come join in on all the fun! If you have further questions about this event please give us a call at Onetta Harris Community Center at 650-330-2250.
- Kite Day
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 12:00noon to 3:00pm
Bring your own kite or buy a kite from us at the best place to fly a kite in Menlo Park - Bedwell-Bayfront Park. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you assemble and fly your kite.
- Multi-Cultural Event
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
We look forward to seeing you at this annual Multi Cultural event, to help celebrate the diverse cultures in our community! This free event will include various types of music, dance, food and much more. Everybody is welcome! If you would like to perform at this event, please contact Bridget Matheson at 650-330-2245.
- Fitness Extravaganza
Friday, May 30, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm &
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us at Onetta Harris Community Center for an evening of Zumba, Aerobics and Kickboxing.
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
A night of family fun! When was the last time that you participated in an activity that you could do with your neighbors, your friends, and your family? Join us at Onetta Harris Community Center for a night of the popular game Loteria (think Bingo with pictures). There will be prizes, snacks, and lots of laughter for the entire family.
- 4th of
July Parade and Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2013 – 11:45am to 2:30pm
This is the annual parade and celebration you have heard so much about. Decorate you bike, tricycle, wagon, golf cart, or float and parade with us down Santa Cruz Avenue from the parking lot on Chestnut Street at Santa Cruz Avenue (behind Wells Fargo bank) to Burgess Park. The Parade starts promptly at 11:45 am on July 4th. Once at Burgess Park, you and your family will enjoy music, games, and food. Menlo Park is your small town oasis in the Bay Area!
Wednesdays from June 19 thru August 14 - 6:30 to 8:00pm
Join us at Fremont Park to listen to some of the best local groups. The series features a variety of musical styles from Jazz to Country to hits of today and yesterday. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is always room up front for dancers of all ages. No Summer Concert on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Parade and Carnival
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:15am to 3pm
The annual Halloween Parade and Carnival is held the Saturday before Halloween. Come in costume and participate in the annual parade from Burgess Park to Fremont Park. Participants will receive a trick or treat bag. A performer will be at the park to entertain parade participants. There will also be art and craft activities, a candy guess and a pumpkin weight guess. After the parade, trick or treat through Downtown Menlo Park at participating stores. Activities are co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 7:30am to 11:00am
Join us the first Saturday in December for Breakfast with Santa. A delicious pancake breakfast is served at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Don't forget to bring your camera so you can get a great photo of your child with Santa. Activities are co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Rotary Club.
- Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
The City of Menlo Park offers an array of affordable community programs at the M-A PAC. Past programs have included: Movie Sing-alongs, Holiday Showcases, Author Lectures, Kids Musical Groups, etc. For more information on upcoming community events at the Performing Arts Center please visit www.menlopark.eventbrite.com.