Special Events Monthly

Burgess & Kelly Park Egg Hunts

Hop on over to Burgess or Kelly Parks on April 15, 2017 from 10:00 am-Noon and join the City of Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Firefighter’s Association and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District for our Annual Egg Hunts! The Bunny will arrive at 10:00 am for pictures and the hunt will start at 10:30 am. Children are allowed to collect four eggs and should bring their own basket or bag. Burgess Park will have bounce houses, a jelly bean guess, planting station and take a ride on Old Tom! The Kelly Park Egg Hunt will feature crafts, jelly bean guess and Bubbles with Silly Sally.      

Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival

The Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival will celebrate spring in downtown Menlo Park on April 21-22, 2017. This annual family event, presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, will take place outdoors along charming tree-lined Santa Cruz Avenue off El Camino Real. This delightful spring event features an exciting array of original works by 90 artists including jewelry, photography, ceramics, painting, sculptures and much more. All of the artists will be on hand to visit with patrons, while some will be practicing their art during the show. This event is free to attend.

Western Ballet presents Puss in Boots & 2017 Gala Celebration

Western Ballet will host the full length ballet premier of Puss in Boots on April 22-23, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. See talented and elegant dancers weave the tale of a tricky cat out to gain wealth, power and a princess for its master! On April 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Western Ballet's 2017 Gala Celebration will feature works by Alexi Zubiria & Vincente Nebrada. Founded in 1976, Western Ballet makes the performing art of classical ballet accessible to the general public. 

Menlowe Ballet presents FLORAISON

On April 28-30, 2017 at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center as Menlowe Ballet presents FLORAISON. FLORAISON celebrates artistry unfolding within our ranks with a world premiere by Michael Lowe & Sarah-Jane Measor to the music of Philip Glass, a new contemporary work by company dancers Stefanie Maughan and Ali McKeon, spirited performances by aspiring young dancers, and the return of Ms. Measor’s powerfully poignant Portraits. An assemblage of seasoned professionals, blooming artists, and emerging choreographers! 

Kite Day

Enjoy a nice breezy day at Bedwell-Bayfront Park for Menlo Park’s annual Kite Day on May 6, 2017 from Noon-3:00 pm. Bring the family and watch hundreds of kites fill the Menlo Park sky with gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay. Kite Day is free to the public, but you may purchase a kite and hot dog lunch for $6 at the event. Snow cones for $1 will also be available for purchase. Come for kite flying, a picnic lunch, spin art, snow cones, bounce house and rock wall. Also, if the wind is strong enough, you’ll see Mega Fish (a giant 46' kite). Kite Day is co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club and Streets Alive! Parks Alive! 

Mamma Mia! Sing-along!

Sing-along to ABBA‘s greatest hits at the Mamma Mia! Sing-along! on May 12, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department has teamed up with Guggenheim Entertainment to bring you an interactive fun-filled evening. Sing-along events are presented with a pre-show introduction including explanation of the sing-along elements. Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Mamma Mia! character or beach theme attire and play along with the movie. This sing-along events are highly interactive with in-movie antics and a special “Fun Pack” for advance ticket buyers. Purchase your tickets in advance to ensure that you are not left out of the fun! 

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