Special Events Monthly

Summer Concert Series: The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute)

Join us in kicking off the 2016 Summer Concert Series with The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute). Going into their 16th year and considered one of the premier Beatles Tribute acts in the country, The Sun Kings continue to amaze their fans and win over skeptics with their uncanny channeling and respect for the music they perform. The Sun Kings shine in concert with spot-on arrangements and vocal harmonies delivered with a driving energy, joy, and vitality that recall the earliest Beatles performances. June 15th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Fremont Park in Downtown Menlo Park. Bring a chair, a comfortable blanket, and some snacks. 

10th Annual Downtown Block Party

Once again, Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed to traffic to create ample pedestrian space as we enjoy food, & fun. Enjoy a night on Santa Cruz Avenue full of classic cars, outdoor dining, an array of exciting information booths hosted by local businesses, and live music. The 10th Annual Menlo Park Block Party is June 15th from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and is sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. 

Summer Concert Series: William Russ Jr. (Soul)

The Summer Concert Series continue with William Russ Jr., the Detroit born, bred and raised singer commands a voice as soothing as a cool summer breeze and as comforting as a loving embrace. You will be gently glided from song to song by a voice that is incredibly smooth as it is inviting. Will Russ Jr. creates a seduction of soulful interpretations and brilliant vocal arrangements that will hypnotically caress you and have you falling in love over and over again. June 22nd from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Fremont Park in Downtown Menlo Park. Bring a chair, a comfortable blanket, and some snacks. 

Summer Concert Series: Cocktail Monkeys (Pop/Disco)

The Cocktail Monkeys bring you more than exciting music and perfect vocal harmony; they bring fun, camaraderie and professionalism to each show. With an alluring and powerful stage presence, from the first song, you'll lead you through a fantasy evening covering your favorite songs by your favorite bands. June 29th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Fremont Park in Downtown Menlo Park. Bring a chair, a comfortable blanket, and some snacks. 

Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

Bring the entire family downtown on July 4th for the City of Menlo Park’s Annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration! The Parade starts at 11:45 am on Chestnut Street next to Wells Fargo. Come dressed in red, white, & blue and decorate your bike or wagon to participate in this fun-filled people parade! The Celebration is at Burgess Park starting directly after the parade from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Activities will include inflatable jump houses, giant slides, games, crafts, face painting, rock walls and food! Come enjoy live music performed by Mustache Harbor. A $7 wristband is required for some activities and can be purchased in advance by going to the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium (600 Alma Street) Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Wristband sales will be available at the Parade and Celebration, but expect long lines so participants are encouraged to buy wristbands in advance.   

Menlo Movie Series

The 2016 Menlo Movie Series films have been announced! The series will feature free outdoor movies in Downtown Menlo Park (Curtis St. at Santa Cruz Ave.) and the Onetta Harris Community Center (100 Terminal Ave.) in August and September. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don't forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the stars, under the stars. The complete listing of movies, dates, and times can be found on the Special Events webpage. Mark your calendars!

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