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July 4, 2018
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Time Details:
11:45 am Parade
12:00 pm Celebration at Burgess Park
Burgess Park
701 Laurel St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
$8.00 Wristband required for some activities
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Fourth of July Parade and Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Don’t miss your opportunity to join in our largest special event of the year! Pull out your red, white, and blue for this patriotic afternoon with entertainment, live music, food, and games!

The PARADE starts at 11:45 a.m. at the Well Fargo parking lot on Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut Street. Come dressed in red, white, and blue and decorate your bike or wagon to participate in this fun-filled people parade! Please note, this parade is pedestrian-only and motor vehicles are not permitted. Arrive early to find parking; the parade will start on time. 

The CELEBRATION is at Burgess Park starting directly after the parade from 12:00-2:30 pm. Activities will include live music, carnival games, jump houses, rock walls, crafts, face painting, tot lot, putt putt golf, disco dome, food and more!

Admission and Wristbands
This event is free to the public, but a wristband is required for some activities and can be purchased at the parade or the event. Wristbands can also be purchased in advance by going to the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium (600 Alma St.) Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm starting June 1. Participants are encouraged to purchase wristbands early, as the lines at the event may be long. 

Parking is available in any one of our Burgess Park parking lots or in the downtown plazas. Handicap parking can be found in designated spots downtown and in the Alma Street parking lot near Burgess Drive. Please note, Burgess Drive will be closed to through traffic on the date of the event. Please only park in designated parking stalls. 

A variety of food will be available for purchase at the park through our many food vendors located on Burgess Drive. Families are welcome to bring picnic lunches, sit out on a blanket and enjoy the warm weather. Please note, the sale of any outside food is strictly forbidden within the confines of the event. All food vendors must be approved by the City of Menlo Park and the County of San Mateo Environmental Health Services. 

Note to parents
The festivities at Burgess Park will feature several inflatable jump houses and slides. Parental discretion is advised for all activities. Some activities might have an age restriction, which will be noted by event staff and/or game vendors on the day of the event. Since Fourth of July tends to fall on hot days, we encourage parents to ensure the children wear socks on the inflatable games since they can get rather warm to the touch. In the event of a lost child, please contact event staff or come to the Information Booth located between the Little League Field and the music stage. A first-aid kit and automated external defibrillator is located at the Information Booth. 

Please visit the Information Booth for lost and found items. Please keep an eye on your personal belongings, as the City of Menlo Park is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. 

If you have any questions during the event, please feel free to ask event staff and they will be happy to assist you. 

Reasonable Accommodations
Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the Special Events department at least two weeks prior to the event at or 650-330-2220.